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  • GIST/Soft Tissue Sarcoma Symposium

    From Diagnosis to Survivorship: Living with Sarcoma and GIST in the 21st Century
    An educational event for patients and families

    Saturday, October 14, 2017
    7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Ave., (Lavine Family Dining Pavilion, 3rd floor)
    Boston, MA 02215

    Join us for a free educational event for patients and their families featuring GIST and soft-tissue sarcoma experts from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Hospital. Our experts will share updates on research advances and emerging therapies for GIST and sarcomas, as well as topics including pain management, nutrition, exercise, and complementary therapies. Each presentation will include time for audience questions.

    Please RSVP via email for this free event by October 6. To RSVP, email Paige Tobie ( with your name and the number of people who will be attending. To respond by phone, please call 617-632-5368.

    2017 Agenda

    7:30 a.m. Check-in and registration

    Webcast, part 1, 8:00 – 10:15 a.m.This link will be active on the day of the event.

    8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

    George Demetri, MD

    8:15 a.m. Rare Diseases

    Andrew Wagner, MD, PhD

    8:55 a.m. Molecular Diagnostics and Pathology: Care Today and Care Tomorrow

    Lynette Sholl, MD

    9:35 a.m. Pain Management and Current Opioid Issues

    Douglas Brandoff, MD

    10:15 a.m. Break

    Webcast, part 2, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.This link will be active on the day of the event.

    10:30 a.m. Nutrition

    Beth Reardon, MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP

    11:10 a.m. Exercise/Complementary Therapies

    Jennifer Ligibel, MD

    12:00 p.m. Lunch

    Webcast, part 3, 12:40 – 2:15 p.m. — This link will be active on the day of the event.

    12:40 p.m. Survivorship

    Katherine Thornton, MD

    1:20 p.m. Emerging Therapies
    Suzanne George, MD

    2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

    George Demetri, MD

    Our previous conferences

    Webcasts of our previous conferences are also available:

    2016, Part 1
    2016, Part 2

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