The AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting is widely known throughout Australasia as the premier meeting in the gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer space.
The three day meeting provides GI cancer clinicians, researchers and allied health specialists with the opportunity to present their research and discuss current challenges and innovations, as well as to hear from international and local leaders on the latest in GI cancer research and treatments.
The exchange of knowledge and expertise is strongly encouraged in our friendly and collegiate meeting environment.
AGITG 18th Annual Scientific Meeting – Melbourne, 14-16 September 2016
An outstanding program was crafted by the Executive Organising Committee and sub-committees. As the AGITG celebrates 25 Years of Excellence and Innovation in Research in 2016 the program focussed on Looking Back & Moving Forward.
To outline just a few highlights from the international guest speakers: Professor Alan Venook (USA) outlined findings regarding the poorer outcomes in cetuximab treated metastatic colorectal cancer for those patients with tumours on the right side; Professor Phil Quirke (UK) addressed the unacceptable differences in surgical resections with a call for increased mentoring; A/Professor Jeff Meyerhardt (USA) discussed the changing attitudes to exercise and quality of life; Professor Edgar Ben-Josef (USA) and Dr Rebecca Wong (Canada) provided insights in to radiotherapy in pancreatic cancer – stereotactic and concurrent chemotherapy approaches; A/Prof Magnus Nilsson (Sweden) presented on optimal multidisciplinary management of oesophagogastric cancer; and Dr Simron Singh (Canada) spoke about optimising patient care.
Awards for the Best of New Concepts Symposium, Best of Posters, Best Fast Forward Presentation and Outstanding AGITG Site were presented at the Annual Dinner. The project to be supported by the 2016 AGITG Innovation Fund was also announced. It would be remiss not to mention the celebratory nature of the Annual Dinner with Dr Chris Jackson and myself leading the group through Survivor Australasia.
AGITG 19th Annual Scientific Meeting – Cairns, 4-6 October 2017
We invite you to participate in our next meeting. Please save the date and join us in Cairns for the 19th AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting from 4-6 October 2017. We will be joining with the Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA) for a combined day which will add a further dimension to the meeting.
The Executive Organising Committee is working to present a dynamic program of interest to all involved in the care of patients with gastro-intestinal cancer.
We look forward to seeing you in Cairns!
A/Prof Eva Segelov
AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting Convenor