Promoting Excellence in Education, Research,
and Patient Care in the Rapidly Evolving
Management of Gastrointestinal Cancer
International Society of
Gastrointestinal Oncology
isgioEstablished 2003
Save the Date for the ISGIO 2017 Conference
The 2017 Gastrointestinal Oncology Conference

The 2017 Gastrointestinal Oncology Conference, the official meeting of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology, will take place October 26-27, 2017 at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA and will provide an educational forum for presenting and discussing the latest advances in the broad field of GI cancer research, as well as critical issues relevant to the care of persons with GI cancer.

Registration is open.
2017 Gastrointestinal Oncology Conference
Program Description
The conference will feature distinguished speakers covering a broad spectrum of topics ranging from basic science to clinical therapeutics. Presenters and discussants will explore current issues and debate controversial topics. Case presentations will be given by the faculty and the audience will participate by an interactive audience response system to stimulate discussion on diagnosis and management. This program should be of interest to professionals actively engaged clinically or scientifically in all facets of GI cancer research and care, including oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, general scientists, fellows, young investigators, nurses and pharmacists.
 
Educational Objectives
After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
b Identify recent advances and innovations in the treatment of GI malignancies within the past 12 months
b Describe emerging evidence from current clinical trials that may impact treatment decision making in GI oncology
b Formulate a multi-modal approach to the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma
b Analyze how recent clinical trial data demonstrate a significant survival benefit with a combination chemotherapy regimen in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer
b Define which patients benefited the most based on the results of 2 large colon cancer trials demonstrated that the addition of cetuximab to chemotherapy improves outcomes for all patients with normal KRAS, regardless of BRAF status
b Discuss the multicenter trial results that demonstrate that sunitinib, a multi-targeted TKI, may delay disease progression in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and contribute to increased survival
b Name the prognostic value of 8 molecular markers on relapse-free survival and stages II and III colon cancer.
 
CME Accreditation and Designation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and ISGIO. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals are awarded 1.3 continuing education units (CEU's) which are equal to 13.0 contact hours.
 
The American with Disabilities Act information
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling Stephanie Martin at 631-390-8390. 
 
Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action
The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.