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GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada (LRGC) is pleased to invite you to register for our "GIST LEARN Online" virtual meeting on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

Our Annual General Meeting meeting will be held at the beginning of the videoconference.

For the past thirteen years, Life Raft Group Canada has been hosting GIST patient and caregiver meetings to provide support and education for those living with GIST. These events are open to GIST patients, caregivers, family members, friends, healthcare providers, and anyone who wishes to learn more about GIST.

Saturday November 20, 2021

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Eastern)

Zoom Videoconference

After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the meeting




Joanna Przybyl, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, McGill University

Principal Investigator, Cancer Research Program, Research Institute - McGill University Health Centre


David Josephy, PhD

President, GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, retired.

David has been involved with GIST for the past 20+ years

Hazel McLeod

Director, GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada.

Since 2018, Hazel has been leading roundtable discussions with GIST patients and caregivers across Canada



2:00 -2:15 pm
Annual General Meeting
David Josephy
 2:15-2:45 pm
Molecular Studies of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors 
Dr. Joanna Pryzbyl
 2:45-3:00 pm
QINLOCK Update and Approval Process in Canada 
David Josephy
 3:00-3:15 pm 15 minute break - coffee chat
3:15-3:45  pm
Highlights from New Horizons GIST 2021 conference 
David Josephy
 3:45-4:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion
Hazel McLeod  

LRGC Annual General Meeting

LRGC members have already been notified about our AGM.  Everyone attending the November 20th GIST LEARN Online, is also welcome to attend the AGM portion of the meeting, although only LRGC members can participate in the voting procedures.  Again this year, voting at the AGM will be conducted using Zoom polling.


New Horizons GIST 2021 Conference

The New Horizons GIST conferences traditionally focus on large annual meetings gathering over 50 representatives from 30 countries to discuss critical information that impacts the global GIST patient and medical communities.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact LRGC.

We hope you can join us.


Malcolm Sutherland


GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada

855-574-4478 (LRG-GIST)


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