We had a successful GIST Awareness Day meeting on 8th July 2017 in Tata Memorial hospital in Mumbai. It was attended by Dr. P Jagannath (Chairman, Department of Surgical Oncology, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai) and Dr. Vikram Chaudhari from the Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital and GIST patients.

All the materials available on download centre on the LRG website were of great help. We had a session by Viji Venkatesh on history of GAD and the 2017 H.E.R.O. Campaign wherein she explained about the importance of tissue donation and patient data sharing and their importance in research, using the characters ‘Tommy tissue’ and ‘Dina data’.

We had a very interesting demonstration by Dr. Nikhil Guhagarkar on GIST/Prime and SideEQ and both our patients and physicians were happy to learn about these two new interactive platforms by LRG.

At the end, we captured some interesting pictures of all of us wearing masks.