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This is an invitation for GIST patients, caregivers, and anyone interested in GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors) to get together to lear more about this rate disease and share collective knowledge about living with and managing GIST.

Sunday, May 26th, 2019 – 2PM-4PM
Doors open at 1:30

Hazel McLeod will lead an informal round-table discussion
David Josephy will give a GIST presentation that includes a Q&A session

David JosephyDavid Josephy is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph, where he has taught for more than 35 years.  He has been President of GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada (LRGC) since its inception in 2008. In 2010, David spent a sabbatical term working in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Fletcher, a leading GIST researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. David is a member of the Science Team of The Life Raft Group (USA) and collaborates with GIST patient support groups around the world.  His research interests are in the field of Molecular Toxicology. He is particularly interested in the scientific basis for development of new small-molecule drugs for GIST.


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