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The New Horizons GIST conference will once again be held virtually, due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, and this year will welcome GIST advocates as well as patients & caregivers.

New Horizons GIST traditionally focuses on a large annual conference gathering over 50 representatives from 30 countries to discuss critical information about GIST that impacts the global GIST patient and medical communities. Participants have opportunities to interact with leading GIST experts, learn new medical and scientific information about GIST, exchange best practices and discuss advocacy issues.

On behalf of the NEW HORIZONS GIST Steering Committee, the Life Raft Group is very pleased to invite you to the New Horizons GIST 2021 Conference from October 20-22, 2021 via Zoom.

The theme is “Celebrating 20 Years of GIST Treatments.” Over the course of the three day conference, we will travel along the 20-year treatment journey of GIST and look towards the future. Day one will be the Kickoff Celebration in which we discuss the birth of targeted medicine. Day Two will focus on current targeted therapies, and Day Three will end with the future outlook and important research questions needing to be addressed by the global GIST community. Each day will have virtual sessions between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Eastern Time.

This meeting will be a great opportunity to come together and reflect upon the past 20 years but also look towards the future as a global community. Each organization is welcome to register several representatives.

If you have any questions about this conference, please email:


Proposed Agenda: (updated 10.8.2021)

pdf here

October 20

October 20 New Horizons agenda

October 21

October 21 New Horizons agenda 2021

October 22

October 22 New Horizons agenda 2021

See past New Horizon GIST conferences
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