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Full Schedule

Full Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • 12:00 – 12:05
    Welcome and Introduction
  • 12:05 – 13:05
    Concurrent Symposia
  • 13:05 – 13:47
    Session I: COVID-19 and GI Cancer

    Chair: Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD – University Hospital Gasthuisberg/Leuven

    Chair: Josep Tabernero, MD – Vall d’Hebron University Hospital

    Chair: Michel P. Ducreux, MD, PhD – Gustave Roussy

  • 13:47 – 16:40
    Session II: Cancer of the Pancreas and Biliary Tract

    Chair: Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD – University Hospital Gasthuisberg/Leuven

    Chair: Philip A. Philip, MD, PhD, FRCP – Karmanos Cancer Institute

  • 16:40 – 17:40
    Concurrent Symposia
  • 17:40 – 19:30
    Session II: Cancer of the Pancreas and Biliary Tract (Continued)

    Chair: Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD – University Hospital Gasthuisberg/Leuven

    Chair: Philip A. Philip, MD, PhD, FRCP – Karmanos Cancer Institute

  • 19:30 – 21:00
    Concurrent Symposia
  • Thursday, July 1, 2021
  • 10:30 – 12:00
    Session III: ESMO Session: Focus on Young Medical Oncologists

    Chair: Claudia Cardone, MD – Istituto Nazionale Tumori-IRCCS Fondazione "G. Pascale”

    Chair: Elene Mariamidze, MD – Research Institute Of Clinical Medicine Acad. F.todua Medical Center

    Chair: Rille Pihlak, MD, PhD – The Royal Marsden Hospital

    Chair: Josep Tabernero, MD – Vall d’Hebron University Hospital

  • 10:30 – 12:00
    Session IV: Presentation of Selected Non-Colorectal Cancer Abstracts

    Chair: Kei Muro, MD and PhD – Aichi Cancer Center Hospital

    Chair: Andres Cervantes, Prof – Biomedical Research institute INCLIVA, University of Valencia, Hospital Clinico de Valencia

  • 12:05 – 13:05
    Concurrent Symposia
  • 13:05 – 13:15
    Welcome and Introduction; Highlights of Day 1
  • 13:15 – 16:10
    Session V: Hepatocellular Cancer

    Chair: Michel P. Ducreux, MD, PhD – Gustave Roussy

    Chair: Sharlene Gill, MD, MPH, MBA – BC Cancer - University of British Columbia

  • 16:10 – 17:10
    Concurrent Symposia
  • 17:10 – 19:30
    Session VI: Rare GI Tumors: NETs, GISTs, and Anal cancer

    Chair: Juan Manuel O'Connor, MD, MSc – Instituto Alexander Fleming

    Chair: Harpreet S. Wasan, MD FRCP – Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London

  • Friday, July 2, 2021
  • 08:00 – 12:00
    Session VII: Presentation of Selected Colorectal Cancer Abstracts

    Chair: Josep Tabernero, MD – Vall d’Hebron University Hospital

    Chair: Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD – University Hospital Gasthuisberg/Leuven

  • 10:30 – 12:00
    WCGIC Colloquium 2: Molecular Marker Platforms: Precision Medicine Development in Gastrointestinal Oncology: Evidence-Based Guidelines Using Biomarkers in Treatment, Decision Making, Optimizing Management, and Sequencing
  • 10:30 – 12:00
    WCGIC Colloquium: Molecular Marker Platforms: Precision Medicine Development in Gastrointestinal Oncology: Evidence-Based Guidelines Using Biomarkers in Treatment, Decision Making, Optimizing Management, and Sequencing

    Chair: Josep Tabernero, MD – Vall d’Hebron University Hospital

    Chair: Takayuki Yoshino, MD., PhD – National Cancer Center Hospital East

  • 12:05 – 13:05
    Concurrent Symposia
  • 13:05 – 13:15
    Welcome and Introduction; Highlights of Day 2
  • 13:15 – 18:10
    Session VIII: Colorectal Cancer: Metastatic Disease

    Chair: Fortunato Ciardiello, MD, PhD – Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli

    Chair: Josep Tabernero, MD – Vall d’Hebron University Hospital

  • 18:10 – 19:10
    Concurrent Symposia
  • 19:10 – 20:37
    Session IX: Colon and Rectal Cancer: Early Disease

    Chair: Michel P. Ducreux, MD, PhD – Gustave Roussy

    Chair: Deborah Mukherji, MBBS – American University of Beirut Medical Center

  • Saturday, July 3, 2021
  • 09:00 – 10:30
    Teaching Course on Immune-Oncology

    Chair: Fortunato Ciardiello, MD, PhD – Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli

    Chair: Mario A. Dicato, MD – Luxembourg Medical Center

  • 10:30 – 12:00
    Adjuvant Treatment of Colon Cancer in 2021

    Chair: Deborah Mukherji, MBBS – American University of Beirut Medical Center

    Chair: Josep Tabernero, MD – Vall d’Hebron University Hospital

  • 10:30 – 12:00
    Molecular Tumor Board
  • 12:05 – 13:05
    Concurrent Symposia
  • 13:05 – 13:15
    Welcome and Introduction; Highlights of Day 3
  • 13:15 – 16:20
    Session X: Esophageal and Gastric Cancers
  • 16:20 – 17:20
    Concurrent Symposia
  • 17:20 – 18:30
    Session XI: Selected Topics

    Chair: Josep Tabernero, MD – Vall d’Hebron University Hospital

    Chair: Erika Ruiz-Garcia, MD, MSc – Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia