Representatives from ten Latin American countries gathered on May 17 in Miami, Florida, for the sixth annual meeting of Alianza GIST to discuss issues related to advocacy work in their region, last year’s accomplishments [...]
The Alianza GIST 2013 meeting in Miami marked an important milestone for GIST advocates as they embarked on a plan to build a self-sustainable organization in Latin America. “We were energized by the meeting and [...]
New Horizons Participants in Miami, Fla. The 2013 New Horizons GIST conference was held at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel in Miami, Florida from Wednesday, June 5th to Friday, June 7th. The conference [...]
As Latin American members meet this week, Alianza GIST has added two representatives, from Brazil and Puerto Rico. Valaria Hartt joins us from Brazil, while Eileen Rolon will represent Puerto Rico.
Check out the photos from GDOL Miami. The event was a big success and helped bring the GIST community together for a wonderful day of education and information sharing.
The second annual GIST Day of Learning will be held on March 23, 2013. This year we are privileged once again that Dr. Jonathan Trent of Sylvester Cancer Center in Miami has agreed to host our gathering and we are honored to hear what he has to say.
From March 25 through 28 representatives of 12 Latin American countries got together in Miami with representatives of The Life Raft Group, The Max Foundation, American Cancer Society, CODEVIDA, SixDegrees and the pharmaceutical industry in order to update themselves about GIST treatment and get trained on how to improve education, advocacy and patient support for the GIST community in Latin America.
In addition to sharing hope and friendship, attendees will learn important facts about their cancer, prevailing treatment options, tests as indicators for treatment surveillance, and coping with dietary changes and side-effects of treatment.
The Life Raft Group is launching a new program called GIST Day of Learning. In response to the requests of previous attendees of our biennial meeting, Life Fest, for more opportunities like this, we have created [...]