ESSO Webinar on the Multidisciplinary Approaches in the Treatment of GISTs – In partnership with ESSTSS

Aim of the webinar

The objective of this webinar is to discuss the multidisciplinary approaches for treating GISTs and bring into light the interaction between surgical and medical oncologists. At the end of the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of the multidisciplinary treatment of these tumors.


Lecture on The Multidisciplinary Treatment of Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumors (25′ + Q&A)
Speaker: Dr Winan van Houdt (The Netherlands Cancer Institute, NL), Surigical Oncologist,
Secretary of the Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group of the EORTC,
Programme Coordinator of Rare Cancers at NKI

30′ Case discussion session

Main topics

  • Background and basic information on GIST at all locations: from gastric to intestinal and rectal GISTs.
  • Surgical strategies for GISTs
  • Optimalization of primary GIST treatment: neo-adjuvant imatinib to optimize organ saving surgery
  • The role of surgery in metastazised GIST patients: both for imatinib sensitive and non-imatinib sensitive patients

Educational methods

  • Plenary lecture
  • Q&A session

Participants‘ profile

  • Surgical residents in the last two years of specialisation with clinical interest in GIST, sarcoma,, colorectal, or upper GI surgery.
  • Surgical oncologists and colorectal surgeons
  • Medical oncologists with an interest in GISTs
  • Representatives of GIST patient organizations

Participation and Registration fees

An application has been made to the ACOE for CME accreditation of this event.

Registration fee is 20€ for ESSO members and 25€ for non-members

Once your participation is confirmed and payment received you will recieve instructions on how to use the ZOOM programme which the Webinar will be hosted on.




01 Apr 2021


18:00 - 19:00

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