Several NANETS members attended and participated in the January 2019 Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium, which was held this year in San Francisco and is funded through the Cancer Care Foundation. The three-day specialized meeting provided scientific and educational content for members of the GI cancer care and research community and encompassed the latest science in cancers of the esophagus and stomach; pancreas, small bowel, and hepatobiliary tract; and the colon, rectum, and anus. 

The symposium is historically an excellent opportunity for early career professionals to network, engage in one on one discussion with faculty members, and establish relationships to facilitate future career placement within the medical community.

Attendees at this year's event had access to presentations covering the latest breakthroughs in GI cancers and its implications for patient care. 

Several of NANETS leadership presented, including: Arvind Dasari, MD, MS, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; James Howe, MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Emily K. Bergsland, MD, UCSF; Jennifer Chan, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Philip A. Philip, MD, PhD, Karmanos Cancer Institute; and Jonathan Strosberg, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center.