Saturday, April 5, 2008

More details!

This is just a friendly reminder that the first St. Louis GIST Meeting is on Saturday, April 26th and will run from 8:30am – 3:00pm. It will be held at:

Siteman Cancer Center/Barnes-Jewish Hospital North
Steinberg Building
The Brown Room
4950 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Parking is available in the North Garage. For FREE parking, bring in your parking ticket with you to be validated!

This is for patients and caregivers. All who are planning to attend need to register by calling (800)600-3606. We ask that you please register by April 18th so we may get an accurate count for the food we need to order. There are links on our blog, for directions, map and hotel information. If you have any questions please email me at or call me at (314)518-5768. Here is a summary of the activities planned for the day:

For the speakers we will have:

~ GIST doctor will talk about current medical and surgical treatment, clinical studies and future drugs

~ Surgeon will speak to us about surgeries for GIST

~ Dietician will address any problems we have with eating after stomach surgery and help with side effects

~ Psychologist will speak about ways to help the patients and caregivers cope better with this disease and we will then have a break-out session where patients and caregivers will separate and discuss further.

There will be a 30 minute question and answer session after each speaker!

Please register by April 18th by calling
We will also be providing bagels from St. Louis Bread Co. for breakfast & break and serving a hot lunch!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I received the notice of the St.Louis Gist Gathering - I will not be able to attend. You are all doing a great service to Gisters with all your hard work organizing this. I had Gist surgery January of 03 with clear scans since. I participated in a trial of 1 year Gleevec even though all my tumor was successfully removed. Winona Morgan - I will log onto the blog in the future.