Dear Colleague: It is with great pleasure that we
invite you to participate in the 9th
World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer to be
held 27 June to 30 June 2007 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional
de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.
The World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer continues
to serve as a forum at which leading oncologists, practicing clinicians
and specialists in cancer research review the state of the art and
share the newest information on the management of gastrointestinal
cancer. The Congress is built around a multi-disciplinary approach
provided in plenary lectures by widely recognized experts, complemented
with presentations of selected controversial topics, meet the expert
sessions, case discussions, and satellite symposia on specific topics.
Since its inception in 1999, the Congress has strived to increase
its educational quality and scope for attendees. It has grown into
an event that encompasses malignancies affecting every component
of the gastrointestinal tract and aspects related to the care of
all gastrointestinal cancer patients, including screening, diagnosis,
and the latest management options (prevention, treatment, and supportive
care) for common and uncommon tumors. At the end of 2004, an agreement
was reached between the organizers and the European Society for
Medical Oncology (ESMO) to collaborate on the development of the
Congress, further increasing the educational value of this event
and increasing exposure to a wider audience. In 2006, the Congress
was host to more than 3000 attendees from around the world with
98 countries represented and was recorded for post-conference webcasting.
The 2007 World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer promises to continue
the tradition of excellence and stimulate the interest of its participants.
Once again, the 2007 accepted abstracts will be published in a special
supplement of Annals of Oncology. A special Nursing Session
has also been added to the program for Friday morning.
Join us and your colleagues in Barcelona, 27 June
to 30 June 2007 for the 9th World Congress on Gastrointestinal
Cancer. We are sure you will appreciate the scientific
presentations, the opportunity to exchange ideas with world renowned
opinion leaders, as well as enjoy the multicultural heritage of
We look forward to seeing you there.
Mario Dicato, MD
Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD