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First Annual Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium

Friday, September 14, 2018

Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
Frobese Conference Center
1200 Old York Rd,
Abington, PA 19001

Program Agenda

7 – 8:00 AM

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8 – 8:10 AM


Steven J. Cohen, MD
Medical Director, Asplundh Cancer Pavilion and Cancer Service Line
Chief, Medical Oncology and Hematology Division, Abington Jefferson Health
Vice-Chair, Department of Medical Oncology
Professor of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

8:10 – 9:40 AM Module 1:
Esophagogastric Cancer

8:10 – 8:40 AM

Barrett’s Esophagus

Anthony Infantolino, MD
Director, Barrett's Esophagus Treatment Center
Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound Unit
Co-Director, Jefferson GI Bleeding Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

8:40 – 9 AM

Surgical Interventions for Esophageal Cancer

Walter J. Scott MD
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Abington – Jefferson Health

9 – 9:20 AM

New Systemic Treatment In Esophageal and Gastric Cancer

Steven J. Cohen MD

9:20 – 9:40 AM

Tumor Board/Case Discussion

Joshua P. Cantor, MD
Pathology, Abington – Jefferson Health

9:40 – 9:55 AM


9:55 – 11:25 AM Module 2:
Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Cancer

9:55 – 10:15 AM

Surgical Interventions in Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Cancer

Harish Lavu, MD
Chief, Section of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

10:15 – 10:35 AM

Interventional Gastroenterology in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer

Daniel A. Ringold, MD
Director, Advanced Endoscopic Services, Abington Jefferson Health

10:35 – 11:05 AM

Systemic Interventions in Hepatocellular Cancer

James A. Posey, MD
Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

11:05 – 11:25 AM

Tumor Board/Case Discussion

Joshua P. Cantor, MD

11:25 – 12:25 PM


12:30 – 2:35 PM


Module 3:
Colorectal Cancer

Introduce Keynote Speaker
Steven J. Cohen, MD

12:30 – 1:30 PM

The Changing Landscape of Multidisciplinary Treatment Options for Rectal Cancer

Thomas George, MD, FACP
Director, GI Oncology Program
Director, Experimental Therapeutics Incubator
Associate Director, Clinical Investigation
University of Florida Health Cancer Center

1:30 – 1:55 PM

Screening for Colorectal Cancer and Lynch Syndrome

Eric B. Goosenberg, MD
Gastroenterology, Abington – Jefferson Health

1:55 – 2:15 PM

Liver Directed Therapy

Colette M. Shaw, MD
Radiologist, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

2:15 – 2:35 PM

Tumor Board/Case Discussion

Steve A. Fassler, MD
Colorectal Surgery, Abington – Jefferson Health
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

2:35 – 2:50 PM


2:50 – 4:30 PM Module 4:
Rare Tumors & Survivorship

2:50 – 3:10 PM

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

Atrayee Basu Malick, MD
Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

3:10 – 3:30 PM

Neuroendocrine Tumors

Rajan Argarwal, MD
Radiologist, Abington – Jefferson Health

3:30 – 3:50 PM

Updates in Radiation Oncology

Wayne H. Pinover, DO
Radiation Oncology, Abington – Jefferson Health

3:50 – 4:10 PM


Karon Martyn, CRNP, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP
GI Oncology, Abington – Jefferson Health

4:10 – 4:30 PM

Tumor Board/Case Discussions

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Steven J. Cohen, MD

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration available the day of the symposium.