- This event has passed.
13th International Gastric Cancer Congress
May 8 - May 11
The 2019 International Gastric Cancer Congress is to be held in Prague, 8 – 11 May 2019. Gastric Cancer continues to be a major health problem in Europe, in the Asian-Pacific Region, in America, Middle East and Africa. From a worldwide perspective, almost 1 million patients are diagnosed with gastric cancer / year and 750.000 die from this aggressive cancer. The LEGACy project will be presented during the Presidential Session in the Congress Hall between 10:15 – 11:45 on May 9.
Research on gastric cancer is developing fast. New insights into tumour biology and progress in health care delivery allow for more precise diagnostics, more efficacious treatment and better quality of care. This is more than one reason to profit from this most important and biggest scientific meeting on the topic of gastric cancer worldwide, bringing together delegates from many disciplines, reaching from basic researchers, clinical scientists and physicians from all disciplines and other health care professionals.
BUILDING BRIDGES will be the motto of the 2019 International Gastric Cancer Congress. This means more than bringing together the Eastern and the Western Hemispheres of Europe and of the World: Prague’s bridges will connect the traditional medical standards with the new and innovative approaches to diagnose and treat gastric cancer, including novel molecular, imaging and robotic techniques which allow for more precision and better treatment outcomes. The motto expresses the urgent need for bridging all medical disciplines being involved in gastric cancer care. MULTIDISCIPLINARITY will be the claim for this congress. This congress will be made a most valuable experience for surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists, basic researchers, young investigators, students, patient advocates and all professions who have a dedicated interest in gastric cancer research and care.