2021 Think Tank






Presented by Adam Bass, MD and TargetCancer Foundation
November 18-19, 2021
8:50 am – 12:30 pm EST
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The 5th Think Tank on Advancing Gastroesophageal Cancer Research will be held virtually in an expanded format over two mornings on November 18-19, 2021.

Register for the Think Tank - click here. ⬅️

Traditionally, the TargetCancer Foundation Think Tank on Advancing Gastroesophageal Cancer Research has been an in-person, two-day scientific meeting addressing the challenges facing researchers and clinicians in gastroesophageal cancer. After a successful pivot to a virtual event in 2020, the 2021 meeting is returning in an expanded virtual format, spanning two mornings. This will allow the meeting to cover a wider breadth of topics and feature renowned speakers from around the world.

While the format has been adapted, the goal of the Think Tank remains the same: promote collaboration, information-sharing and idea generation in an effort to define research priorities, foster new collaborative efforts across institutions, and ultimately propel the field of gastroesophageal cancer research forward. In its revised format this meeting also continues to provide the opportunity for early-career scientists to present abstracts to the leaders in their field. The call for short oral presentations from trainees/early career scientists is now open. If you would like to submit an abstract, please click here. The deadline for abstracts is Monday, November 1.

View the Agenda

Last year we were pleased to hear from both national and international speakers as we welcomed registrants from across the U.S. and eleven countries. The list of confirmed presenters for this year’s event is below.


Previous meeting materials are available for viewing and downloading:

2020 meeting program

2019 meeting program, photos

2018 full agenda

2015 full agenda

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