Members enjoy numerous benefits throughout the year that include:
Free access to high yield webinars
Monthly Journal Scan highlighting top hereditary cancer articles across disciplines
Opportunity to be listed in the CGA Membership Directory
Discounted registration fees to the Annual Meeting
Access to the CGA Quarterly Newsletter
Unrestricted access to members only sections on the CGA website
Nominating and voting privileges for CGA President and Executive Council
Opportunity to serve on the CGA Executive Council
Website posting privileges for job openings and research recruitment
Eligibility for Collaborative Fund research grants
The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC) was established in 1995 to improve understanding of the basic science of inherited colorectal cancer and the clinical management of affected families. In 2018, the CGA-ICC moved to change their name to the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC), to be more inclusive of inherited gastrointestinal cancers as a whole. The CGA-IGC focuses on families with rare forms of inherited colorectal cancer: familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), MUTYH-associated polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, juvenile polyposis, other hamartomatous polyposis, serrated polyposis syndrome, and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)/Lynch syndrome.
CGA-IGC COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC) promotes diversity and inclusiveness throughout the organization including in its membership, governance, and education programming. The CGA-IGC also recognizes the importance of advancing health equity in patient care in achieving our core mission as an organization.
The CGA-IGC is committed to:
· Fostering an environment that is inclusive of all groups including, but not limited to sex, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, varying physical and mental abilities, professional specialty, and level of training
· Increasing diversity within the organization that mirrors the rich and heterogeneous skills and professions of the hereditary gastrointestinal cancer medical community
· Reducing disparities in health and healthcare and expanding research opportunities for patients and families at risk for gastrointestinal cancers
Randall Brand, MD
Swati Patel, MD, MS
Matthew Yurgelun, MD
Michael Hall MD, MS
James Church, MD
View expert presentations with video and slides, available on-demand to all current members
Listen to audio recordings of recent webinars and podcasts from our expert speakers
The CGA offers a curated collection of educational slide decks from past CGA Annual Meetings
The CGA scans current journals for the most important and relevant research for its members
"I like how small and tight knit this group seems to be. It really encourages collaboration and interesting discussions. I love how all of the lectures were pertinent to my role as a genetic counselor."
"Ability to interact with others working in this field. The topics this year were great, and very relevant. They covered the breadth from genetics, surgical management, and oncology which brought together a diverse group of attendees."
"The individual talks within each session were very complimentary. Every year we learn new things that change how we practice in the clinic. Topics are cutting edge with great data presented."