In consideration of the health and safety concerns related to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC) has made the difficult decision to host the 2020 Annual Meeting as a virtual meeting. While we had hoped to offer an in-person gathering, we have realized that convening in Nashville will not be possible this year.
We are, however, pleased to announce that registration for the 2020 virtual Annual Meeting will be free for all CGA-IGC members. Further details on registration will be announced in the coming weeks. Please see the link below to renew your membership, if you have not already done so.
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.
Matthew B. Yurgelun, MD
Randall Brand, MD
Michael J. Hall, MD, MS
James Church, MD
"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."
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