The vision of the CGA-IGC is to eliminate morbidity and early mortality of hereditary gastrointestinal cancers.
The mission of the CGA-IGC is to advance science, clinical care and advocacy for patients with inherited gastrointestinal cancers through research, education and outreach as the leading authority in the Americas.
Through this mission, the CGA-IGC offers the following:
Education regarding the clinical management and molecular genetics of inherited gastrointestinal cancer to physicians, allied healthcare professionals, patients, and their families
Access to collaborative trials and studies
Resources for developing new hereditary registries and supporting their registries
A forum for exchange of ideas
Multidisciplinary expertise in clinical care, healthcare policy, and research related to hereditary gastrointestinal cancer
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
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
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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.
Swati Patel, MD, MS
Peter Stanich, MD
Randall Brand, MD
Michael Hall MD, MS
James Church, MD
Past CGA-IGC Grant recipient webinar (in addition to the 2022 webinar series):
Speaker: Allison Burton-Chase, PhD
Date: July 21st
Time: noon ET / 9am PT
CGA-IGC 2022 Webinar series
Webinar 5: Expert curation
Speaker: Intan Schrader, MD
Date: August 18th
Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT
We host podcasts interviewing experts in the field about their latest contributions to the field that advance the care of hereditary GI cancer patients and their families. These podcasts are open access to all!
We host an annual webinar series where world renowned experts in hereditary cancers are invited to discuss the latest developments in hereditary GI cancer prevention, research and treatment. Webinars are free for members.
On a monthly basis, we scan over 30 medical journals from the fields of Gastroenterology, Genetics, Oncology, Surgery, Pathology, Science and General Medicine to curate articles specific to Hereditary GI Cancer. This scan is delivered directly to our members’ inboxes monthly!
Check here for collections of authoritative multi-media resources on a variety of topics that will help advance care of hereditary GI patients.
"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."