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Meetings & Conferences

ASCO 2023 Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium

Date: Jan 19-21, 2023 • Moscone West • San Francisco, CA, Online

  • Highly interactive sessions with multidisciplinary perspectives based on the latest international research advances.
  • Presentation of the newest innovations and implications for optimal patient care.
  • Enhanced opportunities for face-to-face networking and collaboration, and on-demand access to meeting materials.
  • Solution-focused strategies for the GI cancer care community.

3rd Annual CMI International Microbiome Meeting (CIMM)

Date: March 14-16, 2023 La Jolla, CA 

This event will bring together experts and link investigators in microbiome research to foster learning, and hopefully, initiate collaborations.

The first two days of this not-to-be-missed event will feature high-impact presentations on the latest discoveries in microbiome research, with sessions on topics including human milk oligosaccharides, artificial sweeteners, community-embedded microbiology, and metabolites in insect microbiomes.

On the third day of this conference, leading researchers will present on the emerging science of the urobiome and its recently discovered implications for human health.

ASCO Annual Meeting: Partnering With Patients: The Cornerstone of Cancer Care and Research

Date: June 2-6, 2023 Chicago, IL

  • Cutting-edge research: more than 2,500 abstract presentations
  • Personal stories: a diverse lineup of ASCO Voices that will showcase a variety of personal narratives and perspectives from the oncology community that illustrate the compassionate side of cancer care
  • Practice-changing science: state-of-the-art tools, standards, and models for quality care
  • Professional development: career resources and mentorship opportunities
  • Oncology community: in-person relationship-building opportunities and online discussions with thought leaders, industry experts, and peers
  • Versatile, interactive experience: livestreaming of oral abstract sessions, poster walks, Q&A, exhibits, and more
  • Take-home resources: meeting materials, downloadable slides, and continuing education

25th Annual World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

Date: June 28-July 1, 2023 Barcelona, Spain

For 25 years, the World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer has been the foundation for sharing the most advanced research and innovations impacting the field of GI oncology.

As the largest global gathering in the field, the Congress brings together leading gastroenterology, oncology, pathology, and hepatology experts, clinicians, and surgeons, as well as clinical researchers from across the globe to share pioneering research, approaches, and best practices in treating patients with cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.

The Human Microbiome

Date: September 20-23, 2023 Heidelberg, Germany and Virtual

For 2023, sessions will focus on the human microbiome across biological time and in nutrition and drugs, host-microbe interactions, integrative approaches in microbiome research and methodological advances in microbiome analysis. The final session will look to the future of microbiome research and translation.

AACR International  Conference: Infection and Cancer

Date: November 17-19, 2023
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
Hong Kong SAR