Wednesday, January 5, 2022

2024 Saturday Meeting Schedule

Our tentative schedule for 2024 will be for in-person meetings (which may move to Zoom depending on COVID/Flu/RSV status).  Our in-person meeting will be at The Wellness House in Hinsdale.  Saturday meeting dates for 2024 are:
  • February 3, 2024
  • May 18, 2024, Chicago GIST Day of Learning at Lurie Cancer Center
  • September 7, 2024
Meetings are generally informal.  The typical agenda includes patient GIST journey updates and may also include outside subject matter experts as well as informal updates on GIST management and recent GIST publications or meeting presentations.  There is no charge for the meeting. You do not have to be a member of The Life Raft Group to attend.

Virtual Meetings:

 If we are meeting via Zoom, invitations will be sent during the week of the meeting and again on the Friday before to all those on the Chicago Area GIST Group mailing list. If you think you might not be on the list ... text me at 847-302-5133 or email me at tjhughes43 at  Our Google Group mailbox is

In Person meetings:

All Chicago area GIST patients and caregivers are welcome to attend our in-person meetings. Meetings are from 1:00 3:00 p.m.. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and close at 3:00 p.m.. Wellness house is located at 131 N County Line Rd., one block east of Hinsdale Hospital. Parking is free.  Attendees are asked to bring a snack or beverage to share before the meeting. If you are planning to attend, please text 847-302-5133 to let us know so we can plan for food and room setup.

Wellness House
131 North County Line Road
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
Phone 630.323.5150 

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