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Day 1 (Sep 26, Thu)

Symposium 1

Session Title Global Trends and Related Issues in Gastric Cancer Incidence
Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 09:00 - 10:20 Venue Room 1
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Global patterns and trends in gastric cancer incidence rates and Predictions to 2030 ABST
Jyh-Ming Liou, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
2. Helicobacter related issues in reducing gastric cancer incidence in Korea ABST
Il Ju Choi, National Cancer Center (Korea)
3. Helicobacter pylori-negative gastric cancer ABST
Sun-Young Lee, Konkuk University (Korea)
4. Shifting burden of gastric cardia cancer in world-wide population ABST
Christian C. Abnet, National Cancer Institute (USA)

Plenary Oral Presentation

Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 09:00 - 10:20 Venue Room B
Chairs To be announced
Speakers More details of this session will be updated soon.

Educational Session 1

Session Title Complicated Gastric Cancer Surgery
Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 09:00 - 10:20 Venue Room C
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy ABST
Sang-Il Lee, Chungnam National University (Korea)
2. Bulky lymph node removal around supra-pancreatic area ABST
Yukinori Kurokawa, Osaka University Hospital (Japan)
3. Para-aortic lymph node dissection ABST
Seongyeob Ryu, Chosun University (Korea)
4. Remnant gastrectomy after gastric cancer surgery ABST
Sunhwi Hwang, Pusan National University (Korea)
Break 10:20 - 10:40
Opening Ceremony 10:40 - 10:50 Venue Room A+B+C

Plenary Lecture

Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 10:50 - 11:20 Venue Room A+B+C
Chair To be announced
Speaker Treatment options of peritoneal metastatic gastric cancer: from systemic chemotherapy to CRS with HIPEC ABST
Beate Rau, Berlin School of Integrative Oncology (Germany)

JS Min Memorial Lecture

Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 11:20 - 11:50 Venue Room A+B+C
Chair To be announced
Speaker The seen (histology) and the unseen (molecular phenotype) of gastric carcinoma ABST
Kyoung-Mee Kim, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea)
Break 11:50 - 12:00

Luncheon Symposium 1

Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 12:00 - 13:00 Venue Room A
Chair To be announced
Speaker More details of this session will be updated soon.

Luncheon Symposium 2

Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 12:00 - 13:00 Venue Room C
Chair To be announced
Speaker More details of this session will be updated soon.

KLASS (Korean Laparoendoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery Study Group) Session

Session Title Future Direction of KLASS
Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 13:00 - 14:20 Venue Room A
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. The future vision of group research in the field of UGI surgery in Japan ABST
Tsuyoshi Etoh, Oita University (Japan)
2. Future perspectives of reduced port gastrectomy ABST
Han Hong Lee, The Catholic University of Korea (Korea)
3. Current limitations and future perspectives of medical robots in the field of UGI surgery ABST
Hyoung-Il Kim, Yonsei University (Korea)
4. The future of function-preserving surgery for gastric cancer ABST
Bang Wool Eom, National Cancer Center (Korea)

Joint Symposium with KSP (The Korean Society of Pathologists)

Session Title Recent Update on Gastric Cancer: Pathology Perspective
Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 13:00 - 14:20 Venue Room B
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Microsatellite instability in gastric cancers: molecular point, clinical perspectives, and treatment approaches ABST
An Na Seo, Kyungpook National University (Korea)
2. PD-L1 testing for Gastric cancer; Current practices and challenges ABST
Soomin Ahn, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea)
3. Digital pathology and computational analysis ABST
Seokhwi Kim, Ajou University (Korea)
4. Artificial Intelligence in Gastric Cancer: Current Status and Future Perspective ABST
Sung Hak Lee, The Catholic University of Korea (Korea)

Symposium 2

Session Title Recent Update of Systemic Treatment for Advanced Gastric Cancer
Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 13:00 - 14:20 Venue Room C
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Expanding role of Immunotherapy ABST
Sylvie Lorenzen, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
2. Expanding role of anti-HER2 therapy ABST
Choong-kun Lee, Yonsei University (Korea)
3. Emerging Novel Targeted Therapies ABST
Do-Youn Oh, Seoul National University (Korea)
4. Optimal adjuvant therapy ABST
Yoshihiro Kakeji, Kobe University (Japan)
Break 14:20 - 14:40

Video Session 1

Session Title Advanced Minimally Invasive Approaches for the Treatment of Gastric Tumors
Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 14:40 - 16:00 Venue Room A
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Application of robotic gastrectomy in obese patients receiving preoperative chemotherapy ABST
Franco Roviello, University of Siena (Italy)
2. Utility of robotic approach for GEJ adenocarcinoma ABST
Koichi Suda, Fujita Health University (Japan)
3. Endoscopic subserosal dissection for gastric subepithelial tumors ABST
Jinwoong Cho, Presbyterian Medical Center (Korea)
4. Non-exposure simple suturing endoscopic full-thickness resection (NESS-EFTR) with sentinel basin dissection ABST
Chan Gyoo Kim, National Cancer Center (Korea)

Joint Symposium with KCHUGR (Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research)

Session Title Prevention and Management of Gastric Cancer in Pre-treated Stomach
Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 14:40 - 16:00 Venue Room B
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Characteristics of gastric cancer after ESD ABST
Toshiyuki Yoshio, Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research (Japan)
2. Prevention of gastric cancer after ESD ABST
Hae Won Yoo, Soonchunhyang University (Korea)
3. Characteristics of gastric cancer after gastrectomy ABST
Sin Hye Park, The Catholic University of Korea (Korea)
4. ESD after gastrectomy ABST
Byung-Hoon Min, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea)

Symposium 3

Session Title Navigation to Tumor Microenvironment in Gastric Cancer
Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 14:40 - 16:00 Venue Room C
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Metabolic reprogramming during gastric carcinogenesis ABST
Eunyoung Choi, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (USA)
2. Genomic and epigenomic heterogeneity of gastric cancer ABST
Patrick Tan, Duke-NUS Medical School (Singapore)
3. Tumor and immune cell interaction ABST
Jae-Ho Cheong, Yonsei University (Korea)
4. Interaction of tumor microenvironment & microbiome ABST
Tae Hyun Hwang, Mayo Clinic (USA)
Break 16:00 - 16:20

Symposium 4

Session Title Diverse Approaches for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis of Gastric Cancer
Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 16:20 - 17:40 Venue Room A
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Current evidence for the use of HIPEC and cytoreductive surgery in gastric cancer metastatic to the peritoneum ABST
Brian Badgwell, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA)
2. PIPS-GC trials of bi-directional IP chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis ABST
Jong-Han Kim, Korea University (Korea)
3. Pheonix-trial for peritoneal carcinomatosis and future adjuvant IP chemotherapy with Pheonix-GC2 trial ABST
Hiroharu Yamashita, Nihon University (Japan)
4. Recent progress and future perspectives of Pressurized intraperitoneal chemotherapy for gastric cancer peritoneal metastasis ABST
So Hyun Kang, Seoul National University (Korea)

Nurse Session (Korean)

Sesstion Title Practical Information on Gastric Cancer Treatment for Nurses
Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 16:20 - 17:40 Venue Room B
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. The ERAS protocol in gastric cancer surgery ABST
Young Gil Son, Keimyung University (Korea)
2. Various gastrectomy procedure ABST
Geum Jong Song, Soonchunhyang University (Korea)
3. How to prepare for and assist with robotic gastrectomy? ABST
So Young Kim, Yonsei University (Korea)
4. Chemotherapy, target and immunotherapy that nurses should know ABST
Jun Eul Hwang, Chonnam National University (Korea)

Symposium 5

Session Title Claudin 18.2, The New Target in Gastric Cancer
Date & Time September 26 (Thu) 16:20 - 17:40 Venue Room C
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Pathologic diagnosis of CLDN 18.2 ABST
Young Soo Park, University of Ulsan (Korea)
2. Insights into co-expression of biomarkers in gastric cancer ABST
Yoehi Kubota, St. Marianna University (Japan)
3. Landmark clinical trials for targeting CLDN 18.2 positive gastric cancer ABST
Wonyoung Choi, National Cancer Center (Korea)
4. Novel therapeutic strategies for targeting CLDN 18.2 in gastric cancer ABST
Changsong Qi, Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute (China)

Day 2 (Sep 15, Fri)

Joint Symposium with KSGIS (The Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Session Title Surgical and Endoscopic Approach to Gastro-Esophageal Junction Area
Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 09:00 - 10:20 Venue Room A
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Mediastinal lymph node dissection in GE junction adenocarcinoma: Transhiatal vs. Transthoracic ABST
Seiichiro Kanaya, Osaka Red Cross Hospital (Japan)
2. Various reconstruction method in GE junction adenocarcinoma ABST
Jin-Jo Kim, The Catholic University of Korea (Korea)
3. Management of complications after EJ anastomosis ABST
Min Chan Kim, Dong-A University (Korea)
4. POEM approach to resect subepithelial tumor in GE junction ABST
Sun Gyo Lim, Ajou University (Korea)

Symposium 6

Session Title Management of Non-curative ESD for Early Gastric Cancer
Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 09:00 - 10:20 Venue Room B
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Risk stratification after non-curative ESD ABST
Hyojoon Yang, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea)
2. Additional surgery after non-curative ESD ABST
Sejin Lee, Jeonbuk National University (Korea)
3. Management strategy in elderly patients ABST
Waku Hatta, Tohoku University (Japan)
4. Shared decision model in non-curative ESD ABST
Cheol Min Shin, Seoul National University (Korea)

Symposium 7

Session Title Oligometastasis from Gastric Cancer
Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 09:00 - 10:20 Venue Room C
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Future perspectives of oligometastatic disease from gastroesophageal cancer ABST
Richard van Hillegersberg, University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands)
2. Meta-Gastro study and Italian experience of oligometastatic gastric cancer ABST
Silvia Ministrini, University of Brescia (Italy)
3. Korean multicenter experience for oligometastatic gastric cancer management ABST
Hoon Hur, Ajou University (Korea)
4. Role of radiotherapy for oligometastatic gastric cancer ABST
Sweet Ping Ng, Austin Health, University of Melbourne (Australia)
Coffee Break 10:20 - 10:40

JP Kim Memorial Lecture

Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 10:40 - 11:10 Venue Room A+B+C
Chair To be announced
Speaker To be announced ABST
Sun Young Rha, Yonsei University (Korea)

General Assembly (for KGCA member)

Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 11:10 - 11:50 Venue Room A+B+C
Coffee Break 11:50 - 12:00

Luncheon Symposium 3

Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 12:00 - 13:00 Venue Room A
Chair To be announced
Speaker More details of this session will be updated soon.

Luncheon Symposium 4

Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 12:00 - 13:00 Venue Room C
Chair To be announced
Speaker More details of this session will be updated soon.

International Joint Symposium 1

Session Title KGCA-JGCA Joint Symposium
Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 13:00 - 14:20 Venue Room A
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Experience of new instruments and devices for laparoscopic surgery ABST
Sang Hoon Ahn, Seoul National University (Korea)
2. Experience of new Robot, Hinotori for gastrectomy ABST
Hirofumi Kawakubo, Keio University (Japan)
3. Surgical strategies for elderly patients with gastric cancer ABST
Chang Seok Ko, University of Ulsan (Korea)
4. Chemotherapy strategies for elderly patients with gastric cancer ABST
Yukiya Narita, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital (Japan)

KGCA Grant Session

Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 13:00 - 14:20 Venue Room B
Chairs To be announced
Speakers More details of this session will be updated soon.

Educational Session 2

Session Title Translational Research for Clinicians
Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 13:00 - 14:20 Venue Room C
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Overview of tumor immunology ABST
Hyung-Don Kim, University of Ulsan (Korea)
2. Genomic subtypes of gastric cancer ABST
Ju-Seog Lee, MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA)
3. Stratifying gastric cancer treatment using gastric cancer organoids ABST
Daniel E. Stange, TU Dresden (Germany)
4. Terminology and basic for Next Generation Sequencing ABST
Ki-Tae Kim, Seoul National University (Korea)
Coffee Break 14:20 - 14:40

MDT Session

Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 14:40 - 16:00 Venue Room A
Chairs To be announced
Speakers More details of this session will be updated soon.

Symposium 8

Session Title Hereditary Gastric Cancer
Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 14:40 - 16:00 Venue Room B
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer: updated clinical practice guideline ABST
Parry Guilford, University of Otago (New Zealand)
2. Upper gastrointestinal neoplasms in familial adenomatous polyposis ABST
Jin Hee Noh, Hallym University (Korea)
3. Hereditary gastric cancer screening in endemic countries ABST
Shumpei Ishikawa, The University of Tokyo (Japan)
4. Lynch syndrome in gastric cancer ABST
Yoon Young Choi, Soonchunhyang University (Korea)

International Joint Symposium 2

Session Title Korea-China Next Leadership Forum
Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 14:40 - 16:00 Venue Room C
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Splenic hilar LN dissection in minimally invasive surgery ABST
Ping Li, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital (China)
2. Total & partial omentectomy for gastric cancer surgery ABST
In Gyu Kwon, Yonsei University (Korea)
3. Comparison of short-term outcomes among different reconstructions after proximal gastrectomy ABST
Fenglin Liu, Shanghai Cancer Center, Fudan University (China)
4. Quality of life in the patients with proximal gastrectomy ABST
Oh Kyoung Kwon, Kyungpook National University (Korea)
Coffee Break 16:00 - 16:20

Poster Presentation with Discussion

Date & Time September 27 (Fri) 16:20 - 17:40 Venue To be announced
Chairs To be announced
Speakers More details of this session will be updated soon.

Day 3 (Sep 28, Sat)

Video Session 2

Session Title Lifehacks during Gastrectomy
Date & Time September 28 (Sat) 09:00 - 10:20 Venue Room A
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Management of spleen laceration ABST
Hayemin Lee, The Catholic University of Korea (Korea)
2. Preservation of aberrant left hepatic artery ABST
Sang Il Youn, Chungnam National University (Korea)
3. Liver traction ABST
Su-Mi Kim, CHA University (Korea)
4. Mesentery defect closure ABST
Shin-Hoo Park, Eulji University (Korea)

Symposium 9

Session Title Postoperative QOL and Nutrition in the Patients Receiving Gastrectomy
Date & Time September 28 (Sat) 09:00 - 10:20 Venue Room B
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. AI survival prediction model based on nutrition and body morphometry in gastric cancer patients ABST
In-Seob Lee, University of Ulsan (Korea)
2. Home-based prehabilitation before gastric cancer surgery ABST
Augustinas Bausys, National Cancer Institute (Lithuania)
3. Telehealth system based symptom control for post-operative patients ABST
Jae Kim, City of Hope Hospital (USA)
4. Clinical application of KOQUSS questionnaires for gastric cancer patients ABST
Sang-Ho Jeong, Gyeongsang National University (Korea)

Joint Symposium with KCSG (Korean Cancer Study Group)

Session Title Neoadjuvant Treatment of Gastric Cancer: Enhancing Benefits and Overcoming Pitfalls
Date & Time September 28 (Sat) 09:00 - 10:20 Venue Room C
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Current evidence of neoadjuvant systemic treatment in gastric cancer ABST
In-Ho Kim, The Catholic University of Korea (Korea)
2. Pathologic evaluation after neoadjuvant treatment ABST
Hyunki Kim, Yonsei University (Korea)
3. Nonresponders or poor compliance in neoadjuvant treatment ABST
Lucjan Wyrwicz, Maria Sklodowska Curie National Cancer Research Institute (Poland)
4. Advantages and disadvantages of surgery after neoadjuvant treatment ABST
Ziyu Li, Peking University Cancer Hospital (China)
Coffee Break 10:30 - 10:40

KINGCA Week 2024 Consensus Meeting

Session Title Conversion Therapy for Stage IV Gastric Cancer
Date & Time September 28 (Sat) 10:40 - 12:00 Venue Room A
Chairs To be announced
Speakers More details of this session will be updated soon.

Educational Session 3

Session Title Pre- & Post-treatment Evaluation of Patients with Gastric Cancer
Date & Time September 28 (Sat) 10:40 - 12:00 Venue Room B
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. Endoscopic evaluation before & after surgery ABST
Joon Sung Kim, The Catholic University of Korea (Korea)
2. How to evaluate patients' pre-operative condition ABST
Ji Hyeon Park, Gachon University (Korea)
3. Radiologic evaluation after surgery or chemotherapy ABST
Soo Jin Kim, National Cancer Center (Korea)
4. Tumor response evaluation ABST
Dong-Hoe Koo, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea)

Symposium 10

Session Title Indocyanine Green-Based Gastric Cancer Surgery
Date & Time September 28 (Sat) 10:40 - 12:00 Venue Room C
Chairs To be announced
Speakers 1. LN navigation for tailored gastrectomy using ICG ABST
Seong-Ho Kong, Seoul National University (Korea)
2. Sentinel lymph node navigation gastric cancer surgery using ICG ABST
Naoto Takahashi, The Jikei University (Japan)
3. Evaluation of resection margin in EGC using ICG ABST
Minah Cho, Yonsei University (Korea)
4. Development of near-infrared fluorescence markers for tumor localization ABST
Yongdoo Choi, National Cancer Center (Korea)
Break 12:00 - 12:10

Presidential Lecture

Date & Time September 28 (Sat) 12:10 - 12:40 Venue Room A+B+C
Chair To be announced
Speaker Endoscopy and gastric cancer - widening the horizon ABST
Jun Haeng Lee, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea)
Closing Ceremony 12:40 - 13:00 Venue Room A+B+C