IGCA News October 2015
Farewell Message From Prof. Giovanni de Manzoni, 10th IGCA President
The 11th International Gastric Cancer Congress (IGCC) held in San Paolo from the 4th to the 6th of June, 2015 was very successful and I would like to thank very much Prof Zilberstein and all our Brazilian colleagues for the big effort they did to organize the Congress.
During the Closure Ceremony I hand over the medal and the flag to Prof Zilberstein that will be our prestigious President till the Beijing Congress in 2017.
In these two years of presidency I had the possibility to work hard together with Prof Yamaguchi, the Secretary General, and with all the Executive and Council board members. Our aim was to change the by-law of our society.
Finally during the IGCA Assembly in San Paolo the new IGCA Constitution has been approved and I believe that the changes we introduced will permit to our society a further growth in the number of members attracting more colleagues from other specialties, maintaining the excellent scientific level we reached during the last 20 years.
Now I can relax since I believe that Prof Zilberstein and Prof Sano, the new Secretary General, will be able to go on along this path and further improve IGCA activity.
I would like also to thank all my friends of the Italian Research Group on Gastric Cancer and especially Prof Roviello, Prof Marrelli and Dr Morgagni, that in all these years made my job easier and withstand me in many occasion.
My last thank is to Ms. Okamoto for her continuous assistance during these two years helping me to solve all the administrative problems.
I wish all the members of IGCA a continued success in the war against Gastric Cancer and I look forward to seeing you all at the 12th IGCC 2017 in China.
Prof Giovanni de Manzoni
10th IGCA President
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