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2002 Perth

Perth skyline

December 1-3

The Sixth IMIG meeting held in Perth, Australia introduced many new features into IMIG meetings.  Organized by Bruce Robinson and Steve Mutsaers, the meeting introduced the “workshop” as a means of stimulating ideas and establishing collaborations.  These workshops initiated intense discussion about surgery, pathology, new treatments, relevance of biological data and animal models.  Other firsts included the presentation of the first Wagner Medal, to Marie-Claude Jaurand, which was presented by Margaret Wagner, wife of the late Dr. Wagner, who was flown from England for the presentation.  Serum mesothelin was presented for the first time as a useful marker for mesothelioma.  The meeting was followed December 4 by a Satellite on Advanced Technologies in Cancer Research and Treatment.

Other firsts included swimming with sharks and dolphins!

Wagner Award: Marie-Claude Jaurand

Program (download)

Flyer (download)


  • Bruce Case MD said:

    Hello – I notice that there are many broken links throughout the site. This applies in particular to some past meetings, including this one. Apparently the files were kept at http://www.imigsite.info . This site was deactivated on 2011-03-07, therefore all content that redirects to that site (involving many of the archived conference files and newsletters) throws a 404 (File Not Found) error. Another example is a link to the Program Brochure for the Chicago (2006) meeting which is http://imigsite.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/IMIG_Chicago-2006_Program_Brochure.pdf – since there is no longer any such site, the brochure cannot be downloaded. There are many other examples

  • imig.org (author) said:

    Dear Bruce. Thank you for pointing this out… I’m fixing this as we speak.

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