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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Educational Events

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network hosts educational events for patients and their loved ones in cities across the United States. Our Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Educational Lectures and Seminars are in-person opportunities for patients and families to learn about various topics related to pancreatic cancer from leaders in the field, and to join together in camaraderie.   We are also pleased to offer webinars where you can learn about various topics from the comfort of your home.

Upcoming Pancreatic Cancer Seminars

New York
Pancreatic Cancer Seminar – New York
Friday, October 24, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
New York Marriott East Side
525 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Register for this event

Upcoming Pancreatic Cancer Lectures

Pancreatic Cancer Lecture – Milwaukee
New Date and Location
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6 – 8 p.m.
Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West
2303 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Register for this event

Save the Date!
Pancreatic Cancer Lecture – San Diego
Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sheraton La Jolla
3299 Holiday Court
La Jolla, CA 92037
Please check back for program details

Upcoming Educational Webinars

Nutrition and Pancreatic Enzymes for Side Effect Management
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
3 – 4 p.m. Pacific Time

Jeannine Mills, MS, RD, CSO, LD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Maria Petzel, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC, FAND
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Register here

Educational Webinars – Previously recorded

Understanding Radiation Therapy and its Role in Treating Patients with Pancreatic Cancer
Christopher Crane, MD – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
This webinar was recorded on August 18, 2014

Pain and Symptom Management in Pancreatic Cancer
Andrew T. Putnam, MD – Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
This webinar was recorded on March 5, 2014

The Role of Integrative Oncology for Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Richard T. Lee, MD – University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
This webinar was recorded on February 21, 2014.

Treatment Approaches for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Gauri Varadhachary, MBBS, MD – University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
This webinar was recorded on January 8, 2014.

Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer
Randall E. Brand, MD – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
This webinar was recorded on December 9, 2013.

Current Diagnostic Tools for Pancreatic Cancer
Mark B. Pochapin, MD – NYU Langone Medical Center
This webinar was recorded on November 14, 2013.

Progress Matters: Advancing Research to Fight Pancreatic Cancer
Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Lynn Matrisian, PhD, MBA, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Anirban Maitra, MBBS, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
This webinar was recorded on November 6, 2013.

Surgical Advances for Pancreatic Cancer
Gagandeep Singh, MD – City of Hope National Comprehensive Cancer Center
This webinar was recorded on August 28, 2013.

The Biology of Pancreatic Cancer
Lynn Matrisian, PhD – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
This Webinar was held on December 6, 2012.
Presentations from Previous Educational Events

View slides from past Pancreatic Cancer Educational Events.  The slide presentations are provided in pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Viewer to view the slides.

Other Educational Opportunities

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Below, please find information for educational events hosted by other organizations and groups.

Online Educational Opportunities

Exploring Your Treatment Options for PNET
Inspire joined with its patient advocacy organization partners that support the PNET Support Community to present a webinar, “Exploring Your Treatment Options for PNET: A webinar with Dr. Eric Liu.” A neuroendocrine oncologist, Liu is director of the Neuroendocrine Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is considered an expert in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs). Click here to view a video recording of the webinar.

Focus on Pancreatic Cancer Conference

Hosted by Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania

This conference was held on March 2, 2012.  Click here to view a video of the live program and the agenda for the conference.

Surviving and Thriving: Life with Cancer is a podcast series that focuses on the unique issues of cancer survivors and their loved ones.  This series is produced in partnership by the Wellness Community (TWC) and CR Magazine.  Please follow the link below to listen to these archived podcasts.
CR Magazine

Patient Power®
Patient Power® connects you with the latest news for your health concern though online radio programs and videos. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has partnered with Patient Power to develop future pancreatic cancer programming. View these shows here.


Information provided by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. (“PanCAN”) is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or other health care services. PanCAN may provide information to you about physicians, products, services, clinical trials or treatments related to pancreatic cancer, but PanCAN does not recommend nor endorse any particular health care resource. In addition, please note that any personal information you provide to PanCAN’s associates during telephone and/or email communications may be stored and used to help PanCAN achieve its mission of assisting patients with, and finding cures and treatments for, pancreatic cancer. Stored constituent information may be used to inform PanCAN programs and activities. Information also may be provided in aggregate or limited formats to third parties to guide future pancreatic cancer research and treatment efforts. PanCAN will not provide personal directly identifying information (such as your name or contact information) to such third parties without your prior written consent unless required or permitted by law to do so.