8:30 a.m. Check-in
9 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Opening Session
Treatment Approaches and Clinical Trials
George A. Fisher, MD, PhD
This session will cover standard treatment approaches and current clinical trials.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions Part I (attend one)
Side Effect Management through Diet and Nutrition
Edie Leonard, MS, RD, LD, CSO
Providence Cancer Center
This session will provide an overview of digestion and absorption concerns with pancreatic cancer including pancreatic enzymes, general nutrition tips, common side effects, supplements and resources.
Current Diagnostic Tools
Walter G. Park, MD, MS
This session will describe the various tools available for diagnosing pancreatic cancer including radiology and endoscopic imaging.
11:40 a.m. Networking Lunch
1 p.m. Survivor Photo
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions Part II (attend one)
Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer
Teresa A. Brentnall, MD
University of Washington
This session will explore familial patterns of pancreatic cancer, hereditary risk and precursors for pancreatic cancer.
Richard T. Lee, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
This session will explore complementary and integrative medicine therapies to help improve quality of life.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions Part III (attend one)
Pain and Side Effect Management
Glen Varns, MD
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
This session will discuss the principles of pain management, goals of pain therapy, and management of other common side effects.
Cancer and the Law
Anya Prince, Esq, MPP
Cancer Legal Resource Center
This session will cover the most common cancer-related legal issues for cancer patients/survivors including health insurance options, reasonable accommodations in the workplace and access to disability insurance and government benefits.
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Closing Session
Recent Research in Pancreatic Cancer
Matthias Hebrok, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
This session will outline some of the most recent research advances in pancreatic cancer.
4:45 p.m. Symposium Ends