Agenda

8:30am Check-in

9:00am Welcome

9:30-10:30am Opening Session

FDA Treatments and Clinical Trials
John Marshall, MD
Georgetown University Hospital
This session will cover standard treatment approaches and current clinical trials.

10:45-11:45am Breakout Sessions Part I (attend one)

Side Effect Management through Diet and Nutrition
Jeannine Mills, MS, RD, CSO, LD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical 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 for Pancreatic Cancer
Marcia Canto, MD
Johns Hopkins University
This session will describe the various tools available for diagnosing pancreatic cancer including radiology and endoscopic imaging.

11:45am Networking Lunch

1:00pm Survivor Photo

1:15-2:15pm Breakout Sessions Part II (attend one)

Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer
Jennifer Axilbund, MS, CGC
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
This session will explore familiar patterns of pancreatic cancer, hereditary risk and precursors for pancreatic cancer.

Complementary Medicine
Lisa Starr, MSN, CNP, WHNP

This session will explore complementary and integrative medicine therapies to help improve quality of life.

2:30-3:30pm Breakout Sessions Part III (attend one)

Pain and Side Effect Management
Andrew Putnam, MD
Georgetown University
This session will discuss the principles of pain management, goals of pain therapy, and management of other common side effects.

Cancer and the Law
Monica Bryant, Esq
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.

3:45pm Closing Session

Recent Research in Pancreatic Cancer
Zeshaan Rasheed, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
This session will outline some of the most recent research advances in pancreatic cancer.

4:45pm Symposium Ends