Agenda

8:30 a.m. Check-in

9 a.m. Welcome

9:15-10:15 a.m. Opening Session

Treatments and Clinical Trials
Maeve A. Lowery, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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
Jeannine B. 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
Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG
NYU Langone Medical Center
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
Aimee L. Lucas, MD, MS
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
This session will explore familial patterns of pancreatic cancer, hereditary risk and precursors for pancreatic cancer.

Complementary Therapies
Kathleen M. Wesa, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering 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
Peter S. Kozuch, MD
Beth Israel Medical Center
This session will discuss the principles of pain management, goals of pain therapy, and management of other common side effects.

Cancer and the Law
Stephanie A. Fajuri, 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.

3:45-4:45 p.m. Closing Session

Recent Research in Pancreatic Cancer
Jonathan R. Brody, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University
This session will outline some of the most recent research advances in pancreatic cancer.

4:45 p.m. Symposium Ends