The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is joining leading organizations to offer the following continuing education opportunities for healthcare professionals.
The purpose of this activity is to review current and emerging frontline treatment options for the optimal management of metastatic pancreatic cancer by improving the knowledge and competency of oncologists to ensure patients receive the latest evidence-based care and timely treatment, as well as to optimize outcomes. Upon completion of this activity, participants will have an increased knowledge regarding the factors that impact treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer, including biomarkers and patient presentation, as well as increased knowledge of clinical evidence for available or emerging frontline treatment options for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. Participants will have a greater competence related to selecting personalized, evidenced-based frontline therapy for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer and implementing maintenance poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor therapy for eligible patients. Authors: Eileen O’Reilly, MD; Michael Pishvaian, MD. Credit valid through June 28, 2022.
Pancreatic Pain: Knowledge Gaps and Research Opportunities in Children and Adults
July 21, 2021
The purpose of this workshop is to explore recent developments in understanding the origin and mechanisms of pain in pancreatic disease, the relationship of visceral neural pathways and central pain centers, the role of behavioral factors and disorders on the perception of pain and differences in pain perception and processes in children compared to adults. In addition, the role of genetic risk factors for pain, the mechanisms and role of placebos in pain treatment, methods of pain assessment and new approaches to pain management will be covered.
July 22, 2021
PancreasFest 2021 (PF21) is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, endocrinologists, basic and clinical researchers and all physicians interested in pancreatic diseases. Physicians and scientists committed to translational research, cooperative studies and career development are strongly encouraged to attend. This course welcomes advanced providers, clinical and research nurses, and all health care professionals interested in pancreas disease research and treatments.
August 2 – 5, 2021
Miami Beach, FL
The program for this meeting will provide attendees with state-of-the-art knowledge and updates pertinent to their practice during these unprecedented times.
6th Cancer Cachexia Hybrid Conference
August 27 -- 29, 2021
Gainesville, FL and Virtual Attendance
The meeting, international in scope, will feature outstanding speakers, all leading scientists and physician-scientists actively working in the area of cancer cachexia. The meeting will focus on the advancement of clinical trials, with an emphasis on functional outcome measures and clinical trial results. In addition to past favorite sessions, several new session topics have been added, including “Metabolic Dysfunction in Cancer Cachexia,” “Nutrition Imbalance and Strategies in Cancer Cachexia,” “Biological Variables in Cancer Cachexia,” “Therapy-Induced Muscle Dysfunction and Wasting,” and “Mechanisms of Muscle Wasting: Microenvironment.” These new topics, the engagement of speakers, and up-to-the-minute science in our program will ensure a stimulating and successful meeting for all.
September 9, 14, and 16, 2021
Gain cutting-edge treatment information, symptom management knowledge and patient resources, and engage with industry supporters, advocacy leaders and hospital recruiters in an interactive virtual learning hall.
NSGC Annual Conference
September 22 – 26, 2021
New Orleans, LA (virtual attendance also available)
The NSGC Annual Conference showcases advancements across the breadth of the genetic counseling profession to provide education and build community. Attendees will gain knowledge of clinical and scientific best practices and insights into emerging research.
ASCO Quality Care Symposium
September 24 – 25, 2021
Boston, MA and Virtual Attendance
The ASCO Quality Care Symposium is an unparalleled opportunity to leverage the most up-to-date science and discover proven strategies and tools to make key decisions that can reduce disparities in care for every patient, every day, everywhere.
AACR Virtual Special Conference: Pancreatic Cancer
September 29 – 30, 2021
This conference will address the latest developments in pancreatic cancer research; spanning basic, translational and clinical research areas. The program will focus on incorporating numerous talks from submitted abstracts to highlight the advancements and diversity of the pancreatic cancer research field. Special sessions that present cutting-edge research, career development opportunities and discuss controversies in the field will be exciting for both young and established investigators alike.
AACR Virtual Special Conference: The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Undersearved
October 6 – 8, 2021
This conference advances the understanding of, and ultimately helps to eliminate, the disparities that represent a major public health problem in our country. Reflecting this transdisciplinary field, professionals from academic, industry, government and the community are brought together to promote the exchange of novel ideas, discuss the latest findings in the field and stimulate the development of new research on cancer health disparities.