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  • Dr. Amer Zureikat describes Neoadjuvant treatment of resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic head adenocarcinoma. He also discusses if FOLFIRINOX is better than Gemcitabine/Nab-Paclitaxel. 
  • Dr. David Geller provides an update on liver surgical oncology programs at UPMC and reviews the most common tumors treated.
  • Dr. Haroon Choudry provides a conceptual background and rationale for CRS-IPC that may help optimize patient selection for locoregional treatment modality. 
  • Drs. Reema Mallick, Ashok Muthukrishnan, Jannat Malik, and Kelly McCoy present findings on SPECT-CT Tc-99 Sestamibi Imaging for Primary Hyperparathyroidism.
  • Dr. Emilia Diego discusses eliminating surgery in breast cancer treatment and reviews Dr. Bernard Fisher’s work of de-escalating cancer care. 

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain adjuvant therapy vs. neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic ductal carcinoma
  • Describe the factors that influence patient selection for cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion


Drs. Haroon A. Choudry, David Geller, Jannat Malik, Reema Mallick, Kelly L. McCoy, Ashok Muthukrishnan, Amer Zureikat has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Emilia Diego has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Other: Dr. Emilia Diego is on the Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) of Xoft 

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .50 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 8/5/2019 | Last Modified On: 8/5/2019 | Expires: 8/5/2020

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