PancreasFest 2018

July 25-27, 2018

 PancreasFest 2018

Details

July 25-27, 2018
Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square 
300 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Intent and Objectives

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition unites physicians and scientists for excellence in patient care, education and research, providing the best of tomorrow’s medicine, today.

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

Partner with other academic clinical and research pancreas groups to discuss collaborative, patient-centered care.
Identify advancements in pancreatitis care, especially related to drug-induced pancreatitis, diabetes and obesity complications.
Recognize pancreatic cancer treatment priorities, especially related to immunology advancements, pancreatic cancer surgery, and development of technological procedures.
Address pediatric pancreatitis care, especially related to endoscopic and surgical interventions and research collaborations.
Foster the development of multidisciplinary, fluid, and interactive models to treat pancreas diseases.

Who Should Attend

PancreasFest 2018 (PF18) 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 related healthcare professionals interested in pancreas disease research and treatments.

Course Directors

Nathan Bahary, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry
Medical Director, Pancreatic Cancer Program
Co-Director, UPMC Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Randall E. Brand, MD
Professor of Medicine
Academic Director, Gastroenterology at UPMC Shadyside
Director, GI Malignancy Early Detection, Diagnosis & Prevention Program
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Sohail Husain, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders Program
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Georgios I. Papachristou, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
UPMC Pancreas Center of Excellence
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD
Giant Eagle Foundation Professor of Cancer Genetics
Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology & Physiology and Human Genetics
Director, UPMC Precision Medicine Service
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Herbert J. Zeh III, MD
Hall and Mary Lucile Shannon Distinguished Chair in Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX

Continuing Education Credit

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 live activity for a maximum of 14.25AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded 1.4 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 14.25 contact hours.

Related Material

Registration Information

PancreasFest 2018 Information

PancreasFest Website

Hotel Accommodations

Sponsored By

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

With Partnership From

Collaborative Alliance for Pancreas Education and Research (CAPER)
National Pancreas Foundation (NPF)

For more information, contact Joy Jenko Merusi at 412-578-9518 or joj2@pitt.edu