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UPMC Physicians and Researchers Will Present at the American Pancreatic Association (APA) 2018 Annual Meeting

October 19, 2018

American Pancreatic Association (APA) 2018 Annual Meeting will be held October 31-November 3 in Miami Beach, FL. The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition will be well represented with abstracts, presentations, and awards. 

View a list of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh presenters: 
Awards and Meeting Leadership
Hirshberg Award (for best abstracts in pancreatic cancer)
Aatur Singhi, MD, PhD: Best Clinical Science Abstract

Young Investigator Award Winners
Brian Boone, MD
Amir Gougol, MD

Abstract Selection Committee
Sohail Husain, MD

Wednesday – October 31, 2018
1:00-2:15 pm: Acute Pancreatitis and Chronic Pancreatitis-related Diabetes Mellitus
State of the Art Lecture: Epidemiology of Acute Pancreatitis- and Chronic Pancreatitis-related Diabetes
Mellitus: Burden of Disease and Unanswered Questions
Dhiraj Yadav, MD, MPH

12:15-2:00 pm: Poster of Distinction
PAD4 Mediated Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) Promote Platelet Aggregation and Worsen Severity
of Acute Pancreatitis
Presenting Author: Brian Boone, MD

Thursday – November 1, 2018
2:00-3:15 pm: Pancreatitis Abstract Session I
Pancreatic Stellate Cell Activation is Mediated Through the SIN3a/HDAC Repressive Complex
John F. Eisses, MD, PhD, Amitava Mukherjee, PhD, Sohail Z. Husain, MD

4:3- 6:00 pm: Recurrent Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
Moderators: Dhiraj Yadav, MD, MPH and Darwin Conwell, MD, MS

Friday – November 2, 2018
10:45-12:00 pm: Current Efforts Towards Early Detection of PDAC
An Update on Pancreatic Cystic Biomarkers for the Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer
Aatur D. Singhi, MD, PhD

12:00-2:00 pm: Posters of Distinction
Temporal Relationship Between SIRS, Organ Failure and Death in Acute Pancreatitis; Data From a Large,
Multicenter, International Study (APPRENTICE Study Group)
Presenting Author: Amir Gougol, MD

A Unique Role for Calcineurin Derived from Bone Marrow versus Pancreas in the Setting of Acute
Presenting Author: Li Wen, MD, PhD

3:15-4:15 pm: Parallel Session: Preventing Drug-Induced Pancreatitis
Moderator: Sohail Husain, MD

4:15-5:30 pm: Parallel Session: (Clinical Science Abstracts)
Validation of Pancreatitis Activity Scoring System (PASS) in a Large, Prospective, Multicenter US Cohort
(APPRENTICE Consortium)
P. Paragomi, I. Pothoulakis, V.K. Singh, T. Stevens, H. Nawaz, J. Easler, S.J. Thakkar, G.A. Cote, P.J. Greer, X. Tang, A. Gougol, G.I. Papachristou, B.U. Wu.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
10:45 am-12:00 pm: Controlling Systemic Inflammation and Organ Failure in Acute Pancreatitis
Role of Calcium in Early Inflammatory and Mitochondrial Events in Pancreatitis
Sohail Husain, MD