Jefferson University Hospitals

12th Annual Pancreatic Cancer & Related Diseases Symposium

12th Annual Pancreatic Cancer and Related Diseases Symposium

Join Charles J. Yeo, MD, the Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair of Surgery at Jefferson, and other renowned speakers as they provide an update on research and treatments for pancreatic cancer and related diseases. Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists will be on hand to discuss the latest in medical therapies, surgical options and innovative research.

Complimentary continental breakfast and seated lunch will be served.

Can't attend the Symposium? The presentations will be available to view on Jefferson Digital Commons after the event. To learn more about pancreatic cancer and related diseases, visit the Jefferson Pancreas, Biliary and Related Cancer Center.


9 a.m. Breakfast with the Experts
Continental Breakfast, Informational Tables & Scientific Poster Presentations
10 a.m. Welcome and Program Overview
Charles J. Yeo, MD, Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair of Surgery
10:10 a.m. Clinical Presentations
  • Advances in Endoscopic Imaging and Diagnosis for Pancreatic Lesions
    Ali A. Siddiqui, MD, Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Treatment Strategies for Loco-Regional Pancreas Cancer
    James A. Posey, III, MD, Professor and Gastrointestinal Program Director, Medical Oncology
  • Immunotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
    Harish Lavu, MD, Section Chief of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Associate Professor
  • Targeting Pancreatic Cancer Metabolism
    Jordan M. Winter, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery
  • What Makes Jefferson Unique in the Fight against Pancreatic Cancer?
    Jonathan R. Brody, PhD, J. Wallace Davis and Gail G. Davis Professor of Surgery
    Director, Division of Surgical Research
11:30 a.m. Lunch and Patient Speaker
William (Kim) Foster
12:15 p.m. Questions and Answers
Ernest L. Rosato, MD, Francis E. Rosato Professor of Surgery
Director, Division of General Surgery and Vice Chair of Surgery
Michael J. Pucci, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
12:45 p.m. Survivor Photo
1 p.m. Breakout Sessions (Choice of one 30 minute session)
  1. Supportive Care Following Surgery
    Shawnna Cannaday, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
    Harish Lavu, MD, Co-Director, Jefferson Pancreas Tumor Registry
    Theresa P. Yeo, PhD, MPH, AOCNP, Adjunct Associate Professor
    Co-Director, Jefferson Pancreas Tumor Registry
  2. What Will it Take to Cure Pancreatic Cancer?
    Drs. Jonathan Brody and Jordan Winter

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