Mayo Clinic Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Cancer Symposium 2019

Las Vegas, NV US
November 15, 2019 to November 16, 2019

Mayo Clinic Course Directors:  Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, M.D.,  Mitesh J. Borad, M.D., and Dan G. Duda, D.M.D., Ph.D. 

November 15 - 16, 2019 - Wynn Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada

Nationally and internationally renowned faculty provide a state-of-the-art update on the latest treatment options for patients with hepato-pancreatico-biliary cancers. The program is designed to provide a multi-disciplinary overview on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment considerations, including surgery, radiation, locoregional approaches, and systematic therapies.  There will be an emphasis on implementation of these approaches into clinical practice.    

In collaboration with the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists  







Course Highlights Include:

  • Precision medicine approaches in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) cancers
  • Immunotherapies in HPB ancers
  • Optimization of surgical, interventional and radiation therapy in HPB cancer patients
  • Multidisciplinary management of HPB Cancer Patient
  • Novel preventative and diagnostic approaches in patient at risk for or with HPB cancers
  • Introduction to scientific advances with translational potential and eventual clinical application as it relates to HPB cancers

To see the course brochure, click here

Registration Fee

 Register on or before
October 15
Register after
October 15
Full Fee: M.D., DO, Ph.D$450$525
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$350$425

Welcome Reception and Poster Presentation
Friday, November 15, 2019, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Course registrants and a guest (included in the registration fee) are invited to a casual welcome reception and poster presentation on Friday evening immediately following the course. The reception offers you the perfect opportunity to meet existing and new colleagues.  Pre-registration is required.  Each additional guest – Adults: $85; Children 5-15: $40; Children 1-4: No charge

Interested in presenting a poster?   
Poster Requirements
Contact Tammy Chauncey with questions.   

Exhibit Opportunity

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete Exhibitor Documents and submit to Kristy Badder


Target Audience

This course is intended for surgeons, gastroenterologists, medical and radiation oncologists, laboratory scientists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, oncology pharmacists, oncology nurses and clinical research personnel. Specialties include:  Medical oncology, hematology, gastroenterology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology, radiology, and laboratory research science.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify patients with advanced pancreatic cancer that may benefit from surgery.
  • Describe the role of preventive and therapeutic vaccines in the treatment of liver and biliary cancers.
  • Identify current and emerging strategies for early diagnosis and surveillance of liver cancer.
  • Identify patients suitable for a liver transplant.
  • Integrate novel agents in clinical care and clinical trial participation.
  • Describe molecular biology of pancreatic liver and biliary cancers. 
  • Recognize the appropriate regimen for first and second line therapy in treating advanced pancreatic cancer, liver and biliary cancer.
  • Describe the latest state of the science in pancreatic cancer, liver and biliary cancer.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.00 ANCC
  • 13.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 13.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/15/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/16/2019 - 3:00pm

Click here to view Program Schedule on mobile

Wynn Las Vegas
3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States
+1 (702) 770-7000

A limited block of guest rooms has been reserved for attendees at the special group rate of: 

Wynn Deluxe Resort King Room       $249.00
Wynn Deluxe Resort Double Room   $279.00
Wynn Tower Room                            $369.00
(Single or double occupancy)

Click here to reserve your room on-line:

Make your reservation before the block fills or the cut-off date of October 15, 2019.  Rates are based on group rate availability.  A charge of $50 per night will be added for each guest over double occupancy. 

Group rates are subject to the prevailing room tax, which is currently $13.38%. A daily resort fee of $35.00 plus 13.38% tax will be added to each guest room account.  The resort fee entitles each guest to the following items: Access to the fitness center for two people, in-room internet access, printing of boarding passes, access to more than 5,000 national and international digital daily newspapers and magazines, and priority access to Wynn nightclubs for tickets purchased through Wynn Concierge.

Course Directors
Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, M.D.
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona 

Mitesh J. Borad, M.D.
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona

Dan G. Duda, Ph.D., D.M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Guest Faculty
Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, M.D., M.B.A. 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Nilofer S. Azad, M.D.
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland

Mark Bloomston, M.D.
21st Century Oncology
Fort Myers, Florida

Anthony B. El-Khoueiry, M.D.
University of Southern California, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California 

Bassel El-Rayes, M.D.
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Milind Javle, M.D.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Satdarshan (Paul) Singh Monga, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Eileen M. O’Reilly. M.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Professor Thakur D. Yadav
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)
Chandigarh, India

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Daniel H. Ahn, D.O.
Steven R. Alberts, M.D.
Bashar A. Aqel, M.D
Thomas J. Byrne, M.D.
David M. Chascsa, M.D.
Martin E. Fernandez-Zapico, M.D.
Thorvardur R. Halfdanarson, M.D.
Christopher (Chris) L. Hallemeier, M.D.
John B. Kisiel, M.D.
Wen Wee Ma, M.B.B.S.
Amit Mahipal, M.B.B.S.
Amit K. Mathur, M.D.
Robert R. McWilliams, M.D.
Kabir Mody, M.D.
Bolni Marius Nagalo, Ph.D.
Indravadan J. Patel, M.D.
Niloy Jewel Samadder, M.D.
Kumar Sandrasegaran, M.B., Ch.B. 
Mohamad Bassam Sonbol, M.D.
Michael B. Wallace, M.D.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants can earn up to 13 ANCC nursing contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 13 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.00 ANCC
  • 13.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 13.00 Attendance


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