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Mayo Clinic Pancreatic and Hepato-Biliary Cancer Symposium 2017

Scottsdale, AZ US
November 10, 2017 to November 11, 2017

This CPD Activity has already taken place. See the 2018 course.

Course Directors: Ramesh Ramanathan, M.D.; Mitesh Borad, M.D.; Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, M.D.; Daniel Von Hoff, M.D.; and Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D.

This course, offered by Mayo Clinic in cooperation with TGen, Honor Health, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, welcomes expert faculty from across the country and throughout Mayo Clinic to bring you a state-of-the-art conference with the latest treatment options in Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic cancer. The program is designed to provide a multi-disciplinary overview regarding molecular characteristics, the importance of early diagnosis, treatment considerations, which includes surgery and new pharmacological agents, and how to incorporate these into clinical practice.

Topics include: Oncologic imaging and staging for the non-radiologist; molecular biology and translational research advances of pancreatic and hepato-biliary cancers, local therapy, surgery and liver transplantation for hepato-biliary cancers; adjuvant therapy and preoperative therapy of pancreatic and hepato-biliary cancers; targeted agents and treatment of molecular subsets for pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers; first and second line therapy for advanced pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers. Course format will include didactic lectures, panel discussions and use of interactive keypads. 

Registration Fees

Full Fee: MD, DO, Ph.D.$385.00
Reduced Fee: RN, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree, Resident/Fellow$310.00

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.

Additional Information
Course Brochure 

Target Audience

This course is designed for surgeons, gastroenterologists, medical and radiation oncologists, pain specialists, 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 who will benefit from radiation therapy
  • Incorporate novel agents in clinical care and clinical trial participation
  • Explain palliative care management of the symptomatic patient
  • Describe molecular biology of pancreatic and hepato-biliary cancer
  • Describe the role of the PARP inhibitors and DNA damaging agents in the treatment of pancreatic cancer
  • Select the appropriate regimen for first and second line therapy in treating advanced pancreatic cancer and hepato-biliary cancer
  • Describe the differences in staging between borderline and unresectable locally advanced pancreatic/ hepato-biliary cancers
  • Identify patients with resecetable pancreatic cancer who are candidates for a minimally invasive procedure

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: 
  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.00 AOA
Event starts: 
11/10/2017 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/11/2017 - 3:00pm

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
United States

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
(888) 625-5144 or (480) 624-1000
Online Reservations

The Westin Kierland Resort has reserved a limited block of luxurious rooms at a special group rate of $285 (USD) plus tax, single or double occupancy, run of house, per night. Group rates will apply three days prior to and three days after the course dates, based on group room availability. To ensure accommodations, make your reservation before October 10, 2017. Reservation requests received after 5:00 pm local time on this cut-off date will be accepted at the group rate, based on group room availability.

Located in Northeast Phoenix, adjacent to Kierland Commons, a 38-acre specialty retail development featuring shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Self-parking and valet parking are both available. Enjoy the spectacular outdoor pool complex with sand beach, 110-foot waterslide, and a 900-foot river for lazy floating.

Mayo Clinic School of CPD is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting.  Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Recreation and Leisure Activities

Information available at Visit Phoenix and Experience Scottsdale


Mayo Clinic Faculty

Daniel H. Ahn, D.O.
Bashar A. Aqel, M.D.
Jonathan B. Ashman, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael T. Barrett, Ph.D.
Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, M.D. **
Mitesh J. Borad, M.D. **
Thomas J. Byrne, M.D.
Joseph M. Collins, M.D.
Fergus J. Couch, Ph.D. 
Douglas O. Faigel, M.D.
Amit K. Mathur, M.D.
Robert R. McWilliams, M.D. 
Kabir Mody, M.D.
Adyr A. Moss, M.D.
Rahmi Oklu, M.D.
Jorge Rakela, M.D.
Ramesh K. Ramanathan, M.D. **
Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. 
Keith D. Robertson, Ph.D.  
Alvin C. Silva, M.D.                    
Rory L. Smoot, M.D. 
Chee-Chee H. Stucky, M.D.
Mark J. Truty, M.D., M.S.  

Guest Faculty

Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, M.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr
New York, NY

Erkut Borazanci, M.D.
Honor Health
Scottsdale, AZ

Laura Dawson, M.D.
Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Tom Dragovich, M.D., Ph.D.
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Gilbert, AZ

Yumon Fong, M.D.
City of Hope
Duarte, CA

Sunil R. Hingorani, M.D., Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Ctr
Seattle, WA

Milind M. Javle, M.D.
University of TX MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Houston, TX

R. Kate Kelley, M.D.
UCSF School of Medicine 
San Francisco, CA

Alison P. Klein, M.H.S., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

Jennifer Knox, M.D., M.Sc, F.R.C.P.C.
University of Toronto and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada

Daniel A. Laheru, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Ctr
Baltimore, MD

Anirban Maitra, M.B.B.S.
University of TX- MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Houston, TX

Lynn M. Matrisian, Ph.D., M.B.A **
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Manhattan Beach, CA

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

Philip A. Philip, M.D.
Karmanos Cancer Institute – Wayne State Univ.
Detroit, MI

Victoria Manax Rutson, M.D.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Manhattan Beach, CA

Rachna T. Shroff, M.D.
MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Houston, TX

Margaret A. Tempero, M.D.
UCSF– Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cnr Ctr
San Francisco,CA

Robert H. Vonderheide, M.D., Ph.D.
Univ of PA – Biomed Grad Studies
Philadelphia, PA

Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D. **
Scottsdale, AZ

Jack R. Wands, M.D. 
Lifespan RI Academic Med. Ctr/Brown Univ Sch of Med
Riverside, RI

Andrea Wang-Gillam, M.D., Ph.D.
WA Univ School of Med. St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Herbert J.  Zeh, III, M.D.
Univ. Pittsburgh Medical School
Pittsburgh, PA

**Course Directors

AMA Credit:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA Credit:

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 14.0 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

Other Health Care Professionals:

A record of attendance will be available to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.00 AOA

Accreditation Period

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