Mayo Clinic Pancreatic and Hepato-Biliary Cancer Symposium 2018

Scottsdale, AZ US
October 26, 2018 to October 27, 2018

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

Nationally and internationally renowned faculty provide a state-of-the-art update on the latest treatment options for patients with hepato-biliary and pancreatic cancers. The program is designed to provide a multi-disciplinary overview on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment considerations, including surgery and new pharmacological agents, and how to incorporate these into clinical practice. There will also be a focus on emerging immuno-oncology and molecular profile options.

Topics include: cancer 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; molecularly targeted agents and treatment of molecular subsets for pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers; rational sequencing of therapies for advanced pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers.

Registration Fees

Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Scientist$460.00
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional$385.00

Exhibitor Inquiry
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 the 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 who will benefit from preoperative therapy prior to surgery
  • Describe the differences in staging between borderline and unresectable locally advanced pancreatic and hepato-biliary cancers
  • Identify patients with resecetable pancreatic cancer who are candidates for a minimally invasive procedure
  • Identify patients suitable for a liver transplant
  • Integrate novel agents in clinical care and clinical trial participation
  • Describe molecular biology of pancreatic and hepato-bilary cancers
  • Recognize the appropriate regimen for first and second line therapy in treating advanced pancreatic cancer and hepato-biliary cancer
  • Demonstrate state of the art therapy for neuroendocrine of the pancreas

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. 

Endorsed by the IASGO

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.50 AOA
  • 14.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/26/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
10/27/2018 - 5:00pm

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
United States
+1 (480) 624-1202

Lodging Information

Tucked among the McDowell Mountains and Sonoran Desert surrounding sunny Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa proudly champions Arizona’s colorful history and culture. A host of options entertain guests of all ages. Spacious guestrooms and suites radiate with the warm colors, vibrant textures, and natural materials typical of Southwest style.

A limited block of guest rooms has been reserved for attendees at the special group rate of $295/night (USD) plus applicable city/state taxes. Make your reservation before the block fills or the cut-off date of September 25, 2018, reference the Mayo Clinic Pancreatic Cancer course. Group rates will apply three days prior to and three days after the course dates based on group room availability. Children younger than the age of 17 will stay complimentary. Third or fourth adult person rates are $50 each. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.

A deposit equal to one night’s stay ($295 plus tax) is required to hold each individual’s reservation. The deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the date(s) indicated, and, upon check-in, shall be applied to the final night of the reserved stay. The deposit paid by individuals is refundable if notice is received at least seven (7) days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Book your reservation by calling (480) 624-1202 or through the online reservation link.


Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located 19.3 miles from The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online (CV 03NR0013). Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply.

SuperShuttle vans offer airport transportation to and from area hotels and businesses. To make reservations, call (800) 258-3826 or (602) 244-9000, or visit their website.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Go to Visit Phoenix or Experience Scottsdale for additional recreation and leisure activities.

Course Directors

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

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

Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at HonorHealth

Guest Faculty

Jordan D. Berlin, M.D.
Vanderbilt –Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee

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

Jorge Gallardo, M.D.

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

Christian Jobin, Ph.D.
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, Florida

Lawrence Kwong, Ph.D.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Eric Nakakura, M.D., Ph.D.
San Francisco, California

Parag J. Parikh, M.D., B.S.E.
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Rachna T. Shroff, M.D, M.S.
University of Arizona 
Tucson, Arizona

Diane M. Simeone, M.D.
NYU Langone Health
New York, New York

Col. Sosthene Somda, M.D.
National Hospital Yalgado Ouedraogo
Burkina Faso, West Africa

Margaret A. Tempero, M.D.
San Francisco, California

David A. Tuveson M.D., Ph.D.
Cold Springs Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Zev Wainberg, M.D.
UCLA Health
Los Angeles, California

Colin D. Weekes, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Linda L. Wong, M.D.
University of Hawaii 
Honolulu, Hawaii

Hao Zhu, M.D.
UT Southwestern
Dallas, Texas

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Daniel H. Ahn, D.O.
Jonathan B. Ashman, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael Barrett, M.D.
Daniel D. Billadeau, Ph.D.
Douglas O. Faigel, M.D.
Martin E. Fernandez-Zapico, M.D.
Thorvardur R. Halfdanarson, M.D.
Chris L. Hallemeier, M.D.
Wen Wee Ma, M.B.B.S.
Amit K. Mathur, M.D.
Kabir Mody, M.D.
Adyr A. Moss, M.D.
Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
Marcela A. Salomao, M.D.
Kumar Sandrasegaran, M.D.
Alvin C. Silva, M.D.
Michael S. Torbenson, M.D.
Beau Toskich, M.D.
Mark J. Truty, M.D., M.S.

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 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 14.50 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

  • 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.50 AOA
  • 14.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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