13th Annual MCW Pancreatic Cancer Symposium

Milwaukee, WI US
January 26, 2024

The 13th Annual Medical College of Wisconsin LaBahn Pancreatic Cancer Symposium will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024. The symposium will take place at the Westin Milwaukee Hotel at 550 N. Van Buren St, Milwaukee, WI, 53202. The aim of the symposium is to provide a scientific forum that highlights innovative basic and translational science advancements in pancreatic cancer. The goal is to disseminate new scientific information to accelerate the translation of novel preclinical science into clinical trials.

Target Audience

  • Primary care physicians
  • Gastroenterologists
  • General surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Delineate the rationale for neoadjuvant treatment sequencing for operable pancreatic cancer
  • Describe the role of KRAS testing in pancreatic cancer
  • Identify available MCW clinical trials for patients with pancreatic cancer
Additional information
PDF icon Program Agenda700.75 KB


Theresa Neitzel
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-1831
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/26/2024 - 7:30am CST
Event ends: 
01/26/2024 - 3:30pm CST

The symposium will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024. Please see below for the program schedule or PDF icon view the agenda as a PDF here.

Program Agenda - Friday, January 26, 2024




07:30 AM Registration, Exhibitions and Breakfast 
08:20 AM Welcome  Douglas B. Evans, MD
08:30 AM Updates from GI ASCO GI 2024 Mandana Kamgar, MD, MPH
09:00 AM Pancreas Cancer: Current State of the Art and Novel Therapeutics  Eileen O’Reilly, MD
09:45 AM

 Controversies in Treatment Sequencing for Localized Pancreatic Cancer

 Douglas B. Evans, MD
10:15 AM Question & Answer Session 
10:25 AM Refreshment Break & Exhibitions 
10:35 AM Targeting the Pro-Metastatic Liver Niche Nikki Lytle, PhD
10:50 AM KRAS Today & Tomorrow Thomas McFall, PhD, MBA
11:05 AM Linking Actin Dynamics and Transcriptional Control to Pancreatic Cancer Biology  Andrew M. Lowy, MD
11:50 AM Question & Answer Session 
12:00 PM Lunch & Exhibitions 
12:15 PM

 Lunch Session

 Molecular Profile-related Individualized Targeted Therapy in Resected

 Pancreatic Cancer with High-Risk of Cancer Recurrence (PROTECT-PANC)

 Mandana Kamgar, MD, MPH
12:30 PM Advances in Neoadjuvant Radiation Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer, Current State and Future Directions  William A. Hall, MD
1:00 PM Optimal Role and Sequence of Systemic Therapy in PNET Alexandria T. Phan, MD
1:30 PM Surgical Management of PNET Callisia N. Clarke, MD, MS
2:00 PM  PRRT and the Future of Radiotherapeutics Michael R. Holt, MD
2:30 PM  Question & Answer Session 
2:40 PM Refreshment Break & Exhibitions 
2:50 PM  Case Discussion Moderator: Kathleen K. Christians, MD 
3:30 PM Announcement of Raffle Winner, Adjournment 


The Westin Milwaukee Hotel
550 N. Van Buren Street
Grand Ballroom
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States

The symposium will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Milwaukee Hotel, located at 550 N. Van Buren St, Milwaukee, WI, 53202. Parking information will be provided to registered attendees ahead of the event.

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Kathleen Christians, MD
Callisia Clarke, MD
Douglas Evans, MD
Michael Holt, MD
Nikki Lytle, PhD
Thomas McFall, PhD
Alexandria Phan, MD

The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.





Wiliam Hall, MD


Aktis Oncology

Shareholder and consultant


Mandana Kamgar, MD


Andrew Lowy, MD

Kinnate and Steba



Advisory Committee



Eileen O'Reilly, MDArcus, Alligator, BioNTech, Ipsen, Merck, Novartis, Syros, Leap Therapeutics, Astellas, Autem, BMS, Tempus, FibConsultant

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Thank you to the exhibitors of the symposium.

This event is funded in part by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment.

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) is a statewide health improvement philanthropy propelling promising work and ideas in health research, health care education, and community health initiatives to improve health and advance health equity in Wisconsin today, and for generations to come. Established by the Medical College of Wisconsin to steward a generous gift from Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin, AHW has invested more than $330 million in nearly 560 projects since 2004.


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Fees include registration, CME certification, breakfast, and lunch. All registrations will be assessed $1.50 non-refundable processing fee.


Registration Fee



APPs and Allied Health Professionals (Nurse, Genetic Counselor, or other Medical Professional)


Fellow, resident, or medical student*
Research coordinator



For complimentary trainee registration, please email surgeryevents@mcw.edu or contact Theresa Neitzel at (414-955-1829).


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