MCW Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Symposium

Milwaukee , WI US
January 31, 2020

Pancreatic cancer is increasing in incidence and will become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths by 2020. This symposium brings together experts in the area of pancreatic cancer to provide the most up-to-date information on the diagnosis, staging, and state-of-the-art treatments for pancreatic cancer.

MCW Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Symposium will be held Friday, Janruary 31, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rumble Room of the Harley-Davidson Museum at 400 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

Target Audience

 • Primary care physicians

• Gastroenterologists

• General surgeons

• Medical oncologists

• Radiation oncologists

Learning Objectives

1. To define the diagnostic studies needed to accurately stage pancreatic cancer patients.

2. Review multimodality stage-specific treatment sequencing based on clinical stage for patients with pancreatic cancer.

3. Review current controversies in the management of locally advanced and localized pancreatic cancer

Additional information


Heidi Brittnacher
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-1831
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/31/2020 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
01/31/2020 - 4:00pm CST

8:00 AM: Registration Opens/Breakfast available

8:20-8:55 AM: Meet the Professor (optional session before the symposium begins, please pre-register for one if you plan to attend)

  • Section I: Dr. Wang-Gilliam, Bolt Room
  • Section II: Dr. Hong, Potato Room
  • Section III: Dr. Christians, Rumble Room

9:00-9:30 AM: Fundamentals of Radiographic Staging of Pancreatic Cancer | Stacy O’Connor, MD, MPH, MMS

9:30-10:00 AM: Endoscopic Management of Pancreatic Cancer | Phillip Chisholm, MD

10:00-10:30 AM: Neoadjuvant Treatment Sequencing for Resectable and Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer | Douglas Evans, MD

10:30-11:00 AM: Identification and Treatment of Sleep Problems in Pancreatic Cancer Patients | Karen Kersting, PhD, LCP

11:00-11:15 PM: Break

11:15-12:00 PM: Neoadjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer: Treatment Paradigms and the Role of Radiation Therapy | Theodore Hong, MD

12:00-12:20 PM: Questions/Break

12:20-1:15 PM: Tumor Board over Lunch | Susan Tsai, MD, MHS

1:15-1:45 PM: Advances in Image Guided and Personalized Radiotherapy For Pancreatic Cancer, A New Frontier | William Hall, MD

1:45-2:15 PM: Surgical Nuances in Pancreatic Cancer | Kathleen Christians, MD

2:15-3:00 PM: Novel Therapeutic Development in Pancreatic Cancer | Andrea Wang-Gillam, MD, PhD

3:00-3:20 PM: Questions/Break

3:20- 3:50 PM: GI ASCO Update/Clinical Trials for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer | Ben George, MD

3:50-4:00 PM: Wrap Up and Review of Upcoming CME Events/Pancreatic Cancer Program Initiatives

The Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W. Canal Street
Milwaukee , WI 53201
United States


Free parking is located onsite. 


Andrea Wang-Gillam MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Developmental Therapeutics Program

Clinical Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program

Division of Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology

Washington University in St.Louis


Theodore Sunki Hong, MD

Professor, Radiation Oncology Harvard Medical School

Director, Gastrointestinal Service, Department of Radiation Oncology

Associate Clinical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology

Massachusetts General Hospital



Stacy O’Connor, MD, MPH, MMS

Assistant Professor, Division of Radiology


Phillip Chisholm, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology


Kathleen Christians, MD

Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology


Douglas Evans, MD

Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor in Surgery and Chair


Ben George, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology


William Hall, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology


Karen Kersting, PhD, LCP

Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology


Susan Tsai, MD, MHS

Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose except:

Ted Hong, MDMerck, Synthetic Biologies, Novocure, AstraZeneca, Taiho, IntraOp, BMS, TESAROAdvisory Board, Consultant, DSMB, Principal Investigator
Andrea Wang-GillianJacobio Pharmaceuticals, Tyme Inc., AstrazenecaConsultant
Ben George, MD Celgene, BMS, Ipsen, Merrimack, Exelixis, Taiho oncology, Trumo Interventional Systems, Foundation Medicine, Eisai, Cook MedicalConsultant

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships.  These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.  

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 6.5 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 6.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

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


Please login or register to take this course.


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If requesting CE credit, a $25 registration fee will be assessed during check out. For those not claiming CE credit, please select the appropriate option during checkout and there will be no fee.

Refund Policy:  Cancellations must be received in writing.  Cancellations postmarked January 24 and earlier will be fully refunded.  No refunds are available for cancellations postmarked after January 24.  

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