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Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
The University Club
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123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

PancreasFest 2013

Acute Pancreatitis: Risk Stratification, Early Management, and Role of Nutrition

PancreasFest 2013 is open to all gastroenterologists, surgeons, researchers and related health care professionals interested in pancreatic disease research and clinical care. Education programs will be interspersed with investigative research meetings to further the multidisciplinary understanding and treatment of pancreas diseases.


At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
• Identify pancreatic cancer prevention and early diagnosis strategies.
• Classify and describe treatment advancements for pancreatic cancer in early diagnosis stages.
• Discuss treatment advancement implications for acute and chronic pancreatitis care.
• Determine pancreas disease treatment options through case discussion.
• Apply concepts of personalized medicine to pancreatic disease treatment.
• Foster the development of multidisciplinary, fluid and interactive models to treat pancreas diseases and pancreatic pain.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, oncologists,radiologists, basic and clinical researchers and all physicians interested in pancreatic diseases. Physicians and scientist committed to translational research, cooperative studies and career development are strongly encouraged to attend. This course welcomes mid-level medical professionals, clinical and research nurses and related health care professionals interested in pancreas disease research and treatments.

Course Directors

Randall E. Brand, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, GI Malignancy, Early Detection, Diagnosis & Prevention Program
Academic Director, GI Division, UPMC Shadyside

Georgios I. Papachristou, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Liver Pancreas Institute (LPI)

David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD
Giant Eagle Foundation Professor of Cancer Genetics
Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology & Physiology and Human Genetics
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Continuing Education Credit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by theAccreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) toprovide continuing medical education for physicians.The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activityfor a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Each physicianshould only claim credit commensurate with the extent of theirparticipation in the activity.Other health care professionals are awarded 1.6 continuing educationunits (CEU’s) which are equal to 16.2 contact hours.

Hotel Information
The host hotel for PancreasFest 2013 is the Wyndham University Center(formerly Holiday Inn), located at 100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.This hotel is approximately two blocks from The University Club, which is the primary meeting location. To book online go to www.wyndham.com/hotels/47154 and enter group code 03016841PAN.

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