The Hirshberg Foundation is excited to announce that video presentations of the 14th Annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer are now viewable on our website. Hosted in collaboration with the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases, 200 caregivers, survivors, medical professionals and researchers attended the Hirshberg Foundation’s most important patient and caregiver event of the year. This was the first time the symposium was hosted at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, providing an inspirational learning environment in a thoughtfully designed space.
The Symposium provides an experience where patients and their caregivers may ask questions, explore new options, understand advances in research and begin making informed decisions. As in years past, the symposium included several esteemed guest speakers, survivors and caregivers, each sharing expertise, unique perspectives and personal experiences with pancreatic cancer. Speakers focused on topics that would educate and empower families facing this disease.
“Each year our goal is to educate, empower and instill hope – once again we’ve made that a reality,” said Agi Hirshberg, Founder and CEO of the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. “We hope you will watch and learn from these newly released videos and the valuable information shared at the event.”
The Foundation staff works hard to ensure that the annual event is free of charge for all attendees. “We want to thank our sponsors, Incyte and Joanne & Ken Weinman, for their support“, said Lisa Manheim, Executive Director of the Hirshberg Foundation. She added, “The success of the symposium is made possible by the generosity of private donors, the participation of attendees and the expertise of our guest speakers.”
Plans are already underway for the 15th Annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer, to be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center.