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14th Annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer

March 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Started in 2005, the Hirshberg Foundation’s Annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer was designed to showcase advances in research, treatment options and early detection. The aim of the symposium is to create an intimate and inspirational day of education by bringing together survivors, patients and their families, clinicians, researchers and physicians. In the past, topics have included oncology, surgery, psychosocial management, nutrition and integrative medicines, gastroenterology, genetics and basic science.

A highlight of the program will be hearing from our Patient and Caregiver panel who will share their journey from diagnosis to present day.

Each individual who wishes to attend must be registered. If you wish to register a guest, please fill out the form for each individual. There is no fee for attending this event.

Space is limited! Sign-up deadline is March 1, 2018 although we anticipate this event to fill up before the deadline and no additional space will be available once we reach capacity.


8:30 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 9:20 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Agi Hirshberg, Founder & CEO
Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Kelsey Martin, MD, PHD
Dean of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Vay Liang W. Go, MD, Chair of the Hirshberg Foundation Scientific Advisory Board
University of California, Los Angeles

9:20 am – 9:50 am
How Global Collaboration is Making a Difference

Stephen Pandol, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

9:50 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Navigating from Diagnosis to Treatment

Margaret A. Tempero, MD
University of California, San Francisco

10:30 am – 10:40 am

10:40 am – 10:55 am

10:55 am – 11:25 am
Team Approach for the Management of Pancreatic Cancer

Timothy Donahue, MD
University of California, Los Angeles

11:25 am – 11:35 am
11:35 am – 12:05 pm
Managing the Emotional Journey

Annette Stanton, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

12:05 pm – 12:15 pm
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Chemo Patients Take Control

Matt Lashey

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: Perspectives from Survivors and Caregivers

Howard A. Reber, MD & Annette Stanton, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles


March 10, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm


UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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