UPCOMING MEDICAL EDUCATION EVENTS
Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) CME Education
Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening genetic disease. The clinical hallmark of FCS is pancreatitis associated with marked chylomicronemia and triglyceridemia. It is important that gastroenterologists recognize the signs and symptoms to properly evaluate, as well as manage, patients with FCS. In this CME activity, a gastroenterologist will review the diagnosis, assessment, management, ongoing challenges, and future therapeutic options for patients with FCS. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
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2017 International Association Pancreatology Meeting – Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 28, 2017 – September 30, 2017
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The Interface of Pancreatic Cancer With Diabetes, Obesity and Inflammation: Research Gaps and Opportunities
The purpose of The Interface of Pancreatic Cancer with Diabetes, Obesity, and Inflammation: Research Gaps and Opportunities Workshop is to explore the relationships of diabetes, obesity, and inflammation on the mechanisms, diagnosis and possible treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). On October 12, 2017, there will be sessions which will focus on the role of diabetes and altered intracellular metabolism on the development of PDAC, the mechanisms and diagnosis of PDAC-caused diabetes, the role of obesity as a risk factor and cause of PDAC, and the role of inflammation and immune mechanisms on the development and possible treatment of PDAC. Recommendations which arise from the workshop will inform possible future funding initiatives of NIDDK. In addition to presentations from an international faculty of experts, poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts will also be presented. Attendance at the workshop is without charge, but registration is required.
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North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The NASPGHAN Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Thursday,
November 2, 2017—Saturday, November 4, 2017. This year the Annual Meeting will be preceded by a Single Topic Symposium on Wednesday, November 1st, directed by Drs. Veronique Morinville, Sohail Husain and Jay Freeman entitled “Frontiers in Pediatric Pancreatology”. The planning committee has assembled an outstanding program that will engage the interest of clinicians, academicians, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, and trainees alike.
For more information, please CLICK HERE.
International Symposium on the Medical and Surgical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis
The second CPS2018 will be held in Charleston, South Carolina on February 1-3, 2018. The goal of this symposium is to bring together leaders from across the globe who have an interest in the pancreas and are dedicated to improving patient care in chronic pancreatitis. International experts from all fields of medicine will confer and exchange ideas to identify the direction, trends and developments in the diagnosis and management of chronic pancreatitis that are needed to enhance clinical effectiveness, encourage adoption by healthcare providers, and engage patients in the best practice and cost-effective care. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
Patient Centered Education Events
For patient education events, please GO HERE for specific state chapters.