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10:45-10:55 Welcome: Prof Neoptolemos,  President of the EPC
10:55-12:15 1st section: Key issues in managing pancreatic cancer      Chair: Prof J Kleeff & William Swindlehurst
  Role of surgeon in managing advanced pancreatic cancer ( + discussion) Professor Paula Ghaneh, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  Research to support earlier diagnosis of pancreatic cancer ( + discussion)    Dr Eithne Costello-Goldring, Reader of Clinical Cancer Medicine, University of Liverpool
  Pancreatic Cancer; taking it on together Sarah Bell, Pancreas Cancer UK
  Pancreas Cancer Action Natasha North, Pancreas Cancer Action
  Patient Experience: Surviving Pancreatic Cancer William Swindlehurst, Patient
12:15 - 12:45 Lunch Break  
12:45 - 13:45 2nd section: Key issues in managing severe necrotizing acute pancreatitis Chair: Mr Vincent Yip, Consultant HPB Surgeon, Royal Liverpool University Hospital & William Swindlehurst (Patient)
  Intervention for Severe chronic pancreatitis ( + discussion) Mr Chris Halloran, Senior Lecturer, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  Role of endoscopic management for acute pancreatitis ( + discussion) Dr J Ramesh, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  Patient experience: Surviving severe necrotizing acute pancreatitis Hal Darlington, patient
13:45 - 14:30 3rd section: Key issues in managing patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour Chair: Dr J Ramesh & William Swindlehurst
  Gastroenterologist prospective Prof Mark Pritchard, Professor of Medicine, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours: A Surgeon’s prospective Mr Krishna Menon, Consultant HPB/ Liver Transplant Surgeon, King’s College Hospital
14:30 – 14:40  Coffee break  
14:45 - 15:00 Raising Money For Research Nicole Rimmer, Fund-raiser
  How can we involve patients in research Stacey Carruthers, Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit
15:00-15:55 Section 4: Patient discussion forum:
Chair: William Swindlehurst and Mr Phil Whelan
Group 1 Issues in Pancreatic cancer: 
Group 2 Issues in Acute pancreatitis: 
Group 3 Issues in Pancreatic NET:
15:45 - 16:00

Feedback from discussion and HIRSHBERG FOUNDATION AWARD

for the Best lay Person contribution to pancreatic cancer research

Chair: Mr Vincent Yip and William Swindlehurst




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