12th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA 2016)
Meeting: April 20-23, 2016, WTC Sheraton Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil
IHPBA is currently the fastest growing surgical society, and represents an important and ever more present tool for the production and dispersal of knowledge accumulated and updated in the area. In order to effectively inform and exchange information, as well as promote closer cooperation between 4 colleagues, every two years the IHPBA holds International Conferences, which rotate between three continents.

IHPBA State-of-the-Art Conference on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Resection (MIPR)
Meeting: April 20, 2016, WTC Sheraton Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil
IHPBA is delighted to announce the full program for the “State of the Art” conference on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Resection. This will take place on 20th April 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil at the start of the IHPBA 12th World Congress. This conference will examine the current state of the art of MIPR from the prospective of what we know and what we need to learn.

AACR Special Conference on Pancreatic Cancer
Meeting: May 12-15, 2016, JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL
Follow on Twitter: #AACRPanCa16
The third AACR Special Conference on Pancreatic Cancer will be chaired by Dr. Manuel Hidalgo and grantees and Scientific and Medical Advisory Board members Drs. Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue and Robert Vonderheide. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will again serve as a lead supporter of this conference.

2016 ASCO Annual Meeting: Key dates
Meeting: June 3-June 7, 2016, Chicago, IL
Hotel Reservations and Early Registration Deadline: April 27, 2016
Follow on Twitter: #ASCO16
ASCO wants to ensure that you never miss a deadline. From the opening of registration and hotel reservations to the release of abstracts, keep these dates in mind as you prepare to attend the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.

The International Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer 2016 – Precision Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer
Meeting: June 9-12, 2016, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Follow on Twitter: @pancreas2016
The International Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer, “Pancreas 2016,” will bring together 350 medical oncologists, surgeons, radiographers, gastroenterologists, molecular pathologists, pathologists and clinical and basic scientists from all over the globe, to explore current knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

National Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day 2016
Event: June 20-21, 2016, Washington, DC
Advocacy Day is the biggest opportunity of the year on Capitol Hill to rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer with hundreds of other passionate supporters from across the nation. Please join us at this crucial event to Wage Hope and tell Congress that increased funding for pancreatic cancer research simply cannot wait.

Rally for Medical Research Hill Day
Event: September 22, 2016, Washington, DC
Held every September, this Capitol Hill Day event continues the momentum established in 2013, and includes nearly 300 national organizations coming together in support of the Rally for Medical Research. The purpose of the Rally is to call on our nation's policymakers to make funding for National Institutes of Health (NIH) a national priority and raise awareness about the importance of continued investment in medical research that leads to MORE PROGRESS, MORE HOPE and MORE LIVES SAVED. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a partner organization for this event.

International Conference on Pancreatic Disorders and Treatment
Meeting: October 17-19, 2016, Chicago, IL
International Conference on Pancreatic Disorders and Treatment, will be organized around the theme “Research oriented Innovations in Pancreatic Cancer Disorder Treatment and Diagnostic Techniques.”


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This RAS Central blog focuses on Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, recipient of multiple Pancreatic Cancer Action Network research grants and member of our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board.

State of Cancer Care in America: 2016
Report: http://jop.ascopubs.org/content/12/4/339.full
The State of Cancer Care in America: 2016 report—released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and published by the Journal of Oncology Practice—is the third annual report by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that examines trends and developments in oncology practice in the United States.

Call for Papers: Case Reports in Pancreatic Cancer
Case Reports in Pancreatic Cancer is seeking high quality case reports to publish in future issues. Case Reports in Pancreatic Cancer is an open access journal publishing authoritative case reports on all aspects of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, management, treatment, and outcomes. The Journal enables physicians, surgeons, oncologists, and the team of professionals that determine and administer care to share their experiences and foster communication and collaboration to optimize patient care.




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