Pancreatic Cancer: Principles of Multidisciplinary Care from Screening Through Treatment

Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related death and is expected to be a major health problem within the next 10 years.  Incidence in Erie County, NY is above the national average.  Pancreatic Cancer tends to be diagnosed late, and when it’s diagnosed, sometimes patients are treated inadequately. 

The purpose of this CME program is to educate both non-oncology and oncology providers on the state-of-the-art management of patients with pancreatic cancer, focusing on ideal treatment of premalignant conditions, utilization of neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic cancer, recent advances in management of advanced disease, and ideal supportive care. 

Target Audience:

Primary care health providers, gastroenterologists, oncologists, surgeons

Educational Objectives:

  • To assist clinicians in identifying the most common pre-malignant conditions of pancreas, the hereditary pancreas cancer syndromes, and the principles of screening.
  • To interpret disease staging and management of pancreatic cancer.

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019

Time: 9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
GaylordCary Meeting Room
665 Elm Street (Corner of Carlton and Elm Streets)
Buffalo, NY 14203


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Fees:

$25       Physicians and Pharmacists
$15       NPs, PAs and other healthcare professionals
FREE     Fellows, Residents, Students, Retired Physicians, Roswell Park Employees 
$90       Pharmaceutical Industry Employees

Roswell Park reserves the right to cancel this program for any reason.  Registrants will be notified.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after June 8, 2019. There will be a $10 administrative fee deducted for any cancellations

Agenda & Speakers:

9:15 a.m.    Registration

9:45             Introduction and Opening Remarks
                    Christos Fountzilas, MD

10:00          Contemporary Medical Management of Pancreatic Cancer
                     Philip Philip MD, PhD, FRCP, FABC 

11:00           Surgical Management
                     Moshim Kukar, MD 

12:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00             Hereditary Syndromes and Pre-Malignant States
                     Steven Hochwald, MD

2:00             Palliative Care
                     Amy Case, MD, FAAHPM

3:00 pm       Adjourn   

Invited Speaker:

Philip Philip, MD
Professor of Oncology, Pharmacology and Medicine Kathryn Cramer Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Vice President of Medical Affairs
Department of Oncology
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI

Roswell Park Faculty:

Amy Case, MD, FAAHPM  
Associate Professor of Oncology 
Lee Foundation Endowed Chair in Palliative &
Supportive Care
Chief of Palliative Care Program
Department of Supportive Care

Christos Fountzilas, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Medicine – GI Center

Steven Hochwald, MD
Professor of Oncology
Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Vice Chair of Department of Surgical Oncology

Moshim Kukar, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology


The Research Studies Center is located across the street from the Hospital building on Elm & Carlton Streets. Enter the building from Carlton St. Complimentary parking is available in the hospital parking ramp on Elm & Carlton. Free parking vouchers will be provided at the registration desk.  Metered parking is available on the street. Look for the payment kiosks along Elm & Virginia Streets.