2014 PancWest Symposium

An interactive scientific meeting covering the latest advances and current obstacles in pancreatic cancer research and patient care.

We are pleased to announce the inaugural PancWest Symposium sponsored by the OHSU Brenden - Colson Center for Pancreatic Care and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

This interactive scientific meeting will present:

  • Advances in research and our understanding of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying pancreatic disease
  • Advances in clinical patient care
  • A forum to discuss barriers to further progress
  • Interactive panel discussions on scientific, technological, and clinical advances
  • Concurrent patient education sessions, organized by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Attendees can expect a highly interactive atmosphere with time for discussion and the opportunity to share experience.


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

View the Pancreatic Cancer Symposium Agenda

Symposium Topics

Friday, Sept 5

Basic/Translational Science Topics

  • Tumor microenvironment
  • Signaling pathways and targeted therapeutics
  • Tumor cell heterogeneity

Workshop/Panel Discussion Topics

  • The Pancreatic Tumor Microenvironment
  • Cell of Origin and Tumor Cell Heterogeneity
  • Technological Advances and Biomarker Discovery

Saturday, Sept 6

Clinical Science Topics

  • Early diagnosis and screening
  • Approach to pre-malignant pancreatic diseases
  • Current and future management of PNET and PDA

Confirmed Speakers

Abstract Submission

Late Registration and Abstract Deadline:
August 28 – 5:00pm PST

Questions about abstract submission and travel awards, please contact:

All abstracts must be submitted electronically via email.

Abstract Submission - Travel Reimbursements
Individuals submitting an abstract are eligible up to $500 travel reimbursement. In total, 20 abstract applicants will be eligible for their travel reimbursement. After the abstracts are submitted and reviewed, the winners will be contacted via email to process their travel reimbursements.

PancWest Symposium Abstract Submissions