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June 27-28 2017
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The scientific program of EPC2017 Meeting aims to cover all fields of pancreatology and the whole scope of the European Pancreatic Club, particularly: Pancreatic physiology and signaling; Genetics, genomics and epigenetics of pancreatic diseases; Acute pancreatitis: basic and clinical; Chronic pancreatitis: basic and clinical; Pancreatic cancer: basic and clinical; Endoscopic and radiological interventions; Pediatric pancreatitis; Pancreatic surgery.

About 60 percent of the time will be devoted to free ORAL PRESENTATIONS, POSTER PRESENTATIONS and POSTER DISCUSSIONS.
About 40 percent of the time will be allocated for keynote lectures and focused symposia.



Symposium 1
Pancreatic diseases in relation to ion transport disorders and their targeting
Miklós Sahin-Tóth (USA) Molecular genetics in pancreatitis
Paco Real (Spain) Cell biology and genetics of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Julia Mayerle (Germany) Potential transport process targets in pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
Péter Hegyi (Hungary) CFTR, as a target prototype in pancreatic translational research


Keynote 1
Thomas Gress (Germany) Molecular mechanisms of cancerogenesis and therapeutic targeting in the pancreas

Symposium 2
Pancreatic Cancer – from bench to bedside and beyond
Marco Del Chiaro (Sweden) – Pancreatic cysts and IPMN
Claudio Bassi (Italy) – Neoadjuvants in pancreatic cancer
Mustapha Adham (France) Clinical trials for better treatment
Laura Chirica (Immunovia) – The adventure to introduce new technologies
Pablo del Pino (Celgene Europe) – Better drugs for better cure

Symposium 3
Controversies on diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis
Tandem talk 1 – Trypsin and Cathepsin controversies
Markus M. Lerch (Germany) Trypsin and Cathepsin B are very important in pancreatitis
Ashok K. Saluja (USA) Trypsin and Cathepsin B are completely immaterial in pancreatitis
Tandem talk 2 – Endoscopic vs surgical therapy of chronic pancreatitis
Enrique de Madaria (Spain) Chronic pancreatitis pain should be treated endoscopically
TBD - Chronic pancreatitis pain should be treated surgically

FRIDAY, June 30

Symposium 4
Minimizing door to the needle time in acute pancreatitis
Stephen Pandol (USA) Early severity markers of acute pancreatitis
Marc Besselink (The Netherlands) Early intervention in acute pancreatitis
Robert Sutton (UK) Interfering mitochondrial damage in acute pancreatitis
Katalin Márta (Hungary) Early energy restoration in acute pancreatitis (The GOULASH trial)

Symposium 5
Past, present and future in pancreatology
Christoph Beglinger (Switzerland) Pancreatic physiology: back to the future
Hana Algül (Germany) Pancreatology 2030: Chances and Challenges
Best submitted basic science abstract presentation
Best submitted clinical science abstract presentation


Symposium 6
Lipases in pancreatitis Heiko Witt (Germany) Lipases and other trypsin-unrelated culprits in pancreatitis
Vijay Singh (USA) Role of lipases in pancreatitis severity and outcomes
József Maléth (Hungary) Fatty acid toxicity in pancreatitis
Anders Molven (Norway) Carboxyl ester lipase (CEL) and pancreatitis risk
Mark Lowe (USA) Mechanism of lipase mutations in chronic pancreatitis

Keynote 2
Ole Petersen (UK) –Molecular pathophysiology of acute pancreatitis

Symposium 7
HaPanEU: the UEG-funded evidence-based guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis
Matthias Löhr (Sweden) The HaPanEU process
László Czakó (Hungary) Diagnosis
Enrique Dominguez-Munoz (Spain) Medical therapy
Ákos Pap (Hungary) Endoscopic therapy
Marja Boermeester (The Netherlands) Surgical therapy
Matthias Löhr (Sweden) Wrap-up

Symposium 8
Pediatric pancreatitis – consensus symposium
(organization in progress)

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