Pancreas Symposium 2017: Current Controversies in Benign Pancreatic Disease


Please note that on-line registration is closed. In order to register for this course, please proceed to the "New Registration" table on Thursday, March 16, located at:

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10032


New York City
Registration: 8:00am
Program: 9:00am – 3:30pm

Registration Fees

General Registration Fees:

  • $100.00 – Physicians
  • $ 50.00 – RNs, NPs, PAs
  • $ 20.00 – Residents, Fellows & Students

Fees for NYP Healthcare System:

  • $ 50.00 – Physicians
  • $ 30.00 – RNs, NPs, PAs
  • FREE – Residents, Fellows & Students

Course Directors

John M. Poneros, MD
Beth A. Schrope, MD, PhD

Overall Goals

The Pancreas Symposium 2017 program will review current controversies and procedures for managing benign pancreatic disease. Acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cysts are among the most complex cases that physicians are confronted with as internists, gastroenterologists and surgeons. Our internationally recognized faculty will present lectures and case presentations to help practicing physicians treat benign pancreatic disease.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss current evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis
  • Explain how to diagnose and treat pancreatic insufficiency
  • Discuss the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis and when to refer patients for total pancreatectomy with autologous islet cell transplantation
  • Review how to endoscopically manage acute recurrent pancreatitis and pancreatic pseudocysts
  • Explore the role of genetics in acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis
  • Review how to diagnose and manage autoimmune pancreatitis, pancreatic cystic neoplasms and incidentally found pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
  • Explore the physiology of pain in pancreatitis

Target Audience

This activity is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, internists, radiologists, pathologists, RNs, PAs, NPs and other medical professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of patients with benign pancreatic disease.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and the National Pancreas Foundation. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Grant/Exhibit Support Interest

If you are interested in supporting this medical education program with an educational grant and/or an exhibit, please contact:

Christine Rein
Medical Education Liaison
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, External Affairs
Phone: 212.304.7814

Downloadable Information for Participating Vendors

Please note: A completed floor plan will be distributed on-site and available at the general registration desk upon arrival. Staff will assist in directing you to your exhibit area.

Meeting Location

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
173 Fort Washington, First Floor
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
New York, New York 10032
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Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, Office of External Affairs

400 Kelby Street, Floor 9, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: 212.304.7813

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