Education

The EPC is continually working to develop and offer educational materials and trainings to its members and the medical community as a whole. Below you will find a list of current offerings.

Contents

  1. Pancreatic Cancer as a "Medical Emergency"
  2. On-Demand Webinar "Recent Advances in Pancreatology"
  3. UK Pancreatic Cancer Webinar Series - Starting December 9th
  4. World Pancreatic Cancer Day Resources

Pancreatic Cancer as a "Medical Emergency"

In this exclusive video, Monique van Leerdam, MD, and Matthias Löhr, MD, PhD, discuss the need for increased awareness about pancreatic cancer.

Van Leerdam, from Leiden University in the Netherlands, said that although pancreatic cancer is not as high profile as other cancers, by 2030, it will be No. 2 in terms of cancer-related deaths.

Löhr, from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, said pancreatic should be considered a medical emergency, and if suspected, it should be addressed immediately.

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On-Demand Webinar "Recent Advances in Pancreatology"

In collaboration with PSGBI, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Freeman Hospital are pleased to invite you to view a webinar on recent advances in pancreatology.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic we have recognised the appetite for online education and we hope that you find this video of interest to you and relevant to your work.

Please follow this LINK to register and receive a link to the free webinar. 

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UK Pancreatic Cancer Webinar Series - Starting December 9th

Welcome to the first Pancreatic Cancer Webinar Series (PCWS)

Improving outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) is desperately needed, with patients diagnosed in the UK still having a poor prognosis. Currently the average life expectancy for a patient with PC is between 4 to 6 months and only 3% of patients survive beyond 5 years (1). This 5-part Pancreatic Cancer Webinar Series (PCWS) will focus on bridging the gap between the variation in care between secondary and tertiary sites, novel treatment strategies, chemotherapeutic agents and the fundamental importance of nutritional failure associated with pancreatic cancer.

The webinar series will provide an overview of the current best practice and is aimed at those clinicians and allied health professionals who treat patients with pancreatic cancer in primary, secondary and tertiary care.

You can download the series flyer here

This series is organised by Mylan, in collaboration with the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (PSGBI)

1 National Institute for health and care excellence (NICE). UK Guidelines NG85.
Pancreatic Cancer in adults: diagnosis and management. Feb 2018

 

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World Pancreatic Cancer Day Resources

November 19th marked World Pancreatic Cancer Day - a day dedicated to raising awareness about Europe’s deadliest cancer.

We invite you to join us in raising awareness of pancreatic cancer risk factors & symptoms, and calling for EU and Member State political actions and commitments! Increased funding into pancreatic cancer research, harmonised standards of care and Europe-wide biobanking are needed to help turn the tide for pancreatic cancer.

Please use, share and disseminate any of the below resources to your networks and on social media:

  • Our new position paper ‘Pancreatic Cancer: a medical emergency’. View & download here.
  • Pancreatic Cancer: Stuck in the 1970s animation. View here.
  • Our Report 'Pancreatic Cancer Across Europe - Taking a united stand. View & download here.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Infographic. View and download here.
  • Further information, statistics and resources on pancreatic cancer can be viewed on our website. Click here.

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