November 5, 2014

Sponsored by Kenner Family Research Fund
in partnership with the
American Pancreatic Association

 Summit Observer Registration

A strategic map for future innovation through interdisciplinary collaboration will be formulated as a result of a seminal summit conference on early detection of sporadic pancreatic cancer.  Invited leading experts representing a variety of disciplines, research specialties, clinical practice arenas, and scientific fields will convene for the intensive forum on Wednesday, November 5th prior to the Joint 45th Anniversary Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association and Japan Pancreas Society.

Facilitated idea generation will be constructed upon pre-summit partnerships of four distinct collaborative groups representing: Case for Early Detection: Definitions, Detection, Challenges and Survival; Biomarkers for Early Detection; Imaging; and Collaborative Studies.  Summit recommendations will be organized within the domains of research, protocol development, dissemination, translation, and collaborative interdisciplinary funding.

The summit results will be presented during a special symposium, Innovations in Early Detection of Sporadic Pancreatic Cancer, that will be open to the general APA/JPS audience on Friday, November 7th from 8 AM to 9 AM.  Critical elements of this newly charted direction for the field will be subsequently published in a white paper and integrated across scientific disciplines in order to develop a consensus protocol for early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Kenner Family Research Fund (a fund of JCF, a registered 501(c)3 organization) was formed by the family and friends of Peter Kenner, who died shortly after his diagnosis of neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer. The fund is committed to investing in initiatives to establish an early detection protocol for pancreatic cancer (

The conference will begin with breakfast at 7AM and continue until 4:30PM. Registration as an observer for the conference is complimentary, but will be limited. Please register prior to October 27th.