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Program Information

Single Topic Symposium

Frontiers in Pediatric Pancreatology

November 1, 2017

Timothy Gardner MD, Dartmouth University
Keynote: Management of AP in adults:  Which lessons are applicable to pediatric care?

Dr. Gardner grew up in Newtown, Connecticut and graduated in 1995 with a BA in History from Dartmouth College. He received his MD degree from the University of Connecticut and completed his internal medicine residency, chief residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He received advanced training in Clinical Pancreatology and advanced endoscopy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. In 2013, he received a Masters degree in Clinical and Translational Research from the Dartmouth Institute. He is currently an associate professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Director of pancreatic disorders, Director of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program, Co-director of the advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship and Medical Director of the islet cell transplant program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His main focus of research is the treatment of acute and chronic pancreatitis. He is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology and serves on the editorial boards of Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.

Module 1 - Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Natural History of Pancreatitis in Children

Alvin Jay Freeman MD, Emory University

Why do some drugs cause pancreatitis? 

Sohail Husain MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Genetics and the impact of CFTR mutations in pancreatitis 
Tanja Gonska MD, The Hospital for Sick Children

Emerging data: Evaluation of child with pancreatitis including endoscopy
Quin Liu MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

The progression from acute to chronic pancreatitis 
Christopher Forsmark MD, University of Florida

Module 2 - Pancreatic Imaging and Exocrine Function in Children

Imaging methods to access the pancreas in children 
Andrew Trout MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Do’s and don’ts of endoscopic pancreatic function testing 
Maisam Abu-El-Haija MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and treatment with PERT in 2017 
Mark Lowe MD, PhD, Washington University

Panel Discussion/Questions

Lunch/Breakout Sessions

Module 3 - Management of Pancreatitis in Children

Keynote: Management of acute pancreatitis in adults: Which lessons are applicable to pediatric care?
Timothy Gardner MD, Dartmouth University

Role of surgery in pediatric pancreatitis in 2017 
Jaimie Nathan MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Pain self-management interventions for children with chronic pancreatitis 
Tonya Palermo PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Module 4 - New Frontiers in Pediatric Pancreatic Research

Cellular and animal models in pediatric pancreatitis 
John Eisses MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC

Novel targets in the management of pancreatitis 
Vikesh Singh MD, Johns Hopkins University Hospital

Power of consortia and collaboration in studying pediatric pancreatitis
Aliye Uc MD, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

NIH support for research in pediatric pancreatitis 
David Saslowsky PhD, Career Development Program Director, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health

Panel Discussion/Questions

Presentation of lunch breakout sessions

Closing remarks

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