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Spotlight on Stomach Cancer

April 15 @ 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

8:30 am ……………… Check-in/coffee available
Session 1: Stomach Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Diagnosis
9–9:20 amWelcome and Opening Remarks• No Stomach For Cancer Representative• Dr. Daniel Abbott, Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)
Session 2: Stomach Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention
Moderators: Dr. Patrick Pfau, Dr. Mark Benson
9:20–9:40 am Stomach cancer epidemiology in the United States and Worldwide• Dr. Noelle LoConte, Associate Professor of Medicine
9:40–10 am Genetic Considerations in Stomach Cancer• Dr. Jennifer Weiss, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology) 10–10:20 am Risk Factors and Screening• Dr. Mark Benson, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
10:20–10:40 am Endoscopic Staging and Therapies• Dr. Patrick Pfau, Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
10:40–11 am …………Break
Session 3: Stomach Cancer Staging and Multidisciplinary Treatment
Moderators: Dr. Patrick Varley and Dr. Daniel Abbott
11–11:20 amComprehensive Staging Surgical Treatment of Stomach Cancer• Dr. Patrick Varley, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)
11:20–11:40amPostoperative Care After Gastrectomy• Dr. Nabeel Zafar, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)
11:40–12 pm Systemic Chemotherapy and Clinical Trials for Stomach Cancer• Dr. Nataliya Uboha, Associate Professor of Medicine
12–12:30 pm ………..Lunch
Session 4: Life After Gastrectomy and Survivorship
Moderators: Dr. Kaitlyn Kelly and No Stomach For Cancer12:30–12:50 pmNutrition Considerations After Gastrectomy• UW Health Clinical Nutritionist
12:50–1:25 pm Patient Stories – The Faces of Stomach Cancer
Session 5: State-of-the-Art Research in Gastric CancerModerators: Dr. Patrick Varley and Dr. Eric Johanssen
1:25–1:45 pm On the Horizon in Gastric Cancer Treatment• Dr. Kaitlyn Kelly, Associate Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)
1:45–2:15 pm Epstein Barr Virus in Stomach Cancer• Dr. Eric Johanssen, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
Closing Session: 2:15–2:30 pmPanel Discussion and Questions• All Available Faculty and Moderators

5:30–8 pm ………….. Reception with Appetizers, Refreshments and Networking (location TBD)

Saturday, April 15, 2023Fluno Center • UW-Madison campus
601 University Ave, Madison
Registration is free and includes lunch. Parking available onsite.

This event is FREE for all attendees. RSVP by Friday, April 7 Questions?
Contact Kayla Sabatini, (608) 263-0388 or [email protected]


April 15
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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