Thanks to private funding, 100% of every dollar donated to The Lustgarten Foundation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

Scientific Conferences

Below is a list of scientific conferences and meetings discussing the clinical and basic research advances in pancreatic cancer research.  These conferences will feature the latest and most cutting-edge research findings on early detection techniques, familial disease, new treatment options, and innovative methods of drug delivery from world-renowed scientists and clinicians.  Many of our Lustgarten-funded researchers are expected to participate.  Check back frequently for updates!


 Bert Vogelstein, M.D., Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

“The Lustgarten Foundation has brought this long-ignored disease to the forefront of cancer research.”
-  Bert Vogelstein, M.D., Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Annual Meeting of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

January 21-23  |  San Francisco, California   |  Learn More  

AACR Annual Meeting

April 16-20  |  Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015  |  Registration and Housing: Open in late September 

The AACR Annual Meeting highlights the best cancer science and medicine from institutions all over the world. Attendees are invited to stretch their boundaries, form collaborations, attend sessions outside their own areas of expertise, and learn how to apply exciting new concepts, tools, and techniques to their own research. More information about the AACR Annual Meeting 2016 will be available in the Call for Abstracts in late August.

PancreasFest (CAPER)

Location and date TBD

AACR Special Conference: Pancreatic Cancer

May 12 - 15  |  JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Orlando, Florida
Abstract Submission and Award Application Deadline:  Tuesday, March 1, 2016  |  Advanced Registration Deadline:  Friday, April 1, 2016  |   Learn More

Conference Co-Chairpersons
Manuel Hidalgo
, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO), Madrid, Spain  |  Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York  |  Robert H. Vonderheide, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program Committee
Andrew V. Biankin
, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland  |  Ronald M. Evans, Salk Institute for biological Studies, La Jolla, California  |  Lynn M. Maatrisian, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Manhattan Beach, California  |  Eileen M. O'Reilly, Memorial Sloan Ketterinf Cancer Center, New York, New York  |  Marina Pasca Di Magliano, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

50th Annual Pancreas Club Annual Meeting

May 20-21  |  Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego CA
The Mission of the Pancreas Club, since its founding in 1966, is to promote the interchange of ideas between pancreatologists throughout the world and to maintain an informal “club” atmosphere.  Register Now!

The International Symposium of Pancreas: Precision Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer

June 9-12  |  University of Glasgow

48th Meeting of the European Pancreas Club

July 6-9  |  St. Georges Hall, Liverpool UK

The EPC represents the premier European pancreas meeting and is held in different European cities each year.
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