2024 PancWest

Pancreatic Cancer Symposium
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Date and time

May 17, 2024

8:00 AM - 6:15 PM PT


Fishman Auditorium

10901 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037


About the symposium

This one day event will showcase expert scientists who are making impactful contributions to the field of pancreatic cancer research, including tumorigenesis, tumor progression, and the discovery of novel therapeutic paradigms, such as immunomodulation and metabolic targeting.


Symposium Agenda

Featured speakers


Rosalie C. Sears, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Co-Director, Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care, School of Medicine
Krista L. Lake Chair in Cancer Research
Oregon Health & Science University

Jonathan R. Brody, Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine
Vice Chair, Research, Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University

Katelyn Byrne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology
Knight Cancer Institute
Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care
Oregon Health & Science University

Eric A. Collisson, M.D.
Human Biology Division
Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Cosimo Commisso, Ph.D.
Director and Associate Professor
Cancer Metabolism and Microenvironment Program
Sanford Burnham Prebys

Dannielle Engle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Regulatory Biology Laboratory
Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair
Salk Institute 

Christopher J. Halbrook, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
School of Biological Sciences
UC Irvine

Pamela Itkin-Ansari, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Development, Aging and Regeneration Program
Sanford Burnham Prebys

Janel Kopp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
University of British Columbia

Andrew M. Lowy, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Surgical Oncologist
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Professor of Surgery
UC San Diego

Seth Parker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Investigator, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Musqueam Traditional Territory

Rushika Perera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy
UC San Francisco

Mallika Singh, Ph.D.
Vice President, Translational Research
Revolution Medicines, Inc.

Poster session

We encourage abstract submission for posters. The poster session will provide a unique opportunity for students and postdocs to highlight emerging science in the pancreatic cancer research space.
Abstracts are limited to 150 words to present emerging or just published research broadly related to any aspect of pancreatic cancer.
Posters should be printed with a horizontal orientation at 48” width and 36” height. There is no particular design or layout that we are requiring
Abstract proposals are due by Friday, May 3, 2024.
Questions? Please email 2024 Abstract Submission.

Power talks

Selected abstracts will be chosen for authors to feature their work in a short (2 min) oral presentation to highlight the accompanying posters. The program will allow ample opportunity throughout the day for networking. Acceptance will be acknowledged by May 10, 2024.


The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel located in La Jolla offers views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooks the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course. For overnight stays, reservations can be made directly by calling (858) 558-1500 or reserve online.



Designated parking spaces will be available at Sanford Burnham Prebys the day of the event only.