Patient and Public Forum

National Pancreas Diseases Patient and Public Forum

Issues in Research, Education and Service Provision

Tuesday 26th November 2013

Hilton Hotel Liverpool One UK

On Tuesday 26th November 2013 at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool we held the first National Pancreas Diseases Patient and Public Forum.

Pancreas diseases cause many problems and there is much work to be done, including new research, formulation of guidelines and constant effort to improve services for those affected by these diseases.

The aim of this forum was to provide the public a forum to which patients and their families could discuss with professions and pancreas charities further their needs and ideas to improve these services.

The order of the day ran as follows:

11.00 Welcome and introduction from NIHR Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit

Robert Sutton, Liverpool, UK

Session I: Informing the research agenda in pancreatic disease

Chairs: Stephen Pandol (UCLA, USA), Tor McLaren-Webster (London, UK)

11.15 Robert Sutton, Liverpool, UK

Overview of current research in pancreas diseases

11.45 Moderated discussion: Where to now?

 Session 2: Informing health service provision for pancreatic disease

Chairs: Kevin Conlon (Dublin, Ireland)

13.30 Stephen Pereira, London, UK

Current service provision in Pancreatology  

14.00 Moderated discussion: How can we improve this?

Session 3: Guideline development for pancreatic disease

Chairs: Stuart Wood (Kendal, UK), Simon Denegri (London, UK)

15.15 Kevin Conlon, Dublin, Ireland

UKI Pancreatic Guideline Development Group: Guidelines in Pancreatology

15.45 Moderated Discussion: What is needed?

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PSGBI Patient and Public Forum Booklet

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Session 1:

Session 2:

Session 3:

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