Pancreas Club Cluj Romania

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Scientific Program

Sunday, October 7th

One Day Trip to Vlad Dracula Castle - starting 7:00


Monday, October 8th

8:30 - 9:00 Official Opening - Welcome address
                 Romanian medicine, surgery and pancreatology
 
     Mircea Cazacu - Honorary President of the Meeting
     Marius Bojita    - Rector of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca
     Paul Lankisch  - Secretary of the International Association of Pancreatology
     Irinel Popescu  - President of the Romanian Society of Surgery
     Sorin Barbu      - President of the Pancreas Club Cluj Romania
 
9:00 - 10:00 Epidemiology and Classification in Pancreatic Diseases
                Chairs:
                David Whitcomb (Pittsburgh), Irinel Popescu (Bucharest)
 
   - Pancreatic cancer Epidemiology - from demography to molecular biology
          Ake Andren-Sandberg (Stockholm)
   - Pancreatitis Epidemiology - from demography to molelcular biology
          Christos Dervenis (Athens)
   - The M-ANNHEIM classification of chronic pancreatitis: introduction of a unifying
     classification system based on a review of previous classifications of the disease
          Manfred Singer, Alexander Schneider (Mannheim)
 
10:00 - 11:20 Diagnosis in Pancreatic Diseases
                Chairs:
               Julia Mayerle (Greifswald), Enrique Dominguez-Munoz (Santiago de Compostela)
 
   - Cost-effective imaging in pancreatic diseases
          Radu Badea (Cluj-Napoca)
   - Diagnosis of pancreatic insufficiency
          Enrique Dominguez-Munoz (Santiago de Compostela)
   - Serum markers for pancreatic cancer
          Petru-Adrian Mircea (Cluj-Napoca)
   - The patients with slightly elevated pancreatic enzymes and abdominal complaints
          Peter Layer (Hamburg)
 
11:20 - 11:40 Coffee Break
 
11:40 - 12:40 Acute pancreatitis - Part I
                Chairs:
                Colin Johnson (Southampton), Mircea Cazacu(Cluj-Napoca)
 
   - NAPS2: 1000 patients with pancreatitis in the United States
          (North American Pancreatitis Study 2)
          David Whitcomb (Pittsburgh)
   - Alcohol and acute pancreatitis: what is evidence based?
          Isto Nordback (Tampere)
   - New concepts on the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis
          Julia Mayerle, Markus Lerch (Greifswald)
 
12:40 - 13:40 Acute pancreatitis - Part II
                Chairs:
                Isto Nordback (Tampere), Claudiu Zdrehus (Cluj-Napoca)
 
   - Definitions of severity and organ failure in acute pancreatitis
          Colin D. Johnson (Southampton)
   - Diagnosis and staging of acute pancreatitis (IAP definitions)
          Christos Dervenis (Athens)
   - Conservative treatment of acute pancreatitis
          Julia Mayerle, Markus Lerch (Greifswald)
 
13:40 - 14:40 Lunch Break
 
14:40 - 16:00 Acute pancreatitis - Part III
                Chairs:
               Jakob Izbicki (Hamburg), Cristian Dragomir (Iasi)
 
   - Enteral nutrition and probiotics in acute pancreatitis
          Attila Olah (Gyor)
   - Endoscopy may cause and cure acute pancreatitis
          Marcel Tantau (Cluj-Napoca)
   - Surgery for acute pancreatitis: Why, when and how?
          Colin D. Johnson (Southampton)
   - Acute to Chronic pancreatitis
          Paul G. Lankisch (Luneburg)
 
16:00 - 16:20 Coffee Break
 
16:20 - 17:40 Chronic pancreatitis - Part I
                Chairs:
                Paul Lankisch (Luneburg), Sorin Barbu (Cluj-Napoca)
 
   - Chronic pancreatitis is caused by gene-environment interactions
          David Whitcomb (Pittsburgh)
   - Early chronic pancreatitis diagnosis
          Enrique Dominguez-Munoz (Santiago de Compostela)
   - Pancreas divisum and chronic pancreatitis
          Peter Layer (Hamburg)
   - Autoimmune pancreatitis - how to avoid surgery?
          Isto Nordback (Tampere)
 
17:40 - 18:40 Chronic pancreatitis - Part II
                Chairs:
                Peter Layer (Hamburg), Ion Georgescu(Craiova)
 
   - Natural course of chronic pancreatitis
          Paul G. Lankisch (Luneburg)
   - Natural history of alcoholic dhronic pancreatitis in Transylvania
          Sorin T. Barbu (Cluj-Napoca)
   - Endoscopic treatment in chronic pancreatitis: EUS vs ERCP
          Adrian Saftoiu, Tudorel Ciurea (Craiova)
 
19:30 Welcome Reception -
 
 
Tuesday, October 9th
 
8:30 - 9:30 Chronic pancreatitis - Part III
               Chairs:
               Ake Andren-Sandberg (Stockholm), Stefan Neagu (Bucharest)
 
   - Surgery for pain in chronic pancreatitis
          Jakob R. Izbicki (Hamburg)
   - Surgery for complications in chronic pancreatitis
          Sorin T. Barbu (Cluj-Napoca)
   - Surgical and percutaneous treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts
          Ion Georgescu (Craiova)
 
9:30 - 10:30 Chronic pancreatitis - Part IV
               Chairs:
               Attila Olah (Gyor), Adrian Saftoiu (Craiova)
 
   - Endoscopic treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts
         Marcel Tantau (Cluj-Napoca)
   - Long-term follow-up after organ-preserving pancreatic head resection in chronic
     pancreatitis patients
         Gyula Farkas (Szeged)
   - Aspects on management of diabetes in operated and non-operated pancreatic patients
          Ioan Veresiu (Cluj-Napoca)
 
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
 
11:00 - 12:00 Pancreatic cancer - Part I
                Chairs:
                Ake Andren-Sandberg (Stockholm), Narcis Zarnescu (Pittsburgh)
 
   - Diagnosis and staging laparoscopy in pancreatic cancer
            Doru Munteanu (Cluj-Napoca)
   - Evidence based surgery of pancreatic head cancer
           Michel Huguier (Paris)
   - Posterior approach in pancreaticoduodenectomy
           Irinel Popescu (Bucharest)
 
12:00 - 13:20 Pancreatic cancer - Part II
                Chairs:
                Colin Johnson (Southampton), Sorin Barbu (Cluj)
 
   - Does a retroperitoneal vascular resection change the prognosis?
           Ake Andren-Sandberg (Stockholm)
   - Postpancreatectomy hemorrhage: diagnosis and treatment
          Jakob Izbicki (Hamburg)
   - Which pancreatic anastomotic technique leads to least leaks?
           Stefano Crippa, Claudio Bassi (Verona)
   - Adjuvant or neoadjuvant treatment?
           Anca Mihailov (Cluj-Napoca)
 
13:20 - 14:00 Lunch Break
 
14:00 - 15:20 Pancreatic cancer - Part III
                Chairs:
                Claudio Pasquali (Padova), Stefano Crippa (Verona)
 
   - Quality control in pancreatic cancer surgery
           Ake Andren-Sandberg (Stockholm)
   - Palliative pancreatoduodenectomies?
           Sorin T. Barbu (Cluj-Napoca)
   - Chemo - and molecular targeted therapy for advanced pancreatic cancer
           Tudor Ciuleanu (Cluj-Napoca)
   - NSAIDs as adjuvants in palliative treatment of unresectable pancreatic cancer?
           Anca Buzoianu (Cluj-Napoca)
 
15:20 - 16:20 Pancreas Pot-Purie I
                Chairs:
                Enrique Domintuez-Munoz (Spain), Sorin Barbu (Cluj-Napoca)
 
   - Pancreatic Diabetes: a modern approach of a very old term
           Constantin Ionescu-Tirgoviste (Bucharest)
   - Surgical treatment of periampullary cancers
           Attila Olah (Gyor)
   - Management guidelines for IPMN and mucinous tumors of the pancreas
           Stefano Crippa, Claudio Bassi (Verona)
 
16:20 - 16:40 Coffee Break
 
16:40 - 17:40 Pancreas Pot-Purie II
                Chairs:
                Farkas Gyula (Szeged), Mircea Cazacu (Cluj-Napoca)
   - Diagnostic strategy in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
           Valentin Muntean (Cluj-Napoca)
   - Surgical treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
           Claudio Pasquali (Padova)
   - Pancreatic resections in the settings of multivisceral, complex surgery for cancers
     invading the pancreas
           Cristian Dragomir (Iasi)
 
17:40 - 18:30 Dreams for the future
                Chairs: Ake Andren-Sandberg (Stockholm); Sorin T. Barbu (Cluj-Napoca)
                Participants:
                  David Whitcomb, Colin Johnson, Michel Huguier, Enrique Dominguez-Munoz,
                  Olah Attila, Claudio Pasquali, Peter Layer, Farkas Gyula, Christos Dervenis
                  Irinel Popescu, Florian Popa, Mircea Cazacu, Cristian Dragomir, Radu Badea,
                  Adrian Saftoiu, Ion Georgescu, Tudor Ciuleanu, Ioan Veresiu, Stefan Neagu
   A panel is questioned:
       - what the most burning issues there are in pancreatology today, and
       - what efforts should be taken to solve the problems !
 
 
 
Wednesday, October 10th
 
8:30 - 11:30 A working party on Romanian pancreatology future
   - Where are the strong and weak points in Romanian pancreatology?
       - I. Popescu - achievements in pancreatology in Bucharest
       - C. Dragomir, L. Lefter - achievements in pancreatology in Iasi
       - I. Georgescu, A. Saftoiu - achievements in pancreatology in Craiova
       - M. Cazacu, S. Barbu, V. Muntean - achievements in pancreatology in Cluj
       - M. Lucan, A. Barbos, V. Muntean, V. Lucan - pancreas transplant in Cluj-Romania
   - Cooperation for:
       - research:
           - guidelines:
              - C. Dragomir, L. Lefter - Acute pancreatitis guidelines 2005
              - D. Timofte, N. Zarnescu - Acute pancreatitis survey analysis
              - discussions for guidelines implementation
          - registries:
              - L. Lefter, I. Popescu - Pancreatic Cancer Registry
              - discussions, and implementation
      - education
               - specialization in HPB surgery - I. Popescu
               - teaching pancreas transplant - M. Lucan, A. Barbos, V. Muntean
   - Economical Issues - projects, grants, sponsorship
 
11:30 - 14:00  Romanian Society of Surgery's Managing Council Meeting 
 
Official Language of the Meeting is English !

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