Newsletter: The Annual Meeting A Terrific Success!

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    May 2018

Pancreatic Cancer Action
World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition Members gather at the Annual Meeting 2018.
WPCC Annual Meeting 2018 – Another Great Year!

Thank you to all who joined us for the WPCC Annual Meeting in Coral Gables. It was our biggest gathering yet, with over 70 participants representing 40 member organizations from 22 countries. It was a packed program covering everything from current developments in pancreatic cancer science to plans for our 2018 World Pancreatic Cancer Day campaign. Here are the presentations and a selection of photos. Remember to return your travel reimbursement form with receipts by June 11 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Email them to Gail Drucker at or call 310-706-3549 with any questions.


AACR Special Pancreatic Cancer Conference Registration Opens

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Special Conference entitled "Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Science and Clinical Care," is open for registration, and the AACR is offering free registration to up to 12 WPCC members. The conference is Sept. 21-24 in Boston, bringing together pancreatic cancer research and clinical experts from around the world. Complementary registration is on a first come, first served basis. If interested, please email Gail Drucker at with the name, organization and email of the person who would like to attend at no charge. Do not try to register through the website.

It's Time for Celgene ImpactPANC 2018 Competition

Celgene invites members of the WPCC to submit applications for consideration in its second ImpactPANC – a global competition designed to recognize and honor patient organizations that demonstrate excellence in crafting innovative solutions for patients and families living with pancreatic cancer. The topic for this year's competition is, "Supporting the Needs of Caregivers in Pancreatic Cancer." Five prizes of the equivalent of $20,000 USD each will be awarded to five organizations. Learn more and submit your application at by Friday, July 13, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

Interested in Joining the WPCC Steering Committee?

We have two vacancies to fill. This is open to all members of the Coalition, but we are especially interested in ensuring that the Steering Committee has strong representation from different countries. If you are interested, please read the role description. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role, please contact Clara MacKay at Completed applications should be emailed to by Sunday, July 1.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day Is an Award Finalist

We are thrilled that Hill+Knowlton's work on behalf of World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2017 has been named a Silver Anvil Awards finalist by the Public Relations Society of America in two categories: Global Communications; and Events and Observances. The Silver Anvil Awards are recognized as the most prestigious and iconic awards in the communications industry. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 7, 2018, in New York City. Larry Krutchik, managing director at H+K, said: "Everyone involved in WPCD 2017 and the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition should take great pride in this recognition, so please relay our appreciation and gratitude."

Social Media Posts You Can Use

As a reminder, we are sharing assets on a regular basis to heighten awareness of the Coalition and promote "Demand Better" so that it becomes a year-round message. And each month we're sharing social media posts that you can personalize and use.

Upcoming EventS

WPCC Annual Meeting 2019
Date and Location To Be Announced Soon!

AACR Special Conference
"Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Science and Clinical Care"
Sept. 21-24, 2018

Save the Date for World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2018
Nov. 15, 2018

Pancreatic Cancer Conferences in the U.S. and Beyond

Pancreatic Cancer Conferences in the U.K.

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World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition Steering Committee Members

Julie Fleshman, Chair
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (USA)

Stefanie Condon-Oldreive
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society (Canada)

Barbara Kenner
Kenner Family Research Fund (USA)

Cindy Gavin
Let's Win/Lustgarten (USA)

Carl Hamilton
PALEMA (Sweden)

Ali Stunt
Pancreatic Cancer Action (UK)

Michelle Capobianco
Pancreatic Cancer Canada (Canada)
World Pancreatic Cancer Day Committee Members

Ali Stunt, Chair
Pancreatic Cancer Action (UK)

Kate Elliott
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society (Canada)

Anna Rek
European Cancer Patient Coalition (Belgium)

Louise Ellis
Pancreatic Cancer UK (UK)

Jessica Abelsohn
#Purpleourworld (Australia)

Scott Saunders
The JCM Foundation (USA)


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