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Odyssey with Pancreatic Fistula

Dr. Charles Vollmer to Discuss an Odyssey with Pancreatic Fistula at the Kosten Foundation Annual Symposium Wednesday, November 15

The annual symposium, sponsored by the Kosten Foundation, will cover latest advances in research related to Pancreatic Cancer

Memphis, Tenn., October 27, 2017 – Dr. Charles Vollmer, Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, will present “An Odyssey with Pancreatic Fistula” to the Department of Surgery at the Kosten Foundation annual symposium at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on November 15, 2017, at 9 a.m. at 956 Court Avenue, Memphis, TN. The annual symposium is free and open to the public.

“In addition to being an excellent Pancreatic Cancer educator and researcher, Dr. Vollmer also has a passion and strong emphasis in care of pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis,” said Dr. Stephen Behrman, Professor of Surgical Oncology at the UT Health Science Center. “We are honored to have a speaker that is both active and dedicated to the pancreatic cancer community at this year’s event.”

The lecture will cover a spectrum of issues related to care of those with pancreatic cancer and those at high risk for developing pancreatic cancer.

“We greatly enjoy sponsoring the symposium and look forward to it every year,” said Alan Kosten, Chairman of the Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Charitable Fund. “The symposium connects researchers, medical staff, and the academic community to patients and their loved ones, creating a larger pancreatic support network and opening more doors for the pancreatic cancer community.”

About Dr. Charles Vollmer

In 2011, Dr. Vollmer became the Director of Pancreatic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 after initiating his career at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has authored over 135 manuscripts, numerous book chapters, and two books focusing on pancreatic and biliary diseases. He is active in multiple international, national and regional surgical societies where he has served in various leadership positions.

Contact: Mark Richens

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