The London Pancreas Workshop 2020

A forum for state-of-the-art clinical and basic research in pancreatic cancer


11th September 2020 - Online
9.30am - 5.00pm (BST)

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The London Pancreas Workshop was launched in 2006 and convenes every two years.

A wide range of topics relating to pancreatic cancer's clinical and scientific problems are discussed and progress updates presented.

We attract delegates from the UK and abroad comprising: clinicians (surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists amongst others), scientists, pharmaceutical company reps and pancreatic cancer charity representatives.

Organisers: Professor Nick Lemoine and Professor Hemant Kocher
Contact: Elen McCabe (

The London Pancreas Workshop 2020 is taking place online.
Recordings of the presentations will be made available to watch on 7th September for those who have registered. Live Q&A sessions, break out rooms and poster presentations will take place on 11th September via Zoom.

Registration for this event has now closed.

Posters which won the five top abstract awards at the London Pancreas Workshop 2020 are:

  • Abigail Coetzee - Targeting FGFR signalling to disrupt cellular cross-talk in pancreatic cancer
  • Priyanka Gupta - On the development of a bioinspired, biomimetic pancreatic cancer model: Engineering a hybrid scaffold assisted in vitro multicellular model of pancreatic cancer
  • Sarah Courtois - Role of mitochondrial dynamics in pancreatic cancer stem cells
  • Beatriz Parejo-Alonso - Differential activation patterns of receptor tyrosine kinases: Novel potential targets in the pancreatic cancer stem cell niche
  • Pilar Espiau-Romera - Molecular and Metabolic subtypes for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Classification

Abstracts from previous years

2020 Programme

09:30 - 10:45: Diagnostics for pancreatic cancer

09:30 - 09:45 ADEPTS & EDRA Stephen Pereira, UCL, London
09:45 - 10:00 UK- EDI: Detecting pancreatic cancer with DM Eithne Costello-Goldring, Liverpool
10:00 - 10:15 UroPanc Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic, QMUL, London
10:15 - 10:30 Co-morbidities and pancreatic cancer Dayem Ullah, QMUL, London
10:30 - 11:15 Live Q&A followed by Breakout session

11:15 - 12:30: Clinical trials

Chair: Prof Juan Valle, Manchester

11:15 - 11:30 Precision-Panc David Chang, Glasgow
11:30 - 11:45 PanCO Paul Ross, GSTT, London
11:45 - 12:00 Clinical trials in the USA and Canada Fieke Froeling, CSHL, USA
12:00 - 12:15 STARPAC Hemant Kocher, London
12:15 - 12.55 Live Q&A followed by Breakout session

13:00 - 14:00: Abstract presentations

14:00 - 15:00: Targeting pancreatic cancer: preclinical work

Chair: Prof Richard Grose, London

14:00 - 14:15 MicroRNA-mRNA interactions controlled by TGF-beta Leandro Castellano, Brighton
14:15 - 14:30 FAK promotes stromal PD-L2 expression associated with poor survival in pancreatic cancer Alan Serrels, Edinburgh
14:30 - 14:45 The roles of autophagy in pancreatic cancer Kevin Ryan, Glasgow
14:45 - 15:30 Live Q&A followed by Breakout session

15:30 - 16:30: Paget Lecture

Chair: Prof Hemant Kocher, London

15:30 - 15:45 Introduction Hemant Kocher, London
15:45 - 16:30 Paget Lecture Prof Mariano Barbacid, CNIO, Spain
16:30-17:00 Live Q&A followed by Breakout session

Highlights for Abstracts

Abstracts will be published in Pancreatology

Abstracts will be selected for presentation at the London Pancreas Workshop 2020
Research bursaries of up to £100 will be awarded for the top 5 abstracts
Notification by 1st September for top 5 awardees

Abstract submission has now closed

(please note, you do not have to submit an abstract to attend the event)

London Pancreas Workshop 2020 has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 7 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).