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2016 Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center Meeting

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

2016 Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center Meeting
The 2016 meeting of the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center was held at the Mount Washington Conference Center in Baltimore on Monday June 20th. The meeting brought together the world’s leading experts on immunotherapy for a one day “think tank.” The meeting was simply a wonderful success. As one participant said, “the way science should be.”
The meeting started with a keynote presentation from Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee on the state of the art in the immunotherapy of pancreatic cancer. She highlighted the enormous advances that have been made and it’s exciting future. Dr. Jaffee’s presentation was followed by a series of brief provocative presentations from the other meeting participants. Each talk inspired wonderful back and forth high-level discussions. At times some participants stood out of their chairs with excitement.
The meeting ended with a very provocative “shark tank” type of session led by Bert Vogelstein. Meeting participants were asked to come up with the most exciting ideas from the day, ideas that could lead to the formation of a new company. Dr. Ben Lewis and Reed Jobs played the investors, and decided which ideas they would want to fund.
The 2016 meeting of the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center was unique. Unlike many meetings that consist of a series of monotonous presentations of published work, participants in the Goldman meeting shared new, often unpublished work, and they were scientifically challenged (sometimes as soon as they showed their first slide!).
We plan to hold this type of meeting every year, and we hope that the ideas generated and inspired by these meetings will provide real significant advances forward in the fight against pancreatic cancer.
Selected pictures and a list of meeting participants is provided below.
We thank everyone who participated and look forward to next year’s meeting!
Dr. Ralph Hruban

Goldman

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Meeting participants:

Christine Alewine, MD, PhD
National Institute of Health

Robert Anders, MD, PhD
Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Johnathan Ashwell, MD
National Institute of Health

Vinod Balachandran, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Lodewijk Brosens, MD, PhD
University Medical Center Utrecht

Timothy Chan, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Elliot Fishman, MD
Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Douglas Fearon, MD
University of Cambridge

Matthias Gaida, MD
National Institute of Health

Michael Goggins, MBBCh, MD
Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sunil Hingorani, MD, PhD
University of Washington School of Medicine

Karen Horton, MD
Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Ralph Hruban, MD
Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD “Keynote speaker”
Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Reed Jobs
Emerson Collective

Ben Larman, PhD
Johns Hopkins

Benjamin Lewis, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine, Columbia University
Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Johan Offerhaus, PhD
University Medical Center Utrecht

Ira Pastan, MD
National Institute of Health

Arnaud Pommier, PhD
University of Cambridge

Steven Rosenberg MD, PhD
National Cancer Institute
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Jonathan Schneck, MD, PhD
Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Robert Schreiber, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Bert Vogelstein, MD
Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Christopher Wolfgang, MD, PhD
Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine