After Inaugural Meeting, Focus Shifts to Next Year’s Meeting and World Pancreatic Cancer Day

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The first-ever World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) gathered for its inaugural meeting in Orlando, Fla., May 10-14, bringing together over 50 Coalition members from nearly 20 different countries from around the globe.

Though the inaugural Coalition meeting has come to a close, member organizations have begun to set their sights on future activities, including the second World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition meeting in 2017 and this year’s World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD).

In other news, 10 individuals have been appointed to the WPCC Steering Committee, and eight others have been asked to serve on the WPCD Committee. Both groups will be working hard in the coming months to develop plans for various activities.

The WPCC Committee is also excited to announce that next year’s meeting will take place in Montreal, Canada, May 2-5, 2017.

Meanwhile, the WPCD committee is finalizing plans for the big day on Nov. 17, 2016. WPCC and WPCD Committee members anticipate that this year’s WPCD campaign will be even bigger and better than the 2015 campaign that had an estimated reach of over 1,000,000.

Congratulations to the first World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition Steering Committee members:

And to the first World Pancreatic Cancer Day Committee members: