Surgical Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis
It is our pleasure to invite you to attend CPS2018, the second International Symposium on the Medical and Surgical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis to be held in Charleston, South Carolina on February 1-3, 2018. The goal of this symposium is to bring together leaders from across the globe who have an interest in the pancreas and are dedicated to improving patient care in chronic pancreatitis.
Chronic pancreatitis remains a challenge to those who treat it, and those who suffer from it, a group that has been marginalized by the health care profession. The 21st century offers many opportunities to better define the parthenogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic pancreatitis.
International experts from all fields of medicine will confer and exchange ideas to identify the direction, trends and developments in the diagnosis and management of chronic pancreatitis that are needed to enhance clinical effectiveness, encourage adoption by healthcare providers, and engage patients in the best practice and cost-effective care.
We hope to welcome you to the 2018 Chronic Pancreatitis Symposium!
The Hyatt House and Hyatt Place hotels are centrally located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District [Wikipedia], capturing the spirit, history and charm of the beautiful south. Located directly adjacent to each other and hosting all meeting activities, both hotels are within four blocks of the Charleston Visitor Center.
In 2016, Charleston, South Carolina was selected as the World’s Best City by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Travel and Leisure readers also chose Charleston as the No. 1 city in the United States and Canada … for the fourth consecutive year.
February is a wonderful time of year to visit Charleston. Our subtropical climate has February highs usually between 55-70 degrees (13-21C) and little rain.
The recently published (April 2017) textbook, Pancreatitis Medical and Surgical Management, was a direct result of CPS 2014. The enthusiasm, energy, and expertise of the invited Faculty for the 2014 meeting at Kiawah, SC was the impetus to publish a book on the Symposium proceedings. We pitched this idea to Wiley-Blackwell whom countered that they wanted to expand the book to also cover acute pancreatitis, as well.
The international and multi-disciplinary authorship was a huge draw for Wiley-Blackwell which led us to add other international experts to the CPS 2014 Faculty. It took three years to come to publication, but all of us involved feel it well worth the wait. This is a splendid example of the benefits of multi-disciplinary, international collaboration in advancing the understanding and management of pancreatitis around the world.