The Role of the Nurse in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Patient Care, Education, and SDM

Gain expert guidance on optimal treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer in this interactive 1-hour live meeting, and then take home a pocket resource guide and download the associated slideset for use with your patients or colleagues.


  • Program Overview and Baseline Assessment
  • Shared Decision Making: How Should Patient Preferences Affect Treatment Decisions?
  • Interactive Case Discussion 1: Therapeutic Options for Previously Untreated Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
  • Interactive Case Discussion 2: Caring for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer After Progression
  • Question and Answer Session and Closing Remarks


Date / Time
Event Details


Program Director
E. Peter Bjerkerot, RN, OCN

Private Nurse Consultant/Staff Nurse
Department of Nursing Education
Boy RN
Atlanta, Georgia

Program Director
Elizabeth McGrath, Other

Nurse Practitioner, Medical Oncology-Gastrointestinal Program
Instructor in Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Gayle Jameson, MSN, ACNP-BC, AOCN

Adjunct Faculty
Associate Investigator, Nurse Practitioner

Translational Genomics Research Institute
Phoenix, Arizona
Associate Investigator, Nurse Practitioner
Oncology Clinical Trials
HonorHealth Research Institute
Scottsdale, Arizona

Kristi Kay Orbaugh, RN, MSN, RNP, AOCN

Adult Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Community Hospital Oncology Physicians
Indianapolis, Indiana

Jayshree Shah, RN, FPN-C, AOCNP, MSN, BSN, BS

Nurse Practitioner
GI/Thoracic Division
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey


Program Overview
These hour-long, interactive, case-based workshops will explore the role of the nurse in caring for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. Expert oncology nurses will review and discuss the latest treatments for patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed/refractory disease, optimal strategies for adverse event management, and approaches to educating patients as partners in their own care.

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to improve oncology nurses’ ability to care for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Target Audience
This program is intended for oncology nurses and other healthcare professionals who provide care for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate strategies to help engage patients with advanced pancreatic cancer in a shared decision making partnership
  • Educate patients regarding the available treatment options for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer based on a full understanding of the clinical data
  • Discuss promising investigational agents and combination regimens for advanced pancreatic cancer with patients and colleagues
  • Manage disease-related symptoms and treatment-related adverse events for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer


Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation
This educational activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Accreditation Statement
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 1.0 contact hour.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you within 3 weeks.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.