PERT and pancreatic cancer – an online educational session

21st October 2021, 09.00 - 10.30am, Zoom

We’ve teamed up with senior specialist HPB dietitian, Mary Phillips, to deliver this free online education session on pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT).

When cancer affects the pancreas, it can reduce the number of enzymes it produces to break down food. The body begins to starve – unless pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) is prescribed.

PERT enables food to be digested, building tolerance to treatments - but it’s not just for people having active treatment or surgery.  It also reduces debilitating digestive symptoms and improves quality of patients’ lives. It should be considered for everyone with pancreatic cancer at point of diagnosis.

Sign up to to find out more about PERT and get lots of top tips on effective use and troubleshooting.

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  • 09.00 – 09.10: Welcome and introduction
  • 09.10 – 09.20: Patient perspectives on PERT
  • 09.20 – 09.35: Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency (PEI)
  • 09.35 – 10.10: Treating PEI with PERT
  • 10.10 – 10.25: Q&A
  • 10.25 – 10.30: Close

What can I expect to learn from this session?

By attending this educational session, you will:

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) in pancreatic cancer
  • Increase your ability to recognise and diagnose PEI
  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT)
  • Be confident in advising your patients on effective use of PERT and troubleshooting issues

Who is this session for?

This session is suitable for all healthcare professionals treating and supporting people with pancreatic cancer, no matter your level or role. It is particularly relevant for the following roles:

  • UGI / HPB CNSs working in secondary care and specialist centres
  • Dietitians working in secondary care and specialist centres
  • Doctors working in secondary care and specialist centres
  • Palliative care consultants and nurses
  • GPs
  • Support workers, patient navigators, MDT co-ordinators

Our speaker

Mary Phillips, Senior Specialist HPB Dietitian, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Mary graduated from the University of Surrey in 2000, and for the last 16 years has been working with the pancreatic surgical team at the Royal Surrey in Guildford. Her main clinical and research interest is in the management of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and she is currently undertaking her PhD in the long term consequences of pancreatic resection.


What platform will this session be hosted on?

This event will be held on Zoom. After you book, you will receive an email via Zoom with the joining details. You can join on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone – any device with an internet connection.

If you don’t have access to the internet, you can also dial in from a standard telephone.

Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

Everyone who joins the session live on the day will get access to their certificate of attendance upon filling in the feedback form. Certificates are only available to live attendees.

Will the session be recorded?

Yes. After the event, we will email all registrants with a link to the recording and presentation slides. So if you’re unable to join the live session, you will be able to catch up at a later date. For the best experience, we recommend joining live.

How do I register?

All you need to do is click the link below and fill in the Zoom registration form. You’ll then receive an automatic email via Zoom with the joining details.

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