A recap of Dr. Allendorf’s lecture at the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons

October 11, 2013

Dr. John Allendorf, Director of the Pancreas Health Program at Winthrop University Hospital delivers an invited lecture at the 100th annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons in Washington D.C.

Dr. Allendorf delivered an invited lecture at the postgraduate course on endocrine surgery at the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons in Washington D.C. on October 6th.  The course assembled the leaders in endocrine surgery from across the nation to provide continuing medical education to both practicing endocrine surgeons and those still in training.   The course topics covered a wide range of endocrine surgical problems, procedures and controversies.  Dr. Allendorf’s lecture entitled:  Parenchyma-sparing Pancreatic Surgery:  Enucleation and Central Pancreatectomy and was part of a panel which included Robert Udelsman from Yale, Thomas Fahey from Cornell, Gerald Doherty from Boston University and Douglas Evans from Milwaukee. In his lecture, Dr. Allendorf discussed innovative techniques designed to preserve pancreatic function when removing tumors.  He demonstrated that patients undergoing these pancreas-sparing procedures seldom develop diabetes.  Dr. Allendorf is the senior author on the largest single institution series of central pancreatectomy in the US.