Dr. Barbara Kenner at the 2019 APA conference presenting her paper on the relationship between depression and anxiety and pancreatic cancer

The American Pancreatic Association and Japan Pancreas Society held its 50th annual meeting from November 6-9, 2019, in Maui, Hawaii, and was attended by 900 clinicians and basic scientists. Dr. Barbara Kenner was one of the featured speakers at the Hirshberg Symposium on the topic “Depression and Anxiety as Precursors for Pancreatic Cancer.”

On Thursday evening, Dr. Kenner, founder of Kenner Family Research Fund (KFRF) was presented with the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her efforts to help fulfill the APA mission to advance clinical and basic research for diseases of the pancreas. KFRF organizes forums on various aspects of early detection. Published articles resulting from these collaborative forums enable the information and the subsequent discussion to reach a broader audience in the pancreatic cancer community.