National Pancreas Foundation Mission

The National Pancreas Foundation provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

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Physician Programs

Research Grants

Research Grants

NPF raises and directs funds to support exemplary research projects in the field of pancreas disease

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Fellows Symposium

Fellows Symposium

A three-day symposium pairing together world class physicians and scientists with medical fellows.

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Medical Education

Medical Education

Medical provider educational information and opportunities

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National Patient Registry

National Patient Registry

Institutional participation in the National Patient Registry

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Upcoming Events

Louisiana Chapter Education Event
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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2019 NPF Fellows Symposium @ The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – May 5 @ 12:15 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation holds an annual Fellows Symposium as an opportunity for Fellows to gain insights and instruction from renowned specialists.

To find out more information and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Project Cuffway
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Pancreas Fair @ John G. Rangos Sr. Conference Center
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Save-the-Date! UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
and the National Pancreas Foundation are proud to host a (free) Pancreas Fair for patients, families, and caregivers!

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 (noon – 4pm) join us at the John G. Rangos Sr. Conference Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

For more information, please contact Patter Birsic at

Washington State Education Event @ Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children's Hospital
May 18 @ 8:45 am – 12:30 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation and the Seattle Children’s Hospital Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology presents a patient-centered educational event.

The main goals are to increase understanding of the immediate and long-term impact of pancreatitis on health, ability to function; to discuss the approach to getting your voice heard; approaches through mindfulness as method of pain relief and helping you understand if a total pancreatectomy is right for you.

We will also discuss updates and resources available at the National Pancreas Foundation national office, the local chapter and the approved centers in the State of Washington.

Experts from Seattle Children’s Hospital and the NPF will be on hand to share important information and answer your questions about pancreatitis.

  • Transitioning to Home
  • Nutrition, Pain Management and Support
  • Patient Perspective
  • Panel Discussion
  • Fun Activities for children and young people

The event is free and open to all patients and caregivers with a light breakfast and Door prizes.

Parking: *Ocean parking garage, 7th Floor check in head to Ocean cafeteria*

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Patient and Supporter Stories

170 Laps (or Rucking through Pancreatitis) – Matt’s Story
20 March 2019

In May of 2014, I woke up one morning and had what I thought was really bad indigestion along with some abdominal pain. I had physical therapy that morning from a recent shoulder surgery and went about my morning routine as usual. While at PT, the pain started to get severe and I was sweating …

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A Patient and Caregiver’s Perspective – June and Rod’s Story
19 February 2019

My official journey with pancreatic disease began in February 2012 when I was diagnosed. I had my gallbladder removed back in 1982 after delivering my first child. For years I would experience what to me felt like gallbladder attacks. A searing knife like pain in my back that extended through the front, intense nausea, and …

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A Fixed and Full Tummy – Rylan’s Story
7 February 2019

Rylan, 5, was a year and half old when he was officially diagnosed with idiopathic pancreatitis. July 2018 he had a  total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). Through his Mom, Haley Grammer, she shares Rylan’s journey with pancreatitis.  From the time of birth to the diagnosis of pancreatitis Rylan cried ALL of the time as a …

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