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

Patient Education Event – Indiana @ The Capital Ballroom Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation Indiana State Chapter presents a Patient and Family Education event focusing on “Chronic Pancreatitis” covering Pain Management, Nutrition, Behavioral Medicine, and More.

The objective of this educational event is to provide patients and their care givers with a fundamental understanding of the natural history and management of chronic pancreatitis

Registration begins at 9:00 AM with light breakfast as well as a boxed lunch will be provided

~Parking validation available at event~

For Inquiries, email:

Party for a Cure – Cincinnati @ Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Every Hero has a Story…

The Ohio-Kentucky Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation is holding our signature Cincinnati Party for a Cure cocktail party and auction on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 pm, at Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook located at 790 Park Lane, Covington, KY 41011.

On this special occasion, we will be honoring Dr. Tom K. Lin, Associate Director of Cincinnati Children’s Pancreas Care Center, with the Nobility in Science Award.

Proceeds from this event will go to support the National Pancreas Foundation and an exciting new program to help the transportation needs of pediatric patients at Cincinnati Children’s Pancreas Care Center, one of the only centers in the United States that is dedicated to caring for children with pancreatic diseases.

For more information on tickets and sponsorship, please go here:

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2nd Annual Patient and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases – Michigan Chapter @ The Inn at St. John's
Sep 29 all-day

The University of Michigan and the National Pancreas Foundation Michigan Chapter will jointly host a second Patient and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases educational event.

The main goals are to increase understanding of the immediate and long-term impact of pancreatitis on health, ability to function and work and medical coverage; to discuss the approach to complex care and to highlight causes and the approaches to chronic pain. We will also discuss updates and resources available at the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) National Office, the NPF Michigan Chapter and the University of Michigan NPF center of excellence.

Donna Fox, RN, MSW, Director of Complex Care Program, University of Michigan will deliver the keynote address entitled, Navigating life and care with pancreatitis: Approach to complex care.

The event is free and open to all physicians, patients and caregivers.

All attendants need to sign up by September 15, 2018. To register, please CLICK HERE

For further inquiries please send an email to Robin Winke at the National Pancreas Foundation Michigan Chapter:

Party for a Cure – Los Angeles @ Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Support the children and adults suffering from pancreatitis and join us in finding a cure. With new discoveries in genetics and precision medicine, new treatments for pancreatic disease are finally within reach. Please join Mission: Cure, the National Pancreas Foundation, chronic pancreatitis patients and their families and LA’s leading scientists and physicians to learn how you can get involved and help accelerate medical discoveries to find effective treatments to end the suffering.

Learn more about Mission: Cure’s innovative approach involving “impact investing” in health and cutting-edge strategies to cure disease.

Premier giving level and sponsor packages are available for recognition in conjunction with the event. Tables, donations, tickets may be purchased HERE.

Party for a Cure – New York @ Edison Ballroom
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening to benefit the National Pancreas Foundation! On this special night, we will be honoring Dr. Diane M. Simeone with the Nobility in Science Award and Dr. Vinod Balachandranwith the Rising Star Award.

For tickets and sponsorship information, please go here:

To view the full invite, please CLICK HERE.

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Patient and Supporter Stories

Erin’s Story of Hope and Strength
11 September 2018

January 2015. We had just completed our first full year of living in Pennsylvania. Still adjusting to a new home, city, and state, we had started to make a few friends. I went from working full time in Colorado, to staying at home full time with our youngest child here. I had decided it was …

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Pediatric Pancreatitis – Caregivers Edition
17 July 2018

Support is one of the pillars of the mission of the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF). Caregivers provide selfless support for their loved ones who are suffering from pancreas disease. For this edition, we want to feature the caregivers for those whose voices are rarely heard – those with pediatric pancreatitis. The parents featured in this …

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Registry Patient Testimonial
6 July 2018

Why did you decide to join the NPF Registry? I volunteered to participate in the NPF Registry because I want to help fight for a cure for pancreatic disease. As a patient myself, I can tell you the daily struggles are real and can be very limiting. I want to create a better future for …

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