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

Dec
31
Mon
Pancreas Awareness Night @ Manchester Monarchs @ SNHU Arena
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm

The NPF New Hampshire Chapter and the Manchester Monarchs are facing off against pancreas disease on December 31, 2018 at SNHU Arena! Every ticket sold, $4 will go towards the NPF!

Can’t make it, but want to donate? Please go here: http://bit.ly/NPFMonarchs2018

We hope to see you on New Year’s Eve!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan
26
Sat
Kiss – Off Pancreatic Disease! @ Heron Cay Bocce/Shuffleboard Courts and Clubhouse
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a day of fun, food, raffle prizes, 50/50 & entertainment – all to raise funds for pancreas disease research! For more information and tickets or to donate, please CLICK HERE.

Feb
23
Sat
Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Education Event @ Sabin Auditorium, 333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation Ohio-Kentucky Chapter and the The Pancreas Care Center of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center jointly host a Patient, Caregiver 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; 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 NPF OH-KY Chapter and the approved centers in the State of Ohio.

To register for the event, please go here: http://bit.ly/NPFOHKYCC2019

 

Minnesota Chapter Education Event @ University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation Minnesota State Chapter and the University of Minnesota Medical Center jointly host a Patient, Caregiver and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases educational event.

This session is appropriate for patients who have suffered from severe acute pancreatitis, recurrent acute pancreatitis, or chronic pancreatitis and their family members. The main goals are to increase understanding of the immediate and long-term impact of pancreatitis on health and ability to function, and treatment strategies for pancreatitis. Session topics will include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies for pain relief; endoscopic management of pancreatitis; surgical approaches to pancreatitis including total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplant; and how to manage complications of pancreatitis including diabetes.

Speakers will address the disease in children and adults.

We will also discuss updates and resources available at the National Pancreas Foundation National Office, the NPF Minnesota Chapter and the approved centers at the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic Rochester.

To register for the event, please go here: http://bit.ly/NPFMN2019

Mar
30
Sat
Save – the – Date, Louisiana Chapter Education Event
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Patient and Supporter Stories

A New Lease on Life – Cecilia’s Story
29 November 2018

My story with pancreatitis started at the age of 12-years-old. Just a few weeks before I was supposed to start middle school I suddenly woke up with excruciating abdominal pain. My body ached and I kept throwing up, I couldn’t eat, drink, or sit down and I spent all day and most of the night …

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One Mile at a Time – Dave’s Story
7 November 2018

I grew up being marvelled by movies and rollercoasters…little did I know that the last 18 months would match both of those. April 2017 – I had it all, extremely fortunate to have a successful career, amazing and loving family, nice house and car, fit and healthy and a wonderful and crazy social life with …

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18 Months – Doug’s Story
12 September 2018

How do you explain to others what it is like to lose both parents to pancreatic cancer in less than 18 months? Frankly, you can’t. Instead, I would like to focus on the things that occurred during my parents’ lives, including their treatment and the moments that mattered most. My name is Doug Christiansen and …

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