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

Understanding & Living with the challenges of Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis @ Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center Jamail Specialty Care Center
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join the Texas State Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) for a Patient and Care-giver Education event focusing on Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis in adults and children as well as covering Pain Management, Nutrition, Behavioral Medicine, and more.

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

~Refreshments and Parking validation available at event~

To register for the event, please CLICK HERE.

Eastern PA Cut-a-Thon! @ Axis Hair Studio
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help cut out pancreas disease by coming to our Cut-a-Thon on August 28th from 11am – 4pm! Hosted by the NPF Eastern PA Chapter, cuts start at $20 (minimum donation) and proceeds will go to research dollars for pancreas disease! We hope to see you there!

Courage for a Cure Gala @ Fairmont Pittsburgh
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Save the Date and join us on September 14th for a Casino Royale evening at the Fairmont, Pittsburgh.

Strike Out Pancreas Disease – North Carolina @ Buffaloe Lanes Cary
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun-filled event to raise funds for the National Pancreas Foundation. Your $25 donation covers bowling, shoes, food, and prizes! We hope to see you there!

To register or donate to the event, please CLICK HERE.

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~

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Patient and Supporter Stories

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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Reclaiming Her Life – Danielle’s Story
15 May 2018

When did your pancreas story begin? Nearly 10 years ago, I began suffering from abdominal pain, nausea, and difficulty eating. It took many years of appointments, testing, and other procedures for me to be diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis due to a ductal abnormality. Despite a cholecystectomy and other endoscopic procedures including multiple ERCPs with stenting, …

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