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

Pancreatic Cancer Patient Education Event – Georgia @ Emory Health Sciences Research Building
Aug 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:45 pm

To register, please CLICK HERE. After the education event, Atlanta United FC is offering NPF Pancreatic Cancer Education participants an exclusive offer the Atlanta United match vs NYCFC on August 11th. Come support the 2018 Champions by taking advantage of this exclusive offer and enjoy 20%-30% off normal ticket prices!

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Save-the-Date, Courage for a Cure Gala – Pittsburgh @ Fairmont Pittsburgh
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Save-the-Date: Patient Education Event – Indiana @ Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Carmel
Sep 14 @ 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 caregivers 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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Pancreas Diseases Educational Symposium @ Prentice Women’s Hospital, 250 E Superior Street Rm L-South (3rd Floor), Chicago, IL 60611
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation and the Digestive Health Center of  Northwestern Medicine presents a patient-centered educational event.

“Pancreas Diseases Educational Symposium: Diagnosis, Treatment Care and Support for patients, caregivers & families”.

Experts from Northwestern Memorial 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.

Attack Pancreas Disease: Time to Dig in for a Cure! @ Creole Cabana Restaurant and Bar
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

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Patient and Supporter Stories

Twice The Caregiver – Kathleen’s Story
10 July 2019

When did your introduction to pancreas disease start? In looking back on my experiences, my absolute first memory of being introduced to pancreatic disease was in 2011 when working in an Emergency Department of a Level 1 Trauma Center. An elderly female patient came in to be evaluated for abdominal pain; her daughter accompanied her. …

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Pushing Boundaries: My Journey to Defy the Odds – Amanda’s Story
8 July 2019

On July 2, 2019, I got the best news of my life: I was approved for a Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation (TPAIT) at the University of Cincinnati with Dr. Syed Ahmad on September 3, 2019. When you live life with a chronic disease that has altered the way you interact with the world you …

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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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