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

2017 IAP MEETING – BUENOS AIRES @ Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

We are pleased to announce Pancreas 2017, the 21st IAP Meeting to be held in Buenos Aires in September 28th – 30th. We invite our colleagues in Pancreatology from all around the world to join us for this scientific event, which is a Joint Meeting with LAPSG.

Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) for Pancreatic Diseases @ The Dearborn Inn
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Michigan Medicine & The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) Present: 

Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) for Pancreatic Diseases

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel, Dearborn, MI


On September 30, 2017 the University of Michigan and the National Pancreas Foundation will jointly host two consecutive educational events focused on pancreatic disease. For patients and families, the primary event takes place between 11:30 AM-2:30 PM. For physicians and other health care providers, the 3rd Annual Gastroenterology Update:  A Case-Based Approach to Common GI Problems will take place at 8:00 AM. Please CLICK HERE to register.

Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) for Pancreatic Diseases

Who should attend?  Patients and caregivers

Fee                             Free but pre-registration is required. Please CLICK HERE to register

Refreshments           Light refreshments will be served!


·      Increase understanding of patient and family centered care (PFCC)

·      Provide patients’ perspectives

·      Introduce National Pancreas Foundation Centers of Excellence

·      Illustrate multidisciplinary efforts on pancreatitis at the University of Michigan

·      Discuss NPF National website & resources


11:30 am   Registration & light refreshments

12:00 pm   Brief welcome, announcements and collection of pretest questions – Matthew DiMagno, MD, NPF Chapter Medical                     Director, Michigan

12:10 pm   Keynote: What is patient and family centered care (PFCC)? – Molly C. Dwyer-White, MPH, Manager, Patient and                       Family Centered Care, Adult Services

12:45 pm   Patient Panel: patient story, questions, unmet needs, support groups

1:15 pm     Break

1:25 pm     What is an NPF center of excellence? – Michelle Anderson, MD, Director University of Michigan, NPF Center of Excellence

1:50 pm     What is pancreatitis and multidisciplinary care (in acute pancreatitis)? – Matthew DiMagno, MD, NPF Chapter Medical Director, Michigan

2:15 pm     NPF National website resources, support groups, social media – Robin Winke, NPF Chapter Chair, Michigan

2:25 pm     Post-Test evaluation & requests for topics of interest to patients

2:30 pm     Closing Remarks and Adjourn –Matthew DiMagno, MD

Party for a Cure – NY @ Edison Ballroom
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join us for “Party for a Cure” as NPF and gala co-chairs, Christopher J. DiMaio, MD and John M. Poneros, MD are excited to present Beth A. Schrope, MD, PHD, FACS with the Nobility in Science Award for her dedication to patients suffering from diseases of the pancreas. We are also pleased to recognize Aimee L. Lucas, MD, MS, FACG with the Emerging Star Award. As well as, Julia Attenborough, NP-C and Elizabeth Cruz, RN, OCN with the 2017 Compassionate Care Award. Patient Courage Awards will be presented to Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Cheryl Strobino, and Mary P. Tobin.

Pediatric Pancreas Program – San Francisco, CA @ Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please join us to talk about living with chronic pancreatitis and connect with other families. Parents, caregivers, and children/teenagers (including siblings) are all encouraged to attend.

For more information please CLICK HERE

Strike Out Pancreatic Disease – Missouri @ Brunswick Zone XL
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Brunswick Zone XL
8070 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
St. Peters, MO 63376

Join the National Pancreas Foundation on October 14th, for an evening of bowling for a great cause!

We’ll have food, raffle items, and two hours of bowling to support NPF! Teams will spread out across all lanes, with each team “bowling for research dollars”. If you want to participate and don’t have a team, we’ll find one for you! When you register, everything (bowling, shoes, food) is included as well as a silent auction! And kids under 12 bowl for FREE! So please, bring the whole family out for the festivities.

We look forward to seeing you on October 14th!

NPF News

  • May 22, 2017 05/29/15 The NPF Announces 2017 Research Grant Awardees

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE NATIONAL PANCREAS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS NPF Awards 350,000 Dollars to Research Bethesda, MD – May 22, 2017 – The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit or-ganization dedicated to funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better thera-pies, and providing support …

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Patient and Supporter Stories

A Cross-country Victory Ride…and Spreading Awareness Along the Way
14 September 2017

My husband Anthony Guido, was diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, 17 months ago at stage III, where doctors found a mass in the head of his pancreas. Through his treatment he’s had 12 rounds of Folfirinox under the care of wonderful doctors and nurses at Dana-Farber (Boston) from June thru December of 2016, and had a …

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Brotherly Love In a Race to Find a Cure
28 July 2017

My name is Anthony and I am the brother of someone who suffers from chronic pancreatitis. After his first hospital visit in 2003, my brother Allan continued to suffer from chronic pancreatitis attacks throughout his years at university, which extended his time in school a couple years longer than planned. After moving to San Diego …

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My Journey to Find Hope with Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome
27 January 2017

FCS occurs in about 1 in 1 million people and the disorder causes the body to not be able to break down certain fats correctly. This disease frequently leads to symptoms such as pancreatitis — a very serious condition that causes inflammation of the pancreas and can lead to death – and fatty deposits in …

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