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

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
Louisiana Chapter Education Event
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register, please go here: http://bit.ly/NPFLAED2019

May
3
Fri
2019 NPF Fellows Symposium @ The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – May 5 @ 12:15 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation holds an annual Fellows Symposium as an opportunity for Fellows to gain insights and instruction from renowned specialists.

To find out more information and apply, please CLICK HERE.

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Patient and Supporter Stories

A Letter to FCS – Alvin’s Story
17 December 2018

Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) occurs in about 1 in 1 million people and the genetic 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 …

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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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