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
27
Sat
Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer: Causes, Symptoms & New Treatments (Florida) @ University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Room 1301, 1475 NW 12th Avenue Miami, FL 33136
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

In collaboration with University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine the National Pancreas Foundation and its Florida State Chapter present: “Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer: Causes, Symptoms & New Treatments – A Patient & Family Centered Care Event.”

Experts from the University of Miami and Patient Advocates will be on hand to share important information and answer your questions about acute and chronic pancreatitis; pancreatic cancer; surgical procedures and pain management.

Feb
1
Thu
INTERNATIONAL CHRONIC PANCREATITIS SYMPOSIUM 2018 @ Charleston, SC - Hyatt Place
Feb 1 – Feb 3 all-day

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend CPS2018, the second International Symposium on the Medical and Surgical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis to be held in Charleston, South Carolina on February 1-3, 2018. The goal of this symposium is to bring together leaders from across the globe who have an interest in the pancreas and are dedicated to improving patient care in chronic pancreatitis.

Feb
2
Fri
Yale Pancreas Symposium 2018: Multidisciplinary Management of Pancreatic Cancer @ Yale West Campus
Feb 2 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Date: February 2, 2018
Register online here:
https://yale-cancer-center.ticketleap.com/pancreas-symposium/

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Mar
22
Thu
Pancreas Symposium 2018 @ NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Pancreas Symposium 2018: Current Controversies in Benign Pancreatic Disease

Overview

The Pancreas Symposium 2018 program will review current controversies and procedures for managing benign pancreatic disease. Acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cysts are among the most complex cases that physicians are confronted with as internists, gastroenterologists and surgeons. Our internationally recognized faculty will present lectures and case presentations to help practicing physicians treat benign pancreatic disease.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss current evidence-based guidelines for the surgical and endoscopic management of acute pancreatitis
  • Explain how to diagnose and treat pancreatic insufficiency
  • Recognize special considerations for pediatric pancreatitis
  • Discuss the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis and when to refer patients for total pancreatectomy with autologous islet cell transplantation
  • Identify new and enhanced imaging techniques of the pancreas
  • Describe the role for biomarkers in chronic pancreatitis
  • Explain how to diagnose and manage autoimmune pancreatitis, pancreatic cystic neoplasms and incidentally found pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
  • Describe the physiology of pain in pancreatitis
  • Identify new techniques in endoscopic ablation of select pancreatic lesions
  • Assess the role for prevention in pancreatic disease

Target Audience

This activity is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, internists, radiologists, pathologists, RNs, PAs, NPs and other medical professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of patients with benign pancreatic disease.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Apr
13
Fri
3rd Annual Project Cuffway – Save the Date! @ Cox Business Center
Apr 13 all-day

Join us for a night of fun, fashion, and entertainment while raising money for such a wonderful cause! In 2017, the Rustic Cuff community enjoyed it’s second annual Project Cuffway where it received rave reviews and raised over $200,000 for the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF)!

This year’s event will be held on April 13th, 2018, in the Grand Ballroom at the Cox Business Center.

100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the NPF, providing HOPE for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer by funding cutting edge research; advocating for new and better therapies; and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

For sponsorship and ticket information, please CLICK HERE! We hope to see you there!

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Patient and Supporter Stories

From Patient to Advocate – Barbara’s Story
22 November 2017

It all started as a child! I never knew why every time I was stressed or excited, which was a lot with a family of six children, a great Mom, and an alcoholic father, I would have these bad belly aches, nausea, and vomiting. It would happen during book reports in front of the class, …

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Bringing Joy with Toys – Riky’s Story
15 November 2017

Alarik “Riky” Howard is an exemplary thirteen-year-old boy who resides in Northwest Indiana.   As the Midwest braces itself for a chilly winter, Riky’s heart is far from cold.  He was diagnosed with severe chronic pancreatitis when he was just six years old. After countless prolonged stays at Indianapolis’ Riley Children’s Hospital and numerous surgeries, Riky …

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Walking Warrior – Karen’s Story
9 November 2017

In 2016, I decided to do the Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon and walked alongside my Mom, sister, and cousin. After completing it and finishing in 3 hours and 12 minutes, I decided to register for the race again in 2017. Walking for hours does not come easily to me. Along with being a Type 1 …

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