Bringing healthcare professionals and experts in pancreas disease in contact with patients and caregivers. Michigan Medicine and the National Pancreas Foundation Michigan Chapter will host the 6th Annual Patient and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases educational event. This virtual event is free and open to all physicians, patients, and caregivers.
Our patient and family education events serve as an opportunity to bring healthcare professionals and experts in pancreas disease in contact with patients and caregivers in an informal setting to enable the sharing of information on new developments in the treatment and care of pancreas disease.
The main goals are to increase understanding of the relationship between pancreatic diseases and abnormal digestion; ways to improve or maintain nutrition; genetic causes of pancreatitis, pancreatic insufficiency, and pancreatic cancer; and what happens during genetic counseling sessions. We will also discuss updates and resources available at the Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Pancreas Program and the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) Michigan Chapter.
Topic: Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer
Elena Stoffel, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology,
Topic: Diabetes in Pancreas Patients
Andrew Kraftson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of MEND (Metabolism Endocrinology and Diabetes),
Topic: Maldigestion in Pancreas Patients
Kate Pelletier, MPH, RDN, CSP, CNSC, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,
Michigan Medicine Bowel Control Program