Become A Center of Excellence

Guided by an NPF Centers of Excellence Task Force, which includes physicians, surgeons, and patient advocates, the program has included two changes. First, the program will be two-tiered. Institutions can now apply to be a Clinical Center of Excellence or a Clinical Center and an Academic Center of Excellence. 

NPF/CAPER Visiting Fellows Program

Provides select trainees’ exposure to a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the management of benign and malignant pancreatic diseases. Trainees will work directly with leading pancreatologists.

Fellows Symposium

The National Pancreas Foundation holds an annual Fellows Symposium as an opportunity for Fellows to gain insight and instruction from world-renowned pancreas specialists. This is open to physicians and PhD-levels scientists who are Fellows, Residents, and first or second-year Faculty who have demonstrated an interest in pancreatic disease.

Research Grants & Awards

On an annual basis, the National Pancreas Foundation provides multiple research grants in the amount of $50,000. NPF has given over $5 million to fund over 133 ground-breaking research projects.


PancreasFest is an umbrella conference that supports multiple smaller meetings with very focused goals. These include education programs, discussion sessions for new ideas, learning from other disciplines, investigator meetings, and efforts to help young investigators.