Thank you for visiting the Ohio/Kentucky Chapter page, and welcome to our community of volunteers dedicated to the support of patients with pancreatic disease. We invite you to join us at one or more of our local events in support of this cause. Please see below for upcoming activities in your area!

If you would like to become more involved and volunteer in your area, please contact your Chapter Chair (information below).

Chapter Chair
Dan Spracklen
Medical Director
Maisam Abu-El-Haija, MD






1st Annual NPF Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Picnic

Date: July 8, 2018
Venue: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park 1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway,
Ohio 43119
Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Join us! This picnic is to bring together people who suffer from pancreatic disease. Friends and family are welcome to attend! To RSVP, please email: npf_ohky@pancreasfoundation.org



Party for a Cure – Cincinnati

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Location: Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook
790 Park Ln, Covington, KY 41011
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM






The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition, in partnership with The National Pancreas Foundation, Presents: Pancreatic Cancer: A Patient-Oriented Symposium



Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
L045 Conference Room
460 West 10th Ave,
Columbus, OH 43210

Course Director: Phil Hart, MD

There is no fee to attend, but registration is encouraged.
To register, call Tracy at 614-366-9480 or email GI.Conference@osumc.edu
Parking is available in the South Cannon Garage (1640 Cannon Drive) and will be reimbursed


GALA FOR A CURE: Every Hero Has a Story

Friday, September 16, 2016
6:00 – 10:00 PM
 Manor House
7440 S Mason Montgomery Rd
Mason, OH 45040

Please visit the event page for more information.


NPF Centers

NPF Centers focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis by treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life. To view more information on the criteria to be an approved NPF Center, please click here.

Treatment Centers located in this region are:


KentuckyOne Health – Jewish Hospital
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital/Pancreas Care Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45229
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
410 West Tenth Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Cleveland Clinic 
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Event Gallery

Bluffton University Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Week

Strike Out Pancreatic Disease 2015
Managing Chronic Pancreatitis – Patient Education


Newsletter – Summer 2015

Patient-Oriented Education Event on Chronic Pancreatitis Management hosted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. To view the presentations, click here: http://cchmcstream.cchmc.org/MediasiteEX/Play/f5d4dc02bd7447f2b128768e09f180891d

Newsletter – Spring 2015

Audiovisual recordings from the patient-oriented symposium on Managing Acute Pancreatitis at Ohio State University: http://internalmedicine.osu.edu/digestivediseases/about-the-division/pancdisease/acutepancreatitis/index.cfm

Medical Director Maisam Abu-El-Haija discusses acute pancreatitis in children.

An adventure in meeting other CP patients – https://dspracklen.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/dans-cp-adventure/

Newsletter – Fall 2014

Video Presentations – The Ohio State University Chronic Pancreatitis Symposium

News Article – Evaluating Adults With Idiopathic Pancreatitis for Genetic Predisposition

Newsletter – Summer 2014

Social Media

Keep up to speed with our chapter activities!

Twitter: @OhioChapterNPF (https://twitter.com/OhioChapterNPF).

Facebook: Ohio/Kentucky Chapter National Pancreas Foundation (https://www.facebook.com/groups/OhioNPF/).