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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
Larry Radford
Medical Director
Maisam Abu-El-Haija, MD



Join us for our monthly support group. The support groups are for patients, family members, and caregivers to attend to learn more about pancreas disease. 

Each month will have a different location, so the best update is through the Ohio/Kentucky Facebook Group.


The next support groups are:

February 10, 2019 at 3pm (Panera Bread, 5090 Tiedeman Rd, Brooklyn, OH)

February 23, 2019 at 4pm (Panera Bread, 1534 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY)

March 21, 2019 at 6:30 – A dietician will be present to answer any questions (45 River Street, Delaware, OH 43015)

We hope to see you there!



Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Venue: Sabin Auditorium, 333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229
Time: 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:


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

Every Hero has a Story…

The Ohio-Kentucky Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation is holding our signature Cincinnati Party for a Cure cocktail party and auction.

On this special occasion, we will be honoring Dr. Tom K. Lin, Associate Director of Cincinnati Children’s Pancreas Care Center, with the Nobility in Science Award.

Proceeds from this event will go to support the National Pancreas Foundation and an exciting new program to help the transportation needs of pediatric patients at Cincinnati Children’s Pancreas Care Center, one of the only centers in the United States that is dedicated to caring for children with pancreatic diseases.

For more information on tickets and sponsorship, please go here:

#NationalPancreasFoundation #CincinnatiPartyForACure #pancreasdisease #hope #courage


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




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
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:

Newsletter – Spring 2015

Audiovisual recordings from the patient-oriented symposium on Managing Acute Pancreatitis at Ohio State University:

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

An adventure in meeting other CP patients –

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

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