Upcoming Events

Oct
12
Sat
NPF Texas Chapter – Houston Education Event @ Baylor College of Medicine
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Oct
19
Sat
3rd Annual Patient and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases – Michigan Chapter @ The Inn at St. John's
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

The University of Michigan and the National Pancreas Foundation Michigan Chapter will jointly host a third Patient 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 and work and medical coverage; to discuss the approach to complex care and to highlight causes and the approaches to chronic pain. We will also discuss updates and resources available at the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) National Office, the NPF Michigan Chapter and the University of Michigan NPF center of excellence.

The event is free and open to all physicians, patients and caregivers.  All are welcome to attend even if you have not registered however please keep in mind if you are not registered you may not receive lunch.  

To register, please CLICK HERE

For further inquiries please send an email to Robin Winke at the National Pancreas Foundation Michigan Chapter: michigan@pancreasfoundation.org.

Oct
27
Sun
Marine Corps Marathon/10K
Oct 27 all-day

Want to run for a cause? Or has running a 10K or a marathon been on your bucket-list and you’re ready to check it off? Want a 26.2 mile or 10K running tour of Washington, DC?

Run for the National Pancreas Foundation!

Selected as a charity partner for the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon (Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Washington, DC), we are looking for a group of people to run in the name of finding a cure, in memory/in honor of a loved one, or supporting an organization that provides hope and courage to those suffering from pancreatic disease.  In return, the NPF will support you every step of the way with motivation, team support (via a private Facebook group), swag, team tent at the finish line, and a team pasta dinner the night before. In 2018, our 44 runners raised $36,686 all in the name of finding a cure for pancreas disease!

To find out more, please CLICK HERE. #TeamPancreas_NPF

Nov
3
Sun
NPF MA Chapter – Strike-Out Pancreatic Disease! @ Bowlero
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
10
Sun
Pancreatic Cancer Patient Education Event – Georgia @ Emory Health Sciences Research Building
Nov 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:45 pm
Strike-Out Pancreatic Disease @ Midway Bowling
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the National Pancreas Foundation Central PA Chapter on Sunday, November 10th for an afternoon of bowling and family fun! Your registration includes two games of bowling, bowling shoes, and food. There will also be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for awesome prizes.
Registration is $30!*

Nov
13
Wed
Party for Cure Gala – Boston @ The Harvard Club
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
16
Sat
Strike-Out Pancreatic Disease Minnesota! @ AMF Bloomington
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Nov
21
Thu
Party for a Cure – New York @ The Edison Ballroom
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s a Party for a Cure! Proceeds will go to support the NPF in research and its mission to find cures for all pancreatic diseases – cancer (the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.) and pediatric, acute and chronic pancreatitis.

On this night we will be honoring:

Joseph M. Titlebaum
Lifetime Achievement Award

Alec J. Megibow, MD
Nobility In Science Award

Gulam A. Manji, MD, PhD
Rising Star Award

Karen Chen MSN, AGACNP-BC
Compassionate Care Award

Linda Ucko Leiby
Courage Award Recipient

Tickets begin at $200

Dec
7
Sat
Pancreas Diseases: Diagnosis, Facts, Function, & Fixes @ University Hospital - University Health System
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Feb
22
Sat
NPF Florida Chapter Bocce/Shuffleboard Tournament @ Heron Cay Bocce/Shuffleboard Courts and Clubhouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us for our 4th Annual NPF Florida Fundraiser for the National Pancreas Foundation

Enjoy a day of Fun, Food, Raffle Prizes, 50/50 & Entertainment
Saturday, February 22nd
Tournament begins 8 AM

Dinner, Raffles & Entertainment at 6:00 PM
Heron Cay Bocce/Shuffleboard Courts & Clubhouse
Cash Prizes for 1st and 2nd Place Teams

Fee Includes Single Elimination Tournament
Dinner/BYOB & 1 Complimentary Ticket for Raffle Prizes

Return Attached Sign Up Sheets and Fees to
Kathy Hill – 603-667-3338
or Rob Tuite 904-233-2341 Chairperson Florida Chapter NPF

 

All Proceeds go to the National Pancreas Foundation

Mar
3
Tue
Patient Focused Drug Development Meeting on Pancreatitis @ Silver Spring Civic Buidling
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mar
8
Sun
Strike-Out Pancreatic Disease! @ Kings Dining & Entertainment
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep
1
Tue
Indiana’s Virtual 10K Run/Pup Strut
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Join our virtual 10K run/pup strut anywhere across Indiana. You choose the route, you choose the distance and as long as it adds up to 10K by September 30th you will receive a medal! Lace-up your shoes and fundraise for patients impacted by pancreatic disease. Challenge your friends, family, and co-workers to donate or join your team! Register by August 31st to receive a t-shirt.

Click HERE to register and for more information!

 

Oct
17
Sat
4th Annual Patient and Family Centered Care For Pancreatic Disease
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

On October 17, 2020 Michigan Medicine and the National Pancreas Foundation Michigan Chapter will host the 4th Annual Patient and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases educational event. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we will host a virtual rather than an in person program.

Click HERE to Register.

 

 

Oct
25
Sun
2020 Marine Corps Marathon
Oct 25 all-day

Amid COVID-19, the NPF has decided to transfer it’s Charity Partnership for 2020 to 2021 to ensure that everyone will be able to run together (in-person). Team Pancreas has gone virtual for 2020! What does that mean?! It means that anyone can run and raise for The NPF on October 25th! You can sign up for the virtual marathon ($45) or the 10K ($33). Once you register and sign up, please notify National Program Director, Sokphal Tun at stun@pancreasfoundation.org. We will add your picture to the 2020 Team Pancreas site. Registrants who raise at least $250 will get a Team Pancreas shirt and pre-race goodie bag along with their MCM swag. Wait! There’s more! 😯 A race event is not complete without a pasta dinner! This will be virtual where we can “meet” all our members and hand out awards. (More details to come)

To register for the event, please CLICK HERE. Please visit the MCM page for more information on their virtual events.

Visit https://pancreasfoundation.org/mcm/ for more information.

Oct
28
Wed
Virtual Education Event | Why Does Someone Develop Pancreatic Cancer?
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Click HERE to register today.

Jan
21
Thu
2021 Virtual Education Series Kick-Off | Ensuring a Healthy Pancreas: Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm
Jan
30
Sat
NPF Hosts National “Rocking Party” Virtual Gala
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

The NPF National Office is excited to announce the Inaugural NPF National Virtual “Rocking Party” Gala & Fundraiser on Saturday, January 30, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (EST).

Entertainment for the Gala will be a performance by Grammy Award Winner Peter Frampton whose hits include “Do You Feel Like We Do” and “Show Me the Way.” The Gala will feature the Inaugural Legacy Awards honoring clinicians’ career achievements in the field of pancreas disease. These first-time awards will honor Dr. Peter Banks and Dr. Bill Go. An additional Legacy Award will be featured for volunteerism. The evening will also feature the launch of Camp Hope, a pediatric pancreatitis summer camp, as well as additional testimonials from patients and celebrities.

Sponsorship packages will range from $50,000 to $500 and individual tickets $25.

Mar
25
Thu
Healthy Approach to Diet & Nutrition for Pancreatic Cancer & Pancreatitis
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Learn how to take a healthy approach to diet & nutrition. Live Cooking Demonstration with recipes from NPF Cookbook.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8V1bzZ1TT9yqVUxoycF2Lg

Thursday, March 25, 2021
7 pm – 8:15 pm EST

Featured Speaker:
Anna Evans Phillips, MD MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

Apr
22
Thu
Understanding and Managing the Psychological Impact of Pancreas Disease
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
May
15
Sat
15th Annual Fellows Symposium
May 15 @ 11:30 am – May 16 @ 4:00 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation holds an annual Fellows Symposium as an opportunity for Fellows to gain insight and instruction from renowned specialists. The Symposium will be held on May 15 – 16, 2021, due to the Covid-19 virus the event has been switched to a virtual program.

APPLY NOW

This is open to physicians and PhD-level scientists who are Fellows, and first or second-year faculty (pancreatic cancer) who have demonstrated an interest in pancreatic disease.

The application is due no later than March 31, 2021.

For more information click here.

May
20
Thu
Medical Management of Pain in Pediatric Pancreatitis: A Collaborative Approach
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Jun
17
Thu
NPF Improving Your Daily Life Adult Pancreatitis- Medical and Behavioral Challenges and Treatment
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Moderator:  Randall E. Brand, MD Professor of Medicine
Academic Director, GI Division, UPMC Shadyside
Director, GI Malignancy Early Detection, Diagnosis & Prevention Program
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh | UPMC

 

“Medical Overview of the Diagnosis and Management of Adult Pancreatitis”
Dhiraj Yadav, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, EMERGE (young investigator mentorship)
Program Director, Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Pancreatology
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh | UPMC

 

“How the Brain-Gut Connection Can Reduce Pain and Improve Quality of Life”
Eva M. Szigethy, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Pediatrics
Department of Psychiatry / Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Director, Behavioral Health with the Chief Medical and Scientific Office
Co-Director, Total Care-IBD
Co-Director, UPMC Program for Gut-Brain Health (PGH)
University of Pittsburgh | UPMC 

Patients Perspective:
Melanie L. Eccles
Dianna M. Born

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

Aug
15
Sun
2021 Massachusetts’s Falmouth Road Race
Aug 15 all-day

The Falmouth Road Race was established in 1973 and has become one of the premier running events of the summer season. Each year the race draws an international field of Olympians, elite, and recreational runners out to enjoy the iconic 7-mile seaside course. The nonprofit Falmouth Road Race organization is committed to promoting health and fitness through community programs and philanthropic giving.
To support the 10 MA runners, running on behalf of NPF, please visit the event page!

Aug
19
Thu
NPF Virtual Education: Pancreatic Cancer; Updates for Patients and Physicians
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm

2021 VIRTUAL EDUCATION SERIES
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021
7:00 PM EDT

August Topic
Pancreatic Cancer – Updates for Patients and Physicians

MODERATOR
Kenneth Lee, MD
Professor of Surgery University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC

Featured Speakers:

“Multi-Modality Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer”
Amer H. Zureikat, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Chair of Clinical Surgery, Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

“Advances in Surgical Techniques and Robotics”
Alessandro Paniccia, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Patient Perspectives

REGISTER TODAY!

Aug
26
Thu
NPF Atlanta Chapter: NAVIGATING A DIAGNOSIS OF PANCREATIC CANCER
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm

2021 VIRTUAL EDUCATION SERIES
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2021 7:00 PM EDT

August Topic
Pancreatic Cancer – NAVIGATING A DIAGNOSIS OF PANCREATIC CANCER

INTRODUCTION/MODERATOR
A. Jay Freeman, MD, MSc
Emory University School of Medicine

PANCREATIC CANCER IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
KMarie King MD, MS, MBA, FACS
Albany Medical Center – New York

CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PATIENT LED PANCREAS CANCER EDUCATION
Andrew Page, MD, FACS
Piedmont Healthcare

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SURGERY FOR PANCREATIC CANCER
Jessica Lyn Cioffi, MD
Piedmont Healthcare

PARTICIPATING IN CLINICAL TRIALS FOR PANCREATIC CANCER
NEW STRATEGIES IN PANCREATIC CANCER TRIALS
Mehmet Akce, MD
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Register Today!

 

Sep
21
Tue
PEDIATRIC TPIAT EDUCATION SERIES: TPIAT for children with pancreatitis: What do you need to know as a parent of or child with pancreatitis?
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

PEDIATRIC TPIAT EDUCATION SERIES
Empowering Families and Young Patients with Pancreatitis

SESSION 1: Tuesday, September 21st: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Title: TPIAT for children with pancreatitis: What do you need to know as a parent of or child with pancreatitis?
Speakers:
• Srinath Chinnakotla, Pediatric Transplant Surgeon
• Marie Cook, Transplant Nurse Coordinator
• Matthew Armfield, Pediatric Pain Physician

Click HERE to register for Session 1

SESSION 2: Tuesday, October 5th: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Title: Nutrition, exocrine insufficiency, and diabetes after pediatric TPIAT
Speakers:
• Elissa Downs, Pediatric Gastroenterologist
• Melena Bellin, Pediatric Endocrinologist

Click HERE to register for Session 2

SESSION 3: Tuesday, October 19th: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Title: What to know about life after TPIAT for the teenager: Patient perspectives on school, social life, and other topics after TPIAT.
Speakers:

• Karys Dunham
• Rose Gefteas
• Cecilia Petricone
• Seth Rodivich

The National Pancreas Foundation & University of Minnesota Medical Center

Moderators:
• Melena Bellin, MD
• Elissa Downs, MD
• Cecilia Petrico

Click HERE to register for Session 3

Oct
1
Fri
PancreasBowl 2021
Oct 1 @ 12:00 am – Nov 30 @ 11:59 pm

For further information and locations visit: https://give.pancreasfoundation.org/ge/pancreasbowl21

Oct
5
Tue
PEDIATRIC TPIAT EDUCATION SERIES: Nutrition, exocrine insufficiency, and diabetes after pediatric TPIAT
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

PEDIATRIC TPIAT EDUCATION SERIES
Empowering Families and Young Patients with Pancreatitis

SESSION 2: Tuesday, October 5th: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Title: Nutrition, exocrine insufficiency, and diabetes after pediatric TPIAT
Speakers:
• Elissa Downs, Pediatric Gastroenterologist
• Melena Bellin, Pediatric Endocrinologist

Click HERE to register for Session 2

SESSION 3: Tuesday, October 19th: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Title: What to know about life after TPIAT for the teenager: Patient perspectives on school, social life, and other topics after TPIAT.
Speakers:

• Karys Dunham
• Rose Gefteas
• Cecilia Petricone
• Seth Rodivich

The National Pancreas Foundation & University of Minnesota Medical Center

Moderators:
• Melena Bellin, MD
• Elissa Downs, MD
• Cecilia Petrico

Click HERE to register for Session 3