Upcoming Events

Feb 1 – Feb 3 all-day

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend CPS2018, the second International Symposium on the Medical and Surgical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis to be held in Charleston, South Carolina on February 1-3, 2018. The goal of this symposium is to bring together leaders from across the globe who have an interest in the pancreas and are dedicated to improving patient care in chronic pancreatitis.

Yale Pancreas Symposium 2018: Multidisciplinary Management of Pancreatic Cancer @ Yale West Campus
Feb 2 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Date: February 2, 2018
Register online here:

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Pancreatic Cancer: A Patient-Oriented Symposium @ James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 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

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

Pancreas Symposium 2018 @ NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Pancreas Symposium 2018: Current Controversies in Benign Pancreatic Disease


The Pancreas Symposium 2018 program will review current controversies and procedures for managing benign pancreatic disease. Acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cysts are among the most complex cases that physicians are confronted with as internists, gastroenterologists and surgeons. Our internationally recognized faculty will present lectures and case presentations to help practicing physicians treat benign pancreatic disease.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss current evidence-based guidelines for the surgical and endoscopic management of acute pancreatitis
  • Explain how to diagnose and treat pancreatic insufficiency
  • Recognize special considerations for pediatric pancreatitis
  • Discuss the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis and when to refer patients for total pancreatectomy with autologous islet cell transplantation
  • Identify new and enhanced imaging techniques of the pancreas
  • Describe the role for biomarkers in chronic pancreatitis
  • Explain how to diagnose and manage autoimmune pancreatitis, pancreatic cystic neoplasms and incidentally found pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
  • Describe the physiology of pain in pancreatitis
  • Identify new techniques in endoscopic ablation of select pancreatic lesions
  • Assess the role for prevention in pancreatic disease

Target Audience

This activity is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, internists, radiologists, pathologists, RNs, PAs, NPs and other medical professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of patients with benign pancreatic disease.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Casino Night 2018 @ Tap House Grill
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fun and casino games as we raise money to end pancreas disease and remember Rob Ericson. Each $40 entry ticket will include appetizers, $150 in funny money and a free app card for use on a return visit to the Tap House Grill. Additional raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.

To purchase tickets, please go here: http://bit.ly/NPFCasino2018

Pancreas Education Event @ UMass Memorial Medical Center - Sherman Auditorium 1st Floor
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In collaboration with the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), the UMass Memorial Division of Gastroenterology, designated NPF Center of Central MA, presents the fourth annual pancreas education program; PEP Talk 4: What’s Eating You? Experts from UMass Memorial and NPF will be on hand to share important information and answer your questions about pancreatitis.

This year’s topics will include:

  • Transitioning home
  • Meal planning
  • Live cooking demo with Chef Adam Orn
  • Patient and perspective
  • Expert panel discussion and Q&A

Register online at www.umassmemorial.org/PEPtalk4 or call 855-UMASS-MD to reserve your spot today!

3rd Annual Project Cuffway @ Cox Business Center
Apr 13 all-day

Join us for a night of fun, fashion, and entertainment while raising money for such a wonderful cause! In 2017, the Rustic Cuff community enjoyed it’s second annual Project Cuffway where it received rave reviews and raised over $200,000 for the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF)!

This year’s event will be held on April 13th, 2018, in the Grand Ballroom at the Cox Business Center.

100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the NPF, providing HOPE for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer by funding cutting edge research; advocating for new and better therapies; and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

For ticket information, please CLICK HERE!
For participation in the Memoriam Wall, please CLICK HERE!
For Sponsorship information, please CLICK HERE!
To make a Sponsorship Payment, CLICK HERE!

Pediatric Pancreatitis: The very latest on the causes, treatments, outcomes & research
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you a parent with a child that has pancreatitis?

Mission: Cure and the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) invite you to join us for the first webinar in our new Pancreatitis Webinar Series on Wednesday, April 18th from 1:00-2:30 pm ET.

Pediatric Pancreatitis: The very latest on the causes, treatments, outcomes & research. Q & A too!

Dr. Aliye Uc, MD, Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa and leader of the INSPPIREPediatric Pancreatitis Research Project will share what has been learned so far, and will answer questions from patients and family members.

For more information and to register, please go here:

Patient Education Event – Chicago @ Northwestern Memorial Hospital McGaw Medical Center (Room 1-401)
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

In Collaboration with The National Pancreas Foundation, the NPF Illinois Chapter, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital: The Many Faces of Pancreatic Disease

We will be covering pain management, nutrition, behavioral medicine, and more!

For more information and to register for the event, please click here: http://bit.ly/NPFIllinoisEd2018

For any questions, please contact David Jones at NPFIllinois@pancreasfoundation.org.

@ Prince George's Stadium
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm

Take me out to the ball game! For those in the Washington, DC area we have Bowie Baysox Tickets. Tickets are $13 a person (all ages) and $5.00 of each ticket sold when using the “special offer code” NPF2018, will go back to our the NPF.

We have also received 20 complimentary tickets for Pancreatic Cancer Survivors* and a guest. They will be first come, first served. Please contact us at info@pancreasfoundation.org to receive these tickets.

*If they would like to participate in the on-field ceremony and show solidarity for those that are fighting cancer every day, please arrive at the ballpark by 5:30pm. Those that wish to participate can check in at the WTOP Fan Assistance Center on the 3rd base concourse by 5:50pm. The pre-game ceremony with survivors fellow survivors will begin on the field at 6:05pm. A Baysox representative will gather all survivors at the WTOP Fan Assistance Center and escort them to the field at 5:50pm.



Learning to Live with Acute Recurrent and/or Chronic Pancreatitis for Adults and Children @ Emory Health Sciences Research Building (“HRSB”) Auditorium 1760 Haygood Dr., Atlanta, Georgia 30302
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Georgia State Chapter of the NPF, will be hosting a Patient, Family and Caregiver Reception and Education Event to present the latest developments in Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children and Adults featuring specialists from Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

There will be a light refreshment, opportunity to network, hear from some of experts in the treatment and care of pancreatitis in Georgia and ask questions.

For more details and to register, please CLICK HERE.

Party for a Cure – New Jersey @ Macaluso’s
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted by the National Pancreas Foundation, New Jersey Chapter – please join us a night of good food, conversation and entertainment as we raise money for a cure and bring awareness for better research and therapies for pancreas disease.

For ticket and event sponsorship, please go CLICK HERE.

Patient, Family and Caregiver Reception and Education Event @ Emory Health Sciences Research Building ("HRSB") auditorium
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


The Georgia State Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation, will be hosting a Patient, Family and Caregiver Reception and Education Event to present the latest developments in Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children and Adults featuring specialists from Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

There will be a light refreshment, opportunity to network, hear from some of experts in the treatment and care of pancreatitis in Georgia and ask questions.

Complimentary Free Parking will be available.

For inquiries, please email: georgia@pancreasfoundation.org

1st Annual NPF Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Picnic @ Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

1st Annual NPF Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Picnic

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 Dan Spracklen, OH/KY Chapter Chair at npf_ohky@pancreasfoundation.org.

2nd Annual Color It Purple Picnic – Indiana Chapter @ Eagle Creek Park
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us and wear your best purple to raise awareness for pancreas disease! To RSVP, please email June Strayer, Indiana Chapter Chair at NPFIndiana@pancreasfoundation.org.

Permanent Vacation Fest @ Freehouse Brewery
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for good music and great food to raise awareness for pancreas disease!

Musical Acts:
Zack Kouris
The Officials
Saluda Shoals
Permanent Vacation

Rob Fowler
Richard “Box” Bachschmidt

Kids Activities! Food Trucks! T-shirts available for purchase at the event. No pre-purchase tickets required, but generous donations suggested at the door. All proceeds will benefit the National Pancreas Foundation. To donate or become a sponsor, please CLICK HERE.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs – Pancreas Disease Awareness Night!  @ PNC Park
Jul 31 @ 7:05 pm – 9:05 pm

Come out to PNC Park to join the Pittsburgh Pirates and the National Pancreas Foundation raise awareness for those impacted by diseases of the pancreas. A portion of all ticket proceeds will fund cutting-edge research for a cure. To purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE. 

NPF Michigan Ice Cream Fundraiser @ Silver Dairy
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

I scream…you scream…we all scream for ice cream! Join us for a sweet treat August 12th and a portion of all purchases will benefit the NPF. Can’t make it? Make a donation: http://bit.ly/NPFicecream

Understanding & Living with the challenges of Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis @ Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center Jamail Specialty Care Center
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join the Texas State Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) for a Patient and Care-giver Education event focusing on Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis in adults and children as well as covering Pain Management, Nutrition, Behavioral Medicine, and more.

The objective of this educational event is to provide patients and their caregivers with a fundamental understanding of the natural history and management of acute and chronic pancreatitis.

~Refreshments and Parking validation available at event~

To register for the event, please CLICK HERE.

Eastern PA Cut-a-Thon! @ Axis Hair Studio
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help cut out pancreas disease by coming to our Cut-a-Thon on August 28th from 11am – 4pm! Hosted by the NPF Eastern PA Chapter, cuts start at $20 (minimum donation) and proceeds will go to research dollars for pancreas disease! We hope to see you there!

Courage for a Cure Gala @ Fairmont Pittsburgh
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Save the Date and join us on September 14th for a Casino Royale evening at the Fairmont, Pittsburgh.

To preview the fabulous Silent & Live Auction items that will be available for bidding on Friday Night, please go here:
Party for a Cure – Cincinnati @ Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook
Sep 28 @ 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 Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 pm, at Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook located at 790 Park Lane, Covington, KY 41011.

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: http://NPFCIN.givesmart.com

#NationalPancreasFoundation #CincinnatiPartyForACure #pancreasdisease #hope #courage



Party for a Cure – Los Angeles @ Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Support the children and adults suffering from pancreatitis and join us in finding a cure. With new discoveries in genetics and precision medicine, new treatments for pancreatic disease are finally within reach. Please join Mission: Cure, the National Pancreas Foundation, chronic pancreatitis patients and their families and LA’s leading scientists and physicians to learn how you can get involved and help accelerate medical discoveries to find effective treatments to end the suffering.

Learn more about Mission: Cure’s innovative approach involving “impact investing” in health and cutting-edge strategies to cure disease.

Premier giving level and sponsor packages are available for recognition in conjunction with the event. Tables, donations, tickets may be purchased HERE.

Pour 4 Purple @ 575 New Waverly Place Ste. 103-B, Cary, North Carolina 27518
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For those in the Raleigh area, please come and support the NPF North Carolina Chapter this Saturday, October 6th, for the Pour 4 Purple Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at Triangle Wine Company (575 New Waverly Place Ste. 103-B, Cary, North Carolina 27518).

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the NPF. We hope to see you there!


Party for a Cure – New York @ Edison Ballroom
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening to benefit the National Pancreas Foundation! On this special night, we will be honoring Dr. Diane M. Simeone with the Nobility in Science Award and Dr. Vinod Balachandranwith the Rising Star Award.

For tickets and sponsorship information, please go here: http://NPF.kintera.org/NYGala2018

To view the full invite, please CLICK HERE.

Assumption College Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Night with NPF @ Assumption College - Multi-Sport Stadium
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Assumption College Women’s Soccer and the National Pancreas Foundation will team up to host a Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Game, when the Hounds place Pace University at 7 pm!

CLICK HERE to read more about the game and what it means for Assumption College.

Marine Corps Marathon and 10K – Washington, DC
Oct 28 all-day

The NPF MCM team will be running the marathon and 10K to raise money for research and in honor of those suffering from pancreas disease.

Voted as one of the best marathons for first-timers by Runner’s World as well as a must-do fall marathon – this race is simply one of the best!

If you are interested, in joining us, please CLICK HERE. 

Pancreas Disease Awareness Night – Times Grill
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2018 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
Nov 3 all-day

Selected as a charity partner for the 2018 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, the NPF is 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 pancreas disease.

Distances are: marathon, half-marathon, and 5K!

Voted as one of the biggest marathons in the U.S. – this race is an ideal fall marathon!

If you are interested, please CLICK HERE and we will contact you once within 24 hours!

Strike – Out Pancreas Disease – Massachusetts @ Bowlero Shrewsbury
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the National Pancreas Foundation on Sunday, November 4, 2018 for an afternoon of bowling and family fun!

There will be food, raffle items, and a host of other on-site games to help raise money for a cure. If you have any questions please contact Diane at Dctonelli@hotmail.com.

To register or sponsor a participant, please CLICK HERE.

We look forward to seeing you on November 4th!