Upcoming Events

Jan
24
Tue
Coping with Pancreatitis
Jan 24 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

Patient/ Caretaker Education Event – The University of Chicago Medicine Canter for Care and Discovery.  Support group conversation to follow Panel Discussion.

Western PA Chapter Benefit Dinner
Jan 24 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

Please join us at one of  Pittsburgh’s finest restaurants, Elven, for an evening of fine dinning to Support the National Pancreas Foundation, Western PA Chapter.

Mar
16
Thu
PANCREAS SYMPOSIUM 2017: CURRENT CONTROVERSIES IN BENIGN PANCREATIC DISEASE @ NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Vivian And Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mar
25
Sat
Celebration for a Cure: An Evening to Benefit the National Pancreas Foundation @ Mandarin Oriental
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
7
Fri
Project Cuffway @ Grand Ballroom at the Cox Business Center
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 8 @ 12:00 am

On April 7th, 2017, in the Grand Ballroom at the Cox Business Center, models will walk the runway and showcase the design finalists from each category at the 2nd Annual Black Tie Project Cuffway event. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. Other event highlights include a silent auction and cuff pull.

Apr
17
Mon
Drive for a Cure
Apr 17 – Apr 26 all-day
Apr
30
Sun
Strike Out Pancreas Disease – Illinois @ Beverly Lanes
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the National Pancreas Foundation on Sunday, April 30, 2017 for an afternoon of bowling and family fun, in memory of Rob Ericson.

Jun
1
Thu
No Show Gala – Western PA
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day

Help us make a difference by not showing up!

Jun
4
Sun
Party For A Cure – NJ @ Macaluso's
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Purple Rain Party!

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation is proud to present “Party For A Cure” to be held on Sunday, June 4th from 5:30- 9:30 PM at Macaluso’s in Hawthorne, NJ. We are asking for a donation of $100 per ticket.
Jun
15
Thu
Let’s Laugh Comedy Night @ Fiddler's Green Pub
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

An evening of Comedy to benefit the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation.

Featuring Comedian Jerry Caruso from ‘Comics for a Cure’ and “The Jokemaster!” Larry Lee Lewis

Jun
17
Sat
Pancreas Education Program – Texas @ Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pancreas Education Program for Patients, Families & Care-givers
In collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section, the National Pancreas Foundation and its Texas State Chapter presents:
Advances in complementary therapy and research innovations for the treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center, McNair Building, Conference Rooms A & B (First Floor)
7200 Cambridge Street, Houston, TX 77030

Complimentary parking and free, light refreshments available

Experts from Baylor College and Patient Advocates will be on hand to share important information and answer your questions about chronic pancreatitis.

Places are limited so, please register.

Jun
28
Wed
PEP TALK 3 – Living With Chronic Pancreatitis – MA @ University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
26
Wed
PancreasFest 2017 @ 20th Century Club on the Univrsity of Pittsburg Campus,
Jul 26 @ 11:29 am – Jul 28 @ 12:29 pm
Aug
20
Sun
Falmouth Road Race
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

Support our runners at the 2017 Falmouth Road Race August 20th!

 

To support a runner and make a donation CLICK HERE.

 

Sep
7
Thu
Strategies to Keep Control of your Pancreatitis Symptoms @ Greater Boston - Whitney Place Community Room
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Experts from the field of Gastroenterology and Pancreatology as well as Patient Advocates will be on hand to share important information and answer your questions about chronic pancreatitis.

Topics:
Pediatric Pancreatitis – Amit Grover, MD
Non-Pharmacological Pain Management – Amit Anand, MD
Nutritional Management of Pancreatitis- Sandra Allonen, RD
Patient Perspective
Panel Q & A Door Prize Drawing
Parking and light refreshments available.

For more information, please CLICK HERE. 
To register, please CLICK HERE. 

Sep
10
Sun
Pancreas Awareness Night – St. Louis Cardinals @ Busch Statdium
Sep 10 @ 2:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Pancreas Disease Awareness Night – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Join the Cardinals and the National Pancreas Foundation as we raise awareness and hope for people suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Each Supporter will receive a ticket to the game vs the Pittsburgh Pirates and a portion of their ticket will help fund cutting-edge research for these diseases.

$18 per ticket (usual price $58.00) in the Right Field Loge; Sections 228 and 229

To purchase Tickets, please CLICK HERE

Sep
21
Thu
Wine & Cake Competition For A Cure @ Johns Hopkins Chevy Chase Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for an incredible evening of wine, cake, and supporting research and awareness of pancreas disease! To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Sep
28
Thu
2017 IAP MEETING – BUENOS AIRES @ Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

We are pleased to announce Pancreas 2017, the 21st IAP Meeting to be held in Buenos Aires in September 28th – 30th. We invite our colleagues in Pancreatology from all around the world to join us for this scientific event, which is a Joint Meeting with LAPSG.

Sep
30
Sat
Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) for Pancreatic Diseases @ The Dearborn Inn
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Michigan Medicine & The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) Present: 

Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) for Pancreatic Diseases

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel, Dearborn, MI

OVERVIEW

On September 30, 2017 the University of Michigan and the National Pancreas Foundation will jointly host two consecutive educational events focused on pancreatic disease. For patients and families, the primary event takes place between 11:30 AM-2:30 PM. For physicians and other health care providers, the 3rd Annual Gastroenterology Update:  A Case-Based Approach to Common GI Problems will take place at 8:00 AM. Please CLICK HERE to register.

Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) for Pancreatic Diseases

Who should attend?  Patients and caregivers

Fee                             Free but pre-registration is required. Please CLICK HERE to register

Refreshments           Light refreshments will be served!

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

·      Increase understanding of patient and family centered care (PFCC)

·      Provide patients’ perspectives

·      Introduce National Pancreas Foundation Centers of Excellence

·      Illustrate multidisciplinary efforts on pancreatitis at the University of Michigan

·      Discuss NPF National website & resources

AGENDA

11:30 am   Registration & light refreshments

12:00 pm   Brief welcome, announcements and collection of pretest questions – Matthew DiMagno, MD, NPF Chapter Medical                     Director, Michigan

12:10 pm   Keynote: What is patient and family centered care (PFCC)? – Molly C. Dwyer-White, MPH, Manager, Patient and                       Family Centered Care, Adult Services

12:45 pm   Patient Panel: patient story, questions, unmet needs, support groups

1:15 pm     Break

1:25 pm     What is an NPF center of excellence? – Michelle Anderson, MD, Director University of Michigan, NPF Center of Excellence

1:50 pm     What is pancreatitis and multidisciplinary care (in acute pancreatitis)? – Matthew DiMagno, MD, NPF Chapter Medical Director, Michigan

2:15 pm     NPF National website resources, support groups, social media – Robin Winke, NPF Chapter Chair, Michigan

2:25 pm     Post-Test evaluation & requests for topics of interest to patients

2:30 pm     Closing Remarks and Adjourn –Matthew DiMagno, MD

Oct
5
Thu
Party for a Cure – NY @ Edison Ballroom
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join us for “Party for a Cure” as NPF and gala co-chairs, Christopher J. DiMaio, MD and John M. Poneros, MD are excited to present Beth A. Schrope, MD, PHD, FACS with the Nobility in Science Award for her dedication to patients suffering from diseases of the pancreas. We are also pleased to recognize Aimee L. Lucas, MD, MS, FACG with the Emerging Star Award. As well as, Julia Attenborough, NP-C and Elizabeth Cruz, RN, OCN with the 2017 Compassionate Care Award. Patient Courage Awards will be presented to Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Cheryl Strobino, and Mary P. Tobin.

Oct
7
Sat
Pediatric Pancreas Program – San Francisco, CA @ Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please join us to talk about living with chronic pancreatitis and connect with other families. Parents, caregivers, and children/teenagers (including siblings) are all encouraged to attend.

For more information please CLICK HERE

Oct
19
Thu
20th Anniversary Party For a Cure – Boston @ The Harvard Club
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

20th Anniversary Party For A Cure – Boston
Join the Massachusetts Chapter for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the NPF! On this special occasion we will be honoring:

  • NPF Co-Founder Jane M. Holt with the NPF Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Dr. Sunil G. Sheth of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with the Nobility in Science Award
  • Boston Scientific with the Vision of Hope Award
  • Dr. Ellen Winner with our Compassionate Caregiver Award
  • Adam Barbosa, Eddie Dominguez, Allyson Rabbie, and Ralph E. Sexton with Courage Awards

Please join us on October 19th to support NPF research and its mission to find cures for all pancreatic diseases – cancer (the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the US) and pediatric, acute and chronic pancreas.

Tickets begin at $200.

For tickets CLICK HERE
For Sponsorship Info CLICK HERE

Oct
21
Sat
Strike Out Pancreatic Disease – FL @ Vero Bowl Lanes & Lounge
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join the National Pancreas Foundation’s Florida State Chapter on Saturday, October 21, 2017 for an afternoon of bowling for a great cause!

Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM 
Location:
Vero Bowl Lanes & Lounge
Majestic Plaza, 929 14th Ln, Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 299- PINS (7467)

Your $25 donation includes two games of bowling, shoes, light food, and refreshments.

We’ll have teams spread out across all lanes, with each team “bowling for research dollars”. If you want to participate and don’t have a team, we’ll find one for you!

 

To register or donate, please CLICK HERE. 

We look forward to seeing you on October 21st!

Oct
22
Sun
STRIKE OUT PANCREATIC DISEASE – MA @ Bowlero Shrewsbury
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the NPF for an afternoon of bowling and family fun!

The cost is $40 per person. 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 Massachusetts Chapter Chair, Diane Tonelli at Dctonelli@hotmail.com .

To purchase tickets or make a donation please visit the event page.

Oct
28
Sat
Advances in Therapy for Chronic Pancreatitis @ Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center, Jamail Building
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join the Texas State Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) for a Patient and Care-giver Education Event. The event is designed to enable pancreatitis patient communities to learn more about new advances and therapies; the NPF National Registry and other NPF programs and activities both local and national. To register, CLICK HERE.

Nov
2
Thu
The PA Good Cause Pour @ The Capital Grille - Pittsburgh
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the The National Pancreas Foundation on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at The Capital Grille, as we raise awareness and hope for people suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

There will be appetizers, a wine tasting, a live silent auction, and a raffle. Tickets are $150 per person. Space is limited to first 100 people.

To buy tickets and donate, please CLICK HERE. 

Paint Nite – National Capital Region @ My Thai
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us as we raise glasses and funds for this worthy cause! When you buy a ticket to this event, $15 will be donated to the NPF. To date, Paint Nite has helped raise over $3.5 million for those in need with lively creative events that feel more fun than philanthropic.

Feel good about giving as our local artist guides you and your friends through two hours of painting, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time!

To register, please CLICK HERE.

Nov
4
Sat
Strike Out Pancreatic Disease – Missouri @ Bowlero
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the National Pancreas Foundation on November 4th, for an evening of bowling for a great cause!

We’ll have teams spread out across all lanes, with each team “bowling for research dollars”. If you want to participate and don’t have a team, we’ll find one for you!

When you register, everything (bowling, shoes, food) is included! And kids under 12 bowl for FREE! There will also be a raffle! So please, bring the whole family out for the festivities.

For questions, please contact NPF Missouri Chapter Chair, Dena Sanders at missouri@pancreasfoundation.org.

We look forward to seeing you on November 4th!

Nov
19
Sun
Strike Out Pancreatic Disease – Central PA @ ABC West Lanes
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the National Pancreas Foundation on Sunday, November 19, 2017 for an afternoon of bowling and family fun!

Two games of bowling, shoes, food, and fun will be provided along with a silent auction to raise money for a cure.  If you have any questions please contact Lora Kelly at centralpanpf@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on November 19th!

Dec
16
Sat
Chronic Pancreatitis: Causes, Symptoms & Therapies (Georgia) @ Emory University School of Medicine
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

In collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine, the NPF and its Georgia State Chapter presents: Chronic Pancreatitis: Causes, Symptoms & Therapies. A Patient & Family Centered Care Event.

Experts from Emory University, the NPF and patient advocates will be on hand to share important information and answer your questions about chronic pancreatitis. For more information and to register for this free event, please CLICK HERE.