Upcoming Events

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.

Jan
27
Sat
Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer: Causes, Symptoms & New Treatments (Florida) @ University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Room 1301, 1475 NW 12th Avenue Miami, FL 33136
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

In collaboration with University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine the National Pancreas Foundation and its Florida State Chapter present: “Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer: Causes, Symptoms & New Treatments – A Patient & Family Centered Care Event.”

Experts from the University of Miami and Patient Advocates will be on hand to share important information and answer your questions about acute and chronic pancreatitis; pancreatic cancer; surgical procedures and pain management.

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come enjoy some nibbles, bubblies and some great door prizes!

Through a partnership with Kendra Scott at Brickell City Centre, (701 S. Miami Ave Suite 212-A, Miami, Florida 33131), they are offering The NPF friends and supporters an opportunity to own beautifully crafted jewelry while helping us raise funds.

20% of the proceeds will be donated to the NPF through Kendra Gives Back.

We know many of our friends and supporters can’t come down to Miami, FL for this event. So, here’s a chance to still support us. Please CLICK HERE to view the latest Spring 2018 Catalog. Make your choice and call your order in to the store now! Tel: 786.574.4757. Remember to mention that your purchase is in support of The National Pancreas Foundation.

 

 

Feb
1
Thu
INTERNATIONAL CHRONIC PANCREATITIS SYMPOSIUM 2018 @ Charleston, SC - Hyatt Place
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.

Feb
2
Fri
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:
https://yale-cancer-center.ticketleap.com/pancreas-symposium/

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

Mar
3
Sat
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

Mar
22
Thu
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

Overview

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.

Apr
4
Wed
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

Apr
11
Wed
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!

Apr
13
Fri
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!

Apr
18
Wed
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:
http://mailchi.mp/4073cbd48fb8/pediatric-pancreatitis

May
12
Sat
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.

Jun
2
Sat
@ 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.

Jun
10
Sun
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.

Jun
11
Mon
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

Jul
8
Sun
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.

Jul
22
Sun
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.