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Purpose of PancreasFest

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PF Expert Clinical Recommendations

CP and Diabetes
CP and Pain - pending

Previous Meetings (online CME Credit)

PancreasFest 2011
PancreasFest 2012
PancreasFest 2013

PancreasFest 2014

PancreasFest 2015

Conference Venue:
University Club, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 

Conference Hotel:
Wyndham University Center, Pittsburgh PA.

Special rates - TBA/night

Online Hotel registration:

Phone (412) 682 6200 or 800-UNIVCTR.

Important Dates:

Early Registration Fees
through July 1, 2016

  • CAPER Members Fees
  • Poster-Abstracts Instructions - pending.
    • Abstract Submission Deadline for travel scholarships - TBD.

  • Visit Pittsburgh!

    Pittsburgh Guide for Pancreasfest - TBA

    "Cool Pittsburgh"

    Pittsburgh, PA, USA July 27-29, 2016

    "PancreasFest 2016:
    Risk Factors which Alter the Injury Response and New Targets for Therapy

    "A joint meeting of physicians and scientiest committed to learning and collaborating on translational studies of pancreatic diseases."

    SAVE THE DATE - Download Announcement

    "9th International Symposium on Inherited Diseases of the Pancreas:
    20th Anniversary of the Discovery that PRSS1 Genetic Mutations cause Hereditary Pancreatitis

    Watch for NIDDK/NCI Workshop -
    (separate registration- TBA)

    Academic Pancreas Centers of Exellence

    Contact Dr Whitcomb or Dr Conwell for details.

    Reviews of PancreasFest "This year's PancreasFest was the best ever!", "The meeting was fantastic", "This is exactly what the pancreas field needs to push forward"

    Annual Meetings:

  • North Amersican Pancreatic Study Group (NAPSG)
  • Collaboative Alliance for Pancreatic Education and Research (CAPER)
  • ExEnX (Exocrine-Endocrine cross-interaction)

  • 2016 Topics:

    Award Lectures for PF16.

    Focus Topic for PF16 - Genetics, Acute Pancreatitis, others.

    2015 Awards:

    To the PancreasFest organizing commitee... "I just wanted to send you my profound thanks for what I think is the world's premier pancreatic research meeting. I got more out of these past few days in terms of advancing my research than I have at 10 consecutive DDWs. I feel rejuvenated and inspired." - a young physician-scientist faculty who attended PancreasFest.


    PancreasFest - Purpose
    What is PancreasFest (PF)?
    PancreasFest is an annual meeting of pancreas physicians and translational researchers who convene during the last week of July to find new ways of working together to improve patient care.

    PancreasFest is an umbrella meeting that supports multiple smaller meetings with very focused goals. These include education programs, discussion sessions for new ideas, learning from other disciplines, investigator meetings, and efforts to help young investigators get started exporing their own ideas. PancreasFest is a meeting with a pragmatic purpose - multicenter research.

    CP Clinical Recommendation - NEW CP working groups (click here)
    Working groups are developing clinical guidance recommendation, planning clinical trials, or developing new standards. Email inquiries may be sent to group leaders and/or participants.

    INSPIRRE (pediatric acute pancreatitis) - Group Facilitator: Veronique Morinville, MD

    Acute Pancreatitis Working Group and PANCREA (adult acute pancreatitis complications) - Group Facilitators: Georgios I. Papachristou, MD & Max Petrov, MD, PhD, MPH

    NAPS2/3 (complicated acute pancreatitis - TPIAT) - Group Facilitators: Dhiraj Yadav, MD, MPH & Melena Bellin, MD

    Pancreatic Exocrine Function Testing - Group Facilitators: Darwin Conwell, MD, MPH

    Pancreatic Pain Working Group - Group Facilitator: Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD, Inna Belfer MD PhD

    Minimally Invasive Pancreatectomy with & without TP-IAT Faciliator: Amer H. Zureikat, MD

    Pancreas Working Groups - Multicenter Studies (click here)
    Name Puropse Meeting Contact
    CAPER Help young clinical investigators - CAPER
    Jo Talluri MD
    INSPIRRE Pediatriac acute pancreatitis group
    Alyie Uc MD
    IRAP Idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis
    Nalini Guda MD PhD
    Acute Pancreatitis USA and International Study Groups
    Georgios Papachristou MD
    NAPS2 Prospective cross-secional RAP/CP Cohort
    Dhiraj Yadav MD MPH
    TPIAT Total Pancreatectomy - Islet Autotransplantation
    David C Whitcomb MD PhD
    Type3c Diabetes Ad Hoc working group
    David C Whitcomb MD PhD
    CP-Nutrition Define nutrition measures and goals in patients with pancreatitis
    David C Whitcomb MD PhD
    Surgery Mimimally Invasive Pancratic Surgery
    Herb Zeh MD

    Visit - - CAPER