Jerusalem, Israel - June 8, 2014

8th International Symposium on Inherited Diseases of the Pancreas.

Program as of 9/Apr/14

8th ISIDOP Save-Date


Supporting Organizations

PF14 Links
Purpose of PancreasFest

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(On-line registration is NOT yet available)

PF Expert Clinical Recommendations

CP and Diabetes
CP and Pain - pending

Previous Meetings (online CME Credit)

PancreasFest 2011
PancreasFest 2012
PancreasFest 2013

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

Conference Hotel:
Wyndham University Center, Pittsburgh PA.

Special rates - $132/night

Online registration:
Go to "Reservations” and then “Special Rates & Codes”.

Important Dates:

  • Early Registration
    • Physician -$220 early/ $270 late or onsite
    • Trainees & Non-physician - $170 early / $220 late or onsite
  • Scholarship (CAPER)
    • Trainee/Jr. Faculty Scholarship Submission Deadline
    • Scholarship Awardee Announcements
    • Scholarship Confirmation Required by Awardee
  • Poster-Abstracts Instructions
    • Abstract Submission Deadline

  • Visit Pittsburgh!

    Pittsburgh Guide for Pancreasfest

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    "8th International Symposium on Inherited Diseases of the Pancreas"

    Jerusalem, Isreal June 8, 2014

    Prior to ESPGHAN 2014 (Link ESPGHAN-14)

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    Registration is open (Link to Registration)
    Registration is open (Link to Registration)

    Pittsburgh, PA July 23-25, 2014
    Preliminary Program

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

    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)

  • 2014 Topics:

    2014 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.

    INSPPIRE (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

    Pancreas Working Groups - Multicenter Studies (click here)
    Name Puropse Meeting Contact
    CAPER Help young clinical investigators - CAPER
    Jo Talluri MD
    INSPPIRE 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

    Visit - - CAPER