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Conference Venue:

University Club, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 

Conference Hotel:

Holiday Inn University Center, Pittsburgh PA

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Purpose of PancreasFest

Pre-registration and mailing list

Please enter your first name and last name and email (your email will be your user-ID) for PF12 contact information.

The Recommendation Working Group Registration Formbelow to be linked with the organizers of the "PancreasFest Expert Recommendations" programs. (Click on the CP Clinical Recommendation - Working groups drop-down box below). You will also need to choose a password.

Note: The 2012 PancreasFest Expert Recommendation topics are on CP Pain, CP Diabetes and TP/AIT. PF13 Expert Recommendations will be on management of acute pancreatitis.

Organizers, speakers and other potential participants must register to vote and to be recognized on any publications.

Recommendation Working Group Registration Form

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PF2012 Working Groups

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 - Working groups (click here)
Group leaders will provide recommendations based on literature review, recent advances and group discussions. Registered PF2012 attendees will vote on the recommendations using the Delphi method (see PMID 21078490).

Recommendations of Consensus Groups in Chronic Pancreatitis
-Discussion leader: David Whitcomb MD PhD

Italian Consensus Guidelines for Chronic Pancreatitis and Overview of Delphi Method
- discussion leader: Luca Frulloni MD

Diabetes and Chronic Pancreatitis: Audience Response / Vote
- discussion leaders: TBA

Pain and Chronic PancreatitisAudience Response / Vote
- discussion leaders: (tentative: Rodger A. Liddle, MD, Wahid Wassef, MD, MPH, Michelle A. Anderson, MD, MSc)

Total Pancreatectomy, Islet Autotransplantation and Chronic Pancreatitis Audience Response / Vote
- discussion leaders: (tenative: Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, Abhi Humar MD, Melena Bellin, MD and Michael C. Appel, PhD)

Multicenter Study Groups - (click here)
Name Puropse Meeting Contact
CAPER Help young clinical investigators - CAPER
INSPPIRE Pediatriac acute pancreatitis group
IRAP Idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis
NAPS2 Prospective cross-secional RAP/CP Cohort
David C Whitcomb MD PhD
CP-Diabetes Define optimal approach to diagnosis and treatment of diabetes mellitus in patients with pancreatitis
CP-Pain Define optimal classification, measurement and treatment of pain and poor quality of life in patients with pancreatitis
CP-TP/IAT Define the role of total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation in patients with pancreatitis.
SNAP Steering committtee of the Study of Nutrition in Acute Pancreatitis (NIDDK)