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Final PF11 Program

Organizing Committee


Sponsors -
Abbott
Aptalis
Boston Scientific
Cook Medical
Eli Lilly

Exhibitors -
Abbott
Ambry Genetics
Aptalis
Boston Scientific
ChiRhoClin
Cook Medical
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network National Pancreas Foundation


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News & Dates


Conference Venue:

University Club, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 

Conference Hotel:

Holiday Inn University Center, Pittsburgh PA


Important Dates:

May 27 - Main abstract submission deadline
June 10 - Accepted abstracts announced.
June 10 - CAPER travel scholarship recipients announced.
July 8 - Final deadline for abstract submission (to be included in the abstract book and for a poster assignment).

Purpose of PancreasFest


Dr Tempero (left), receiving the Ruth C. Brufsky Award for Excellence in Clinical Research on Pancreatic Cancer

To the 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 2011


PancreasFest 2011

Get CME Credit for viewing cutting-edge talks from PF11 speakers!
  • CME Acute Pancreatitis Dr Whitcomb
  • CME Severe Acute Pancreatitis Dr Papachristou
  • CME Systemic Inflammation Gone Wrong Dr Angus
  • CME Nutrition in Acute Pancreatitis Dr O'Keefe
  • CME Obesity Risk of Severity in Acute Pancreatitis Dr Singh

  • Marc Besselink, MD discussing "Surgical Step-up Approach to Infected Pancreatic Necrosis"

    Drs Marc Besselink and Olif Bakker MD from the Dutch Pancreatic Study Group discussed multi-center studies in Europe and ways to collaborate on research projects of mutual interest with their friends in the USA.


    Group Meetings


    What is PancreasFest?

    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.

    Visit the Pancreas.org site