Welcome To PancreasFest 2023

Last Updated (May 11, 2023): 

Updates: –

–>  Contact Information:  pancreasfest@lp-etc.com | 913.402.7102

NIDDK Workshop on “Interventions for Pancreatitis: New Approaches, Knowledge Gaps, and Research Opportunities” – Registration is now open (click here) NIDDK website)

PancreasFest Registration is now open. Click here (caper website)

Key Dates:

     PF23 Abstract deadline:  May 15, 2023  (LINK)

     NIDDK Workshop. July 26, 2023  (in person & virtual)

     PancreasFest 2023:  July 27-28, 2023 (in person) 

The Venue for PF23 will be University of Pittsburgh Campus (MAP).


NIDDK: Interventions for Pancreatitis: New Approaches, Knowledge Gaps, and Research Opportunities

Link to the full NIDDK Agenda –> (click here

Session 1: Behavioral Interventions in Pancreatitis
Session 2: Nutritional Interventions in Pancreatitis

Session 3: Pharmacological and Biological Approaches for Pancreatitis: Promising, New, or Novel Treatments

Session 4: Bioengineering, Surgical, and Endoscopic Approaches for Pancreatitis


PancreasFest: NextGen Pancreas

    July 26, 2023

  • Welcome Reception (6:00 – 7:30 PM)

   July 27, 2023

  • Advances in Basic Sciences of Pancreatitis: Mechanistic Models
  • Acute Pancreatitis Advances
  • Chronic Pancreatitis Advances
    • Visit Exhibition Hall (10:05-10:20 AM)
  • Advances in Our Understanding of Common Conditions Which Pertain to Children and Adults
    • Lunch and Exhibits (12:00-1:15 PM)
  • Advances in Biomarkers, Genetics and Personalized Medicine in Pancreatitis
  • CAPER Business Meeting, Awards & Lecture:  Dr. Dhiraj Yadav MD MPH
  • Poster Reception
  • Reception at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (5:30 – 7:30 PM)

   July 28, 2023

  • Parallel Session – Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parallel Session – Pediatric Pancreatic Disease and Early Adulthood
    • Visit Exhibition Hall (10:05-10:20 AM)
  • Ruth C. Brufsky Award for Excellence in Pancreatic Cancer: Dr. Sudhir Srivastava 
  • Advances in the Engagement of Underserved Populations in Pancreatic Diseases
    • Lunch and Exhibits (12:15-1:30 PM)
  • Interventions for Pancreatitis: New Approaches, Knowledge Gaps and Research Opportunities
    • Conclusion of Meeting: 3:30 PM


The NIDDK workshop will be held at the University Club, Univ. Pittsburgh Campus. 

PancreasFest will return to the Wm Penn Student Union on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh

Pitt Student Union Building

Book your Hotel!  Walk to Meetings (3 min). Special rates for PF23 attendees 

     – The Oaklander Hotel. ($229 per night for PF23 block)


Wyndham Hotel

        –  Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center Hotel ($149 per night for PF23 block)


See instructions this link to the Venue/Hotel page (Click here)


Exhibition and Sponsorship: (link to CAPER website =–> Click Here)

Abstracts: Submit your pancreas disease research abstracts for consideration of presentation at the PancreasFest 2023 Annual Meeting! This meeting is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, endocrinologists, basic and clinical researchers, advanced practice providers and all related healthcare professionals interested in pancreas disease research and treatments. While novel research is preferred, abstracts submitted at previous meetings are welcome

        Abstract Submitter –> Click Here 

     Posters:  All accepted abstracts will be presented as Posters.     Instructions:  See accepted posters.

        Travel Scholarships:  CAPER Travel Scholarships are available for presenters who will be in    Residency or Fellowship during the 2023-2024 academic year or within the first three years of junior faculty of appointment. Apply for a travel scholarship within the abstract submitter.

NextGen Pancreas Committee

Organizing Committee

    • Co-Chairs:
      • Maisam Abu-El-Haija MD MS
      • Randall Brand MD
    • Committee Members.
      • Kathryn Alberts MD
      • Melena Bellin MD
      • Darwin Conwell MD MS
      • Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate PhD
      • Steve Hughes MD
      • David Whitcomb MD PhD
      • Dhiraj Yadav MD, MPH

CAPER Executive Director: 

Marjorie K. Malia

DIRECT  847.347.5205 | marjie@lp-etc.com

Working Groups:  One of the most important functions of PancreasFest is the opportunity for motivated physicians and scientists to have face-to-face meetings to develop and advance working groups.   .

PancreasFest: A joint meeting of physicians and scientists committed to learning and collaborating on translational studies of pancreatic diseases.”