Welcome To PancreasFest

July 22-24 2020  

Save the Date card (click here)

Pre-registration mailing list: (click here)

For other questions or information – (click to contact Joy Merusi)

Topics: P.A.N.C.R.E.A.S.


Autophagy / ER / Cell Stress





Acute and chronic pancreatitis 


Update:  The Draft Program for PF20 has been posted (click here).

NIDDK Workshop:   An exciting new NIDDK Workshop is being scheduled for July 22, 2020, location Pittsburgh, PA. 

  • Program: (Pending)
  • Registration is Required, Free and Open

PancreasFest 2020 (PF20) features multiple programs aimed at promoting pancreatic diseases collaborative research and delivery of better healthcare.   

(Click here) for Save the Date

The venue for 2019 is:

Omni William Penn Hotel – Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA  USA (updates to come on special conference rates)

Key PancreasFest events include:

  • NIDDK Workshop: TBA –  Disease: Knowledge Gaps and Research Opportunities
  • CAPER Pancreas Academy – Link to CAPER
  • PancreasFest international collaborative programs (below)
  • INSPPIRE Annual Meeting
  • CAPER Annual Meeting (click hear for posters / scholarships)
  • International Pancreatitis Genetics Congress: Harmonization and Standards (Open session, voting by delegates only) – follow-up presentation.

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The following Multi-center Consortium and Working Groups will be meeting:

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.   Annual meetings and updates of the following groups are planned:  See Working Groups tab for more information.

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

Social:  Thursday Night “Strategic Connections”.

(see Social – contact Joy Merusi)

Pancreatic Academy –

Registration is OPEN: (link to CAPER Pancreas Academy site) NOTE: separate registration is needed for PancreasFest and the NIDDK Workshop.

CAPER Travel Scholarships   (see CAPER Scholarship site) Deadline, TBA, 2020

Travel Scholarships to PancreasFest for Trainees, Young Investigators and others.

Poster are being accepted.  These are for discussion, so previously presented posters are welcome.   The poster session is the best place to have your talents and hard work highlighted for the experts!

More information:  Caper Web Site.