pancreas_largePancreas is the official journal of the American Pancreatic Association. Pancreas provides a central forum for communication of original works involving both basic and clinical research on the exocrine and endocrine pancreas and their interrelationships and consequences in disease states. This multidisciplinary, international journal covers the whole spectrum of basic sciences, etiology, prevention, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and surgical and medical management of pancreatic diseases, including cancer.

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 pancreapedia logo 220px widePancreapedia is an open access, on-line, knowledge base relating to the exocrine pancreas that is sponsored by the American Pancreatic Association.  It includes up to date citable reviews, methods articles as well as containing a worldwide directory of pancreatologists.  APA members are invited to both find and contribute information to the Pancreapedia. Please register and add yourself and your interests to the Directory.

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IAP/APA Acute Pancreatitis Guidelines Published

The evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis guidelines are now available. These are an update of the 2002 IAP Guidelines are a result of an international review group and one-day, interactive meeting held in conjunction with the 2012 APA/IAP joint meeting.

Early Detection of Sporadic Pancreatic Cancer Summit Conference

November 5, 2014

Sponsored by Kenner Family Research Fund
in partnership with the
American Pancreatic Association

Summit Observer Registration

A strategic map for future innovation through interdisciplinary collaboration will be formulated as a result of a seminal summit conference on early detection of sporadic pancreatic cancer.  Invited leading experts representing a variety of disciplines, research specialties, clinical practice arenas, and scientific fields will convene for the intensive forum on Wednesday, November 5th prior to the Joint 45th Anniversary Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association and Japan Pancreas Society.

Facilitated idea generation will be constructed upon pre-summit partnerships of four distinct collaborative groups representing: Case for Early Detection: Definitions, Detection, Challenges and Survival; Biomarkers for Early Detection; Imaging; and Collaborative Studies.  Summit recommendations will be organized within the domains of research, protocol development, dissemination, translation, and collaborative interdisciplinary funding.

The summit results will be presented during a special symposium, Innovations in Early Detection of Sporadic Pancreatic Cancer, that will be open to the general APA/JPS audience on Friday, November 7th from 8 AM to 9 AM.  Critical elements of this newly charted direction for the field will be subsequently published in a white paper and integrated across scientific disciplines in order to develop a consensus protocol for early detection of pancreatic cancer.  

Kenner Family Research Fund (a fund of JCF, a registered 501(c)3 organization) was formed by the family and friends of Peter Kenner, who died shortly after his diagnosis of neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer. The fund is committed to investing in initiatives to establish an early detection protocol for pancreatic cancer (

The conference will begin with breakfast at 7AM and continue until 4:30PM. Registration as an observer for the conference is complimentary, but will be limited. Please register prior to October 27th.