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.

APA Members receive free online access to Pancreas and discounted subscription rates for the hard copy of the journal.


 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.

Each year, the National Pancreas Foundation gives an award to the best basic science and clinical abstracts in pancreatitis. In 2016, the awards went to:


Olga Mareninova – University of California Los Angeles

Downregulation of Atg4b Stimulates Autophagy and Ameliorates Alcohol-induced Pancreatic Injury


Sandra Van Brunschot – Academic Medical Center

Endoscopic or Surgical Step-up Approach for Necrotizing Pancreatitis, A Multi-center Randomized Controlled Trial