Children who have experienced various forms of acute, recurrent or chronic pancreatitis and their caregivers and family members are invited to a patient- and family-centered symposium on pediatric pancreatitis, presented by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) and University of Iowa Stead Family Childrens Hospital.
Panelists will discuss causes of and treatment for pancreatitis, and how pancreatitis affects childrens health. A parent will share their familys journey with their childs pancreatitis.
An NPF representative will share updates and resources available at the National Pancreas Foundation National Office, the NPF Iowa Chapter, and UI Stead Family Childrens Hospital, Iowas only approved NPF center.
* Living with and Managing Pancreatitis at
home: A Parent Experience
* Overview of the Pancreas andPancreatitis
in ChildhoodPancreatitis and Diabetes.
How are they connected?
* Pain Management for Children with
* Keynote Presentation: Understanding Genetics of Pancreatic Diseases.
David Whitcomb, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
* Pancreatitis and DiabetesHow are they connected? Katie Larson-Ode, MD, UI Stead Family Childrens Hospital
* The National Pancreas Foundation:
- History, Activities and Impact
- Chapters Program/Getting Involved
- The NPF Patient Passport
The event is free and open to all children and caregivers. Parking and a light lunch will be provided (lunch and networking 11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m.)
Registration by October 1, 2019 is required at http://bit.ly/NPFI0wa2019
- Directions: https://uihc.org/directions
- Park in Parking Ramp 2 (located
- Concierge services: https://uihc.org/concierge-services