Acute pancreatitis-progress and challenges a report on an international symposium

Elham Afghani, Stephen J. Pandol, Tooru Shimosegawa, Robert Sutton, Bechien U. Wu, Santhi Swaroop Vege, Fred Gorelick, Morihisa Hirota, John Windsor, Simon K. Lo, Martin L. Freeman, Markus M. Lerch, Yoshihisa Tsuji, Gil Y. Melmed, Wahid Wassef, Julia Mayerle

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An international symposium entitled "Acute pancreatitis: progress and challenges" was held on November 5, 2014 at the Hapuna Beach Hotel, Big Island, Hawaii, as part of the 45th Anniversary Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association and the Japanese Pancreas Society. The course was organized and directed by Drs. Stephen Pandol, Tooru Shimosegawa, Robert Sutton, Bechien Wu, and Santhi Swaroop Vege. The symposium objectives were to: (1) highlight current issues in management of acute pancreatitis, (2) discuss promising treatments, (3) consider development of quality indicators and improved measures of disease activity, and (4) present a framework for international collaboration for development of new therapies. This article represents a compilation and adaptation of brief summaries prepared by speakers at the symposium with the purpose of broadly disseminating information and initiatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1195-1210
Number of pages16
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2015


  • Acute pancreatitis
  • CRAI
  • Post-ERCP pancreatitis
  • Quality indicators
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology


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