Who We Are

The EPC was founded in 1965, with the aim of bringing together basic scientists and clinicians in an informal atmosphere to promote friendship and research collaboration. Since then, the EPC has grown to become a major professional platform with several hundred members that has supported and served pancreatologists in Europe and beyond for more than 50 years.

The EPC offers a number of projects and programs designed to increase knowledge of the pancreas. For example, the EPC hosts an annual scientific meeting each year, offers webinars, collaborates on guidelines and publications, and supports the popular post-graduate program Pancreas 2000.

If you haven't become a member yet, we encourage you to join and take advantage of all the benefits the EPC has to offer. 

Our Mission

  • Promote communication between basic and clinical scientists in Europe who are interested in the pancreas and its disorders
  • Promote and organize an annual scientific meeting dedicated to all aspects of the pancreas
  • Promote scientific, epidemiological, and clinical research on pancreatic function, prevention, diagnosis, and the therapy of pancreatic diseases. 
  • Establish scholarships and promote postgraduate education/training
  • Support other meetings about the pancreas that are organized by members of the EPC
  • Disseminate information about EPC activities and publish relevant educational material and resources
  • Collaborate closely with other scientific organizations to the benefit of all