Course Design

Each of the five meetings in every course is designed to stimulate development in three key areas:

A SPECIALIZED AND IN-DEPTH EDUCATION IN PANCREATOLOGY

Physiology, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, cystic neoplasms of the pancreas, hereditary pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and adenocarcinoma of the pancreas are among the areas covered

Diagnosis, etiology, imaging, pathology, endoscopy, surgery, treatment (multidisciplinary)

SCIENTIFIC METHODS AND RESEARCH

Including design, conduct, and publication of a scientific study project

Research and statistical skills

Collaboration across Europe and beyond

LEADERSHIP AND INTERCULTURAL SKILLS

Working successfully in a cross-cultural environment

Mediation and project management

Hands-on leadership training

Each meeting focuses on a different them in Pancreatology, and local guest speakers are invited to speak and interact with participants at the meeting.

A trained psychologist specialized in professional development is responsible for the leadership and intercultural training sessions.

In addition, the Pancreas 2000 program offers:

Access to an extensive network of senior and junior doctors across Europe, including leading Pancreatologists as lecturers and mentors

Opportunity to plan and conduct clinical and experimental research

Visiting hospitals as an observer, private study, and participation in research projects

Become a part of a pan-European research network

Be personally mentored by experts in the field

Each course concludes with an international scientific meeting where the projects will be presented.

The focus of the course is on high-quality education and personal development. The lodgings at each meeting venue are modest, but comfortable. All meetings run for two full days (Thursday noon - Saturday noon) and are held in easily accessible venues, close to major European cities and international airports, with good public transportation.