Program 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
  • Mediatrion and project management 
  • Hands-on leadership training
  • Each meeting focuses on a different theme 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 repsonsible 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
  • Become a part of a pan-European research network
  • Be personally mentored by experts in the field

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


What course graduates say: 

"An important initiative that should be emulated more and more to increase insight and progress in challenging fields like Pancreatology"

"A once in a lifetime opportunity for any trainee interested in a long term career in Pancreatology"