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The International Association of Pancreatology is a unique international organisation established in 1985 and devoted to basic and clinical understanding of pancreatic functions and diseases. It is an assembly of basic scientists and clinical investigators from 32 countries dedicated to explore pancreatic biology in order to improve treatment outcomes in a variety of pancreatic disorders.

The four major objectives of the IAP are: 

  1. To promote and encourage the advancement and exchange of knowledge respecting the normal and diseased exocrine and endocrine pancreas by means of regular international meetings.
  2. To advance and encourage studies in basic and clinical research in pancreatology by meetings and official publications.
  3. To promote public interest in pancreatology.
  4. To make known the objectives and activities of the Association by the publication of its activities in all media and the regular publication of its Journal. 

Use the links to the left to find out more about the Association and its history.