2013 How I Do It Session Video

The How I Do It Session this year focused on the surgical management of chronic pancreatitis. Dr. William Nealon (Vanderbilt University) reviewed outcomes of the surgical gold standard – resection, drainage, and hybrid procedures. Drs. John Christein (University of Alabama) and Gregory Beilman (University of Minnesota) reviewed the indications for total pancreatectomy and autologous islet transplantation (TP-AIT), reporting outcomes from their respective institutions. The gold standard surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis patients – drainage, resection, and hybrid procedures – has over several decades documented good long term results for appropriately selected patients. Drs. Christein and Beilman both stressed the fact that substantially fewer data support the efficacy of TP-AIT, and that this modality should be used only in the context of highly select patients followed by a multidisciplinary group. The importance of experience islet isolation was stressed.

Watch the 2013 How I Do It Session

About Pancreas Club

The Mission of the Pancreas Club, since its founding in 1966, is to promote the interchange of ideas between pancreatologists throughout the world and to maintain an informal “club” atmosphere. Thus there are no formal manuscript submissions and we encourage presentation and submission of your best ideas for our annual meeting held the Saturday and Sunday of Digestive Disease Week.