The Pancreatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland.

An alliance of professionals advancing the understanding and management of pancreatic conditions, for the benefit of patients.


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Pathways to Pancreatic Surgery Survey

UGI Congress Belfast, Re-scheduled to 2021

UGI Congress cancelled until next year 2021

CovidSurg Global Surgery

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Our Mission:

The Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland will promote, encourage and support study and research into diseases of the pancreas and will actively promote professional discussions and dissemination of knowledge, for the benefit of patients and the public in the United Kingdom and Ireland. We will work to build professional relationships with other national societies throughout the world and support our members through shared learning from these relationships.

History: The first meeting of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland was held on 16 June 1975 at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.Sir Rodney Smith was elected as the first president of the Society and Mr Michael Knight as Secretary and Treasurer. Other officers elected at the meeting included Professor Henry Howat, Professor Patrick Collins, Mr Peter Bevan, Dr Martin Sarner and Mr John Trapnell.

The first presentation was given by Mr C W Imrie. At the first meeting there were sixty-eight participants. Since then the Society has held an annual meeting hosted by the President and regularly attended by over a hundred delegates.

The Pancreatic Society has close links with the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), the European Pancreatic Club (EPC) and the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP). The abstracts of the annual meeting of the Society are published in the journal “Pancreatology”.


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COVIDSurg-Cancer paper accepted by JCO

14th September 2020

We are delighted to announce that COVIDSurg-Cancer paper accepted by JCO (impact factor 33), and ... View article


Pancreatic Cancer Webinar Series

9th December 2020

9th of December 2020 - Improving outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) is desperately needed, with patients diagnosed in the UK still having a poor prognosis. Currently the average life expectancy for a patient with PC is between 4 to 6 months and only 3% of patients survive beyond 5 years View Event

IHPBA World Congress

27th November 2020

The IHPBA World Congress will now be held as a fully virtual event.  The live element will take place from 27-29 November and the on-demand content will be available to registered delegates up to 6 months after the event. View Event