International State of the Science Symposium: Idiopathic Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis

Conference Committee:
Nalini Guda, MD – Milwaukee, US
Martin Freeman, MD, Minneapolis, US
Pramod Garg, MD, New Delhi, India
Philippe Levy, MD, Clichy, France

Definitions & Etiology – video part 1 part 2

Definitions and Etiology of IRAP – Nalini Guda, MD (University of Wisconsin, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center)
Mechanisms of Acute Pancreatitis: Is IRAP any Different? Ashok Saluja, PhD (University of Minnesota)
Natural History of IRAP and Overlap with Chronic Pancreatitis – Dhiraj Yadav, MD, MPH (University of Pittsburgh)
Genetics of IRAP and the Multi-hit Hypothesis. When and What Type of Genetic Testing is Appropriate – David Whitcomb, MD, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
EUS in IRAP: Detecting Etiologies and Overlap with Chronic Pancreatitis – Shawn Mallery, MD (University of Minnesota)
Role of Cross-sectional Imaging in Detecting Etiologies – Fatih Akisik, MD (Indiana University)
Do Drugs Cause IRAP? Scott Tenner, MD, MPH (State University of New York)

Controversies: Part 1 – video part 1 & part 2

Microlithiasis/Occultliths: Fact or Fiction. Is There a Role of Empiric Cholecystectomy? Pramod Garg, MD (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
Pancreas Divisum and Genetics: Is it Just a Matter of Drainage? Philippe Levy, MD (Hospital Beaujon, Clichy)

Controversies: Part 2 video part 1 & part 2

Non-SOD Etiologies for iRAP and the Role of Endoscopic Therapy – D. Nageshwar Reddy, MD (Asian Institute of Gastroenterology)
Quality of Life Issues and Measurements in IRAP – Colin Johnson, MChir (University Hospital, South Hampton)

The Great Debate – video

The Truth is Somewhere in Between – Markus Lerch, MD (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald)
Where Do We Go From Here? Future Clinical Research Directions – Nalini M. Guda, MD (University of Wisconsin, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center)
Conclusion Statements, Strength of Evidence, Reaching a Consensus – Conference Committee