The Australasian Pancreatic Club (APC) was established in 2002 to provide a forum for clinicians and scientists with an interest in clinical and basic research into diseases of the exocrine pancreas. Current members of the APC include eminent gastroenterologists, surgeons and researchers from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Japan, India, USA and UK.
The annual meetings of the APC allow a unique opportunity for pancreatologists to discuss current and future research directions in pancreatic pathobiology and to initiate collaborations with research groups in the region.
The APC is a non-profit making organisation with the following aims:
- To promote communication between basic and clinical scientists interested in the pancreas and its disorders.
- To promote and organise an annual scientific meeting devoted to all aspects of the pancreas.
- To promote scientific, epidemiological and clinical research into pancreatic function and into the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of pancreatic diseases.
- To establish scholarships and promote postgraduate education and training.
- To support other meetings concerning the pancreas organised by members of the APC.
- To disseminate information about APC activities, and publish such educational matter as the APC Council may consider desirable.