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Publications and Presentations

Peer reviewed papers

Abu-El-Haija M, Gukovskaya AS, Andersen DK, Gardner TB, Hegyi P, Pandol SJ, Papachristou GI, Saluja AK, Singh VK, Uc A, Wu BU. (2018, Nov/Dec) Accelerating the Drug Delivery Pipeline for Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis: Summary of the Working Group on Drug Development and Trials in Acute Pancreatitis at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop. Pancreas, 47(10):1185-1192. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001175. PMID:30325856

Abu-El-Haija M, Kumar S, Quiros JA, Barth B, Bitton S, Eisses J, Foglio EJ, Fox V, Francis D, Freeman AJ, Gonska T, Grover A, Husain S, Kumar R, Lapsia S, Lin T, Liu Q, Maqbool A, Sellers Z, Szabo F, Uc A, Werlin S, Morinville V. The Management of Acute Pancreatitis in the Pediatric Population: A Clinical Report From the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Pancreas Committee. (2018, January). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 66(1):159-76. DOI:
10.1097/MPG.0000000000001715

Abu-El-Haija M, Hornung L, Denson LA, Husami A, Lin TK, Matlock K, Nathan JD, Palermo JJ, Thompson T, Valencia CA, Wang X, Woo J, Zhang K, Elder D. Prevalence of abnormal glucose metabolism in pediatric acute, acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis. PloS one. 2018;13(10):e0204979. PubMed PMID: 30379828; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6209152; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204979.

Abu-El-Haija M, Uc A, Werlin SL, Freeman AJ, Georgieva M, Pavkrov DJ, Kalnins D, Kochavi B, Koot BGP, Van Biervliet S, Walkowiak J, Wilschanski M, Morinville VD. Nutritional consideration in pediatric pancreatitis: a position paper from the NASPGHAN Pancreas Committee, ESPGHAN Pancreas Working Group. (2018, July). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, 67(1), 131-143.

Bellin MD, Lowe M, Zimmerman B, Zheng Y, Wilschanski M, Werlin S, Troendle D, Shah U, Sellers A, Schwarzenberg SJ, Pohl J, Perito E, Ooi CY, Nathan J, Morinville V, McFerron B, Mascarenhas M, Maqbool A, Liu Q, Lin TK, Husain S, Himes R, Heyman M, Gonsak T, Tiefer M, Gariepy C, Freedman S, Fishman D, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Uc A. Diabetes in children with acute recurrent chronic pancreatitis from the INSPPIRE cohort. (2017, July) Journal of Pediatrics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0016-5085(18)32511-3

Fisher WE, Cruz-Monserrate Z, McElhany AL, Lesinski GB, Hart PA, Ghosh R, Van Buren G, Fishman DS, Rinaudo JAS, Serrano J, Srivastava S, Mace T, Topazian M, Feng Z, Yadav D, Pandol SJ, Hughes SJ, Liu RY, Lu E, Orr R, Whitcomb DC, Abouhamze AS, Steen H, Sellers ZM, Troendle DM, Uc A, Lowe ME, Conwell DL; Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC). (2018, Nov/Dec) Standard Operating Procedures for Biospecimen Collection, Processing, and Storage: From the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreas, 47(10):1213-1221. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001171. PMID:30325860

Forsmark CE, Andersen DK, Farrar JT, Golden M, Habtezion A, Husain SZ, Li L, Mayerle J, Pandol SJ, Uc A, Zhu Z, Yadav D. (2018, Nov/Dec) Accelerating the Drug Delivery Pipeline for Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis: Summary of the Working Group on Drug Development and Trials in Chronic Pancreatitis at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop. Pancreas;47(10):1200-1207. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001174. PMID:30325858

Gariepy CE, Heyman MB, Lowe ME, Pohl JF, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Barth B, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Himes R, Husain SZ, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle DM, Yen E, Uc A. Causal evaluation of acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis in children: Consensus from the INSPPIRE group. (2017, January). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 64(1):95-103. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001446. PMID: 27782962

Giefer MJ, Lowe ME, Werlin SL, Zimmerman B, Wilschanski M, Troendle D, Schwarzenberg SJ, Pohl JF, Palermo J, Ooi CY, Morinville VD, Lin TK, Husain SZ, Himes R, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Gariepy CE, Freedman SD, Fishman DS, Bellin MD, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Uc, A. Early-onset acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis is associated with PRSS1 or CTRC gene mutations. (2017, July). Journal of Pediatrics, 186, 95-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.03.063.

Grover AS, Freeman AJ, Abu-El-Haija M, Eisses JF, Gardner TB, Liu QY, Lowe ME, Nathan JD, Palermo TM, Singh VK, Trout AT, Uc A, Husain SZ, Morinville VD. (2019, Feb) Updates in Pediatric Pancreatology: Proceedings of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Frontiers in Pediatric Pancreatology Symposium. (2019, Feb) Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 68(2):e27-e33. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002186. PMID:30888340

Guda NM, Muddana V, Whitcomb DC, Levy P, Garg P, Cote G, Uc A, Varadarajulu S, Vege SS, Chari ST, Forsmark CE, Yadav D, Reddy DN, Tenner S, Johnson CD, Akisik F, Saluja AK, Lerch MM, Mallery JS, Freeman ML. (2018, Jul) Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis: International State-of-the-Science Conference With Recommendations. Pancreas, 47(6):653-666. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001053. PMID:29894415

Husain SZ, Morinville V, Pohl, J, Abu-El-Haija M,  Bellin MD,  Freedman S, Hegyi P, Heyman MB, Himes R, Ooi CY,  Schwarzenberg SJ, Usatin D, Uc A.   Toxic-metabolic risk factors in pediatric pancreatitis: Recommendations for diagnosis, management and future research. (2016, April). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 62(4): 609–617.vDOI:10.1097/MPG.0000000000001035

Kumar S, Ooi CY, Werlin S, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Lowe ME, Morinville V, Palermo JJ, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Uc A. Risk factors associated with pediatric acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis: Lessons from INSPPIRE. (2016, June 1). JAMA Pediatrics, 170(6), 562-9. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatics.2015.4955.

Lin TK, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD, Palermo JP, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman, MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Liu Q, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas M, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Perito E, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Lowe ME, Uc A. Pancreas Divisum in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Cnronic Pancreatitis: Report form INSPPIRE. (2018, June 2). Journal of  Clinical Gastroenterology, Epub.              DOI:10.1097/MCG.0000000000001063 (See related article in MEDPAGE TODAY: https://www.medpagetoday.org/gastroenterology/pancreaticdiseases/73416?vpass=1)

Lin TK, Fishman DS, Giefer MJ, Liu QY, Troendle D, Werlin S, Lowe ME, Uc A. Functional Pancreatic Sphincter Dysfunction in Children: Recommendations for Diagnosis and Management. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Sep 20. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002515. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31567892.

Liu QY, Abu-El-Hija, Husain SZ, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Lin TK, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas M, McFerron BA, Morinville VD, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Lowe ME, Uc A. Risk factors for Rapid Progression from Acute Recurrent to Chronic Pancreatitis in Children: Report from INSPPIRE.(2019, May 23) J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr., doi:10.1097/MPG. 0000000000002405. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31136562 

Lowe ME, Goodman MT, Coté GA, Glesby MJ, Haupt M, Schork NJ, Singh VK, Andersen DK, Pandol SJ, Uc A, Whitcomb DC. Accelerating the Drug Delivery Pipeline for Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis: Summary of the Working Group on Drug Development and Trials in Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop. Pancreas. 2018 November;47(10):1193-1199. PubMed PMID: 30325857; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6195328; DOI: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001164.

Morinville MD*, Hussain SZ*, Bai H, Barth B, Alhosh R, Durie PR, Freedman SD, Himes R, Lowe ME, Pohl J, Werlin S, Wilschanski M, and Uc A. Definitions of Pediatric Pancreatitis and Survey of Current Clinical Practices: Report from INSPPIRE (International Study Group Of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search For A Cure). (2012, September). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 55(3):261-5. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e31824f1516

Morinville DM*, Lowe ME*, Ahuja M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Davis H, Durie PR, Finley B, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain S, Kumar S, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Yen E, and Uc A. Design and Implementation of INSPPIRE (INternational Study Group Of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search For A CuRE). (2014, September). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, 59 (3), 360-4. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000417.

Párniczky A, Abu-El-Haija M, Husain S, Lowe M, Oracz G, Sahin-Tóth M, Szabó FK, Uc A, Wilschanski M, Witt H, Czakó L, Grammatikopoulos T, Rasmussen IC, Sutton R, Hegyi P. (2018, Mar) EPC/HPSG evidence-based guidelines for the management of pediatric pancreatitis. Pancreatology. 18(2):146-160. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2018.01.001. Epub 2018 Jan 4. Review. PMID:29398347

Perito ER, Palermo TM, Pohl JF, Mascarenhas M, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Fishman DS, Freedman S, Gariepy C, Giefer M, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin T, Liu Q, Maqbool A, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle DM, Werlin S, Wilschanski M, Zheng Y, Zimmerman MB, Lowe M, Uc A. Factors Associated With Frequent Opiod Use in Children With Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Sep 20. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002502. [Epub ahead of print]

Perito ER, Rhee S. Relief for young children with severe chronic pancreatitis. (2017, March) Journal of Pedatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 64 (3), 338-339. DOI:10.1097/MPG.0000000000001509

Pohl, J, Morinville, V, Husain, SZ, Uc, A. (2016, June).Toxic-metabolic risk factors are uncommon in pediatric chronic pancreatitis. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 62(6):e66-7. DOI:10.1097/MPG.0000000000001156

Scheers I, Palermo JJ,  Freedman S,  Wilschanski M, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Gariepy C, Giefer M, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe M, Mascarenhas M,  Morinville V, Nathan J, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Piccoli DA, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A,  Recommendations for Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Childhood: Consensus from INSPPIRE. (2018, August) The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 67(2) 232-236. DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002028

Scheers I, Palermo JJ,  Freedman S,  Wilschanski M, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Fishman DS, Gariepy C, Giefer M, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe M, Mascarenhas M,  Morinville V, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Piccoli DA, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A, Gonska T; Autoimmune pancreatitis in children: Characteristic features, diagnosis, and management. (2017, October). The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 112, 1604-1611. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2017.85

Schwarzenberg SJ, Bellin MH, Husain SJ, Ahuja M, Barth B, Davis H, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Kumar S, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Nuehring NE, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski, M, Yen E, Uc A. Pediatric chronic pancreatitis is associated with genetic risk factors and substantial disease burden. (2015, April). Journal of Pediatrics, 166(4), 89-896. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.11.019.

Schwarzenberg SJ, Uc A, Zimmerman B, Wilschanski M, Wilcox CM, Whitcomb DC, Werlin SL, Troendle D, Tang G, Slivka A, Singh VK, Sherman S, Shah U, Sandhu BS, Romagnuolo J, Rhee S, Pohl JF, Perito ER, Ooi CY, Nathan JD, Muniraj T, Morinville VD, McFerron B, Mascarenhas M, Maqbool A, Liu Q, Lin TK, Lewis M, Husain SZ, Himes R, Heyman MB, Guda N, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gelrud A, Gariepy CE, Gardner TB, Freedman SD, Forsmark CE, Fishman DS, Cote GA, Conwell D, Brand RE, Bellin M, Barth B, Banks PA, Anderson MA, Amann ST, Alkaade S, Abu-El-Haija M, Abberbock JN, Lowe ME, Yadav D. Chronic Pancreatitis. (2019, Apr) Chronic Pancreatitis: Pediatric and Adult Cohorts Show Similarities in Disease Progress Despite Different Risk Factors. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.68(4):566-573. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002279. PMID:30897605

Sellers ZM, Abu-El-Haija M, Husain SZ, Morinville V. (2018, July) New Management Guidelines for Both Children and Adults with Acute Pancreatitis. Gastroenterology, 155(1);234-235. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.03.068. Epub 2018 Jun 8. PMID: 29890113.

Sellers ZM, Dike C, Zhang KY, Giefer MJ, Uc A, Abu-El-Haija M. (2019, Mar 26) A Unified Treatment Algorithm and Admission Order Set for Pediatric Acute Pancreatitis. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002341. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID:30921257

Ting J, Wilson L, Schwarzenberg SJ, Himes R, Barth B, Bellin MD, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Husain SZ, Kumar S, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Troendle,D, Usatin D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Heyman MB, Uc A. Direct costs of acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis in children in the INSPPIRE registry. (2016, March). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 62(3):443-9. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001057.

Troendle DM, Fishman DS, Barth BA, Giefer MJ, Lin TK, Liu QY, Abu-El-Haija M, Bellin MD, Durie PR, Freedman SD, Gariepy C, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Kumar S, Lowe ME, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Palermo J, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Werlin S, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Uc A. Therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in pediatric patients with acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis: data from the INSPPIRE (INternational Study group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In search for a cuRE) Study. (2017, July).  Pancreas, 46(6):764-769. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000000848.

Uc A, Anderson DK, Bellin MD, Bruce JI, Drewes AM, Engelhardt JF, Forsmark CE, Lerch MM, Lowe ME, Neuschwander-Tetri BA, O'Keefe SJ, Palermo TM, Pasricha P, Sluja AK, Singh VK, Szigethy IM, Whitcomb DC, Yadav D, Conwell DL. Chronic pancreatitis in the 21st centure-research challenges and opportunities:Summary of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases workshop. (2016, November) Pancreas,45(10), 1365-1375. DOI:10.1097/MPA.0000000000000713

Uc A, Andersen DK, Borowitz D, Glesby MJ, Mayerle J, Sutton R, Pandol SJ. (2018, Nov/Dec) Accelerating the Drug Delivery Pipeline for Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis-Knowledge Gaps and Research Opportunities: Overview Summary of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop. Pancreas; 47(10):1180-1184. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001176. PMID:30325855

Uc, A, Fishman, DS. (2017, June). Pancreatic DisordersPediatric Clinics of North America, 64(3):685-706. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2017.01.010.

Uc A, Husain SZ. Pancreatitis in Children. (2019, May) Gastroenterology, 156(7), 1969-1978.doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.12.043. Epub 2019 Feb 1. PMID:30716320

Uc A, Perito ER, Pohl JF, Shah U, Abu-El-Haifa M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Ellery KM, Fishman DS, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, McFerron BA, Morinville VD, Lin TK, Liu QY, Nathan JD, Rhee SJ, Ooi CY, Sellers ZM, Schwarzenberg SJ, Serrano J, Troendle DM, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zheng Y, Yuan Y, Lowe ME. On behalf of the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC). (2018, Nov/Dec) INternational Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a CuRE Cohort Study. Design and Rationale From the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer. (2018, November/December). Pancreas, 47(10), 1222-1228. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001172. PMID:30325861

Uc A, Zimmerman MB, Wilschanski M, Werlin SL, Troendle D, Shah U, Schwarzenberg SJ, Rhee S, Pohl JF, Perito ER, Palermo JJ, Ooi CY, Liu Q, Lin TK, Morinville VD, McFerron BA, Husain SZ, Himes R, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gariepy CE, Freedman SD, Fishman DS, Bellin MD, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Lowe ME. (2018, Sep) Impact of Obesity on Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. Pancreas, 47(8):967-973. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001120. PMID:30059474

Vitale DS, Hornung L, Lin TK, Nathan JD, Prasad S, Thompson T, Abu-El-Haija M. Blood Urea Nitrogen Elevation Is a Marker for Pediatric Severe Acute Pancreatitis. Pancreas. 2019 March;48(3):363-366. PubMed PMID: 30768572; DOI: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001265.

Abstracts, Presentations at Scientific Meetings

Oral Presentations

Abu-El-Haija M. Predicting severity and improving the outcomes of pediatric acute pancreatitis. Oral presentation at NASPGHAN Hollywood, FL October 2018

Bellin M. Mechanisms of Hyperglycemia in Acute Pancreatitis and Chronic Pancreatitis-related Diabetes. Oral presentation at APA San Francisco, CA October 2018

Ellery K. Case Presentation: Autoimmune Pancreatitis, Tumor, or Neither? Oral presentation at PancreasFest Pittsburgh, PA July 2018.

Fishman DS, Troendle D, Barth B, Giefer MJ, Ahuja M, Davis H, Uc A, on behalf of INSPPIRE Consortium. Use of ERCP in pediatric patients with acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis: A report from the INSPPIRE Consortium. Oral presentation at 8th International Symposium on Inherited Diseases of the Pancreas (ISIDOP). Jerusalem June 2014, Israel.

Giefer M, Lowe ME, Werlin S, Uc A, on behalf of INSPPIRE Consortium. Very Early Onset Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis are Associated with PRSS1 or CTRC Mutations. Oral presentation at annual American Pancreatic Association meeting 2015, San Diego, CA.    

Kumar S, Ooi CY, Werlin S, Barth B, Bellin M, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Lowe ME, Morinville VD, Nuehring NE, Pohl JF, Russo DJ, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Wilschanski M, Yen E, Zimmerman MC, and Uc A. Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis In Children: Importance of Genetic and Obstructive Factors and Analysis of Disease Burden. Oral presentation at annual NASPGHAN meeting 2014, Atlanta, GA

Husain S. Preventing Drug-Induced Pancreatitis. Oral presentation at APA San Francisco, CA November 2018.

Husain S. Role of Calcium in Early Inflammator and mitochondrial Events in Pancreatitis. Oral presentation at APA San Francisco, CA November 2018.

Liu Q. The Role of ERCP in Pediatric Pancreatitis. PancreasFest Pittsburgh, PA July 2018.

Liu Q, Abu-El-Haija M, Husain SZ, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe ME, Maqbool A, Mascharenas M, Morinville VD, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Palermo JJ, Perito E, Piccoli DF, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Uc A. PRSS1 Mutations and Family History of Chronic Pancreatitis Predict Rapid Progression from Acute Recurrent to Chronic Pancreatitis in Childhood. Oral presentation at DDW Chicago 2017.

Lowe M. Cholecystectomy for Idiopathic Pancreatitis in Children? PancreasFest Pittsburgh, PA July 2018.

Perito ER, Palermo TM, Pohl JF, Mascarenhas M, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Fishman DS, Freedman S, Gariepy C, Giefer M, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin T, Liu Q, Maqbool A, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle DM, Werlin S, Wilschanski M, Zheng Y, Zimmerman MB, Lowe M, Uc A. Factors Associated With Frequent Opiod Use in Children With Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. Oral presentation at APA San Francisco, CA November 2018.

Scheers I, Palermo JJ, Freedman S, Wilschanski M, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Troendle D, Fishman DS, Giefer MJ, Heyman MB, Perito ER, Husain SZ, Lowe ME, Lin TK, Liu Q, Mascarenhas M, Morinville V, Ooi CY, Schwarzenberg SJ, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A and Gonska T. Autoimmune pancreatitis in children: working guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. Oral presentation at annual Amercan Pancreatic Association meeting 2016, Boston, MA.

Scheers I, Palermo JJ, Freedman S, Wilschanski M, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Troendle D, Fishman DS, Giefer MJ, Heyman MB, Perito ER, Husain SZ, Lowe ME, Lin TK, Liu Q, Mascarenhas M, Morinville V, Ooi CY, Schwarzenberg SJ, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A and Gonska T. Autoimmune pancreatitis in children: working guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. Oral presentation World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Montreal, Canada, October 2016.

Troendle D. EUS and Other Modalities in Children. PancreasFest Pittsburgh, PA July 2018.

Troendle D, Piester T. ERCP for congenital pancreatic abnormalities. NASPGHAN Hollywood, FL October 2018

Uc A. Diagnostic and Management Challenges In Pediatric Chronic Pancreatitis. Oral Presentation at Pancreas Symposium New York, NY 2018.

Uc A. INSPPIRE: Updates and Planning for the Future. Oral presentation at PancreasFest Pittsburgh, PA July 2017.

Uc A. Management of Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children: Lessons from the INSPPIRE Consortium. Clinical Symposium Speaker in Session Titled: “Potpourri of Pediatric GI”. Oral presentation at DDW, Washington, DC, June 2018.

Uc A. Pediatric Pancreatitis. WebinarSponsored by National Pancreas Foundation and MissionCure.Org. April 2018.

Uc A. Pediatric Pancreatitis-the INSPPIRE Study. Oral presentation Oral presentation APA Annual Meeting November 2018.

Uc A. Precision Medicine in the Management of Pediatric Pancreatitis. Oral presentation at APA Annual Meeting November 2017.

Uc A. Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis-What have we learned from INSPPIRE? Gastroenterology symposium-Pancreatitis in Children: Major Challenges. Oral presentation at ESPGHAN 51st Annual meeting Glasgow UK, May 2018.

Uc A. Study Updates: Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC). Oral presentation PancreasFest, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2018.

Uc A, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Palermo, J, Perito E, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman B. Lowe ME. Impact of Obesity on Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis, Oral presentation DDW at San Diego, CA May 2016.

Uc A**, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Palermo, J, Perito E, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman B. Lowe ME. Impact of Obesity on Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. Oral presentation World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Montreal, Canada, October 2016. **Dr.   Uc was the recipient of the Pancreas Prize at WCPGHAN, given to the most outstanding abstract in pancreas category.

Uc, A, Ahuja M, Barth B, Bellin M, Davis H, Durie PR, Finley B, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman M, Himes R, Husain S, Kumar S, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Lowe ME, on behalf of INSPPIRE Consortium. Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children: The First Report From INSPPIRE Consortium, oral presentation at annual NASPGHAN meeting 2013, Chicago, IL.

Uc A, Ahuja M, Barth B, Bellin M, Davis H, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CS, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain S, Kumar S, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Yen E, Lowe ME, on behalf of INSPPIRE Consortium. Genetic Factors in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Report From INSPPIRE Consortium, Oral presentation at ESPGHAN 2014, Jerusalem June 2014, Israel

Uc A, LaRusch J, Zimmerman B, Wilschanski M, Werlin S, Troendle D, Shah U, Schwarzenberg, SJ, Rhee S, Pohl J, Piccoli D, Perito E, Palermo JJ, Ooi CY, Nathan JD, Morinville VD, Mascarenhas MR, Maqbool A, Liu Q, Lin TK, Husain SZ, Himes R, Heyman M, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gariepy CE, Freedman SD, Fishman DS, Bellin M, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Whitcomb DC, Lowe M. CTRC G60G Variant is Common in Children with Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis and Associated with Early-Onset Disease. Oral presentation at DDW Bethesda, MD June 2017.

Uc A, Perito ER, Pohl JF, Shah U, Abu-El-Haifa M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Ellery KM, Fishman DS, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, McFerron BA, Morinville VD, Lin TK, Liu QY, Nathan JD, Rhee SJ, Ooi CY, Sellers ZM, Schwarzenberg SJ, Serrano J, Troendle DM, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zheng Y, Yuan Y, Lowe ME. INternational Study group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In search for a cuRE (INSPPIRE 2) cohort study in the consortium for the study of chronic pancreatitis, diabetes and pancreatic cancer (CPDPC): design and rationale. Oral presentation at DDW San Diego, CA 2019

Uc A, Schwarzenberg SJ, Lowe ME, Abberbock JN, Zimmerman MB, Whitcomb DC, Yadav D. Chronic pancreatitis is a devastating disease across all ages. APA abstract.

Uc A, Yen E, Wilschanski M, Werlin SL, Troendle D, Schwarzenberg SJ, Pohl JF, Ooi CY, Morinville VD, Kumar S, Husain S, Himes R, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gariepy CE, Freedman SD, Fishman DS, Durie PR, Davis H, Bellin M, Barth B, Ahuja M, Lowe ME. Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Report From INSPPIRE Consortium. Accepted for oral presentation at Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL 2014.

Poster Presentations

Abu-El-Haija M, Lowe M, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman D, Freedman S, Gariepy C, Giefer M, Gonska T, Heyman M, Himes R, Husain S, Lin T, Liu Q, Mascharenas M, Maqbool M, McFerron B, Morinville V, Nathan J, Ooi CY, Perito E, Pohl J, Schwarzenberg SJ, Sellers Z, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin S, Wilschanski M, Zheng Y, Zimmerman B, Uc A. Pediatric Chronic Pancreatitis Without Prior Acute or Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis: A Report From INSPPIRE Consortium. Submitted to DDW Meeting 2018, Washington DC.

Bellin MD, Lowe M, Zimmerman B, Zheng Y, Wilschanski M, Werlin S, Troendle D, Shah U, Sellers Z, Schwarzenberg SJ, Pohl J, Perito E, Ooi CY, Nathan J, Morinville V, McFerron B, Mascarenhas M, Maqbool A, Liu Q, Lin TK, Husain S, Himes R, Heyman M, Gonska T, Giefer M, Gariepy C, Freedman S, Fishman D, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Uc A. Diabetes in children with acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis from the INSPPIRE cohort. Submitted to DDW Meeting 2018, Washington DC.

Dike C, Zimmerman B, Wilschanski M,  Werlin S, Troendle DM, Shah U, Schwarzenberg SJ, Rhee S, Pohl J, Perito E, Ooi CY, Nathan J, Morinviille V, McFerron B, Mascarenhas M, Maqbool A, Liu Q, Lin T, Husain S, Himes R, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Giefer M, Gariepy C, Freedman S, Fishman DS, Bellin M, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Lowe M, Uc A. Regional Variations in Clinical Characteristics and Management of Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Report from the INSPPIRE Study. Poster presentation at NASPHGAN Hollywood, CA October 2018 and APA San Francisco, CA August 2018.

Giefer M, Lowe ME, Werlin S, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Fishman DS, Gariepy C, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Kumar S, Lin, T, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Ooi CY, Palermo, J, Pohl JF, Russo D, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman B, Uc A. Very Early Onset Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis are Associated with PRSS1 or CTRC Mutations. Poster presentation at annual NASPGHAN meeting 2015, Washington DC.

Husain SZ, Bai HX, Barth B, Wilschanski M, Alhosh R, Durie PR, Lowe M, Morinville V, Uc A. Practice patterns of pediatric gastroenterologists caring for children with acute and chronic pancreatitis, DDW 2010, Chicago, IL.

Lin TK, Abu-El-Haija M, Palermo JJ, Nathan JD, Barth B, Bellin MD, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Lowe ME, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Perito E, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman B, Uc A. Pancreas Divisum in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis, poster presentation at DDW, San Diego, CA May 2016.

Liu Q, Abu-El-Haija M, Husain SZ, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe ME, Maqbool A, Mascharenas M, Morinville VD, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Palermo JJ, Perito E, Piccoli DF, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Uc A. PRSS1 Mutations and Family History of Chronic Pancreatitis Predict Rapid Progression from Acute Recurrent to Chronic Pancreatitis in Childhood. Submitted to DDW 2017.

Schwarzenberg SJ, Bellin M, Husain SZ, Ahuja M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Davis H, Durie PR, Finley B, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Kumar S, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Yen E, and Uc A. Chronic Pancreatitis in Children is Significantly Associated with Genetic Etiologies and Substantial Disease Burden. Poster presentation at annual NASPGHAN meeting 2014, Atlanta, GA.

Troendle D, Barth B, Giefer MJ, Ahuja M, Davis H, Uc, A, Fishman DS, on behalf of INSPPIRE Consortium. Use of ERCP in pediatric patients with acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis: A report from the INSPPIRE Consortium, accepted for poster presentation at Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL 2014.

Uc A, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Palermo, J, Perito E, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman B. Lowe ME. Impact of Obesity on Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. Poster presentation at annual American Pancreatic Association meeting 2016, Boston, MA.

Uc A, Barth B, Bellin MD, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Kumar S, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Russo D, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman B. Risk Factors and Disease Burden in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Report from the INSPPIRE Consortium. Poster presentation at annual DDW meeting 2015, Washington DC.

Uc, A, Morinville VD, Husain SZ, Bai H, Barth B, Alhosh R, Durien PR, Freedman SD, Himes R, Lowe ME, Pohl J, Werlin S, Wilschanski M. Poster INSPPIRE To Study Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children. ESPGHAN (European Society of Pediatric  Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) Update 2012, Stockholm May 2012, Sweden.

Uc, A, Schwarzenberg SJ, Bellin M, Fishman D, Himes R, Gonska T, Troendle D, Barth B, Heyman M, Husain S, Giefer M, Werlin S, Gariepy C, Wilschanski M, Morinville V, Ooi K, Pohl J, Freedman S, Durie P, Lowe M, Ahuja M, on behalf of INSPPIRE Consortium. CFTR Mutations are Commonly Found in Children with Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis, NACFC 2013, Salt Lake City, UT.

Uc, A, Schwarzenberg SJ, Lowe ME, Abberbock JN, Zimmerman B, Whitocmb DC, Yadav D. Chronic Pancreatitis is a Devastating Disease Across All Ages: comparison of Two Large Pediatric and Adult Multicenter Cohorts. Poster presentation at annual NASPGHAN meeting 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

Wilson L, Ting J, Heyman MB, Yen E, Usatin D, Ahuja M, Davis H, Uc, A, on behalf of INSPPIRE Consortium. Economic Burden of Pediatric Pancreatitis: Hospital Costs. accepted for poster presentation at Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL 2014.