Autoimmune Pancreatitis

Topic: Pancreas

Authors: Julia Mayerle, Georg Beyer
Editor: Rui Castro
Release date: February 2019, reviewed/updated April 2024  
This course was developed by UEG.

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About this online course

Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare autoinflammatory condition of the pancreas that is steroid responsive. Correct diagnosis of patients who present with clinical features of AIP is key because AIP can mimic pancreatic cancer, a deadly disease, which is ten times more common.

All aspects of AIP—from its definition and epidemiology to its clinical presentation, subtypes, diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment—are covered in this online course by Julia Mayerle and Georg Beyer.  

Learning objectives:

  • The definition and epidemiology of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP)
  • The clinical presentation and clinical subtypes of AIP
  • The diagnosis of AIP
  • Pathophysiological considerations for AIP
  • Treatment strategies for AIP

Target audience

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training, but is also appropriate for physicians and surgeons in other disciplines, as well as nurses, biotechnicians and advanced-years’ medical students who have an interest in gastroenterology.

Autoimmune Pancreatitis