HPB surgery has evolved into a fully recognised specialty in Europe. Increasingly more specialised units possess the necessary competence to treat patients with diseases of the liver, pancreas or biliary system. The establishment of a UEMS division and a board examination for HPB surgery are direct results of this important development. In order to accommodate the growing need for theoretical training in HPB surgery, the Educational Committee of the E-AHPBA has organised preconvention courses which will give a concise overview on the state-of-the-art in HPB surgery.
The First EHPBA Post-Graduate Course organised by Xavier Rogiers, Pierre-Alain Clavien and Stefan Breitenstein took place in Zurich, during the "International Consensus Conference on Liver Transplantation for HCC" on December 1st, 2010. This succesful course focused on non-HCC primary liver tumours and was not only aimed at surgeons preparing for the UEMS exam but also established HPB surgeons who wanted a concise and up-to-date overview on these surgical topics. Please click here to download the flyer of the this course.
The Second EHPBA Post-Graduate Course took place in South Africa, during the 9th Congress of the EHPBA. For more information, please see: http://www.assasages2011.org.za/PostGraduateSurgeryCourse.asp
The 2012 E-AHPBA Post-Graduate Course will take place in London, 11 December 2012, at the Royal College of Physicians. This course will focus on management of acute and chronic pancreatitis and is not only aimed at surgeons preparing for the UEMS exam. The course will precede the E-AHPBA Consensus Conference on Management of Neuroendocrine Liver Metastases (www.NETLiverMets.com) and all the participants are encouraged to join both events. Please click here to download the flyer of the this course. Click here to view the location of the venue on Google Maps. Please click here to register online
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