Post graduate workshops

HPB Surgery Quality Indicator Development Workshop

There are currently no international quality indicators (QI) that exist for hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgery and often case volume is used as a proxy by both individuals and units. Consequently, there are no clear benchmarks for units, institutions or individual practices to measure against for training accreditation and other purposes.

The 2020 world congress of the International Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association (IHPBA) in Melbourne will provide an opportunity to assemble an international faculty of hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgeons and associated specialties to develop internationally accepted QIs for HPB surgery.

This is a chance for the IHBPA to assemble an international faculty of HPB surgeons and associated specialist to develop 8 – 12 internationally acceptable QI each for surgery of the gallbladder, liver, pancreas and bile ducts.

Date: Monday 21 September
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

How to become a Great HPB Surgeon through Continuous Improvement

The aim of this day is to attract trainees, fellows and young consultants with the purpose of focusing on the non-technical aspects of surgery. The learning objectives would be as follows:

  1. To understand that being a HPB surgeon requires a conscious commitment to lifelong learning
  2. To understand that learning takes many forms
  3. To understand investment in both technical and non-technical skills is required
  4. To understand that effective decision making is a critical component of becoming a complete HPB surgeon
  5. To understand the critical relationship between the surgeon and a highly functional team.

Ever wondered what it takes to be a complete HPB surgeon? How do you achieve a fulfilling career and life?
How can you contribute to creating and sustaining a highly performing HPB unit?
Come and learn the answers to these questions in an interactive and engaging format.

The day will include:

  • Learning from the experts on how they improve their operating.
  • Understanding why being a better team member is critical to improving surgical outcomes
  • Learning from and dealing with both failure and success
  • How to enjoy your career

Who should come to this course?
All trainees, Fellows and young consultants who want to develop a fulfilling and satisfying career. Senior surgeons interested in improving their unit and leaving a worthwhile legacy.

Date: Monday 21 September
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Robotic surgery workshop

This pre-conference day long workshop will provide the latest information on robotic surgery and its use for both simple and advanced HPB procedures. International experts will show results, technical tricks and ways to avoid complications.

Four sessions:

  1. Platforms, set up, training and credentialing.
  2. Biliary uses: gall bladders to choledochal cyst excision.
  3. Pancreas: spleen preservation and Whipple dissection and anastamotic techniques and results.
  4. Selection, instrumentation and results.

Practical Tips:
Demonstration by Da Vinci Robotic systems onsite offer the opportunity for workshop attendees to experience the dexterity of the most up to date platforms.

Local and international faculty from USA, Shanghai, Taiwan, and Mumbai are confirmed.

Date: Monday 21 September
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre