Program

There will be a live program available across the 3 days, click on each tab to view.
As we are a truly global event, we have structured the ‘live’ sessions to suit a different region/time zone on each day. All ‘live’ sessions will also be made available on demand.
In addition to this there will be over 300 on demand oral presentations, 250 videos and 1,200 poster presentations. Further details of the ‘on demand’ content will be available shortly.

Program

FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER

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12:00 - 13:30 SYM01

Surgical Challenges During the Liver Transplant Operation
SYM02

Tackling Specific Intraoperative Challenges
SYM03

IHPBA Meets: ILLS
Update on Laparoscopic Liver Resection
SYM04

Acute Cholecystitis
13:30-13:45 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
13:45-14:30 KN01

Is it Possible to Cure Pancreas Cancer in the Era of Precision Medicine?

Sang-Jae Park
Korea
KN02

Approach to Management of Colorectal Liver Metastasis in 2020

Catherine Teh
Philippines
14:30-14:45 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
14:45-15:45 INDUSTRY MAJOR WEBINAR INDUSTRY MAJOR WEBINAR
15:45-16:00 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
16:00-17:00 SYM05

Upcoming Clinical Trials and Newer Technologies
SYM06

Liver
Case Discussion
SYM07

Video Masterclass 1
SYM08

Transplantation
Case Discussion
17:00-17:45 KN03

How does Robotic Pancreatic Surgery compare with Laparoscopic Pancreatic Surgery?

Shin-E Wang
Taiwan
KN04

Current Management of Biliary Complications Following Major HPB Surgery

Rowan W. Parks
United Kingdom
17:45-18:00 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
18:00-18:45 DEB01

Ablation as a Definitive Therapy for Colorectal Cancer Metastases: For/Against
DEB02

Preoperative Biliary Drainage in Resectable Peri-ampullary Bile Duct Obstruction
DEB03

Arterial Resection for Locally Advanced Pancreas Cancer: Yes/No
DEB04

Transplant is Essential for HPB Training vs Not Essential
18:45-19:15 US01

Bleeding Control Techniques for Surgical Resection of Large Hepatocellular Carcinoma
US02

Management of Benign Bile Duct Stricture
US03

Evidence Based Neo-adjuvant Treatment Strategies for Pancreas Cancer
US04

Paediatric Liver Surgery
19:15-20:15 Industry Concurrent Webinar Industry Concurrent Webinar Industry Concurrent Webinar Industry Concurrent Webinar
20:15-21:00 LL01

Aggressive Surgical Strategies for Advanced Bilio-Pancreatic Malignancies

Masaru Miyazaki
Japan

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER

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11:00-12:30 SYM09

Advances in the Management of Complex Liver Cysts
SYM10

Multidisciplinary Management of Pancreas Cancer
SYM11

Controversial Aspects in CRLM
SYM12

Prevention and Management of Complications after Pancreatic Resection
12:30-12:45 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
12:45-13:30 KN05

What are the Essential Requirements for an HPB Service to Deliver Quality Outcomes?

Pierre-Alain Clavien
Switzerland
KN06

Managing Patients with Liver Adenomas

Laurence Chiche
France
13:30-13:45 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
13:45-14:45 INDUSTRY MAJOR WEBINAR INDUSTRY MAJOR WEBINAR
14:45-15:00 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
15:00-16:00 SYM13

MEDBOOK Launch
SYM14

Lessons Learnt from Outreach Program
SYM15

COVID-19 - Multi Region Panel Discussion
SYM16V

Video Masterclass 2
16:00-16:45 KN07

Speaker to be advised


KN08

Managing Children with Hepatoblastoma

Barbara Wildhaber
Switzerland
16:45-17:00 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
17:00-17:45 DEB05

Extended Bilobar Liver Metastases: 1 Stage Resection vs 2 Stage Resection
DEB06

Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy versus Upfront Surgery
DEB07

Research is Mandatory in Order to be a Good HPB Surgeon: Pro vs. Con
DEB08

Minimally Invasive versus Open Whipple Resection
17:45-18:15 US05

Risk Stratification of Hepatic Adenomas; How Accurate?
US06

State of the Art Cystic Lesions
US07

Update on the Management of Rare Liver Malignant Tumours
US08

Modern Concepts in Paediatric Liver Transplantation
18:15-19:15 Industry Concurrent Webinar Industry Concurrent Webinar Industry Concurrent Webinar Industry Concurrent Webinar
19:15-20:00 LL02

Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer - Evolution, Progress and Failures

Markus Büchler
Germany

SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER

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08:00-09:30 SYM17

Defining Requirements for Success for Women in Surgery
SYM18

New Developments in Transplant Oncology
SYM19

IHPBA Meets IBTCC
Gallbladder Cancer
SYM20

IHPBA Meets IMIPS
For a Safe and Wider International Implementation of MIPS
09:30-09:45 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
09:45-10:30 KN09

Patient-Centered Decision-Making for Pancreas Cancer

Tara Kent
United States
KN10

Contemporary Management of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma

Timothy Pawlik
United States
10:30-10:45 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
10:45-11:45 INDUSTRY MAJOR WEBINAR INDUSTRY MAJOR WEBINAR
11:45-12:00 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
12:00-13:00 SYM21

ERAS in HPB Surgery
SYM22

Scientific Paper Writing Workshop
SYM23

Pancreas
Case Discussion
SYM24

General HPB
Case Discussion
13:00-13:45 KN11

Laparoscopic Surgery for Pancreatic Head Malignancies: Evidence Based Perspective

Horacio Asbun
United States
KN12

Thomas Starzl Memorial Lecture
Immune Tolerance in Liver Transplantation; Current and Future

Satoru Todo
Japan
13:45-14:00 15 minute break
Exhibition, Posters, Videos, Meetings, Networking
14:00-14:45 DEB09

Anatomic vs Non-Anatomic Liver Resections for HCC
DEB10

Open Living Donor Operation is Safer? Pro vs Con
DEB11

Resection is the Mainstay for Multinodular HCC: Yes/No
DEB12

Borderline Resectable Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: Resection vs Transplantation
14:45-15:15 US09

Resection of Metastatic Pancreas Adenocarcinoma
US10

What’s New with Total Pancreatectomy and Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation?
US11

Getting Better after Pancreatic Surgery
US12

Staging for HPB Malignancy Update
15:15-16:15 Industry Concurrent Webinar Industry Concurrent Webinar Industry Concurrent Webinar Industry Concurrent Webinar
16:15-17:00 LL03

Speaker to be advised


MEET THE PROFESSOR

Friday 27 November

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13:00-13:45 MTP01
Acute Pancreatitis
Thakur Deen Yadav, India
John Windsor, New Zealand
14:00-14:45 MTP02
Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
Go Wakabayashi, Japan
Daniel Cherqui, France
15:00-15:45 MTP03
Liver Directed Therapies
Krishna V. Menon, United Kingdom
Pierce Chow, Singapore
16:00-16:45 MTP04
Prospective Studies in Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
Satoshi Hirano, Japan
Michiaki Unno, Japan
17:00-17:45 MTP05
Marginal Live Donor in LDLT
Naimish Mehta, India
Ki-Hun Kim, Korea
18:00-18:45 MTP06
Gallbladder Cancer
Xabier de Aretxabala, Chile
Palepu Jagannath, India
19:00-19:45 MTP07
Bile Duct Injuries
Steven Strasberg, United States
Itaru Endo, Japan

Saturday 28 November

Please note, timing below is listed in GMT+1. If you wish to convert this to your specific timezone please visit: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
12:00-12:45 MTP08
Technical Innovations: Arterial and Venous Reconstruction in Liver Transplantation
Mohamed Rela, India
Krishnakumar Madhavan, Singapore
13:00-13:45 MTP09
Surgery for ICC
Narong Khuntikeo, Thailand
Timothy Pawlik, United States
14:00-14:45 MTP10
How Does One Improve in Minimal Invasive Pancreas Resection?
Michael Kendrick, Michael Kendrick
Masafumi Nakamura, Japan
15:00-15:45 MTP11
Extended Resections in Pancreas Cancer (Vascular Resections and Metastatic Disease)
Oliver Strobel, Germany
Nipun Merchant, United States
16:00-16:45 MTP12
Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma
William Jarnagin, United States
Darius Mirza, United Kingdom
17:00-17:45 MTP13
Developing an HPB Surgery & Transplant Centre
David Linehan, United States
Javier Lendoire, Argentina

Sunday 29 November

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09:00-09:45 MTP14
Robotic Pancreatic Resections
Ugo Boggi, Italy
Amer Zureikat, United States
10:00-10:45 MTP15
Surgery for Cystic Pancreatic Lesions
Marco Del Chiaro, United States
Safi Dokmak, France
11:00-11:45 MTP16
Organ Transplantation
Pierre-Alain Clavien, Switzerland
Speaker TBA
12:00-12:45 MTP17
Colorectal Liver Metastasis
Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, United States
Eduardo de Santibañes, Argentina
13:00-13:45 MTP18
Pancreas Anastomosis and Management of POPF
Orlando Torres, Brazil
Charles Vollmer, United States

Throughout the program, we have the following lecture types:

Living Legend
Not to be missed – an opportunity to hear from some of the most important surgeons in our field who have stamped their mark on the field of HPB surgery. Each will speak on a separate topic reflecting their career’s passion (Liver, Pancreas, Biliary Tract or Transplantation Surgery) in exclusive plenary sessions throughout the Congress.

Keynote Lectures
These are state-of the-art presentations of highly topical and timely subjects in HPB surgery, addressed to all Congress participants. Leading international speakers, with considerable expertise in the subject at hand, have been invited to conduct these Keynote Lectures. This motif is scheduled at “prime time” in the program, unopposed to other activities, to achieve maximum attendance.

Thomas Starzl Memorial Lecture
Thomas Earl Starzl (March 11, 1926 – March 4, 2017) was an American physician, researcher, and expert on organ transplants. He performed the first human liver transplants, and has often been referred to as “the father of modern transplantation.” In recognition of his many contributions and to honor his legacy, the Thomas Starzl lecture has become a permanent feature of IHPBA’s biennial World Congress.

We are honoured that Professor Satoru Todo from Japan will give the Thomas Starzl lecture at the 2020 World Congress. Professor Todo’s lecture is titled ‘Immune Tolerance in Liver Transplantation; Current and Future’.

This lecture requires independent funding and you can contribute to the Thomas Starzl lecture fund here.

Meet the Professor
Meet the Professor sessions allow delegates to meet in a small group with renowned researchers and clinicians. The format is designed to facilitate informal discussions, allowing participants to present their questions and gain new perspectives. To foster a more intimate learning environment, space is limited.

Symposia
Symposia are significant educational sessions aimed at critically reviewing diverse aspects of a specific topic. Moderators will oversee between 4-6 focused talks which probe the depth of the topic. The target audience consists of delegates who are primarily interested in the subject or wish to update their knowledge in the area. Audience interaction will be prominent with robust “Question and Answer” opportunities. Many of the symposia will feature Multidisciplinary, Technical, or Scientific themes.

IHPBA Meets “Societies”
These symposia will be hosted jointly by Partner Societies. Speakers selected from IHPBA and the Partner Society will contribute in a facilitated symposia, providing an opportunity for exchange of ideas, debate and discussion. Partner Societies who have agreed to contribute are listed below:

  • International Biliary Tract Cancer Collaborators (IBTCC)
  • International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS)
  • International Consortium on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery (I-MIPS)

Debates
Debates allow speakers to debate controversial topics in an attractive format which provides “food for thought”. Questions for which we have no good answers yet are featured.  This motif is always lively and entertaining.  The faculty chosen for these sessions are highly acclaimed clinicians with a passion for their positions.

Updates
These are sessions in which speakers are expected to provide objective, exhaustive reviews in a field, either clinical or basic.  Issues regarding diagnosis, management and different aspects of research will be evaluated. They are addressed to participants who wish to acquire practical knowledge on a specific subject.  The presenter’s own clinical acumen will allow for clinical interpretation of the data presented.  An interactive discussion with the audience at the end of the session is expected.