EHPBA Post Graduate Surgery Course


"Everyday Challenges in HPB Surgery"

12 April 2011

Cape Town Convention Centre - Auditorium 2


08h00 - 10h00

CHAIRMEN: James Garden, Wright Pinson

  1. Recent advances in the management of acute pancreatitis including making sense of scoring systems, the use of enteral feeding and the role of antibiotics.

       John Windsor, New Zealand

  2. Treating gallstone pancreatitis including the place of ERCP and the timing of cholecystectomy.

       Saxon Connor, New Zealand

  3. Current management and techniques of treating pancreatic necrosis.

       Ross Carter, Scotland

  4. The surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer in 2010 including the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

       Rowan Parks, Scotland

  5. Technical tips in the operative management of chronic pancreatitis.

       Richard Charnley, England

  6. Investigating and treating cystic tumours of the pancreas.

       Kevin Conlon, Ireland

DISCUSSION 30 minutes

TEA 10h00 - 10h30


10h30 - 12h30

CHAIRMEN: Steven Strasberg, Kevin Conlon

  1. Preventing bile duct injury including dealing with a difficult gallbladder.

       Mark Callery, USA

  2. Assessment of a bile duct injury, timing of surgery, immediate or deferred treatment.

       Wright Pinson, USA

  3. Tips in the optimal surgical treatment of bile duct reconstruction after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy injury.

       James Garden, Scotland

  4. Surgical strategies in the treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma.

       Peter Lodge, England

  5. How I treat gallbladder carcinoma.

       Palepu Jagannath, India

  6. Strategies and management of complicated intrahepatic stones.

       Henry Pitt, USA

DISCUSSION 30 minutes

LUNCH 12h30 - 13h15


13h15 - 15h15

CHAIRMEN: Henry Pitt, Sandie Thomson

  1. Liver anatomy and pathophysiology relevant to liver resection.

       Thomas van Gulik, Holland

  2. Endoscopic ultrasound in the assessment and treatment of HPB diseases.

       Adrian Hatfield, England

  3. How I do a liver resection including vascular control and techniques of parenchymal transection.

       Merv Rees, England

  4. Management of benign liver tumours.

       Rob Padbury, Australia

  5. Radiofrequency and microwave destruction of liver tumours. Their use (and abuse) in 2010.

       Scott Helton, USA

  6. Strategies to enhance the resectability of colorectal liver metastases.

       Christopher Christophi, Australia

DISCUSSION 30 minutes

TEA 15h15 - 15h45

LIVER Part 2

15h45 - 16h45

CHAIRMEN: Jake Krige, Jose Ramos

  1. Prognostic indices and survival data in colorectal liver metastases.

       Pierre Clavien, Switzerland

  2. Hepatocellular carcinoma assessment and management strategies.

       Jacques Belghiti, France

DISCUSSION 20 minutes

Closure at 16h45