HBPSurG 2018

From 11/15/2018 to 11/16/2018

Université catholique de Lyon - 10 Place des Archives, 69002 Lyon


Pr A. Çoker, Turkey
Ege University Med School Hospital Izmir TURKEY
I was born in Izmir and graduated from Ege Univ Med School in 1985 in honour list. Following mandatory service for Government for two years, I have been surgical resident at Ege University in Izmir. In 1992 I have been qualified surgeon. I have been in USA UMASS Worcester between 1995-1996 as Surgical Oncology Fellow. I attended Assoc Prof and Prof positions at Ege University in 1997 and 2003. I performed first pancreas transplantation and have been in first living related liver donor operation in Izmir. I was Head of Liver Transplantation in 2009-2011 at Ege University. Currently I am Head of HPB & Liver Transplantation Department at the same University. I was president of Turkish HPB Society between 2014-2016 and have been elected to EAHPBA Council in 2017.

Pr K.C.P. Conlon, Ireland
Professor Conlon is Professor of Surgery at Trinity College Dublin, and an HPB surgeon at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. He is a surgical oncologist with a clinical interest in benign and malignant diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract. He is currently the Editor-­‐in-­‐Chief of Digestive Surgery and is on the editorial board of eight international journals. He is a member of many cooperative groups. He is a Past-­‐President (2011) of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland (PSGBI). He is President-­‐Elect of the European-­‐African Hepato-­‐Pancreato-­‐Biliary Association (E-­‐AHPBA) and Secretary General Elect of the International Hepato-­‐Pancreato-­‐Biliary Association IHPBA. He is a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He is also a member of the European Surgical Association and the International Surgical Group.

Pr I. Dagher, France

Pr C. Dervenis, Greece
Christos Dervenis, MD, FRCS, has held the position of Professor of Surgery at the Medical School at the University of Cyprus. He was, Head of the First Department of Surgery at the Agia Olga Hospital, Athens, Greece from 1999 to 2018.
In addition, he has served as a visiting Professor of Surgery to several international academic institutes, including the Mayo Clinic Medical School, Rochester, MN and Yale University, CT USA; the University of Lund, Sweden; the University of Verona, Italy; and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is an honorary member of the Argentina Academy of Surgery and member of the European Surgical Association.
He has received a number of International awards for his scientific and teaching work, and he has received an honorary membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Athens, Professor Dervenis completed postgraduate training in Athens; London, UK; and Hamburg, Germany.
Professor Dervenis is currently President of the Greek HPB Society and also President of the European – African HPB Association. He was President of the Hellenic Society of Digestive Surgery and the European Society of Surgery for the Alimentary Tract, and is on the Scientific Committee of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA). He was also vice president of the HPB division of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). In addition, Professor Dervenis is associate editor of Digestive Surgery, and on the editorial board of several other international journals, including Pancreatology, the IHPBA journal HPB, and HPB Surgery. He was also on the editorial board of British Journal of Surgery.
Professor Dervenis is the editor of 3 books in the field of HPB surgery and has published over 190 papers in peer-reviewed journals, with more than 18000 citations and with an h-index of 49. His main clinical interests include surgery of the pancreas and liver, nutrition, and oncology.

Pr B. Edwin, Norway
Specialist in general surgery and gastro-intestinal surgery. Professor in Minimal Invasive Surgery, Institute of Medicine, University of Oslo Section Leader, Section for Clinical Research, The Intervention Centre and affiliated to Department of HPB Surgery, Oslo University Hospital
Profile: HPB surgery, Endocrine surgery, Gastro-intestinal surgery, Urology and Pediatric surgery.
Main activity: Minimal Invasiv HPB Surgery
Field of research: R&D in Minimal invasive therapy in HPB surgery: QoL, economic studies, immunological studies, gene studies in bio bank (COMET study), survival etc. (Value based Health Care Research) R&D in minimal invasive therapy in colon surgery, urology and pediatric surgery. R&D of local ablation in liver malignancies, Cryotherapy, Radio frequency ablation and High Intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). R&D of Implants of Biomedical material, (percutaneous implants for stomas.) R&D of Passive and Interactive navigation maps for liver surgery.
Main and co supervisor for 12 PhD candidates plus 7 that have already defended their PhD
Teaching activity in laparoscopic general surgery and laparoscopic HPB surgery.
Published more than 150 articles and >350 congress abstracts/papers.

Pr H. Friess, Germany
Professor Helmut Friess was appointed director of the Department of Surgery at Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University Munich in 2007. While serving as director, Prof. Friess has continued to be an active clinician and researcher. His primary research interests include the mechanisms of molecular development and the influence of growth factors on the aggressivity of pancreatic carcinoma.
Professor Friess received his medical degree at the University of Ulm (Director Prof. H. G.Beger) and received postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Prof. Murray Korc at the University of California at Irvine, USA from 1992 to 1993. He acquired his tenure review (habilitation) at the University of Berne, Switzerland in 1998 in the Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery (Director Prof. M. W. Büchler). After a medical internship and residency at the Inselspital of the University of Berne Switzerland he went on to work as an vice chairman at the University Hospital in Heidelberg from 2001 to 2007 (Director Prof.M. W. Büchler).
He has published more than 900 articles in scientific journals, received several awards (such as the Dr. Hella Bühler Price for Oncologic Research) and is an honorary professor at the R.E. Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology of the National Academy of Science of the Ukraine.

Pr T. Hackert, Germany
Professor Thilo Hackert is the vice chairman of the Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery at the University Hospital in Heidelberg (Director Prof.M. W. Büchler).
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg, he continued surgical education in Heidelberg and specialized on visceral surgery with a focus on pancreatic diseases, both clinically and scientifically. He became head of the section for pancreatic surgery in 2014 and head of the European Pancreas Center of the University Hospital of Heidelberg, an institution which provides service of app. 3.000 outpatient visits and 700 pancreatic operations annually. A special focus has recently been laid on robotic pancreatic surgery which has been introduced in Heidelberg in 2016 and is increasingly performed for all types of pancreatic resections.
Dr. Hackert’s clinical scientific work has included studies on operative techniques (i.e. in pancreato-duodenectomy) as well as cystic tumors of the pancreas and the therapy of pancreatic cancer (i.e. neoadjuvant therapy).
He has worked in committees for National Guidelines (chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer) as well as the European Guidelines for Cystic Tumors and is Council Member for Clinical Science in the European Pancreas Club.

Pr H.S. Han, South Korea
Graduate from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1984, and finished internship and residency of department of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital in 1989. Full time Professor of Seoul National University, College of Medicine. The present position is the Professor of Department of Surgery. The field of interest is hepatobiliary surgery and laparoscopic surgery. World first performed laparoscopic right posterior sectionectomy, central bisectionectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma by laparoscopy. Has also performed laparoscopic liver resection in pediatric patient and succeeded in total laparoscopic right side donor hepatectomy as world-first. Has also reported World first prospective series of laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder cancer. Has also performed first laparoscopic PD and distal pancreatectomy in Korea. Has a keen interest in cancer and acute inflammation on clinical and basic research.
Play a role as editors of renowned journals, such as Ann Surgery, Surgical Oncology, JHBPS, etc. Associate Editor of Digestive Surgery. Has published atlas and textbooks and contributed many chapters in numerous books and atlas. Has been invited speakers for many international conferences.
Chairman of Board of Directors of Korean Society of Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Surgeons (KSELS) and ex-Chairman of Board of Directors of Korean Society of Surgical Oncology (KSSO)
Ex-President of Korean Society of Pancreas Surgery and Korean Society of Trauma.
Vice president of IASMEN, ex-President of KSSMN (Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism & Nutrition) and Chairman- elect Director of Board of KSPEN(Korean SPEN).
President of PENSA 2018.

Pr J. Izbicki, Germany

Pr M. Lesurtel, France
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Liver Transplantation
Croix Rousse University Hospital, Lyon
Pr. Lesurtel completed his residency in General and Visceral Surgery at the University of Paris, France. Subsequently, he performed a liver and pancreas as well as a liver transplant fellowship at the Saint Antoine Hospital (Prof Parc) and Beaujon Hospital (Prof Belghiti) in Paris. In 2008 he was then appointed as Assistant Professor and attending staff surgeon in the Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Center in Zurich (Prof Clavien). From 2010 to 2016 he was granted with a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Clinical Professorship. In this setting, he ran an active basic science team focusing on liver regeneration, portal vein occlusion and liver volume manipulation. He is in the council of the European-African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (E-AHPBA) as Chair of the Scientific & Research Committee. Since September 2016 he has been appointed as Full Professor of Surgery (HPB and Liver Transplantation) at Croix Rousse University Hospital in Lyon, France.

Pr J.Y. Mabrut, France

Pr R. Parks, Scotland
Professor Rowan Parks qualified from Queens University Belfast in 1989. He pursued his surgical training in Northern Ireland and then undertook a clinical fellowship in HPB surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Surgery and Honorary Consultant Surgeon in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1999, was subsequently promoted to Reader in Surgery in 2006 and was awarded a person chair as Professor of Surgical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh in 2010.
Professor Parks has a specialist interest in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. He has published more than 160 papers, written 39 book chapters and has authored / edited 6 surgical textbooks. He has been awarded several prestigious prizes and travelling fellowships, and has given a number of eponymous lectures.
Professor Parks is currently President of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI). He is also Deputy Director of Medicine, NHS Education for Scotland (NES); Immediate Past-President of the Great Britain & Ireland Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (GBIHPBA); Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd); Executive Council member and Chairman of the Scientific Programme Committee of the International Hepato-Pancreatico–Biliary Association (IHPBA); Council member and Chairman of the Membership Committee of the European-African Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (E-AHPBA) and Past-Director of the James IV Association.

Pr O. Soubrane, France
Professor Soubrane is Professor of Surgery and chairs the Department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplant in Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France. He received his training and fellowship in surgery in Paris, France, and a post-doc fellowship in liver transplant with Prof. Carlos E. Esquivel in San Francisco, USA. He previously chaired the Department of Surgery in Cochin Hospital, and the Department of HPB Surgery in St Antoine Hospital, both in Paris, France.
He has dedicated a significant period in research, leading a surgical research laboratory for ten years in Cochin Hospital and serving two terms in Surgery Committees for INSERM, the French National Agency for Research.
As academic surgeon, Olivier Soubrane is an invited reviewer for several international journals including Annals of Surgery, Journal of Hepatology, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Transplantation, American Journal of Transplantation. He is member of IHPBA and ILTS.
His research interest includes liver cancer, laparoscopic techniques for resection of liver tumors and live donor hepatectomy. He has reported the first laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy in a live donor with Daniel Cherqui in 2002 and the first laparoscopic right hepatectomy in a live donor in 2013.
Founding member of the International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS), Olivier Soubrane was co-President with Daniel Cherqui of the first world meeting held in Paris on July 6-8, 2017.

Pr K. Takaori, Japan
Head, Pancreas Cancer Unit, Kyoto University Hospital
Kyoichi Takaori, MD, PhD, FACS, is a pancreatic surgeon who has extensive experiences of open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. His academic career includes Professor of Surgery at Asahi University and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Throughout his career, he has struggled to improve the prognosis of pancreatic cancer, which is known as the worst malignancy. First, he has focused on early detection of pancreatic cancer and founded a Japanese Familial Pancreatic Cancer Registry in 2013. Second, he has endeavored to accelerate innovation in pancreatic surgery. In order to increase resectability and to improve local control, he has refined artery-first pancreatoduodenectomy by utilizing the “Tiger’s Den approach” and developed new techniques of artery-first distal pancreatectomy and artery-first DP-CAR. Third, he is a great believer of multi-disciplinary approach and presently directing the multi-disciplinary team as the Head of Pancreatic Cancer Unit at Kyoto University Hospital. Professor Takaori is Vice Editor-in-Chief of Pancreatology and Founding Editor of Surgery Gastroenterology and Oncology.

Dr Y. Vashist, Switzerland