Advanced Techniques in Hepatobiliary Surgery
The Advanced Techniques in Hepatobiliary Surgery SIG recognizes the potential of recent innovations in hepatobiliary surgery to improve outcomes in liver transplantation, and vice-versa.
Steering Committee Members
Approved by ILTS Council to date (November 6, 2020)
- Deniz Balci, Ankara University, Turkey – Topic Coordinator
- Henrik Petrowski, Zurich University, Switzerland – Topic Coordinator
- Bijan Eghtesad, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA – Affiliated Councilor
- Fabrizio Di Benedetto, University of Modena, Italy
- Eduardo Fernandes, Rio De Janeiro University, Brazil
- Karim Halazun, Cornell University, NY, USA
- Kim Ki-Hun, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea
- Lucas McCormack, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Silvio Nadalin, University Tuebingen, Germany
- Parissa Tabrizian, Mount Sinai RMTI, NY, USA
SIG Aims and Proposed Activities
This new Special Interest Group recognizes the exciting potential of recent innovations in hepatobiliary surgery to improve outcomes in liver transplantation, and for new techniques in liver preservation and transplantation to benefit the wider population of general HPB patients. An international steering committee, led by topic co-ordinators Deniz Balci and Henrik Petrowsky, plans to develop a series of ILTS-sponsored educational and scientific initiatives, shown below. ILTS members can join this SIG from their profile page.
- Symposia and courses on complex hepatobiliary and transplant procedures promoting early adoption and training on new technologies on liver imaging, surgery and transplantation.
- Hands-on laparoscopic/robotic liver surgery courses
- Single-topic conferences on complex procedures such as ALPPS
- Featured symposia during the annual ILTS congress
- A group email platform for sharing of ideas and experience between liver centers around the world.
- New webinars and videos in ILTS Education
How to join
Members can join by selecting one or more SIGs from their profile page on this website: click on your name, your profile and add a SIG group.