13th IHPBA World Congress
September 4-7, 2018
The SSAT has been invited to participate in the session, "IHPBA Meets SSAT: Contemporary Approaches to Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer"; details to follow once program is posted.
Consensus Development Conference on Prevention of Bile Duct Injury During Cholecystectomy
October 20, 2018
The Consensus Development Conference on Prevention of Bile Duct Injury During Cholecystectomy is jointly hosted by SAGES, SSAT, AHPBA, IHPBA, and the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES). The conference will provide a detailed evidence-based review of the current challenges and advances in reducing bile duct injuries (BDI) that occur during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and result in recommendations that should have a significant impact on future surgical practice and surgical research in this field. International experts will convene to focus on management strategies and techniques surgeons can employ to reduce the incidence of this complication across the entire spectrum of gallstone disease, with the goal of establishing best practices and improve patient safety for this common operation. The consensus conference proceedings will be used to generate practice guidelines manuscripts for publication in major surgical journals.