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Purpose of the Committee:

The function of the Audit Committee will be to manage the financial audit process, appointing an external auditor to audit the finances of the EAHPBA on a yearly basis. Additional functions will be identified by Council as needs arise.

The Committee as a whole are responsible for overseeing effective auditing, financial reporting, internal controls and risk management within the E-AHPBA. They will:

  • Oversee all systems, controls and processes that may have an impact on the E-AHPBA’s ability to meet its goals and deliver its Strategy
  • Review the annual financial report and accounts before submission to the External Auditor and Executive Committee;
  • Ensure that: –
    • Effective audit functions are in place (both internal and external);
    • Adequate risk management processes are in place;
    • An adequate internal control environment is established;
    • The association functions within the legal and financial requirements of the registered body

Andrea Frilling, London, United Kingdom

Peter Lodge, Leeds, United Kingdom
Matteo Barabino, Milan, Italy
Octav Ginghina, Bucharest, Romania
Stefan Heinrich, Mainz, Germany
Alastair Young, Leeds, United Kingdom

Purpose of the Committee:

The Communications Committee are responsible for improving communication with our members and assist with membership growth. The main goals and actions of the Committee are:

  1. To identify young enthusiastic HPB surgeons who want to play a role in continuing the development of the Association and encourage them into playing a leadership role in the future ensuring a strong succession plan in place.
  2. To keep informed with the latest technology and social media networks and work to engage with our members through this medium.
  3. Improve communication with IHPBA and other regional associations – IHPBA and other regional associations already have communications committees in place and linking with these committees will further the membership harmonization.

John Devar, Johannesburg, South Africa

Fabio Ausania, Barcelona, Spain
Carlijn Buis, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Frederica Cipriani, Milan, Italy
Joris Erdmann, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Shahid Farid, Leeds, United Kingdom
Asmund Fretland, Oslo, Norway
Ewen Harrison, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Rosa Jorba, Barcelona, Spain
Giovanni Marchegiani, Verona, Italy
Ioannis Passas, Athens, Greece
Dejan Radenkovic, Belgrade, Serbia

Purpose of the Committee

The Education Committee (EC) of the European-African Hepatopancreatobiliary Association is a formally established committee of E-AHPBA responsible for creating and monitoring collaborative hepatic, pancreatic or biliary educational activities within the region.

The main goals and actions of the Committee are:

  • To promote the overall educational philosophy and programmes of E-AHPBA as they are defined by the E-AHPBA Council in collaboration with the E-AHPBA EC
  • To develop and implement programs and activities which will provide members with the opportunity to achieve the level of knowledge and skill necessary to advance their surgical career.
  • To formulate policy and guidelines for endorsement of other educational activities within the region and to manage the review and award process of endorsement.
  • To encourage training centres to become accredited by E-AHPBA and to assist in the audit of the training programme under review.
  • To organise and support the courses of E-AHPBA which are part at any given time of the formal E-AHPBA educational pyramid.
  • To produce the material needed for updating the educational section of the E-AHPBA website and the E-AHPBA newsletter
  • To work in formal partnership with the Division of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) in the following pan European quality control projects in the fields of HPB surgery:
  • exams for awarding the relevant European Diplomas
  • award of Honorary Diplomas
  • accreditation of centres for training in HPB Surgery
  • organisation of the preparatory courses for the exams

Wojciech Polak, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Members’ Subcommittee on training centre accreditation
Kevin Conlon, Dublin, Ireland
Rene Adam, Villejuif, France
Roland Andersson, Lund, Sweden
Claudio Bassi, Verona, Italy
Pierre-Alain Clavien, Zurich, Switzerland
Christos Dervenis, Athens, Greece
Eduard Jonas, Cape Town, South Africa
Rowan Parks, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mario Serradilla, Zaragoza, Spain
Martin Smith, Johannesburg, South Africa
Georgios Tsoulfas, Thessaloniki, Greece

Members’ Subcommittee on educational activities
Spanu Andrada, Bucharest, Romania
Sean Burmeister, Cape Town, South Africa
Michelle De Oliveira, Zurich, Switzerland
Giuseppe Kito Fusai, London, United Kingdom
Stefan Heinrich, Mainz, Germany
Emir Hoti, Dublin, Ireland
Sammy Levi Tajfeld, Petah Tikva, Isreal
Felix Nickel, Heidelberg, Germany
Jones A.O. Omoshoro-Jones, Johannesburg, South Africa
Athanasios Petrou, Nicosia, Greece
Jose Manuel Ramia-Angel, Madrid, Spain
Kjetil Soreide, Stavanger, Norway
Stefan Stattner, Vöcklabruck, Austria
Dimitris Zacharoulis, Larisa, Greece

Members’ Subcommittee on surgical techniques
Moh’d Abu Hilal, Southampton, United Kingdom

Purpose of the Committee

The Innovation & Development Committee is responsible for supporting and helping in the safe and continuous expansion of these new developments within the HPB. The main goals and actions of the Committee are:

  1. Ensure new techniques and technological developments have an educational and promotional space within the association.
  2. Collaborate with the educational programs to ensure the safe dissemination of new surgical techniques and approaches.
  3. Collaborate with other national and international societies with similar aims to increase the profile of the association and build foundation for future projects.
  4. Collaborate with the Programme Committee to ensure new techniques and technology are well represented with the Biennial Congress​.

To provide regular evidence-based updates to the E-AHPBA members of new developments and technologies

Mohammed Abu Hilal, Southampton, United Kingdom

Luca Aldrighetti, Milan, Italy
Marc Besselink, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ugo Boggi, Pisa, Italy
Safi Dokmak, Clichy, France
Bjorn Edwin, Oslo, Norway
Emir Hoti, Dublin, Ireland
Tobias Keck, Luebeck, Germany
Igor Khatkov, Moscow, Russian Federation
Giovanni Levi Sandri, Italy
Alaeldin Awad Nogoud, Khartoum, Sudan
Patricia Sanchez Velazquez, Barcelona, Spain
Olivier Soubrane, Clichy, France
Aude Vanlander, Gent, Belgium

Purpose of Committee

The Membership Committee are responsible for developing and implementing strategies and initiatives to drive membership growth throughout the region. The main goals and actions of the Committee are:

  • Recommending strategies for increasing E-AHPBA’s membership base, especially among underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, young surgeons, female surgeons and those from Africa and the Middle East.
  • Gathering information on and analysing non-members’ needs and perceptions of E-AHPBA. Recommending ways in which to meet these needs to attract non-members to join E-AHPBA.
  • Recommending ways to acknowledge new members and to encourage participation in E-AHPBA activities.
  • Working with Chapter Presidents to continue growth and support of their membership and also in developing chapters in new areas.

Krzysztof Zieniewicz, Warszawa, Poland

Mustapha Adham, Lyon, France
Sean Burmeister, Cape Town, South Africa
Ahmet Coker, Izmir, Turkey
Marieke De Boer, Groningen, The Netherlands
Euan Dickson, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jorg Kleeff, Halle, Germany
Hauke Lang, Mainz, Germany
Kristoffer Lassen, Oslo, Norway
Alejandro Serrablo, Zaragoza, Spain
Kosta Toutouzas, Dionysos, Greece
Blaz Trotovsok, Ljuljana, Slovenia
Cees Verhoef, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Latest 3 Past Presidents
Chairman – Christos Dervenis, Athens, Greece
Martin Smith, Johannesburg, South Africa
Claudio Bassi, Verona, Italy

Kevin Conlon, Dublin, Ireland

Ajith Siriwardena, Manchester, United Kingdom

Purpose of the Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the creation of a scientific and educational E-AHPBA Congress programme that encompasses comprehensive HPB content, stands out in excellence and includes the latest insights and findings in HPB research and clinical practice. The main goals and actions of the Committee are:

  • The committee shall organize the scientific programme of the Official Congress and other activities in cooperation with the local organizing Committee.
  • Committee members are required to contribute ideas and opinions on topics and speakers
  • Keep local flavour of the host country in the Programme of the Congress
  • The Committee act as an Abstract review committee

Marc Besselink, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

E-AHPBA President
Kevin Conlon, Dublin, Ireland

E-AHPBA President-elect
Ajith Siriwardena, Manchester, United Kingdom

Chair Scientific and Research Committee
Mickael Lesurtel, Lyon, France

E-AHPBA 2021 LOC Chairman and Vice Chairman
Andrés Valdivieso, Bilbao, Spain
Alejandro Serrablo, Zaragoza, Spain

E-AHPBA 2023 LOC Chairman
Mustapha Adham, Lyon, France

E-AHPBA 2021 LOC Members
Jose Manuel Ramia, Madrid, Spain
Fernando Pardo, Barcelona, Spain
Tino Fondevila, Barcelona, Spain
Elena Martin, Spain
Ricardo Robles, Murcia, Spain

Christos Agalianos, Athens, Greece
Ruslan Alikhanov, Moscow, Russian Federation
Asmund Fretland, Oslo, Norway
Bas Groot Koerkamp, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Stefan Hofmeyr, Bellville, South Africa
Santhalingam Jegatheeswaran, Manchester, United Kingdom
Abed Khalaileh, Jerusalem, Isreal
Christian Macutkiewicz, Manchester, United Kingdom
Giovanni Marchegiani, Verona, Italy
Henrik Petrowsky, Zurich, Switzerland
Geert Roeyen, Antwerp, Belgium
Hanna Sternby, Lund, Sweden
Oliver Strobel, Heidelberg, Germany
Hjalmar Van Santvoort, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Purpose of the Committee

The Scientific & Research Committee is responsible for encouraging collaborative research in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery within the E-AHPBA community, as well as fostering the training of young investigators.

The main goals of the Committee are:

  • to provide the membership of the E-AHPBA with news and information concerning research projects, ongoing trials, meetings and surveys;
  • to promote collaboration between research groups in the E-AHPBA​;
  • to run multicenter collaborative retrospective studies about rare diseases or rare surgical treatments;
  • to provide a forum through which members of the E-AHPBA are informed of various research activities within the HPB community;
  • to manage the endorsement of studies, surveys and meetings by E-AHPBA submitted from members.

Mickael Lesurtel, Lyon, France

Deputy Chairs
Alejandro Serrablo, Zaragoza, Spain
Oliver Strobel, Heidelburg, Germany

Bodil Andersson, Lund, Sweden
Isaac Olusegun Alatise, Ile Ife, Nigeria
Anita Balakrishnan, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Frederik Berrevoet, Gent, Belgium
Mert Erkan, Istanbul, Turkey
Tom Gallagher, Dublin, Ireland
Stefan Heinrich, Mainz, Germany
Andrea Laurenzi, Rome, Italy
Steven Olde Damink, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Jose Manuel Ramia-Angel, Madrid, Spain
Attila Szijarto, Budapest, Hungary

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