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The E-AHPBA will be the prime regional organisation of the IHPBA devoted to relief of worldwide human suffering caused by hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) disorders, by improving education, training, innovation, and patient care.

Read our current goals for 2023-2025


The mission of the E-AHPBA is to improve evidence-based care and optimise the outcome of patients with HPB disorders throughout the world by:

  • Disseminating research findings and best treatment practices
  • Advancing HPB specific training
  • Fostering research and innovation
  • Encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration


The principles of the E-AHPBA are as follows:

  • The E-AHPBA is committed to excellence in patient care and is devoted to elevating standards of care throughout the world.
  • The E-AHPBA encourages the recruitment, mentorship, training, and career development of individual interested in hepato-pancreato-biliary disorders.
  • The E-AHPBA embraces a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of hepato-pancreato-biliary disorders and fosters collegial relationships
  • The E-AHPBA encourages membership by qualified candidates interested in hepato-pancreato-biliary disorders including anaesthesiologists, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, oncologists, surgeons, transplant physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and investigators
  • The E-AHPBA is committed to the highest ethical standards in research, education, organizational operation, and interaction with industry.


The objectives of the E-AHPBA are to:

  • Foster the development of HPB as a speciality
  • Have the World Congress be the prime international HPB meeting.
  • Establish HPB as an outstanding journal in the field.
  • Set standards for and accredit HPB fellowship training programs
  • Strengthen ties with HPB Regional Associations and National Chapters.
  • Foster mutually beneficial relationships with other speciality organisations supporting our mission and principles.
  • Expand education and support for HPB patients.
  • Support HPB research and career development through the European Fellowship.
  • Encourage HPB clinical trials to advance evidence-based medicine.
  • Develop HPB-related practice guidelines.
  • Expand membership
  • Manage the Association in a financially sound, effective, and efficient manner.
  • Optimise communication by a web-based membership directory, an e-newsletter, and an online journal.
  • Acknowledge significant individual contributions through the HPB medallion.
  • Document the rich history of the Association. 

The Council of E-AHPBA
based on HPB, Volume 8, Number 4 – 2006, p. 243-247

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