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Scientific & Research Committee update by Professor Lesurtel, E-AHPBA Scientific & Research Committee Chair

The team of the E-AHPBA Scientific and Research Committee continues to promote collaboration between research groups within the E-AHPBA.

The committee meets every 3 months through Internet conferences to advance the ongoing collaborative projects. Every E-AHPBA member can contact the Committee to propose new studies or to ask assistance of the Committee to promote their own studies, surveys or meetings to the E-AHPBA members (follow the link to the E-AHPBA Website corner of the Scientific & Research Committee).

We are proud to report on the retrospective collaborative studies, which were proposed to all EAHPBA members to participate in. Some are still ongoing, some have not been published yet.

Professor Lesurtel, E-AHPBA Scientific & Research Committee Chair

E-AHPBA Scientific & Research Committee Projects 2015-2019

Outcomes After Distal Pancreatectomy with Celiac Axis Resection for Pancreatic Cancer: A Pan-European Retrospective Cohort Study.

PIs: M Besselink, J Kleef and R Salvia

Published in:

Klompmaker et al. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018;25(5):1440-1447

Outcomes and risk score of distal pancreatectomy with celiac axis resection (DP-CAR) for pancreatic cancer: a pan-European retrospective cohort study.

E-AHPBA DP-CAR study group

Published in:

Klompmaker et al. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019;26(3):772-781

Post-cholecystectomy bile duct injury: early vs late repair with hepaticojejunostomy.

PIs: C Sturesson, M Lesurtel and R Prasad

Accepted in HPB
Outcomes after minimally-invasive or open pancreatoduodenectomy in high-volume centers: a Pan-European retrospective propensity-score matched cohort study.

European Consortium on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery

Published in:

Klompmaker et al. Ann Surg. 2018 Jun Epub ahead of print

Short-term outcomes after total pancreatectomy; a European prospective, snapshot study

PIs: J Ramia-Angel and M Besselink

Inclusions closed.


Surgical and oncological outcomes after neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX chemotherapy for (borderline) resectable and locally advanced pancreatic cancer: a pan-European cohort.

PIs: M Besselink

Inclusions closed.


Hepatopancreatoduodenectomy for perihilar and gallbladder cancer – an E-AHPBA case series on safety and efficacy

PIs: A Serrablo, T Gallagher, C Sturesson

Inclusions closed.


Follow-up of IPMNs following resection.

PIs: T Gallagher



At the 2019 EAHPBA meeting in Amsterdam, the Committee will hold its second symposium about management of clinical research in Europe. It will allow the committee the opportunity to report about the progress of the above-mentioned studies and to discuss how to organize surgical trials across borders.

The session will take place on June 5th, 2019 from 11:15-12:45 a.m. and include the following topics:

  1. What is the place of the Scientific & Research Committee in the E-AHPBA?
  2. What do we learn from ESPAC?
  3. Reports of the last multicentre collaborative retrospective studies from the E-AHPBA Sc & Res Committee.
  4. How can we improve the central European funding stream from Brussels towards the E-AHPBA?

On behalf of the E-AHPBA Scientific & Research Committee,
Mickaël Lesurtel, Chair.

Mickael Lesurtel (Switzerland) (Chair)
Marc Besselink (The Netherlands)
Mert Erkan (Turkey)
Tom Gallagher (Ireland)
Jorg Kleeff (Germany)
Steven Olde Damink (The Netherlands)
Raj Prasad (UK)
Jose Manual Ramia-Angel (Spain)
Roberto Salvia (Italy)
Alejandro Serrablo (Spain)
Oliver Strobel (Germany)
Christian Sturesson (Sweden)
Attila Szijarto (Hungary)

Should you wish to contact any of the Scientific & Research committee you can do so through contacting

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