In 1995 Luca was appointed Consultant Surgeon at San Raffaele Hospital, and focused his activity on the surgical treatment of hepatobiliary diseases. Luca’s primary clinical and research activities include colorectal liver metastases, perihilar tumours, techniques for liver resection (including two stage hepatectomies and ALPPS procedures), and minimally invasive hepatobiliary sur gery, with a personal series of more than 2000 liver resections in the last 10 years.
In 2005 Luca started a program of laparoscopic liver resections, and has performed more than 500 procedures to date.
Luca Aldridghetti is President of the Italian Group of Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery (IGoMILS) and Coordinator of the Italian Registry of Laparoscopic Liver Resections.
As Assistant Professor of Surgery, Luca has published more than 200 papers, including many studies on techniques, learning curve and outcomes of laparoscopic liver resections.
Luca continues with teaching and tutoring activities in a number of national and international courses in both open and laparoscopic liver surgery, and is member at large of the committee of the International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS).
Mr Aroori has a special interest in surgical training and education and has taught on several surgical courses. As course director and faculty member for several laparoscopic courses, Mr Aroori has also organised several hands on laparoscopic courses including the most recent hands on intra-operative ultrasound and bile duct clearance course. Mr Aroori is therefore bringing extensive experience in laparoscopic liver surgery and surgical training to this conference.
He has been involved with multiple randomized controlled multicenter trials in pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery, published over 190 peer reviewed papers and coordinates the work of several clinical MD PhD students. He is a member of the scientific committees of the Dutch Hepato Biliary Surgical Audit, the EAHPBA and IHPBA.
Javier Briceño is also Scientific Director of the Spanish Society of Liver Transplantation (SETH), Associate Professor of General Surgery, a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine (Seville)-Organ Transplantation
And a delegate of the Spanish Society of Surgeons (AEC), Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Division and Transplantation Division
Olivier has dedicated a significant period of his time into research, leading a surgical research laboratory for ten years in Cochin Hospital and serving two terms in Surgery Committies for INSERM, the French National Agency for Research.
Olivier also reviews for a number of international journals, including Annals of Surgery, Journal of Hepatology, Annals of Surgical Oncology, American Journal of Transplantation. He is member of IHPBA and ILTS.
Olivier’s research interests include liver cancer, laparoscopic techniques for resection of liver tumors and live donor hepatectomy. He reported the first laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy in a live donor with Daniel Cherqui in 2002 and the first laparoscopic right hepatectomy in a live donor in 2013.
He is one of the international leaders in laparoscopic HPB surgery. Mr Hilal has published extensively and described different laparoscopic surgical techniques for both major and minor liver resections as well as left pancreatectomy.
Mr Hilal has dedicated a lot of effort to training and teaching and in 2007 has developed the first international laparoscopic liver and pancreatic course. So far more than 180 surgeons have attended from all over the world with excellent feedbacks. He has performed more than 50 operations as live link operation in international meetings and has operated as live demonstration in different countries around the world.
Mr Abu Hilal is a member of the EAHPBA council and a member of the EAHPBA education committee. He is also a member of council at large of the International Association of Laparoscopic Liver Surgeon.
He received General Surgery training and made his PhD at the Vishnevsky Surgery Institute. He made surgery observership in Department of General Surgery Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA in 2004. Dr Alikhanov completed a fellowship in liver surgery and transplantation (2010) at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical Center, Taiwan and trained in liver surgery (2011) at University of Paris, Beaujon Hospital, France.
As a pioneer in laparoscopic liver surgery Dr Alikhanov performed first major and combined laparoscopic liver resections and segmentectomies in Russia.
Dr. R. Alikhanov established high –volume hepatopancreatobiliary department in Moscow Clinical Scientific Center which is leading HPB surgery clinic in post-soviet CIS.
Dr. Alikhanov clinical interests include liver transplantation, immunotolerance and oncology, laparoscopic hepatopancreatobiliry surgery, posthepatectomy liver failure. He has a strong commitment to teaching to medical students, residents and fellows.
Dr Alikhanov’s areas of expertise are Hepatopancreatobiliry surgery. Liver transplantation, Immunotolerance, Oncology, Laparoscopic liver surgery
Amongst other associations, Giulio Belli is one of the founding members of the WHBPA, a former Scientific Committee member of the IHPBA and next president of the IT-IHPBA and is on the editorial board of the HPB, JHPBS, Hepatogastroenterlogy and Updates on Surgery.
Professor Edwin has been the main and co supervisor for 15 PhD candidates and teaching activities have involved laparoscopic general surgery and laparoscopic HPB surgery and is Visiting surgeon in different hospitals for teaching and demonstration operation in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England, Germany, Lebanon, Russia, Belgium.
Mr.Menon’s research interests have been related to liver and pancreatic cancer. He has published pioneering articles on resection margins in pancreatic cancer in particular ‘The Leeds Pathology Protocol’ and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours. He has over 200 presentations to learned societies, over 75 peer reviewed publications and over 25 invited lectures to National, European and International meetings. He is committed to developing laparoscopic HPB surgery and working towards improving outcomes for major pancreatic and liver resections. He is the Educational and Training Lead for Liver transplantation and HPB surgery at King’s College Hospital and also the National Councillor for Liver Transplantation on the British Transplant Society.
With a solid background in advanced laparoscopic procedures (adrenal, hiatal hernia, bariatric and oncological procedures), and as a specialist in HPB and Liver Transplant surgery he has contributed to develop and expand the minimally invasive approach in HPB surgery. After a significant experience in laparoscopic liver surgery, he has also contributed to develop the laparoscopic approach in living donor hepatectomies for adult liver transplantation. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr Santoyo has been involved in journals and books and publications listed in the Web of Knowledge (WOK ResearchID: K-1128-2012) and the IBIMA Research Group: Multidisciplinary Translational Oncology Research Group. Dr Santoyo is also a member of the panel of experts in Laparoscopic Surgery HPB Andalusian Agency for Health Technology Assessment and various scientific committees including National Coordinator of the Section of Surgery and Transplantation HPB.