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Professor Luca Aldrighetti

Professor Luca Aldrighetti

Luca Aldrighetti is head of the Hepatobiliary Division in San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. Luca finished his training in general (1997) and thoracic surgery (2002) in Milan, and completed a 2 year fellowship at the Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute (1994).

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 Somaiah Aroori

Mr Somaiah Aroori

Somaiah Aroori is an HPB & Transplant Surgeon and has been based at Derriford Hospital  Plymouth, UK for the last six years.  Mr Arooria’s areas of expertise include laparoscopic liver, pancreatic, biliary and donor nephrectomy surgery. Having completed his first laparoscopic right hepatectomy at Derriford in August 2012, to date, Mr Aroori has performed nearly sixty major laparoscopic liver resections and is the principal investigator for ORANGE trial at Derriford Hospital.

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.

Dr Marc Besselink

Dr Marc Besselink

Marc Besselink is a Hepato Pancreato Biliary (HPB) surgeon and principal investigator at the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam. He studied at Utrecht University (Medicine) and Oxford University (Msc in Evidence Based Health Care). In 2002, he cofounded the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group (www.pancreatitis.nl) and in 2012 the Dutch Pancreatic Cancer Group (www.dpcg.nl).

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.

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Javier Briceño, MD, PhD

Javier Briceño, MD, PhD

Javier Briceño is Head of the Department of General Surgery and Director of the Liver and Pancreas Transplantation Programmes at Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía-Córdoba, Spain

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

Professor Daniel Cherqui

Professor Daniel Cherqui

Professor Daniel Cherqui  is currently Professor of Surgery at Universite Paris-Sud and Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation at the Paul Brousse Hospital in Villejuif-Paris. He is an internationally renowned expert in liver transplantation and liver resection. Professor Cherqui  has published extensively and is considered one of the pioneers of laparoscopic liver surgery. Professor Cherqui received his surgical training at the University of Paris and completed a liver transplant fellowship in Prof. Henri Bismuth’s Unit in 1986 and at the University of Chicago in Prof. Christoph Broelsch’s Unit in 1987. In 1988, he was recruited to start a Liver Transplantation and HPB Surgery Programme at the Henri Mondor Hospital in Creteil-Paris, where he became Chairman of  General Surgery in 2005. In 2010 he moved to Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, USA, as Chief of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation. In 2013, Professor Cherqui returned to France and joined Paul Brousse Hospital, home to the largest liver transplant programme in France.
Professor Ibrahim Dagher

Professor Ibrahim Dagher

Professor Dagher is head of the Department of Liver and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Antoine-Béclère hospital (Clamart, France) and Professor of Surgery at Paris-Sud University. He has pioneered laparoscopic liver resections, especially anatomical and major hepatectomies. Recently, he developed single-incision surgery, with successful and standardized applications of this approach in hepatobiliary surgery.
His clinical interests and his devoted journey in surgery are pointed out in his numerous international scientific studies and papers. He also has an active role in teaching laparoscopy and promoting surgical research.
Dr Mathieu D’Hondt

Dr Mathieu D’Hondt

Doctor Mathieu D’Hondt has completed his studies in general medicine at the University of Leuven, Belgium. At the age of 25 he started his residency in general surgery (2003-2009). He completed an additional fellowship in (mainly minimal invasive) abdominal surgery at the University hospital of Leuven/Belgium (2009-2010) followed by a second fellowship in hepatobilliary and pancreatic (HPB) surgery at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montreal in Canada (2010-2011).
Since 2011 he is member of staff at the Department of Digestive and Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic surgery at the Groeninge hospital Kortrijk, Belgium.
By combining his large experience in minimal invasive surgery and his experience in HPB surgery, his main interest is laparoscopic HPB Surgery. Doctor D’Hondt is author of several scientific papers.
The Groeninge Hospital of Kortrijk is a large supraregional hospital in Belgium and is the result of a merger of four hospitals. It is one of the largest hospitals in Belgium with 1100 beds. Doctor D’Hondt is Board member of the Belgian Society for Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery (BSHBPS) and Founding member of the ILLS (International Laparoscopic Liver Society).
Professor Mickaël Lesurtel

Professor Mickaël Lesurtel

Dr. Lesurtel completed his residency in General and Visceral Surgery at the University of Paris, France. Subsequently, he performed a liver and pancreas as well as a liver transplant fellowship at the Saint Antoine Hospital (Prof Parc) and Beaujon Hospital (Prof Belghiti) in Paris. In 2008 he was then appointed as Assistant Professor and attending staff surgeon in the Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Center in Zurich (Prof Clavien). From 2010 to 2016 he was granted with a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Clinical Professorship. In this setting, he ran an active basic science team focusing on liver regeneration, portal vein occlusion and liver volume manipulation. He is in the council of the European-African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (E-AHPBA) as Chair of the Scientific & Research Committee. Since September 2016 he has been appointed as Full Professor of Surgery (HPB and Liver Transplantation) at Croix Rousse University Hospital in Lyon.
Professor Peter Lodge

Professor Peter Lodge

Professor Peter Lodge has created a major hepatobiliary service in Leeds, beginning in 1992, concentrating on providing a service for difficult liver tumours.  The Leeds programme volume is now 250 to 300 resections and 140 liver transplants each year.  Although known for his significant experience with IVC resection and in situ hypothermic techniques as well as ex vivo liver resection, in recent years about 30% of his liver resections have been laparoscopic.
Professor Olivier Scatton

Professor Olivier Scatton

Olivier Scatton is Professor of Surgery at Pierre et Marie Currie University (UPMC) and Head of the HBP and Liver Transplantation program at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris where 110 liver transplantations and 250 hepatectomies are performed annually. He graduated from the Paris Descartes Medical School and undertook postgraduate training in the department of HPB surgery and transplantation at Paul Brousse Hospital and Cochin Hospital. He holds his PhD degree in oncology, studying hepatocellular carcinoma and the bone marrow (BM) as a tumor cell reservoir. His main research topics focus on liver oncology especially primitive liver tumors and Liver transplantation techniques. He especially developed with Prof. Soubrane the technique of laparoscopic living liver donation. He is expert in liver surgery, laparoscopic liver resection and has performed more than 400 laparoscopic liver resections including major ones. He is member of the board of the French Organ sharing Agency (Agence de la biomédecine) and member of the French association of hepatobiliary and liver transplantation. He has been general secretary of the World Congress of International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (IHPBA) in 2012 in Paris. He participated to the Louisville (2008) and Morioka (2014) consensus meetings.
Professor Olivier Soubrane

Professor Olivier Soubrane

Olivier Soubrane is Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplant in Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France. He received his training and fellowship in surgery in Paris, France, followed with a post-doc fellowship in liver transplant with Prof. Carlos E. Esquivel in San Francisco, USA. He previously chaired both the Department of Surgery in Cochin Hospital, and the Department of HPB Surgery in St Antoine Hospital, based in Paris, France.

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.

Professor Roberto Troisi

Professor Roberto Troisi

Roberto Troisi, MD PhD FEBS (Transpl; HPB), is Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of General Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplantation Surgery at Ghent University Hospital Medical School, Belgium. He received his training at the Federico 2nd University in Naples and at the University of Louvain-Brussels (Board Certified Digestive Surgeon 1994). He obtained the “Diplome Universitaire” on laparoscopic surgery at the University of Nice, France in 1994. Successively, he was Board Certified General Surgeon at the Ghent University Hospital (1998) obtaining his PhD Degree in 2003. Since 2009 he is Chairman of the Dept. of General HPB Surgery. Professor Troisi fulfilled as Expert Consultant additional foreign hospital appointments to develop laparoscopic living donor hepatectomy and HPB surgery (Singapore, Middle East). He is Vice President of the European Liver Intestine Transplant Association, President of the Belgian HPB Chapter and founder of BReLLS, the Belgian Registry on Laparoscopic Liver Surgery (www.Brells.org). Since 2010 he is director of the ALLIVER Masterclasses (www.alliver.org) to develop and spread the knowledge and the techniques of LLS. His main interest is focused on clinical research on transplantation of partial liver grafts, minimally invasive liver surgery (including robotic assistance), living donor hepatectomy. His personal expertise on LLS reached more than 600 cases. He reported the first full left living donor hepatectomy for calculated small for size graft at the IHPBA 2012. Taking part in many Scientific Meeting Professor Troisi is a co-founding member of the European Registry on Laparoscopic Liver Surgery (presented at the E-HPBA 2015), the International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS) and led the working group on laparoscopic living donor hepatectomy at the Morioka Consensus Conference in 2014. He is member of many scientific societies and reviewer for the major surgical journals with more than 200 peer reviewed A1 publications.
Mr Mohammad Abu Hilal

Mr Mohammad Abu Hilal

Mohammad Abu Hilal is a consultant Hepatobiliary Pancreatic surgeon at Southampton University Hospital trust since 2006.

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.

Mr Ruslan Alikhanov

Mr Ruslan Alikhanov

Dr. Ruslan Alikhanov is the head of liver and pancreatic surgery department in Moscow Clinical Scientific Center and associate professor of Surgery in Moscow State University.

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

Professor Giulio Belli

Professor Giulio Belli

Giulio Belli is Head of General and HPB surgery at Loreto Nuovo Hospital, Italy. Giulio Belli has spent time at the Liver Unit, Hammersmith Hospital and the Transplant Center at the University of Pittsburgh and was Assistant Professor in the Department of General Surgery and Transplant Unit at the University of Naples, Italy.

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 Bjørn Edwin

Professor Bjørn Edwin

As Professor  of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Medical Faculty, University of Oslo, Professor Bjørn Edwin has worked for Research & Development in Minimal invasive therapy in HPB surgery: eg QoL, economic studies, immunological studies, gene studies in bio bank (COMET study), survival etc and minimal invasive therapy in colon surgery, urology and pediatric surgery. Professor Edwin has also worked with local ablation in liver malignances, Cryotherapy, Radio frequency ablation and High Intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and Research & Development into Implants of Biomedical material and Passive and Interactive navigation maps for liver 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.

Professor Brice Gayet

Professor Brice Gayet

Professor Gayet had a diploma in computer science from the Jussieu Faculty of Science at the University of Paris. Dr Gayet was Professor of Anatomy before becoming Professor of Digestive Surgery.
Until last year he was member of the French University National Council (CNU) and president of the French Society of Endoscopic Surgery (SFCE). Additionally, Professor Gayet has been involved with health care at the national level by working as a councilor to the ministry of health in France, Bernard Kouchner.
He was at the forefront of laparoscopy in the end-1980s. His department – gastroenterology, endoscopy, surgery – has become world renowned in multi-disciplinary disease management that focused on treating patients with complex gastrointestinal (600 proctectomies, 450 esophagectomies by laparoscopy and hepatopancreatobiliary diseases (over 770 hepatectomies and 310 pancreatectomies by laparoscopy).
Pr Gayet is the author or coauthor of more than 584 publications on google scholar including over 237 original articles. He has given over 800 presentations or lectures in his career and has edited 130 videos on laparoscopic techniques.
His last publication includes at least one educative video on any single laparoscopic liver or pancreatic procedure (Laparoscopic Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Surgery: Textbook and Illustrated Video Atlas, Wiley ed).
Mr Krishna Menon

Mr Krishna Menon

Mr.Krishna Menon is a Consultant Liver Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeon at the King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London. He has pioneered laparoscopic techniques in Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery and is an experienced laparoscopic HPB surgeon having performed major laparoscopic liver including major hepatectomies, complex non-anatomical liver resections and left lateral liver resections with a major interest in primary hepatocellular carcinoma (as primary treatment and bridge to liver transplant). He has also had a vast experience in laparoscopic pancreatic resections including distal pancreatectomies and pancreatic head resections having performed the first total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy in the UK in 2005.

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.

Dr Fernando Rotellar

Dr Fernando Rotellar

Dr. Fernando Rotellar, MD PhD, is staff Surgeon of HPB and Liver Transplant Unit at Clinica Universidad de Navarra since 2002. In 2008 he obtained his PhD degree and was then appointed as Consultant Surgeon and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. He has obtained the European Board Accreditation (UEMS) in HPB Surgery and Transplantation (multiorgan retrieval and liver transplantation).

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. Julio Santoyo

Dr. Julio Santoyo

Dr Santoyo is currently based at University Hospital of Málaga and is  Chief of General and Digestive Surgery, Director of the Intercenter Clinic Unit of General, Digestive and Transplantation Surgery. Dr Santoyo is also Associate Profesor of Surgery of the European Board of Transplantation Surgery (UEMS).

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.

Mr Robert Sutcliffe

Mr Robert Sutcliffe

Robert graduated in medicine at Cambridge University in 1995. After basic surgical training, he was awarded an M.D. after successfully completing a period of research into hepatocellular carcinoma at Kings College Hospital, London. He undertook higher surgical training in the South Thames region, including hepatobiliary and liver transplantation fellowships at Kings College and Royal London Hospitals. Robert has worked as a Consultant in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at University Hospital Birmingham since 2011. Since this appointment, he was awarded a travelling fellowship by ALSGBI and visited the Asan Medical Center and Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea. Robert has played a major role in developing the laparoscopic HPB programme in Birmingham, and has also implemented enhanced recovery pathways after liver and pancreatic resection in the unit. He is actively involved in clinical research and has almost 50 publications to date.