EGMLLS 2017 | Pre-Congress Course
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Pre-Congress Course

Professor Luca Aldrighetti

Professor Luca Aldrighetti

Luca Aldrighetti is head of the Hepatobiliary Division in San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. He 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 was appointed Consultant Surgeon at San Raffaele Hospital, and focused his activity on the surgical treatment of hepatobiliary diseases. His 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 surgery, with a personal series of more than 2000 liver resections in the last 10 years. In 2005 he started a program of laparoscopic liver resections, with more than 500 procedures performed at the present time. He is President of the Italian Group of Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery (IGoMILS) and  Coordinator of the Italian Registry of Laparoscopic Liver Resections.

He is Assistant Professor of Surgery, and has published more than 200 papers, including many studies on techniques, learning curve and outcomes of laparoscopic liver resections. He performs continuous teaching and tutoring activities in a number of national and international courses in both open and laparoscopic liver surgery, and he is member at large of the committee of the International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS).

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.

Mr Neil Pearce MD, FRCS

Mr Neil Pearce MD, FRCS

Neil qualified from Southampton in 1990 and trained in the south-west, Wessex and Leeds before being appointed as an HPB consultant in Southampton. In 2003 he started the Southampton laparoscopic liver surgery programme and over the course of 10 years he completed over 200 laparoscopic liver resections. He was diagnosed with MS in 2011 and stopped operating in 2014. He is currently associate medical director for safety at University Hospital Southampton and remains clinically active, with outpatient management of patients with advanced or metastatic HPB disease. He has served on AUGIS and UKINETS Council, the NCRI neuroendocrine subgroup, the HPB CRG and is a trustee of the NET Patient Foundation, OcuMel UK and PLANETS charities.

Professor Go Wakabayashi

Professor Go Wakabayashi

Go Wakabayashi earned his degrees from Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo Japan. He was trained at Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. After working as an assistant professor at Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, he got appointed as Professor and Chairman of Department of Surgery at Iwate Medical University School of Medicine in 2005. From April 2015, he was recruited as Director of Center for Advanced Treatment of HPB Disease and Chief of Surgical Services at Ageo Central General Hospital, which is a flagship hospital among 6,000 beds hospital complex near Tokyo. His expertise includes Hepato-Pancreatic Biliary Surgery, liver transplantation, and laparoscopic surgery. He has operated more than 150 cases of living liver transplantation and over 3000 cases of HPB surgery and laparoscopic surgery. His publications are over 300 peer review articles and book chapters related to HPB surgery, liver transplantation, and laparoscopic surgery. He was awarded Gold Medal of Video Olympics at The World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery 1996. He also practices conventional HPB surgery and aggressive surgery as well.  He holds numerous important positions in Japanese and international surgical societies.
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.

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.
Mr Ravi Marudanayagam

Mr Ravi Marudanayagam

Mr. Ravi Marudanayagam is a Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust.

Following primary and postgraduate medical qualifications from India, Mr. Ravi completed higher surgical training in the West Midlands, UK. He was appointed as consultant in Birmingham in 2010. He was instrumental in setting up advanced laparoscopic and robotic HPB surgery in Birmingham. He has performed a number of advanced laparoscopic procedures including major hepatectomies and RAMPS (Radical Antegrade Modular Pancreato-Splenectomy) procedure. He is an investigator and a significant contributor for the ORANGE 2+ trial, which is an international randomized trial comparing laparoscopic vs. open major hepatectomy.

Mr. Ravi is the Programme Director for higher surgical training in the West Midlands deanery. He is a member of the Great Britain, European-African and International HPB associations. He has an active on going interest in research and training.