Scientific Programme


We are delighted to announce that the theme for the E-AHPBA 2021 Biennial Congress is Focus on Innovation.

An outstanding virtual scientific programme combines current evidence and state of the art technology is being organised and will provide an excellent opportunity for learning and discussion.

The Scientific Committee of E-AHPBA and the Local Organizing Committee are working hard to provide a diverse scientific programme with participation from a variety of European speakers to make the 14th Virtual Congress of the European-African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association hosted by Bilbao, Spain, unique.

The E-AHPBA 2021 Virtual Programme will be available across the 3 days and can be viewed below:

The draft Programme at a Glance is available to view in PDF format via the links below:

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Thursday 16 September 2021 

Friday 17 September 2021

Meet the Professor Programme  




US: Update

SYM: Symposium

DEB: Debate

MTP: Meet the Professor

FP: Free Paper (Oral)

TP:Talking Poster

Throughout the Programme, we have the following lecture types:

Updates (Keynote)

These are sessions in which speakers are expected to provide objective, exhaustive reviews in a field, either clinical or basic. Issues regarding diagnosis, management and different aspects of research will be evaluated. They are addressed to participants who wish to acquire practical knowledge on a specific subject. The presenter’s own clinical acumen will allow for clinical interpretation of the data presented. An interactive discussion with the audience at the end of the session is expected.
Meet the Professor

Meet the Professor sessions allow delegates to meet in a small group with renowned researchers and clinicians. The format is a round table designed to facilitate informal discussions, allowing participants to present their questions and gain new perspectives. To foster a more intimate learning environment, space is limited to fewer than 25 people and a nominal fee will be charged.

Free Paper Orals

The most exciting work from abstracts submitted to the Congress will be honoured with a place in these sessions. Each presenter explains their work and answers questions from the audience. Oral presentation will be 7 minutes plus 3 minutes of subsequent questions and answers.

On Demand Videos

Delegates will be able to view submitted videos throughout the Congress via the On-Demand Video Gallery. These presentation will be available throughout the Congress.


Symposia are significant educational sessions aimed at critically reviewing diverse aspects of a specific topic. Moderators will oversee between 3-5 focused talks which probe the depth of the topic. The target audience consists of delegates who are primarily interested in the subject or wish to update their knowledge in the area. Audience interaction will be prominent with robust “Question and Answer” opportunities. Many of the symposia will feature Multidisciplinary, Technical, or Scientific themes.
Special Lectures

Special Lectures will include Bismuth Lecture, E-AHPBA Presidential Address, Chairman’s Summary/Wrap Up and Best of the Best Prize Paper session.
Talking Posters

Select, high ranking abstract presenters will have the opportunity to give a short oral presentation on their poster. These will feature an enthusiastic moderator who will generate discussion among an audience of interested delegates. These are 2 minutes of presentation time (maximum number of slides) plus 1 minute of subsequent questions and answers.
Postgraduate Course

This course ​is aimed at surgeons interested in furthering their training in hepato-pancreatic-biliary disorders and is a preparatory course towards the UEMS HPB examination. The course will run live throughout the day on Wednesday 15 September 2021. The course programme will be a fully comprehensive course covering all areas of HPB and will be published in due course. 

Debates allow speakers to debate controversial topics in an attractive format which provides “food for thought”. Questions for which we have no good answers yet are featured. This motif is always lively and entertaining. The faculty chosen for these sessions are highly acclaimed clinicians with passion for their positions.
Best of the Best Session

The top 7 competitive abstracts of the Congress, the “Best of the Best”, will be featured in an exclusive session as a special lecture open to the full membership. These represent investigations and results that will likely make a significant impact on how HPB surgery is practiced. Presenters will have 7 minutes plus 5 minutes of questions and answers.

On Demand ePosters

All ePoster presenters will have the opportunity to submit their ePoster with a recorded voiceover which will be available throughout the Congress via the On-Demand ePoster Gallery. 

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