International Hepato-Pancreato-Bilary Association

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International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) is a non-profit organization established in 1994 to focus on medical conditions and procedures related to the liver, pancreas and biliary tract.

History[edit]

The organisation traces its origin to International Biliary Association (IBA), which was founded in 1978 in San Francisco.[1] The IBA became the International Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Association (IHBPA) and a World Association of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery (WAHPBS) was also formed with the first meeting at Lund on 9–13 June 1986, with 600 nearly attendees.[2][3] These two organisations merged to become the IHPBA in 1994.[4][5]

In 1999 the IHPBA established the journal HPB. The organisation was incorporated in the United States in June 2001, and it established the Warren Research Fellowship in the same year.

Congress[edit]

Since the first meeting of the merged IHPBA in 1994,the Congresses have been held even years.

Related associations[edit]

Regional associations[edit]

Regional Associations currently affiliated with the IHPBA include:

  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), incorporated in the United States in November 1994, holding its first regional Americas Congress in 1997.[9]
  • Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA), incorporated in Hong Kong, its predecessor being the Asian Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery which held regional congresses in Asia from 1991.
  • European Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (EHPBA), incorporated in Germany in 2005, its predecessor being the European Chapter of the IHPBA, initiated European Congresses in the odd years in 1995.

National chapters[edit]

National Chapters variably affiliated with the IHPBA have existed in Argentina, Greece, Italy, Japan, and the United States for a number of years.

National Chapters have emerged in Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy,[10] Korea, Scandinavia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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