Consensus Development Conference On Prevention of Bile Duct Injury During Cholecystectomy

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Join us in Boston, Massachusetts for the Consensus Development Conference on Prevention of Bile Duct Injury During Cholecystectomy taking place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, immediately prior to the 2018 ACS Clinical Congress.

The conference will provide a detailed evidence-based review of the current challenges and advances in reducing bile duct injuries (BDI) that occur during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and result in recommendations that should have a significant impact on future surgical practice and surgical research in this field.

International experts will convene to focus on management strategies and techniques surgeons can employ to reduce the incidence of this complication across the entire spectrum of gallstone disease, with the goal of establishing best practices and improve patient safety for this common operation. The consensus conference proceedings will be used to generate practice guidelines manuscripts for publication in major surgical journals.

The conference will focus on the following topics:

  • Bile Duct Injury Prevention and Anatomic Technique
  • Biliary Injury and Disease Factors
  • Biliary Injury and Alternative Surgical Techniques
  • Biliary Injury Prevention and Surgeon/Education Factors
  • Management of Bile Duct Injury

The conference, jointly hosted by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeon’s (SAGES), Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), the International HPB association, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), and the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES), is expected to attract general surgeons, GI, HPB, community and international surgeons and will be open to the public.

Additional details will be posted as they become available.

Questions about the conference may be directed to Brenda Castañeda at brenda@sages.org

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shelley Ginsberg at shelley@sages.org

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