SAGES and the IHPBA to Partner on Safe Cholecystectomy Session at the IHPBA Meeting in Sao Paulo, April 2016
- Although it has been 25 years since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy into clinical practice, biliary and other injuries continue to occur for this most common of operations.
- To address this problem, SAGES and the AHPBA are partnering to present a symposium at the International Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary (IHPBA) meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil this coming April 2016 on “Safe Cholecystectomy.”
- This session will review strategies developed by the SAGES Safe Cholecystectomy program which aims to enhance a universal culture of safety for cholecystectomy and, thereby, reduce biliary injuries.
- The lunchtime session will feature a panel of internationally recognized speakers and thought leaders on this topic and will be held on Thursday April 21.
IHPBA Lunch Symposium on Safe Cholecystectomy
Sao Paulo, Brazil Thursday, April 21, 2016 (12:30-2:00pm)
Moderators: L. Michael Brunt, MD, Horacio Asbun, MD
Panelists: All speakers and Drs. Palepu Jagannath, Miguel Mercado, Steven Strasberg
Objectives: The objective of this session is to review strategies for the safe performance of cholecystectomy and reduction of biliary injury. After this session, attendees should be able to:
- Describe risk factors for and strategies for dealing with the difficult cholecystectomy and mechanisms of biliary injury
- Identify the critical view of safety and the role of biliary imaging in prevention of bile duct injury
- Discuss how to recognize and manage a biliary injury should it occur during cholecystectomy
The SAGES Safe Cholecystectomy Program – Why Now? – Michael Brunt
Mechanisms of biliary injury – Abe Fingerhut
The role of intraoperative imaging and prevention of biliary injury – Juan Pekolj
Predictors of difficult cholecystectomy and technical tips and tricks – Michael Brunt
Surgical simulation curriculum for training in cholecystectomy- Raj Aggarwal
Safe introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the developing world – Horacio Asbun
Panel Case Discussions: (Biliary injury) – Panelists to include P. Jagannath, M. Mercado, S. Strasberg, and Speakers