The 27th Meeting of Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery in Tokyo
Hironori Kaneko, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
President of the 27th Meeting of Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Toho University
It is a great honor to serve as the president of the 27th Meeting of Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (JSHBPS). Hosting this academic conference with long tradition is a true privilege and distinction for Toho University School of Medicine's Department of Surgery. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for giving us this opportunity.
Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic surgery is a highly specialized area in general surgery which requires master techniques in addition to wealth of experiences and knowledge. Launched by the JSHBPS in 2008, the board certification system is designed to evaluate and certify surgeons who have the skills needed to perform cutting edge of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery. Its objective is to promote safe and reliable Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic procedures while equipping surgeons with the high level of expertise, which makes this certification system unique. This provides a clear goal for the aspiring Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic surgeons with ample motivation. Promoting this certification system to foster new generation of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic experts is a key priority for the JSHBPS.
At the same time, JSHBPS must extend its roots across the globe in order to become an international organization. For further progress in Japanese Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic surgeons and to educating and training Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic surgeons around the world, globalization is mandatory.
Slogan for this year’s meeting is "Passion and Mission in HBP Surgery." It’s a theme that embodies our commitment to Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and takes it to a new level as we pass the torch on to the next-generation whose passion will drive us forward. We hope this 27th meeting will inspire doctors who are in leadership positions to share the spirit, joy and challenging but rewarding experience of being a surgeon and pass on the art and science of gastrointestinal surgery to today’s young doctors. The JSHBPS meeting has always been a source of lively discussions and we look forward to this year’s meeting continuing that tradition.
While this meeting provides us an opportunity to hand off the well-established Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic surgical methods and knowledge, there’s much more to it. It will open a window into the world where we can look at the most recently introduced surgical techniques and treatment procedures from across the globe that are improving patients' prognosis and quality of life. Also, there will be symposia featuring guest speakers invited from overseas as well as joint international programs such as the IHPBA/APHPBA Joint Symposium, Japan-Korea Collaboration Project Meeting, and Japan-Korea-Taiwan Endoscopic Surgery Symposium. More than 60% of the thematic and educational sessions will be held in English to pave the way for the A-PHPBA 2017 Congress which will be conducted entirely in English.
The 27th Meeting of the JSHBPS will be held in Odaiba, Tokyo's new waterfront destination. This offers the perfect environment to balance between academic and private activity. Odaiba is known as a place where people can get together and enjoy the cool sea breeze blowing over Tokyo Bay.
We look forward to reviewing your abstract submissions and seeing you at The 27th Meeting of the JSHBPS.