Toronto Presents at IHPBA 2018

August 31, 2018

Toronto Fellows and Faculty will join international colleagues at the IHPBA Conference in Geneva next week.

Participants this year include Toronto HPB/Transplant Fellows Graziano Oldani, and Blayne A. Sayed as well as Fellowship Research Director, Gonzalo Sapisochin.

Details are available at the following links:


  • Dr. Graziano Oldani – Tuesday September 4th, 2018  – Clinical Case and Discussion

Post Graduate Course – Classification/Guideline Driven Management in HPB

This course, driven by international classifications and guidelines, focuses on the management of common HPB diseases. Each topic will be presented in a structured way, detailing the rationale of treatment at various stages of the disease, and highlighting modern and new aspects. It is ideal for more junior colleagues (i.e. those still in training and younger surgeons), wishing to broaden their field of knowledge and improve daily practice.

Session 4: Bile Duct 2

Moderators: Albert Chan (Hong Kong); Christian Toso (Switzerland)


Free Papers (Mini Oral) – Transplant: LDT/Basic Science – Friday September 7th, 2018

Chairs: Derek Manas (United Kingdom); Mickaël Lesurtel (France)

FP26-06 – “Graft Remodelling after Transplantation of Chimeric Mouse/Rat Livers into Rats”

Presenting Author: Graziano Oldani (Switzerland)


  • Dr. Blayne A. Sayed – HPB General  – Electronic Poster

Tricks of the Trade – E-Posters are available to view throughout the congress open hours at designated workstations located in the Exhibition Hall 3

E-poster: A Technique for Decreasing Delayed Gastric Emptying in the Setting of Pancreatic Fistula

Presenting Author: Blayne Amir Sayed (Canada)


Gonzalo Sapisochin

  • Dr. Gonzalo Sapisochin – Wednesday September 5th, 2018

Meet the Professor – Meet the Professor breakfast sessions allow delegates to meet in a small group with renowned researchers and clinicians. The format is designed to facilitate informal discussions, allowing participants to present their questions and gain new perspectives.

Session from 7:15 – 7:55 am: Value of Prognostic Scoring Systems for HCC

Speakers: Gonzalo Sapisochin (Canada); Krzysztof Zieniewicz (Poland)


HPB General  – Free Papers 7 (long oral) – Wednesday September 5th, 2018

Session from 2:15 – 3:15 pm: Selection of Presentations from Abstract Submissions

Chairs: Gonzalo Sapisochin (Canada); Jose Pablo Garbanzo Corrales (Costa Rica);