The Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association continues to grow in many ways. One obvious growth is our membership, which presently approaches 573 with members from all over the Asia-Pacific region as well as some countries in Americas and Europe regions.We have been planning for the future with the establishment of the A-PHPBA Foundation and the development of the new website. At the same time, we are creating an organizational “road map” for the next few years through an extensive strategic planning effort during the previous Singapore Congress.
We are very pleased to announce the new A-PHPBA website which has been markedly changed and updated to reflect the vision of the Association with a renewed dedication to improve the accessibility to all members throughout the world. The website presents news about current activities and events, society news, access to the official journals and photo gallery of the past conferences.‘myA-HPBA’ aims to provide a one-stop platform for cases discussion in all issues in Hepato Pancreato Billiary. The new website has been developed to further facilitate communication of the A-PHPBA with our members and other regional associations and national chapters.Please visit us regularly for more updated information.
I feel deeply honored that the Council as well as the General Assembly have given me the confidence to become your president for the upcoming two years, and I I am looking forward to a meaningful and memorable year ahead in 2015-17!