Dear Members and Colleagues,
It is with immense humility and honour that I take over as President of the Asia-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association for the next 2 years (2021-2023).
As your new President, I am pleased to report that the Association has been growing stronger under the leadership of my predecessors and particularly over the last 2 years under the Presidency of Prof Chris Christophi. The recently concluded World Congress in Melbourne was very successful and the raging pandemic could not dampen our spirits and enthusiasm. Our membership, which has recently reached 954, continues to grow year on year and so do our National Chapters. Our key missions are to advance training, innovation and patient care, and to disseminate research findings and best treatment practices in HPB surgery irrespective of the disparities in healthcare level, economy, political and language barriers which exist in different parts of our region.
I am delighted to be entrusted with the leadership and the enormous responsibility entailed, but only with the unwavering and continued support from all of you shall we see progress and will be able to march forward, together. I would like to request you to actively participate in all the activities of your Association, and forward any suggestions or comments to help scale A-PHPBA to new heights.
Take care and stay vigilant, in body and spirit and I look forward to our partnership over the coming years.
K K Madhavan
Asia-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association