The Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Billiary Association (A-PHPBA) was founded in November 2006 with a view to letting Asia- Pacific HPB specialists gather together to share their experiences and ideas, and fostering mutual understanding. Our mission is to promote and enhance the highest standards of the quality of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and patient care.
- To improve education, training, innovation and patient care in the field of HPB
- To disseminate research findings and best treatment practices, advance HPB specific training, foster research and innovation and encourage multidisciplinary collaboration
- To relieve human suffering caused by HPB disorders
- To improve evidence-based care and optimize the outcomes of patients with HPB disorders throughout the Asia-Pacific region
Relationships with IHPBA and other regional associations
After the signing of the agreement with IHPBA in 2003, A-PHPBA serves as one of three regional associations under the umbrella of IHPBA. As IHPBA aims for an even balance in their Council, President of A-PHPBA will normally be elected a member of the IHPBA Council. The regional associations hold their congresses in the odd years in the alternate years between IHPBA world congresses. .