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‘Bridging science and clinical practice’

Provisional Programme


  • Preoperative chemoradiotherapy versus upfront surgery for (borderline) resectable pancreatic cancer; Results of the Dutch randomized phase III PREOPANC trial
  • Should neo adjuvant treatment become the standard of care for resectable pancreatic cancer?
  • Pancreatic endocrine insufficiency in pancreas cancer
  • The evidence for earlier surgery for pain in chronic pancreatitis
  • How to handle cystic lesions in the pancreas – update on European guidelines
  • Treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer


  • How to teach – and learn – laparoscopic liver surgery: Perspectives from Korea, Europe and the US
  • Endoscopic versus percutaneous biliary drainage in patients with resectable perihilar cholangiocarcinoma: a multicentre, randomised controlled trial
  • The surgery of hilar cholangiocarcinoma
  • ERAS for liver: beyond technique
  • Operating on inoperable liver metastases: no need for ALPS


  • Liver transplantation for malignancy: Should we transplant more patients? Mini-symposium on patient selection and organ allocation


  • A beginner’s guide to genomic analyses
  • Trial design in the era of molecular analyses


  • A global perspective on HPB surgery

Meeting Overview

Wednesday 6th February Arrivals

Welcome Dinner and Programme Introductions

Thursday 7th February Scientific Programme

Optional event, Mountaintop Evening

Friday 8th February Scientific Programme

Optional event, Faculty Lunch

Saturday 9th February Scientific Programme

Inclusive event, Farewell Dinner and ALPS 2019 recap

Sunday 10th February Departures
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