Registration for the Congress is free subject to availability.

Only registered Congress participants will be admitted to the Congress area.

The registration includes: entry to the conference session, lunches and coffee breaks according to the scientific programme, certificate of attendance.

Social Dinner

The social dinner will be on Thursday September 19. 

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Registration during the Congress

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September 19, 2019: from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM

September 20, 2019: from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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3° Verona Expert Meeting


Scientific Programme

IASGO - Italian Chapter IHPBA Postgraduate Course

Complications in HPB Surgery: How to Prevent, How to Manage

19September 2019

08:00 – 08:30


08:30 – 09:15

Welcome & Introductory Remarks

A. Guglielmi, C. Iacono, K. Takaori


How to measure surgical complications?
M. De Oliveira

Failure to rescue in HPB Surgery
T. Pawlik

09:15 – 10:45

Complications in liver and biliary surgery

Chairs: U. Boggi, A. Guglielmi

Post-hepatectomy liver failure: liver function and future remnant liver volume
T. M. Van Gulik

Prevention of complications in patients with jaundice and portal hypertension
F. Di Benedetto

Biliary fistula: how to prevent and manage?
The opinion ofSurgeon: G. Ercolani
The opinion ofInterventional Radiologist: G. Mansueto

Intra and postoperative bleeding:

Open surgery
A. Ferrero

Minimally-invasive liver surgery
L. Aldrighetti

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Complications in pancreatic surgery

Chairs: C. Iacono, K. Takaori

Pancreatic fistula
C. Bassi

Intra and postoperative bleeding
U. Boggi

Complications after neoadjuvant therapy
K. Takaori

Complications in minimally invasive surgery
M. Abu Hilal

12:00 – 13:15

Complications of cholecystectomy

Chairs: A. Gabbrielli, F. Giuliante

Prevention strategy of biliary and vascular injuries
D. Ribero

HowHow to treat the complication, the role of:

M. Mutignani

Interventional Radiology
A. Doriguzzi Breatta

O. Soubrane

13:15 – 13:45


Impact of short-term complications on long-term oncological outcomes
T. Pawlik


End of Postgraduate course

13:45 – 15:00

Light lunch

Poster and Video exhibition

3rd Verona Expert Meeting

Hepatocellular Carcinoma: New Landscapes and Horizons

19September 2019

15:00 – 15:15

Welcome & Introductory Remarks

A. Guglielmi, C. Iacono

15:15 – 16:30


D. Sacerdoti

New landscapes in HCC management, the point of view of hepatologist
J.U. Marquardt

A. Guglielmi

Hepatocarcinogenesis: from molecular profiling to the development of new targets in HCC
A. Scarpa

M. Milella

New systemic, targeted and immune-therapies
G. Brandi

16.30 – 18.30

Video session: Challenging clinical cases in HPB surgery

Chairs: M. Malagò, T. M. Van Gulik

M. Abu Hilal
L. Aldrighetti
U. Boggi
A. Guglielmi
C. Iacono
H. Lang
M. Malagò
G. Torzilli


20September 2019

08:30 – 11:00

Session 1: Early HCC

Chairs: F. Calise, H. Lang

Novel tools enhancing surgical resection
W. Schoening

New technologies and role of ablation in HCC: pushing the limits?
M. D’Onofrio

Ablation vs resection for early HCC (face to face)
F. Farinati vs F. Giuliante

Anatomic liver resection: open vs minimally invasive surgery (face to face)
G. Torzilli vs M. Abu Hilal

Expanding indications through minimally invasive approach
A. Ruzzenente

Expert opinion:
G. Belli, F. Di Benedetto, G. Ercolani, P. Toniutto, L. Urbani

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 13:00

Session 2: Early HCC liver transplantation

Chairs: P. A. Clavien, L. G. De Carlis

Evolution of indications and allocation criteria in liver transplantation
P. A. Clavien

Downstaging before LT, expanding indications? The concept of therapeutic hierarchy
U. Cillo

Surgery versus LT for early stage HCC
M. Malagò

Resective surgery before LT: salvage vs primary LT
O. Soubrane

Expert opinion:
M. Cescon, R. Romagnoli, U. Tedeschi, M. Vivarelli

13:00 – 14:30

Light Lunch

14:30 – 17:30

Session 3: Intermediate and advanced HCC

Chairs: A. Risaliti, K. Takaori

Liver resection for intermediate tumors
T. Pawlik

Liver resection for advanced tumors
H. Lange

Intra-arterial therapies
I. Bargellini

G. M. Ettorre

New therapies for advanced tumors
D. G. Duda

Timing, sequence and integration of systemic and loco-regional treatments
N. Personeni

Expert opinion:
G. L. Grazi, E. Jovine, M. Massani, R. Merenda, N. Portolani

17:30 – 18:00


Modern therapeutic approaches for HCC and other malignant liver tumours
P. A. Clavien

18:00 – 18:30

Closing remarks and end of the meeting

A. Guglielmi, C. Iacono


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