Toronto Participates at AHPBA Annual Meeting

Toronto Faculty will join the international HPB community at the 2017 Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Meeting.  The annual event is an integral part of the AHPBA’s mission to disseminate knowledge, foster research and innovation, advance education and training and encourage multidisciplinary collaboration. This year’s Toronto General Hospital participants include Director of Research, Multi Organ Transplant Program: Ian McGilvray (debate), Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship Director: Dr. Markus Selzner (panelist), Toronto HPB/Transplant Fellow: Dr. Benjamin Loveday (video and oral presentation), and HPB Program Director: Dr. Steven Gallinger (speaker). Details are provided below and can also be found at the following link: https://www.ahpba.org/meeting/meeting.phtml;   Thursday March 30 1:30pm – 4:00pm Controversies in Pancreatic Surgery Moderators: Carlos Chan, MD; Sharon M. Weber, MD DEBATE: Pancreas Cancer with Isolated Portal Vein Involvement is Best Treated with Upfront Surgery PRO: Ian McGilvray, MD CON: Shailesh Shrikhande, MD   Friday March 31 11:00am -12noon State of the Art Lecture: Liver Replacement Therapy Systems – MARS/ELAD Americana 1/2 (2nd Floor) Moderator: Alagappan A. Annamalai, MD Speaker: Ram M. Subramanian, MD Panelists: Scott Nyberg, MD, PhD; Markus Selzner, MD; Sukru Emre, MD   1:00pm – 2:30pm Video Session Poinciana 4 (2nd Floor) Moderators: Moises Cukier, MD; Roberto Hernandez Alejandro, MD 1:00pm – 1:12pm V1. SAFE AND EFFICIENT SURGICAL DISSECTION USING ANATOMICAL’GATEWAYS’ AROUND THE LIVER AND PANCREAS B Loveday, P Greig, I McGilvray Presenter: Benjamin Loveday, MD Invited Discussant: Danny Yakoub, MD, PhD, MRCS   1:18pm – 1:24pm MO 34. EFFECT OF PORTAL VEIN EMBOLIZATION ON TUMOUR GROWTH AND SURGICAL PLAN PRIOR TO MAJOR HEPATECTOMY FOR HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA B Loveday, A Jaberi, C Moulton, A Wei, S Gallinger, A Ghanekar,...

Toronto Welcomes 2017 Charbonneau Lecturer: Dr. Alan Hemming

  Dr. Alan Hemming, Chief of Transplantation and HPB Surgery and Professor of Surgery at UC San Diego, spoke to Toronto Fellows, Residents and Faculty about “Extending the Limits of Liver Surgery …” earlier this month, at this year’s annual Charbonneau Lecture. Hemming, a Toronto Fellowship alumnus, is particularly well known for merging technical components of both transplantation and oncologic liver surgery to provide an aggressive approach to liver malignancy. Alongside Toronto surgeon and Fellowship alumnus Ian McGilvray, he is one of only a few physicians in the North America to perform ex vivo liver...

Applications and NRMP Registration for Toronto’s Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship Open Today

Applications for Toronto’s ASTS-accredited Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship open today, Mar. 22, 2017.  Applicants must register with the NRMP (http://www.nrmp.org/fellowships/abdominal-transplant-surgery-match/) to be considered and registration numbers must be submitted with all applications. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2017. For further details please visit the TorontoAOTransplant website:...

Dr. Greig to Resume Directorship of HPB Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program

The HPB Surgical Oncology Fellowship would like to thank Dr. Sean Cleary for his contributions as Program Director over the past year and a half. Though he will be greatly missed by Fellows, patients and colleagues alike, we congratulate him on his new and prestigious appointment to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester and wish him the very best. Dr. Paul Greig, Co-director and former longstanding Program Director will resume this role moving...

Toronto Abdominal Organ Transplant Program Reaccredited

We’re pleased to announce the recent reaccreditation of the Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship Program at the University of Toronto. The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) has once again approved the training of 2 Fellows every year for the next 3...