Program

All three days are based at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Wednesday 23rd October (Pre-Conference Workshops)

Nurses and Allied Health Workshop

BEFORE SURGERY

Chairs: Shannyn Brown and Heather Shaw

1030-1100 Morning Tea

1100 – 1115 What makes a good MDT meeting? – Elena Whippy, MDT Co-ordinator, RPA / CRGH

1115 – 1130 Coordination of patient care/GP liaison – Benjamin Chapman,  CNS, Central West Cancer Care Centre

1130 – 1145 The Rural Patient – Robert Brangwin, Social Worker, Coffs Harbour

1145 – 1200 Pre-operative nutrition – the latest evidence – Irene Deftereos, Dietitian, Melbourne

1200 – 1230 Discussion – All of above for Q&A

1230 – 1330 LUNCH

SURGERY

Chair: Jenny Arena

1330 – 1345 Endoscopy – James White, Endoscopy, NUM RPAH

1345 – 1400 Major Pancreatic Surgery – Aziza Sahib, RN, Liverpool Hospital

1400 – 1415 Major liver surgery including transplant – Cath Devine, Transplant Nursing, Austin Health

1415 – 1445 Discussion – All of above for Q&A

1445 – 1530 AFTERNOON TEA

AFTER SURGERY

Chairs: Hannah Blyth and Susan Murray

1530 – 1545 Post-operative nutrition – current challenges – Kiah Witney-Cochrane,  Dietitian, RPAH

1545 – 1600 Physiotherapy – Physiotherapist, RPAH

1600 – 1615 When surgery has no role – Shannyn Brown, Social Worker, RPAH

1615 – 1630 Patient support groups – Jenny Arena, RNSH

1630 – 1645 A patient’s perspective – Michael Patten, Patient from Canberra

1645 – 1700 Discussion – All of above for Q&A

1700 – 1800 CLOSE – End of workshop wine and cheese networking

Intra-Operative Ultrasound Course (IOUS)

 

 

0830 REGISTRATION/COFFEE

0900 WELCOME (15mins) Tom Wilson

0915 GENERAL ULTRASOUND LEARNING

Physics (10mins) Suean Pascoe

Machine utilisation (10mins) Suean Pascoe

Image orientation (10mins) Suean Pascoe

1000 HANDS ON SESSION (45mins) 

2 componentsGetting to know 1) the machine 2) the probe

Faculty – Suean Pascoe, BK medical representatives x2, David Cavallucci, Mo Ballal, Vincent Lam

STATION 1 – US MACHINE WITH STANDARD PROBE (10mins)

STATION 2 – US MACHINE WITH IOUS PROBE (10mins)

STATION 3 – US MACHINE WITH LAP PROBE (10mins)

1030 MORNING TEA

1045 Scanning techniques (15mins)

– General techniques and TAUS (SP) – 5mins Suean Pascoe

– IOUS (MB) – 5mins Mo Ballal

– Lap US (DC) – 5mins David Cavallucci

1100 What is normal? (15mins) Suean Pascoe

– Normal pancreas

– Normal gallbladder/biliary tree

– Normal liver

1145 Hands on session – 3 STATIONS (15mins each)

3 COMPONENTS

  1. IDENTIFY NORMAL ANATOMY – IVC, hepatic veins, portal structures  including using DUPLEX scanning (Station 1)
  2. TECHNIQUE FOR SCANNING with OPEN IOUS – strategy and tricks for difficult places (Station 2)
  3. TECHNIQUE FOR SCANNING with LAP IOUS – strategy and tricks for difficult places (Station 3)

STATION 1HUMAN volunteer – how to differentiate structures, duplex scanning

STATION 2PHANTOM model  – technique for scanning

STATION 3PORCINE model (no pathology) – technique for laparoscopic scanning

1230 LUNCH

1245 What is abnormal?

ABNORMAL LIVER (10mins) Mo Ballal

ABNORMAL PANCREAS (10mins) Vincent Lam

ABNORMAL GB/BILIARY (10mins) David Cavallucci

1300 Hands on session – 3 STATIONS (15mins each)

STATION 1OPEN – PORCINE LIVER TO EACH PARTICIPANT

STATION 2LAPAROSCOPIC– PORCINE LIVER TO EACH PARTICIPANT

STATION 3RESECTION GROUP – resect lesions they have identified

1400 CLOSE

 

Thursday 24th October (Day 1)

0730 – 0830 REGISTRATION DESK OPENS – Arrival tea & coffee amongst trade exhibition.

0830 – 0845 Welcome by Tom Wilson, President

SESSION 1 – Hepatocellular carcinoma

CHAIRS – Michael Crawford and Graham Starkey

0845 – 0900 Hepatic adenoma: what is the malignant risk and when should we not resect? 
Catherine Campbell

0900 – 0915 HCC – Anatomical vs non-anatomical resection
Ho Seong Han

0915 – 0930 Strategies to minimize post-operative liver failure
David Burnett

0930 – 0945 HCC resection – what are the limits?
Charbel Sandroussi

0945 – 1000 Transplant criteria for HCC – which criteria and why?
Bob Jones

1000 – 1030 Discussion

1030 – 1100 MORNING TEA amongst trade exhibition.

SESSION 2 – Colorectal liver metastases

CHAIRS – Charlie Mosse and Kaye Bowers

1100 – 1115 What is the impact of liver metastatectomy in the era of modern chemotherapy
Martin Heslin

1115 – 1130 Synchronous disease – how to juggle chemotherapy, bowel and liver surgery
Mo Ballal

1130 – 1145 Regenerative liver surgery for unresectable liver tumors: PVE, Two-stage hepatectomy, ALPPS and Liver Venous Deprivation. When to choose what
Erik Schadde

1145 – 1200 Unrespectable CRCLM – should liver transplant be part of the algorithm?
John MCall

1200 – 1230 Discussion

1230 – 1330 LUNCH amongst trade exhibition.

1245 – 1330 Sponsored lunch session, courtesy of

     

Parenchymal transection techniques in cirrhotic patients – Prof Ho-Seong Han

SESSION 3 Free paper sessions

CHAIRS – Jonathan Koea and Vincent Lam

1330 – 1337  Establishing ERAS in pancreaticoduodenectomy in a tertiary centre: A 9-year retrospective analysis – Sharnice Koek, Fiona Stanley Hospital

1337 – 1344  ANZHPBA post-fellowship training in HPB surgery: 10 years and counting – Andrew Gray, Bankstown/Lidcombe Hospital

1344 – 1351  Latrogenic liver injury sustained during deceased donor organ procurement: An analysis of the risk factors and consequences in an Australian transplant centre – James Walcott, Box Hill Hospital

1351 – 1358  Predicting operative difficulty at laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with acute biliary presentations – Ramesh Damodaran Prabha, Royal North Shore Hospital

1358 – 1405  Matching treatment strategies to clinical phenotype: biomarker-driven selection for neoadjuvant therapy in pancreatic cancer – Christopher Nahm, Westmead Hospital

1405 – 1412  Peer review of mortality after pancreaticoduodenectomy in Australia –  Claire Stevens, Austin Hospital

1412 – 1421  Cross sectional study using combined QuantiFERON-Monitor (QFM) and donor-specific cell-free DNA (dscfDNA) in assessing rejection –  Nicholas Low, Austin Health

1421 – 1430  Tumour progression in the regenerating liver – Georgina Riddiough, Austin Health

SESSION 4 ANZHPBA Liver MDT

CHAIRS – Marty Smith and Jacqui Slater

1430 – 1505 Primarily unresectable liver tumors: Case presentations
Erik Schadde

1505 – 1530 AFTERNOON TEA amongst trade exhibition.

SESSION 5 Video sessions – How I do It!

CHAIRS – Rob Gandy and Lawrence Yuen

1530 – 1545 Vascular injuries during laparoscopic liver surgery – how to get and keep out of trouble.
Ho Seong Han

1545 – 1555 The anterior approach
Marcos Perini

1555 – 1605 In situ hypothermic perfusion and IVC resection
Carlo Pulitano

1605 – 1620 Parenchymal transection techniques – A comparison
Andrew Ling (CUSA) and David Joseph (Waterjet)

1620 – 1630 What can the laparoscopic HPB surgeon learn from bariatrics
Nick Williams

1630 – 1640 Laparoscopic resection right-sided lesions
Nick O’Rourke

 1645 – 1700 Discussion

1830 – 2200 CONFERENCE DINNER Old Parliament House
Buses will depart the Hyatt Hotel for a prompt departure, returning at approximately 2200.

 

Friday 25th October (Day 2)

0730 – 0800 REGISTRATION DESK OPENS – Arrival tea & coffee amongst trade exhibition.

SESSION 6Pancreatic cancer

CHAIRS – Jas Samra and Mo Ballal

0830 – 0845 Cystic pancreatic lesions – When should we observe and when should we resect?
Dan Croagh

0845 – 0900 Neoadjuvant chemo +/- radiotherapy in pancreas cancer – an update
Martin Heslin

0900 – 0915 Options for locally advanced pancreatic cancer after ‘neoadjuvant’ treatment
Rob Gandy and Luke Bradshaw

0915 – 0930 Managment of the vein during pancreatic cancer surgery
Mehrdad Nikfarjam

0930 – 1000 Discussion

1000 – 1030 MORNING TEA amongst trade exhibition.

SESSION 7  ANZHPBA MDT

CHAIRS – Ben Thomson and Tom O’Rourke

1030 – 1100 Pancreatic NET cases
Martin Heslin

SESSION 8 – Biliary and Gallbladder cancer

CHAIRS – Rob Padbury and Marcos Perini 

1100 – 1115 Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma – Which operation and why?
Mark Brooke-Smith

1115 – 1130 Pre-operative biliary drainage – when and how for Hilar cholangiocarcinoma
Adrian Fox

1130 – 1145 Gallbladder cancer  – Laparoscopic management 
Ho Seong Han

1145 – 1200 Unresectable cholangiocarcinoma – A role for transplant?
Carlo Pulitano

1200 – 1230 Discussion

1230 – 1330 LUNCH amongst trade exhibition / ANZHPBA AGM

SESSION 9 Free paper sessions

CHAIRS – Mo Ballal and Saxon Connor

1330 – 1337  Pancreaticoduodenectomy in a low-resection volume region: A population-level study examining the impact of hospital-volume on surgical quality and longer-term survival – Dr Aaditya Narendra, Princess Alexandra Hospital

1337 – 1344  Peer review of mortality after hepatectomy in Australia – Claire Stevens, Austin Hospital

1344 – 1351  The upper gastrointestinal cancer registry: establishing a biliary cancer module – Charles Pilgrim, The Alfred Hospital

1351 – 1358  Prognostic models to predict survival in patients with pancreatic cancer: A systematic review – Liane Ioannou, Monash University

1358 – 1405  Review of the use of irreversible electroporation: A novel ablation technique for locally advanced pancreatic cancer – Pratima Herle, Westmead Hospital

1405 – 1412  Density and enhancement of the pancreatic tail on computer tomography predicts acinar score and pancreatic fistula after pancreatoduodenectomy – Christopher Nahm, Westmead Hospital

1412 – 1419  Day-only cholecystectomy: A safe and cost-effective model in an Australian hospital – Corinna Chiong, Westmead Hospital

1419 – 1426  Hybrid laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy: An Australian single centre experience and a proposed process for implementation – Helen Pham, Westmead Hospital

1426 – 1433  Immunonutrition in pancreatic cancer surgery: An australian institution experience – Olukunle Onasanya, Western Hospital, Footscray

             1435  Close of session 9

SESSION 10  Video sessions – How I do it!

CHAIRS – Christos Apostolou and Nick Williams

1435 – 1445 Pancreatic anastomoses – Open (PG and PJ) and Lap (PG and PJ)
Rob Gandy (Open PG), Lawrence Yuen (Open PJ) and David Cavallucci (Robotic PG)

1445 – 1455 Braun enteroenterostomy – how and why?
Mehrdad Nikfarjam

1455 – 1505 Portal vein resection
Graham Starkey

1505 – 1520 SMA first approach
Jas Samra

1520 – 1545 AFTERNOON TEA amongst trade exhibition.

SESSION 11THE FUTURE of HPB CANCER SURGERY

CHAIR – Arthur Richardson and Jacqui Slater

1545 – 1600 Device development in HPB surgery – what tools lie on the horizon?
Les Nathanson

1600 – 1615 ‘Defending the Doc’
Martin Heslin

1615 – 1630 What challenges lie ahead for the HPB surgeon and how should we prepare?
Kaye Bowers and Tom Wilson

1630 – 1700 Discussion

1700 CLOSE

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October (Post-Conference Workshop)

Common Bile Duct Exploration Workshop with Cook Medical
To be held in Canberra, immediately following the ANZHPBA 2019 Meeting.

 

Course Overview

Friday, 25 October 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Case presentation and discussion will review operative management of the incidental bile duct stone.

Venue: The Boat House, Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton ACT 2600    https://theboathouse.restaurant/

Saturday, 26 October | 8.00am – 12.00pm

Laparoscopic simulation workshop demonstrating principles of trans-cystic cholangiography and common bile duct exploration, simulating interactive clinical presentation and techniques.

Venue: Clinical Education and Research Centre (CERC) – The University of Canberra Hospital

Click here for further details

Transportation to and from the workshop venues and meals are inclusive.

Confirm your attendance via Cook Medical Vista Education and Training https://vista.cookmedical.com/apac/sur

For further enquiries or to submit your expression of interest, please email Jodie or Melinda at  VistaAPAC-SUR@cookmedical.com 

Conference Organiser

e-Kiddna Event Management

Phone: 07 3398 3071

Fax: 07 3337 9855

Email: info@e-Kiddna.com.au

Conference Organiser

e-Kiddna Event Management

Phone: 07 3398 3071

Fax: 07 3337 9855

Email: info@e-Kiddna.com.au