Who We Are
The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), an incorporated, nonprofit organization, was created with a vision of devoting itself to relieving the human suffering caused by HPB disorders throughout the world, by improving education, training, innovation, research and patient care.
The AHPBA serves as the American Chapter of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA). The IHPBA was formally inaugurated at its first General Assembly on May 31, 1994 in Boston, Massachusetts. The AHPBA was inaugurated later that same year in Chicago, Illinois. Since then the AHPBA has grown from a handful of surgeons interested in HPB surgery to a membership of over one thousand.
The AHPBA is an organization where you can exchange your ideas, concerns and enthusiasm with other doctors, who share your goals and passions of raising the standards of care for patients with diseases affecting the liver pancreas and biliary system. Through annual meetings, educational sessions and courses the AHPBA increase awareness of what is happening in our field of surgery. Patient care changes everyday, and the AHPBA helps surgeons keep up with these fast paced changes. Perhaps the most important thing that the AHPBA does is bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas in HPB surgery creating the opportunity for exchange and friendship that lasts a lifetime.