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Research and education are the cornerstones to advancing the treatment of hepato-pancreato-biliary diseases. The AHPB Foundation is dedicated to funding research and education opportunities so our colleagues can directly impact HPB diseases.
Established in 2010, the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Foundation (AHPBF) seeks to support the academic careers of young researchers in the study of diseases of the liver, bile duct and pancreas by fostering and advancing the educational, research and training activities of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, and thereby enhancing the quality of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and patient care.
Research, education and training are dramatically increasing the quality of surgery and treatment. Most importantly, our patients see the direct results of our commitment to relieve the human suffering caused by HPB disorders throughout the world.
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Foundation projects include:
- International Outreach Grants allowing South, Central and Latin American members to attend the Annual Meeting.
- Annual Research Grants working toward treatment and surgery innovations.
Click here to see the Research Grants in action!
- Traveling Fellowship Grants for U.S. Fellows traveling abroad.
Click here to read about the 2014 award recipients' experiences!
- Historical Lecturer Honorarium to bring leading-edge speakers to the Annual Meeting (see video below).
- Humanitarian projects providing access to HPB care for patients.
Lectures Supported by AHPB Foundation
2015 Betty & Henry Pitt Quality Oration: Defining Quality in HPB Surgery
David B. Hoyt, MD
2014 Leslie H. Blumgart Historical Lecture: A Historical Journey Through Variceal Bleeding
J. Michael Henderson, MD
AHPB Foundation at Work
The outreach and impact of the AHPB Foundation can be seen throughout the world. Here are vivid examples of ways our donors and grant recipients are advancing HPB worldwide.
Dr. Gazi Zibari has lead trips to the Kurdish Region of Iraq for AHPB Foundation humanitarian medical outreach work in conjunction with Operation Hope, World Surgical Foundation and ICS. This video chronicles the work and impact Dr. Zibari is making in the in the region.
Video production by: Roger Lindley, Ragtown Media
Drs. Zibari, Chu, Bhullar and Dong traveled to Managua, Nicaragua as part of the AHPBA outreach program. They performed three liver resection cases, brought supplies and gave lectures to the faculty of Hospital Escular. The lectures concentrated on management of pancreatic cancer and liver cancer and were part of a three workshop series on Tumores Hepaticobiliopancreatico y Transplante. The group felt will continue the conversation and outreach to Nicaragua due to the need for established surgical programs. Dr. Sergio Lopez hosted the group and was very gracious and eager to continue the exchange program.
Candidate: Lucas McCormack
Destination: Toronto General Hospital, Canada
I had the opportunity to visit the multi-disciplinary HPB and Liver Transplant Program at Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Canada. I observed “from inside” how a first class HPB unit works in a multidisciplinary manner and exports excellent surgeons all over the world. It was incredibly rewarding to discuss common issues regarding how to improve patient care and education in HPB and transplantation. This was a wonderful experience, and made me sure we should further develop our HPB & Transplant fellowship in Argentina. I encourage donors to keep supporting the AHPBA Foundation programs to improve patient care and medical expertise in the HPB field.
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