Thank you for joining us in Boston for the State of the Art Consensus Conference on Prevention of Bile Duct Injury During Cholecystectomy held at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center (Seaport Ballroom) on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
The conference provided a detailed evidence-based review of the current challenges and advances in reducing bile duct injuries (BDI) that occur during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and result in recommendations that should have a significant impact on future surgical practice and surgical research in this field.
International experts convened to focus on management strategies and techniques surgeons can employ to reduce the incidence of this complication across the entire spectrum of gallstone disease, with the goal of establishing best practices and improving patient safety for this common operation. Attendees participated in the discussions and voting on recommendations. The consensus conference proceedings will be used to generate practice guidelines manuscripts for publication in major surgical journals.
The conference focused on the following topics:
- Bile Duct Injury Prevention and Anatomic Techniques (e.g., critical view of safety, cholangiography)
- Biliary Injury and Disease Factors (e.g., acute cholecystitis)
- Biliary Injury and Alternative Surgical Techniques
- Biliary Injury Prevention and Surgeon Educational Factors
- Management of Bile Duct Injury
The conference, jointly hosted by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA), the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), and the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES), is expected to attract general surgeons, GI, HPB, community and international surgeons and is open to the public. Visit Agenda page for program details.
CME Accreditation Statement
The conference has been approved for CME credits by SAGES. Visit CME page for the latest info!