Director of Translational Research in GI Radiation Oncology
Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Prof Ender Dulundu, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery,
HPB Surgery & Director of Liver Transplantation Unit
Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
Kyoichi Takaori, MD, PhD, FACS, FMAS(Hon), FRCST(Hon)
Professor, Asahi University
CEO, Nagahama City Hospital Network
President, Nagahama City Hospital
Prof. Kyoichi Takaori is a pancreatic surgeon who has extensive experiences in open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. His academic career includes Professor of Surgery at Asahi University, Associate Professor at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Thorough his career, he has struggled to improve the devastating prognosis of pancreatic cancer. First, he has focused on early detection of pancreatic cancer, created the international classification system of PanIN and IPMN, founded Japanese Familial Pancreatic Cancer Registry and is presently promoting early diagnosis in high-risk individuals. Second, he has developed novel techniques for pancreatic surgery; e.g., artery-first pancreatoduodenectomy by “Tiger’s Den” approach, artery-first distal pancreatectomy, artery-first DP-CAR, etc. Third, he has conducted several international collaborative studies for multidisciplinary treatments of pancreatic cancer. Last but not least, Dr. Takaori has served patient’s advocacy as the Medical Advisory Board for PanCAN Japan and Scientific Advisory Board for Pancreatic Cancer UK. He is Vice Editor-in-Chief of Pancreatology and Founding Editor of Surgery Gastroenterology and Oncology. Professor Takaori is serving international medical community as the Secretary General of International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO).
Head of “Center of Digestive Diseases and Liver Transplantation, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest
Director of Center of Excellence in Translational Medicine, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Roberto I. Troisi, MSc MD PhD FEBS (Transpl) (HPB)
Full Professor of Surgery
Director HPB, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Center
Federico II University
Professor and Chairman, Department of General Surgery
Director, Division of Hepatobiliary and General Surgery – Humanitas University - Humanitas Research
Hospital - Rozzano - Milano, Italy
Director Postgraduate School of Surgery, Humanitas University
Chirurgie minimal invasive, oncologique, bariatrique et métabolique
Président de la Société Chirurgicale INOELS
Membre de la Société Française de Chirurgie Digestive (SFCD)
Membre de la Société Française de Chirurgie de l’Obésité (SOFFCOMM)
Member of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
Member of the American Association of Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES)
Member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Member of the International Society of Bariatric Surgery (IFSO)
Lauréat du Collège de Médecine des Hôpitaux de Paris
Chirurgien des Hôpitaux / Professeur Associé
member of Thoracic Surgery Department. in Istanbul University- Cerrahpasa , Cerrahpasa Medical School. member of national and international organisations in thoracic surgery and pulmonary medicine, Prof H. Volkan KARA MD MSc
Professor Thilo Hackert is the vice chairman of the Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery at the University Hospital in Heidelberg. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg, he continued surgical education in Heidelberg and specialized on visceral surgery with a focus on pancreatic diseases, both clinically and scientifically. He became head of the section for pancreatic surgery in 2014 and head of the European Pancreas Center of the University Hospital of Heidelberg, an institution which provides service of app. 3.000 outpatient visits and 700 pancreatic operations annually. A special focus has recently been laid on robotic pancreatic surgery which has been introduced in Heidelberg in 2016 and is increasingly performed for all types of pancreatic resections.
Dr. Hackert’s clinical scientific work has included studies on operative techniques (i.e. in pancreato-duodenectomy) as well as cystic tumors of the pancreas and the therapy of pancreatic cancer (i.e. neoadjuvant therapy).
He has worked in committees for National Guidelines (chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer) as well as the European Guidelines for Cystic Tumors and is Council Member for Clinical Science in the European Pancreas Club
Prof. Dr. med. Dres. h.c. Jan Schmidt, MME (Bern)
Viszeralchirurgie und spezielle onkologische Chirurgie
Klinik Hirslanden / Klinik Im Park
Professor of Clinical Oncology & Managing Director of Ain Shams University
Cancer Hospital, Faculty of medicine, Ain Shams University Medical City,
Professor of Digestive Surgery - Classe Exceptionnelle
Faculty of Medicine Lyon Sud – University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Professor of Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgery and Liver Transplantation (LTx), Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Consultant and program director of Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLTx) - Air Force Specialized Hospital and Nasser institute for treatment & research and SGH.
acques Belghiti was the Chairman of the Department of HPB Surgery and Transplantation in Hospital Beaujon - University of Paris until 2014. Member of the French Academy de Medicine and honorary member of multiple academic societies including the American College of Surgeons he was president of several surgical and transplantation societies. In 2014, he was nominated as a member of the High Authority for Health and chaired the medical devices evaluation board. In 2017 he participated in the Ministry of Health to the Innovation Unit. He is currently the coordinator of the medical advisors at the legal affairs department of the APHP and the president of the surgical section of the French Academy of Medecine.
Marco Vito Martino Marino
General Surgery Department, Tappeneir Hospital Merano
Kiyoshi Hasegawa MD, PhD.
Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery Division, The University of Tokyo
Professor of General Surgery Kasr El Aini Faculty of Medicine Cairo University
Head of liver transplantation unit Kasr El Aini hospital