The 2nd IASGO Belgrade HPB Congress
West Balkan Chapter

26th -28th March 2021

Dear colleagues, dear friends

We hope that you, your family and colleagues are healthy and safe.

On behalf of the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists – IASGO, we are glad to inform you that the 2nd IASGO Belgrade Congress is going to be held ONLINE, from 26th until 28th March 2021.

As a result of the recent developments and measures taken by relevant professional and governmental bodies related to the situation with COVID-19 Pandemics, throughout SEE Region, Europe, and globally, and after a careful assessment of circumstances and risks involved, the decision has been made to hold an ONLINE Congress, for regional and international audiences worldwide.

With the new world of ONLINE possibilities, we strive to organize a first-class Congress with high-quality lectures, panels, and other formats to preserve the scientific essence of the ONLINE Conference, discuss the most challenging topics of the day, and enable scientific exchange and the interaction with the participants. In addition, this approach aims to provide a safe opportunity for both lecturers and all participants to exchange knowledge with large audiences.

Congress promise is to put together high quality and attractive Conference event, covering major topics and controversies and offering responses and recommendations for the main challenges in the field.

The main topics of the 2nd IASGO Belgrade Congress – ONLINE will remain within the frame of general IASGO strategic orientation and professional interest as well as to build up a strong regional Chapter and collaboration. Below is the exhaustive list of topics that might be slightly modified, according to actual developments and decisions of the Organizing Committee.

MAIN CONGRESS THEME – Tips and Tricks in the Multidisciplinary Management of HPB Cancers

  • Modalities of Artery First Approaches to Pancreatic Resections
  • How to perform Liver Resection?
  • How I do it? Video presentations
  • Laparoscopic Liver surgery
  • Laennecs capsule concept in Anatomical Liver Resections
  • Caudate Lobectomy
  • Anterior Approach in HCC
  • DP-CAR
  • ERAS in pancreatic surgery
  • Robotic PD
  • Duodenum preserving Pancreatic Head Resection
  • Up to date Medical HPB Oncology
  • Controversies in Upfront surgery for Pancreatic cancer

More than 45 top international experts, from Japan, South Korea, USA, Brasil, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Russia, Thailand, Egypt, Emirates, etc., as well as regional leaders from Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, BiH, Serbia, and others, have been invited as lecturers. Already over 30 of them confirmed their presence and lectures. Consequently, we aim to complete the preliminary program until mid-January 2021.

Taking into consideration the challenge of preparing and implementing Congress of this size in Online format, we are fully committed to the success of this endeavor of wider regional significance, as one of the few comprehensive ONLINE conferences in 2021.

Details on registration, abstract submission, and deadlines will soon be available on the Congress Website

Our Conference Management partner and the PCO, ARIA.ONE Conference & Consulting is at your disposal for all further inquiries.

We would like to wish you health and success, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and are looking forward to the new encounters.


Prof. Kyoichi TAKAORI

IASGO Secretary General

Prof. Aleksandar Karamarković

Congress President

Prof. Dan G. DUDA

IASGO Secretary General

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