By: Prof. Leonardo Patrlj, M.D., Ph.D. & Prof. Yuman Fong, M.D., Ph.D.
It is a great pleasure and honor to welcome you to the 1st Congress of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery with international participation which will be held in Dubrovnik from 10th to 13th October, 2012. We are witnessing an eager development in surgical techniques and oncological treatment of liver, biliary and pancreatic cancers. Therefore, the main theme of this Congress will be: Breakthroughs in surgical management of hepatic, biliary and pancreatic cancers. The program will give participants a comprehensive section of the present state of mentioned subjects by covering most recent advances in surgical technique, instrumentation and basic science in this fielld. Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in this part of Europe, is a dynamic and radiant city that features stunning architecture and a vibrant cultural life. You will have plenty of touring and shopping
opportunities to take advantage of in the city. Take time to wander through the Dubrovnik’s many historical landmarks and enjoy the grace of scenery. The Organizing Committee has chosen Hotel Lacroma as the congress venue, as it is considered to be a top location for such a high-profile Meeting. The Industry is also committed in their support of our meeting that will host a large exhibit area and many attractive opportunities to share their products and knowledge with the audience. We are confident that the meeting will further strengthen your international and interdisciplinary cooperation. It will create opportunities for you to exchange experiences, present and debate new directions and topics with experts from across the globe. Last but not least, it will be an excellent opportunity to meet your international colleagues in an inspiring atmosphere. On behalf of Organizing & Scientific Committees we wish you a very warm welcome in Dubrovnik in 2012!