The Great Britain and Ireland Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association (GBIHPBA) was founded in 2010 as a constitutional branch within AUGIS.

Membership of GBIHPBA is open to all members of AUGIS with a declared interest in Hepato Pancreato Biliary (HPB) disease.
GBIHPBA is affiliated to E-AHPBA as a national chapter. LEARN MORE »


Message from the President

Mr Mark Taylor

I am delighted to introduce this newsletter to all GBIHPBA members. 

We have an excellent GBIHPBA committee with Mr Ian Pope as secretary, Mr Andy Smith as Education/ Governance lead, Ms Fenella Welch as Membership lead and Mr Krish Menon as Transplant lead.  I am extremely grateful to Andy for taking this newsletter forward which will not only highlight upcoming events but also address Fellowship schemes in the UK as well as ‘Best Evidence’ in the Literature.

On the 10th January 2020, GBIHPBA held a very well-received ‘one day’ symposium on minimally invasive/robotic HPB surgery at King’s in London. On behalf  of the GBIHPBA Committee I would like to thank  Mr Krish Menon for all his hard work in making the day such a success. 

I am delighted to announce that GBIHPBA will be one of four UK societies taking part in the Upper GI Congress 2020 (14th – 16th October 2020, Belfast).  We will join the Pancreatic Society of GB and I (PSGBI), Endoscopic Users Society (EUS UK) and AUGIS in this major event. We will be joined by five surgical societies from China with 100 surgeons from Shanghai, 100 from Beijing and 50 from Guangzhou. Significant discussions with all of the societies have taken place and the programme will cater for all IHPs, CNSs, trainees, gastroenterologists, scientists and surgeons, allowing a fantastic opportunity to come together. In June, Prof Ashley Dennison, Mr Wen Chung (AUGIS China) Mr Eyad Issa and I visited Shanghai to confirm details with Prof Jia Fan, Prof Jian Zhou and the various surgical societies.  We have received an excellent response from our industry partners in relation to this conference, which will replace all the individual societies’ normal conferences. A big thanks to all for sharing the vision and opportunity this venture allows.

I would like to congratulate Mr Rob Jones, from Liverpool, on being appointed the Liver SSL in association with AUGIS, Bowel Cancer UK and the Royal College of Surgeons. I look forward to meeting up with as many members of GBIHPBA over the coming year.

Check the AUGIS website for updates and if you are not a member of AUGIS (which includes membership of GBIHPBA) I would urge you to join now by clicking here.

Best wishes

Mr Mark Taylor

GBIHPBA President

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The GBIHPBA Committee

Our current Committee members are:

Mr Mark Taylor: President

Mr Ian Pope: Secretary

Ms Fenella Welsh: Committee Member

Mr Andrew Smith: Committee Member

Mr Krish Menon: Transplant Lead