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

Firstly may I thank Professor Dennison for his tenure as GBIHPBA President and for his hard work in making the 2018 GBIHPBA Meeting a success. Following on from the triumph of the 4th GBIHPBA Meeting which took place in March 2018, the GBIHPBA Committee will be looking to the planned joint meeting with AUGIS in October 2020 and the creation of an exciting and informative programme for HPB surgeons.

October 2020 may seem a long way off, so the HPB surgeon and trainee can look forward to the 2019 AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting which is taking place in Liverpool, and which will have a varied programme with dedicated HPB Sessions which we hope will inform and educate.

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.

I look forward to seeing you in Liverpool this September.

Best wishes

Mr Mark Taylor

GBIHPBA President

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We announce new Surgical Specialty Lead in advanced colorectal cancer

We’re delighted to announce that Mr Robert Jones, a surgical oncologist at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Liverpool, has been appointed as the UK’s first Surgical Specialty Lead in Colorectal Liver Metastases. This brand new role is funded by Bowel Cancer UK, working in partnership with the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng).

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1st Robotic HPB Collaboration Meeting

“GBIHPBA and AUGIS were delighted to support this excellent Collaborative Robotic Meeting in Coventry organised by HPB surgeon Mr Jawad Ahmad. The HPB Surgical team at Coventry hosted 80 delegates from throughout the UK at this First Robotic HPB Collaboration Meeting. The event gave the opportunity for colleagues from 26 HPB centres to share  their experience and develop a collaboration to foster Robotic HPB surgery in the UK. It was recognised that Robotic HPB units should concentrate on training, audit and research to enhance the profile of Robotic HPB in the country. As a society we welcome the opportunity to work with colleagues to establish ‘centres of excellence’ in robotic HPB surgery as well as establish a consensus with regard to such surgery”

Mark A Taylor

GBIHPBA president


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The GBIHPBA Committee

Our current Committee members are:

Mr Mark Taylor: President

Mr Ian Pope: Secretary

Professor Ashley Dennison: Past President

Ms Fenella Welsh: Committee Member

Mr Jeremy French: Committee Member

Mr Andrew Smith: Committee Member

Mr Krish Menon: Transplant Lead