Who we are

The Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Billiary Association (A-PHPBA) was founded in November 2006 with a view to letting Asia- Pacific HPB specialists gather together to share their experiences and ideas, and fostering mutual understanding. Our mission is to promote and enhance the highest standards of the quality of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and patient care.


  • To improve education, training, innovation and patient care in the field of HPB
  • To disseminate research findings and best treatment practices, advance HPB specific training, foster research and innovation and encourage multidisciplinary collaboration
  • To relieve human suffering caused by HPB disorders
  • To improve evidence-based care and optimize the outcomes of patients with HPB disorders throughout the Asia-Pacific region

Council of A-PHPBA

2017 - 2019
President: Professor Dong-Wook CHOI, Korea
Immediate Past-President: Professor Norihiro KOKUDO, Japan
President-Elect: Professor Christopher CHRISTOPHI, Australia
Secretary: Professor Avinash N. SUPE, India
Treasurer: Professor Krishnakumar K. MADHAVAN, Singapore
Chairman of Scientific Committee: Professor Masakazu YAMAMOTO, Japan

For more information about A-PHPBA, please visit http://a-phpba.org

Past A-PHPBA Congresses

1st A-PHPBA 2007 Fukuoka, Japan
2nd A-PHPBA 2009 Bangkok, Thailand
3rd A-PHPBA 2011 Melbourne, Australia
4th A-PHPBA 2013 Shanghai, China
5th A-PHPBA 2015 Singapore
6th A-PHPBA 2017 Yokohama, Japan
7th A-PHPBA 2019 Seoul, Korea

About A-PHPBA 2019 Congress

Congress title

The 7th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
(A-PHPBA 2019)


September 4 (Wed) – 7 (Sat), 2019


COEX, Seoul, korea

Organized by

The Organizing Committee of the 7th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA 2019)

Hosted by

Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Billiary Association (A-PHPBA)
Korean Association of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (KAHBPS)

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Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 7th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA 2019) hosted by the Korean Association of HBP Surgery, which is scheduled to be held from September 4 (Wed) to 7 (Sat), 2019 in Seoul, Korea.

A-PHPBA 2019 promises to be a great occasion to present advanced techniques in the diagnosis, treatment and surgery of HPB related diseases, exchange information and share valuable academic researches and cases. A large number of world-renowned speakers and delegates will share their expertise, remarkable achievements and most recent findings. A wide-ranging scientific program consisting of lectures, symposia and presentations on the most critical issues challenging our field will be covered. In particular, A-PHPBA 2019 will propose an Unedited Video Session, which will provide participants with an opportunity to share the most up-to-date surgical accomplishments and techniques. Moreover, various types of awards and grants will be prepared to gather more participants from the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to the exciting scientific program, the host city of Seoul is sure to offer a chance to all its visitors to experience a mix of ancient Asian culture and a world class city life.

The Local Organizing Committee is confident that A-PHPBA 2019 will bring innovation and further advancement in the scientific level and quality of the field of HPB diseases.

I look forward to meeting you all at A-PHPBA 2019 in Seoul, Korea!

Sincerely yours,

Kyung-Suk Suh, M.D., Ph.D.

Congress Chairman, Local Organizing Committee
A-PHPBA 2019

Local Organizing Committee




Congress Chairman Kyung-Suk Suh Seoul National University Hospital
Congress Vice-chairman Dong-Sup Yoon Severance Hospital
Hee Chul Yu Chonbuk National University Hospital
Secretary General Kwang-Woong Lee Seoul National University Hospital
Scientific Committee Chair Jin-Young Jang Seoul National University Hospital
Gi-Won Song Asan Medical Center
Financial Auditor Jinseok Heo Samsung Medical Center
Yang Won Nah Ulsan University Hospital
Financial Committee Chair Ki-Hun Kim Asan Medical Center
Social Program Committee Chair Sang-Jae Park National Cancer Center
Exhibition Committee Chair Kyung Sik Kim Severance Hospital
Publication Committee Chair Shin Hwang Asan Medical Center
Congress Facility & Hospitality Chair Sang Geol Kim Kyungpook National University Medical Center
Promotion Committee Chair In Seok Choi Konyang University Hospital
Liaison to KAHBPS Chair Gi Hong Choi Severance Hospital
Communication Committee Chair Hyeon Kook Lee Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital
Advisory Board Member Sung-Gyu Lee Asan Medical Center
Hong-Jin Kim Yeungnam University Medical Center
Sun-Whe Kim Seoul National University Hospital
Dong Wook Choi Samsung Medical Center
Hee-Jung Wang Ajou University Hospital
Woo-Jung Lee Yonsei University College of Medicine
Dong Goo Kim Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital
Baik Hwan Cho Chonbuk National University Medical School
Koo Jeong Kang Kyemyung University Dongsan Hospital
Yoon Jin Hwang Kyungpook National University Hospital
Chol Kyoon Cho Chonnam National University Medical School
Il Young Park The Catholic University of Korea Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital

Congress Venue

Coex (Convention & Exhibition Center)

513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

Tel: +82-2-6000-7890


North gate is the closest to the conference venue

Floor plan

Getting to the Congress Venue from Airports

Incheon Int’l Airport is approximately 75 minutes from the congress venue. (Gimpo Int’l Airport: 60 minutes). Considering the long distance between the airport and the conference venue, we recommend to check out the list of transportation options ahead.


For information on how to get to congress venue, click here

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