European/African/Middle Eastern Regional Association


The EHPBA was founded in 1999 as the European Regional Association of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA). The Association then expanded to countries of the Middle East and Africa, thus, forming the European-African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (E-AHPBA) in 2011. Currently, the Association counts for more than 500 active members from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


  • PRESIDENT: Christos Dervenis, Athens, Greece
  • PAST-PRESIDENT: Martin Smith, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • PRESIDENT-ELECT: Kevin Conlon, Dublin, Ireland
  • SECRETARY: Cornelis H.C. Dejong, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • TREASURER: Peter Lodge, Leeds, United Kingdom

Executive Council Members At Large

  • Olivier Busch, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Ahmet Coker, Izmir, Turkey
  • Michelle De Oliveira, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Joan Figueras, Girona, Spain
  • Eduard Jonas, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Antonio Pinna, Bologna, Italy
  • Oliver Strobel, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Krzysztof, Zieniewicz, Warsaw, Poland

Committee Chairs

  • Audit Committee Chair:  Andrea Frilling, London, United Kingdom
  • Communications Committee Chair: John Devar, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Education Committee Chair: Xavier Rogiers, Gent, Belgium
  • Membership Committee Chair: Rowan Parks, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Programme Committee Chair: Ajith Siriwardena, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Scientific & Research Committee Chair: Mickael Lesurtel, Lyon, France

E-AHPBA Executive Secretariat:

E-AHPBA Management Office
c/o ACS Global Management Services Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 141 530 2760
E-AHPBA Website:

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