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Future Technologies in HPB & Transplantation Unmet Needs Workshop


Together with the NIHR Surgical Medtech Co-operative, and Translate Medtech, we are hosting a workshop to identify the key unmet needs in liver, biliary and pancreatic surgery including resection and transplant.  Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery is a core theme of the NIHR Surgical Medtech Co-operative, whose aim is to develop new concepts and protocols for new technologies that are applicable across the NHS.

This is very much an all-inclusive workshop where clinician, industry and patient involvement is imperative. We hope to debate and establish a few focused areas of potential unmet need and future collaboration in HPB surgery.

The workshop will feature presentations from HPB experts, open discussions and group conversations around key themes including:

  • Diagnostics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Imaging
  • Robotics
  • Therapeutics
  • Laparoscopic surgery

Chaired by the Professor Giles Toogood, Consultant Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Peter Lodge, Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Professor Chris Halloran, Consultant Pancreatobiliary Surgeon, Liverpool University
  • Mr Shahid Farid, Consultant Liver Transplant Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Key objectives of the workshop are:

  • Help identify key unmet needs
  • Discuss ideas for potential solutions
  • Network with leading clinicians and researchers within the field
  • Develop novel ideas for research projects
  • Establish new collaborations

A full agenda for the day will be available shortly.

Places are limited and prior registration is essential.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day.


Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds, LS1 2HA


Date: 03 April

Time: 10am - 4pm

Quebec St, Leeds LS1 2HA, UK