Uruguay Chapter

Brief History of the Chapter

The Uruguayan Society of Surgery, founded in 1920, it is a scientific and professional association that congregates all surgeons of our country. As a apart of this Society, in July of 2012, the HBP Chapter was created, with its own authorities, monthly meetings and an annual course in the Uruguayan Surgery Congress.

In November of 2013 we have organized the 1st International Course of AHPBA in Montevideo, with the assistance of Canadian and Argentine surgeons and the support.

Dr. Luis Ruso Martinez was the first president of this Chapter, role recently attributed to Dr. Gustavo Andreoli. Our Chapter have nowadays 12 partners of both AHPBA and IHPBA.

The main objective of this chapter is to offer an advanced continuous medical education in the field of HPB for all surgeons of the country, as well as, provide opportunities to young surgeons and exchange experience in an international level.

We held our second national chapter meeting during the 67th Uruguayan National Surgical Congress in Punta del Este, Urugay on 28th-30th November 2016 and renewed our authorities at the end of this meeting.  Photos from this meeting can be found here.  

A report on our activites for 2015/2016 can be found here.



La Sociedad de Cirugia del Uruguay , fundada en 1920 es la asociación científica y profesional que congrega a todos los cirujanos del país.- Como parte de la misma en julio de 2012 fue creado el Capitulo HPB con sus autoridades propias, reuniones científicas mensuales y un curso anual en el Congreso Uruguayo de Cirugia.

En noviembre de 2013 se realizo el 1º curso internacional de AHPBA en Montevideo, con la asistencia de cirujanos argentinos y canadienses.

El Dr.Luis Ruso Martinez, fue el primer presidente y recientemente ha sido electo el Dr.Gustavo Andreoli.- Nuestro Capitulo tiene actualmente 12 socios que integran la AHPBA y la IHPBA.

El objetivo del Capitulo es ofrecer CME de avanzada en el campo HPB a todos los cirujanos del país, asi como oportunidades de formación a los cirujanos jóvenes e intercambio de experiencia a nivel internacional.


President  Dr. Roberto Valiñas
Past President  Dr. Gerardo Secondo
Secretary Dr. Martin Harguindeguy
Treasurer Dr. Luis Cidade
Officers Dr. Fernando Gonzalez
  Dr. Andres Salom
  Dr. Alejandro Ettlin
  Dr. Pablo Cantileno


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