International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
The Education and Training Committee and Outreach Committee have joined together to create HPBridge. The goal is to facilitate collaborations between higher and lower resource HPB units in the IHPBA. The IHPBA will provide a platform for communication and collaboration and guidance on how these relationships can be fruitful to all partners. The first step in HPBridge is understanding what collaborations already exist.
In late March 2023 we sent out an email to the IHPBA membership soliciting information about current collaborations. At the end of April 2023, we will evaluate the feedback and then solicit applications from IHPBA member units from high-income countries and low-/middle-income countries to join HPBridge. We will select 6 collaborations (some preexisting and some new) with at least 2 from sub-Saharan Africa and 2 from Southeast Asia to match up with the next two IHPBA conferences.
Once collaborations have been chosen, we will offer structure for virtual MDTs, video and simulation-based teaching using existing IHPBA resources, and site visits. We anticipate collecting data for auditing purposes and potential publications. Our goal is for the 6 collaborations to have at least 6 months of time working together prior to the May 2024 congress. This will allow for the component of the IHPBA congress we are currently planning to serve as an important time for in-person meetings within and across the collaborations.
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