During the early 90’s, centered around Professor Su-Tae Kim, Head of the Korea branch of the World Congress of ASHBPS, with Professor Yong-Hyun Park, General Affairs Manager, the Korea branch became much more active and the research quality of the relevant field was enhanced. To prepare the bedrock to increase Korea’s and global status of this field, a bond of sympathy was created for superior surgeons to exchange information more often and to network.
In October 1992, during the ASHBPS Congress board meeting in Tokyo, Japan, Professor Yong-Hyun Park successfully persuaded the representatives to hold the 3rd ASHBPS Congress in Seoul, Korea in 1995.
At that time, Professor Yong-Hyun Park, ASHBPS department acting executive committee member, Professor Su-Tae Kim and Professor Hyuk-Sang Lee held the 'Korea ASHBPS Research Initiator' on November 6, 1992. In addition, the organizing committee of the Seoul symposium was formed.
In February 1993, the ‘1st ASHBPS study group’ started at Seoul National University. Each year, two symposiums were conducted to improve the quality of the study group. Centering this study group, the 3rd ASHBPS Congress was held in Seoul, Korea on September 27-30, 1995, at Lotte Hotel. 535 professionals from 15 countries participated with a special lecture, symposium and 324 speeches.
To promote more participation and exchange improved human resources, material resource knowledge and information, the ‘Korea ASHBPS Congress’ was officially registered in April 1996.
Since then, two symposiums have been held each year, supported by 2 journals to promote good fellowship and exchange information. The medical quality and research in this field have now reached a high status globally.
The mission of the Korean Association of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic (HBP) Surgery is to contribute to saving the lives of patients with hepatobiliary pancreatic diseases and improving their quality of life by pursuing the common and best medical treatment for all members through the exchange of studies and information on hepatobiliary pancreatic diseases and provision of education and training about the diseases.
The vision of the Korean Association of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic (HBP) Surgery is to make a new leap forward to become a global leader by developing and standardizing new treatment techniques for hepatobiliary pancreatic diseases.
Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg),
the official publication of the Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal. This journal publishes original basic and clinical research on diseases of the liver, biliary system and pancreas. The aim of this journal is to make contributions to saving lives of patients with hepatobiliary pancreatic diseases through active communication and exchange of study information on hepatobiliary pancreatic diseases and provision of education and training on the diseases. Korean Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (Korean J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg) was launched in 1997 in the Korean and English languages. From May 2011, this journal has been published only in English. This journal was renamed as Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery in October 2016.