June 3–5, 2021 New York City, NY
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

302Days 00Hours 46Minutes 33Seconds

International Laparoscopic Liver Society

Join more than 400 liver surgeons and trainees in an interchange of clinical and scientific knowledge. Attendance includes chairs of major departments in North America, as well as a strong contingency of prestigious surgical leaders from Asia and Europe.

We would like to cordially invite you to the 3rd World Congress of ILLS in vibrant New York City. After successful and stimulating summits in Paris and Tokyo, New York City welcomes the international community of minimally invasive liver surgeon to reconvene for three days of academic exchange on the latest advancement on the future of liver surgery.

The term laparoscopy comes from “laparoskopie”, which is derived from two Greek words: “laparo”, meaning flank, and the verb “skopje”, meaning to look or observe, dating conceptionally back to the time of Hippocrates around 400 BC.

In our time, “laparokopie” has progressed from the idea of mere observation to the execution of the most complex liver surgeries to date. It would have required a tremendous amount of imagination, only a few years ago, to envision that minimally invasive major liver resection with three dimensional or near infrared image guidance would become routine at many centers around the world, and that automated functional liver reconstruction would be available, or autonomous liver surgery be even imaginable. Such advancements are due to the collective imagination of our global community of MIS liver surgeons and our desire to share and learn from each other. The next opportunity to integrate our collective knowledge and experiences is the 3rd World Congress of ILLS.

We are confident that there is no better way than this World Congress for liver surgeons to learn novel techniques, engage with innovative technology, and become inspired to serve their patients with new skills and knowledge – less traumatically and more effectively.

We are looking forward to seeing you in New Work City. We are excited to learn from you, and together, to continue pushing the frontiers of our field.

Claudius Conrad MD PhD – Boston
Program Chair

Horacio Asbun, MD – Miami
Program Chair

David Geller, MD – Pittsburgh


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