About Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association of South Africa

At a meeting held in the Magaliesberg mountains in 2005, a group of surgeons and gastroenterologists decided to establish a multidisciplinary organ-based grouping related to hepatic, pancreatic, and biliary diseases.


  • To promote understanding of the causes, investigation and treatment of disorders of the liver, pancreas and biliary tree;
  • To encourage the interchange of clinical and scientific knowledge among doctors in related disciplines working in this field;
  • To study any relevant problems that affect the liver, pancreas and biliary tract and to facilitate collaborative research into the factors that lead to disease of these organs and their prevention;
  • To foster friendship among clinicians and scientists in different disciplines involved in hepatic, pancreatic, and biliary disease;
  • To strive towards the highest ethical standards in this field of endeavour;
  • To foster education and career development in the field through an identifiablefunding mechanism;
  • To establish a forum to facilitate the collation and analysis of data, discussion of problem cases, and voluntary audit of management and outcomes.

We have elected to establish an independent association that will be linked to the European Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association. We already have a representative on the executive committee of that association.

What is unique about this association is the broad multidisciplinary nature of its members, which includes: General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Medical Oncology and Radiation therapy, Transplant Surgery, Anaesthesiology and Pathology.

The HPBASA works in close cooperation with the various discipline-based associations and societies.

Call for Nominations

The National Executive of the HPBASA invites members to submit nominations for the positions five “Members-at-Large” to be elected to the Council for a period of two years. Members-at-Large may be re-elected twice, for a total of six years in office. The nominees must be members in good standing of the HPBASA.

Voting for these members will take place at the Annual General Meeting of the HPBASA to be held on 23 September 2017 at 10h00 at Unitas Hospital.

Please complete the nomination form below and return it to the Secretariat by fax or email. The closing date for submission of the nominations is Monday 18th September and should be sent by email to the Secretariat at assa@worldonline.co.za. Ballot forms will then be distributed at the AGM for voting.


HPBASA EXCO Nomination Form

HPBASA President Report & AGM

Please find below the HPBASA President's Report as well as the Agenda and Minutes for the upcoming AGM.


HPBASA President Report
Minutes of the HPBASA AGM
Agenda for the HPBASA AGM