You may recall that a BAPS/BARD joint meeting was going to be held in Bruges in July 2021. It had already been deferred from 2020 due to COVID. Unfortunately, the continuing Covid-19 pandemic swirling around Europe and restriction of international air travel has meant that we have had to cancel the scheduled face-to-face meeting once again.
We still believe that there is great enthusiasm for a BARD meeting and propose to reschedule it as a full-scale two day meeting for summer 2022 (with dates to be confirmed).
BARD Webinar June 30th & July 1st 2021
In order to bridge the gap until then, we have organized a BARD-Webinar. This will take place this summer on June 30 and July 1 (05:00 to 07:00 PM CET). On the first day, the topics are biliary atresia (surgery/adjuvant therapy/transition) and choledochal malformations (diagnostics, timing and technique of surgery, follow-up), while cholangitis (definition/therapy) as well as pediatric liver surgery (techniques, centralization) will be discussed on the second day.
Each session will start by summarizing expert surveys, which have been carried out by pre-congress working groups, followed by panel discussions together with the online audience. Finally, expert-guided statements and proposals for interdisciplinary guidelines will be summarized and adopted by acclamation.