The inaugural meeting of the Cholangiocarcinoma-UK group took place on 7th December, 2018, in London.
The intention was for this to be a highly interactive, collaborative and open meeting which would lead to meaningful change in the future. Invited attendees were from a cross faculty group of clinicians, scientists and academics with a specialist interest in cholangiocarcinoma from around the UK and who are default members of Cholangiocarcinoma-UK.
The morning sessions consisted of brief talks across sub-specialties on addressing unmet needs in cholangiocarcinoma. Following lunch and networking, the delegates were divided into six breakout groups for round table workshops to discuss key questions on onco-policy – including the role and future of Cholangiocarcinoma-UK – service development and research/innovation.
To see the agenda for the day, click here.
The meeting was well attended, with attendees from a broad range of specialties, including HPB surgery, HPB Medicine/Endoscopy, Medical and Clinical Oncology, Basic Science, Pathology, Radiology, Specialist Clinical Nursing, Patient Advocacy, Grant Funding Bodies and Industry.
A summary report of the Cholangiocarcinoma-UK Meeting, including consensus messages and outcomes has been prepared, and is available to read by clicking here.
Please note: Some of the slide presentations from the meeting are available under the Resources section on the CCA-UK page of the BASL website – click here