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AMMF’s Hybrid 2022 European Cholangiocarcinoma Conference

April 27, 2022

This year’s AMMF European Cholangiocarcinoma Conference is being hosted as a hybrid event on May 11–13, with the face-to-face sessions taking place in Stansted in the UK. AMMF – The Cholangiocarcinoma Charity – is the not-for-profit partner for the Global Cholangiocarcinoma Alliance (GCA), whose founder and CEO, Helen Morement, is the co-chair, guiding the steering committee alongside co-chairs Stacie Lindsey (The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, US) and Professor Ross Andrews (Imperial College London and Khon Kaen University, Thailand).  

The 3-day event is being co-chaired by Professor Juan Valle (University of Manchester and The Christie, UK) and Professor Jesús Bañales (Biodonostia HRI, Spain), both internationally renowned specialists at the forefront of the cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) world. Professor Bañales is a member of the highly experienced and dedicated global steering committee for the GCA, who meet regularly to steer and guide the initiative. It includes representatives from the following CCA communities: patient advocacy, professional societies, leading physicians, and researchers. 

The co-chairs of the conference will be joined by speakers from around the world to discuss the advances made and challenges faced in the understanding of CCA, globally. The conference welcomes a varied audience, including patients and carers, clinical nurse specialists (UK), healthcare professionals, advocates, and industry from around the world, and the conference program reflects this. Among the wide variety of topics, there will be sessions on molecular profiling, the AMMF CCA data project, surgery and transplantation, pathology, a patient perspective, and views from around the world, including France, the Netherlands and Thailand. A full conference program can be viewed here

Featured in the conference program are GCA co-chair, Professor Ross Andrews, who will be hosting the Professor Puangrat Yongvanit Memorial Lecture, and other steering committee members, including Professor Shahid Khan (Imperial College London, UK), Professor Vincenzo Cardinale (Sapienza University, Italy), Professor Narong Khuntikeo (Khon Kaen University, Thailand), and Dr Shijie Cai (University of Oxford, UK). 

SES will be attending the conference on behalf of the GCA and will be available for meetings and questions throughout the 3-day event. The GCA will be hosting a closed steering committee meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Following the session, there will be a short Q&A session at 19:00 BST, offering an opportunity to join virtually or in person, speak with the steering committee members and the GCA secretariat, and to gain further information about strategy and activities for 2022/23. For more information about the session or the alliance, or to organize a meeting, please email us on  

If you are interested in finding out more about the GCA’s activities in 2022/23 and packages for support, please get in touch as we would be interested in organizing a call to discuss further.  

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