COVID-19 and liver surgery in France, Italy, Japan, and the United States: A report of a single topic conference of Eastern and Western Association for Liver Tumors (EWALT) 2021

Glob Health Med. 2021 Aug 31;3(4):240-242. doi: 10.35772/ghm.2021.01062.

Abstract

The Eastern and Western Association for Liver Tumors (EWALT) is an international association for clinical and basic scientists dedicated to worldwide study on hepatocellular carcinoma. A single topic conference of EWALT on "COVID-19 and Liver Surgery" was held online on April 23th, 2021. The presenters from France, Italy, Japan, and the United States, reported the current situation of COVID-19 in each country and the influence on the clinical practice and education in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery. Here we would like to summarize the core of this single topic conference.

Keywords: COVID-19; EWALT; HPB surgery; liver surgery.