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Florida Hospital Chosen to be represented at International AHPBA Meeting

Fri 12/06/2013

Research conducted by Florida Hospital residents and fellows will be presented at the International Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) meeting.

ORLANDO, Fla., December 6, 2013 – For the second year in a row, research completed by Florida Hospital residents and fellows will be presented at the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) meeting.  This is an international meeting that occurs annually in February to bring together esteemed individuals from the Americas to present their novel research. 

The AHPBA is an organization of experts in liver, pancreas and bile duct diseases.  Acceptance of research projects is highly competitive and is based on a peer-review process as well as on scientific merit. 

"Acceptance of our research to this international meeting continues to emphasize the importance our institution places on the generation of knowledge,” said Dr. Sebastian de la Fuente, director for research for the general surgery residency program at Florida Hospital Orlando. “This support helps to find better ways to treat our patients in a more effective and innovative way."

Florida Hospital hopes this recognition will help in creating awareness of research efforts in the Central Florida area. 

“These projects done by our young surgical trainees highlights our ongoing mission to train the next generation of leaders in surgery,” said Dr. de la Fuente.  “Focusing our research efforts in clinical outcomes helps in understanding how to provide better care to our patients.”

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