Additional Meeting Information

What You Need to Know!

  • In New York County, New York the community level of COVID-19 is Low.

  • Attendees may choose to mask at any time, though masks will not be required.

  • Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter the meeting space or hotel. We suggest carrying your vaccination card, as some restaurants may still require it for entry.

  • Out of respect for your fellow attendees, all attendees are asked to self-monitor their health and adherence to CDC guidelines.

  • Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be prohibited from attending.

  • Please practice good hand hygiene.

  • Recognizing it is a voluntary decision to attend, we are asking that you please exercise caution and safety as you travel to the meeting and while in New York, as we are all counting on each other to stay healthy.

  • Need a COVID-19 test?  CLICK HERE to find a test near the meeting venue. COVID-19 testing sites are also available throughout the city without an appointment.

  • Check COVID-19 testing requirements for International travel HERE

  • Traveling to & from the airport and around the city – Ubers & taxis are recommended. Exercise caution if you choose to travel by subway.

  • Do not accept rides from anyone outside the taxi stand at the airport unless it is your Uber driver (confirm license plate before entering car).

HOTEL INFORMATION
New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
+1.212.586.7000

 

REGISTRATION HOURS – PROMENADE, 2ND FLOOR

Wednesday   07:30 – 18:30

Thursday   06:30 – 18:00

Friday   06:30 – 18:00

Saturday  06:30 – 17:00

If you pre-registered, please proceed to the Pre-Registered Desk to collect your badge.

If you have not pre-registered, start at the New Registration desk.

No cash payments will be accepted onsite.

Name badges are required at all times in the meeting space.

 

SPEAKER RESOURCE CENTER – GREEN ROOM, 4TH FLOOR

Wednesday   07:30 – 18:30

Thursday   06:30 – 18:00

Friday   06:30 – 18:00

Saturday  06:30 – 17:00
 

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS – AMERICAS HALL 1

Wednesday  18:30 – 19:30

Thursday  07:00 – 18:00

Friday  07:00 – 18:00

Saturday  07:00 – 16:15
 

MEALS / RECEPTIONS INCLUDED WITH YOUR CONGRESS TICKET

Morning Coffee Wednesday 08:00 – 08:30 Grand Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast Thursday – Saturday 07:00 – 08:00 Americas Hall 1
Morning Coffee Breaks Thursday - Saturday 09:30 - 10:00 Americas Hall 1

Afternoon Coffee Breaks Thursday & Friday 15:00 - 15:30 Americas Hall 1

Lunch Thursday & Friday (first come, first served, quantities limited) 12:00 – 13:00 See schedule for locations

Welcome Reception Wednesday 18:45 – 19:45 Americas Hall 1

SPECIAL EVENTS

Wednesday, March 30

18:00 - 18:45 Opening Ceremony | Grand Ballroom
Join us for a surprise Broadway performance and 
Welcome Reception immediately following in Americas Hall 1

Thursday, March 31

07:00 - 08:00 APP Networking Breakfast - sponsored by AbbVie | Grand Ballroom Foyer (by invitation)

17:45 - 18:30 AHPBA Business Meeting | Sutton South & Regent (AHPBA members only)

Friday, April 1

08:00 - 09:00 Chapter Presidents Breakfast | Lincoln (by invitation)

18:00 - 19:00 IHPBA General Assembly | Gramercy

08:00 - 12:00 BK Medical Product Demos | Americas Hall 2 - All attendees welcome to drop in anytime!

15:00 - 15:30 Kenneth Warren Fellow Reception | Lincoln (by invitation)

19:30 - 21:30 Congress Dinner | Sutton North (tickets required for entry - purchase at registration desk $150 includes 5 NY boroughs food stations, drinks, entertainment)

Saturday, April 2

07:00 - 08:00 New Member Breakfast | Americas Hall 2 (by invitation)

16:15 - 16:45 IHPBA 2022 Closing and Awards Ceremony | Sutton North, Beekman & Center

EARLY CAREER GROUP SPECIAL EVENTS

Looking for a place to network with colleagues? Visit the Early Career Group Networking Lounge in Rhinelander Center.

RSVP required for events listed below unless otherwise indicated.

 

Wednesday, March 30
16:30 – 18:00 ​ECG Cocktail Hour | Rhinelander Center
Experience hands-on learning activities sponsored by Medtronic. Drinks and appetizers included.

Thursday, March 31
18:30 – 20:00 ​ECG Demos & Drinks | Americas Hall 1
Join us for a special opening of the IHPBA 2022 Exhibit Hall – just for you! Spend time demonstrating equipment from Ethicon, Medtronic, Fujifilm Healthcare and Olympus. Drinks and appetizers included.

Friday, April 1
07:00 – 08:00 ​Breakfast with BK Medical | Americas Hall 2
Enjoy breakfast while learning about intraoperative ultrasound, the role of intraoperative ultrasound in HPB surgery, watch case examples, how to get started and gain expertise in intraoperative ultrasound, and how to incorporate intraoperative ultrasound in your practice (post fellowship).

08:00 – 12:00 ​BK Medical Product Demonstrations (drop-ins welcome) | Americas Hall 2
Demos and hands-on experiences to continue with BK Medical throughout the morning. 

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE & CME

Certificate of Attendance and CME information will be emailed to the same address you used to register for the meeting. 
Certificates of attendance will not be printed onsite.

Registered attendees are eligible to apply for CME credits within the meeting app until September 30, 2022
 

CME ACCREDITATION
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of PESI Inc. and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA). PESI, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The PESI, Inc. designates this live educational activity 37.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. International Physicians are formally eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 credits ™. Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Certificates of attendance are available for any registered attendee not in need of CME credit. Access to claim a Certificate of Attendance will be available within the IHPBA 2022 meeting app.

EPOSTERS & EVIDEOS

ePosters and eVideos may be watched on-demand at your leisure at the kiosks located in Rhinelander or in the meeting app / virtual platform.

 

MEETING APP / VIRTUAL MEETING PLATFORM

Use the link in the Final Details email sent one week prior to the meeting, or scan the QR code at the registration desk to access the IHPBA 15th World Congress Meeting App to see schedule details, network with colleagues, visit the virtual exhibit hall, watch recordings of educational sessions for up to 6 months post-meeting, and more!


LOST & FOUND

Will be concentrated in the Registration Desk
 

SAFETY AND SECURITY

We take every precaution to assure the safety and security of our attendees and their guests. However, we urge you to be aware and take simple steps to guard your possessions. Therefore, we suggest the following:

Do not leave your purse or briefcase unattended

Do not leave your laptop, phone or personal devices on the floor or out of your sight

Be aware of your surroundings

If you do misplace or lose something, please contact the Registration Desk immediately

Attendees are traveling and attending the meeting on a voluntary basis, and recognize the risks for them and their guests in attending and interacting with other attendees, staff, and others they may come in contact with as a result of attending the meeting or while traveling. Individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC are prohibited from attending the meeting. AHPBA & IHPBA are not liable for the spread or transfer of any virus, illness or injury for IHPBA 15th World Congress attendees.

LANGUAGE

The official Congress language is English. Translation will not be provided.