The European-African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (E-AHPBA) met in Manchester in a joint congress with e Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), April 21st – 24th, 2015. Professor Lodge is a Member of Council for E-AHPBA and has been Chair for the Membership Committee for the past 5 years. At Manchester, Prof Lodge was promoted to Treasurer and as a co-organisor for the meeting Prof Lodge was presented to The Princess Royal. The meeting attracted 1800 specialist surgeons from all around the world to discuss the most complex aspects of new surgical procedures. Prof Lodge gave several plenary lectures and took part in the most important debates about liver surgery and transplantation.