Global Health & Medicine 2021;3(4):240-242.
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
Ito K, Takemura N, Hasegawa K, Kokudo N
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.