Just two months to go until the 5th annual Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Europe (AWR Europe) meeting in London on 6-8th February 2020.

AWR Europe has become an essential event for those with an interest in abdominal wall reconstruction, with over 300 of the world’s leading general, plastic and aesthetic surgeons converging for three days of information exchange and networking.

AWR Europe represents an international community where world-leading faculty can create a forum with participants from around the world to share ideas and challenge the core principles of good surgical practice.

A key theme running throughout the programme is the importance of the multidisciplinary team and the creation of AWR units which will help us to manage these complex patients more effectively. Talks on perioperative optimisation, rehabilitation and management of complications will combine with practical approaches to managing the open abdomen and abdominal compartment syndrome. There will also be detailed discussions on anatomy with sessions on transverse abdominus release and vascularised reconstruction, along with innovative talks on aesthetics including abdominoplasty, diastasis repair and component separation.

Over the past 4 years, AWR Europe has covered the increasing collaboration of general and plastic surgery disciplines which has led to rapid advances in techniques and technologies aid complex hernia repair. 

This 5th edition promises to reaffirm the basics of good practice, deliver a wealth of practical advice on how to improve your practice and expose you to new techniques at the forefront of surgical science.

We hope that you can join us next February.

AWRE Co Chairs,

David Ross & Al Windsor

Mr Alastair Windsor, General Surgeon and Mr David Ross, Plastic Surgeon on why it is important to attend AWR Europe in 2020

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Highlights from AWR Europe 2019

“I think I can say without exaggeration that it was the best conference I’ve ever been to”

Comus Whalan, Consultant Surgeon, Australia

"Thank you for the absolutely wonderful organisation of an exceptional meeting”

Agneta Montgomery, Consultant Surgeon, Sweden

“What an incredible meeting! Perhaps the most engaging and balanced meeting I have been to yet on AWR!”

John Fischer, Assistant Professor of Surgery, USA

"Thank you for organising such an interesting conference - we feel lucky to have taken part. The presentations from such prominent specialists will allow us to take a fresh look at problems in abdominal surgery and help us to improve the results of patient treatment."

Prof Okunov & Dr Marupov, Tashkent Medical Academy, Uzbekistan


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