Programme

Thurs 3, Fri 4 & Sat 5 February 2022

The programme below is being carried over to the new dates in February 2022. 
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2:00 PM - 2:05 PM

Welcome and introduction

Al Windsor and David Ross

2:05 PM - 3:00 PM

Back to basics: the abdominal wall

Part 1
  • Overview of AWR - Alastair Windsor & David Ross
  • Anatomy of the abdominal wall - Yohann Renard
  • Plastic surgery for hernia surgeons - Pari Mohanna
  • Q&A

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Break

3:10 PM - 4:05 PM

Back to basics: the abdominal wall

Part 2

  • Hernia surgery for plastic surgeons - David Sanders
  • Reconstruction principles: Component separation - Jeffrey Janis 
  • Reconstruction principles: The open abdomen - Dominic Slade 
  • Q&A

4:05 PM - 4:10 PM

Break

4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

Pre-operative optimisation

  • Pre-operative optimisation - David Walker
  • Patient preparation: right patient, right operation, right time - Marja Boermeester
  • The role of the MDT - Oliver Warren
  • Q&A

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Industry Symposium

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Free paper session

CHAIRS: Sam Parker and Jeffrey Janis
5 x free paper sessions 

Submit your abstract for the poster or free paper sessions here

6:15 PM - 6:35 PM

Symposium

6:35 PM - 7:30 PM

Guidelines and registries

  • Guidelines update- Nadia Henriksen
  • Minimum data sets - Sam Parker
  • Accreditation of specialised centres for AWR - Fred Berrevoet
  • Q&A

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration and refreshments

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening plenary

9:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Video session - how do I do it?

  • Laparoscopic TAR - Salvador Morales-Conde
  • Reverse TAR - Miguel Ángel García-Ureña
  • Flank hernia - Yohann Renard
  • Minimal access - lateral anteria component separation - Lars Jørgensen
  • Q&A

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Industry symposium kindly supported by BD BARD

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:30 AM - 1:05 PM

The continued mesh conundrum

  • How does a new mesh come to market? Neil McGuire (Invited)
  • Economics of good decision making - Catherine Leonard
  • Methods of mesh closure - Dominic slade
  • Symposium kindly supported by Medtronic
  • Mesh selection - Marc Miserez
  • Q&A

1:05 PM - 2:15 PM

Lunch, posters and exhibition viewing

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Teaching an old dog new tricks

  • Port site and Spigelian hernia - Andrew de Beaux
  • IPOM in 2021 - Mike Scott
  • Update on guidelines for rectus diastasis repair - Pilar Hernandez and Agneta Montgomery
  • Perineal hernias - Willem Bemelman
  • Q&A

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Refreshments, posters and exhibition viewing

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Management of complications

  • I can't close the abdomen - Pramintha Chitsabesan
  • How to get out of trouble - Todd Heniford
  • Managing the infected mesh - Marja Boermeester
  • Symposium kindly supported by Telabio
  • Management of seroma - Jeffrey Janis 
  • Q&A

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Industry symposium kindly supported by Gore

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Keynote address: Art and the abdomen

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Networking reception

Join friends and colleagues for the networking drinks reception

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Aesthetics

  • The range of transplantation - Justin Broyles
  • Abdominal Lipoplasty - Alfred Hoya
  • Management of the post-pregnancy abdomen in the thin patient - Roy Hong
  • Q&A

10:25 AM - 11:05 AM

Surgery for the future

Chairs: Roy Hong & Igor Belyansky
 
  • Combining AR, AI and clinical collaboration - Nadine Hachach-Haram
  • Virtual reality and the modern surgeon - Manish Chand

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Morning Symposium

11:05 AM - 11:55 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:55 AM - 1:45 PM

The robotic revolution

  • How to start your robotics programme - Filip Muysoms
  • What's possible? Igor Belyansky
  • Laparoscopic vs robotic - Salvador Morales-Conde
  • I want a robot, what do I buy? Manish Chand
  • Q&A

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Summary of key points

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lunch and close of meeting