Programme

Key themes for 2020: 

  • Perioperative management and minimising risk
  • Vascularised reconstruction
  • Video conferencing: component separation
  • Diastasis repair
  • Safety of meshes
  • Establishing an AWR practice
  • Abdominoplasty and panniculectomy
  • Non-Surgical Component Separation Mini-Symposium
  • Managing the open abdomen
  • The role of the multidisciplinary team
  • Parastomal hernias symposium
  • Complex hernias
  • Abdominal wall transplantation
  • The Great Debate: biologics vs synthetics
   
Programme outline 

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

What's new in the abdominal wall

  • International classification of abdominal wall planes - Sam Parker
  • The ‘tell’ of the pre-op CT Scan - Todd Heniford
  • Anatomy of the transversalis fascia – Yohan Renard
  • The surgery of the transversalis fascia 

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Symposium

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Establishing an AWR practice

  • The importance of the MDT - Oliver Warren
  • Why surgery has become a multidisciplinary event - David Walker
  • Establishing an AWR Unit - Praminthra 'Chitz' Chitsabesan and Srinivas Chintapatla

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Perioperative management and minimising risk

  • Perioperative risk management - Marja Boermeester
  • Bariatric management of the obese hernia patient - Andrew Jenkinson
  • Optimisation and pre-operative management - David Walker
  • Pain management - Jeffrey Janis 

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunchtime Symposium

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

Keynote Address: Integrating quality of life into practice for complex hernia

John Fischer

3:10 PM - 4:05 PM

Managing the open abdomen

  • Methods of closure and staged closure - Dominic Slade 
  • Choosing the right mesh - Marja Boermeester
  • Abdominal compartment syndrome - Michael Sugrue 

4:35 PM - 4:55 PM

Keynote Address: Congenital hernia repair

Joe Curry

4:55 PM - 5:25 PM

Symposium

5:25 PM - 5:55 PM

Free paper session

To be in with a chance of presenting your paper, submit your abstract at the following link:

www.awreurope.com/abstracts

8:45 AM - 10:35 AM

Component separation

  • Component separation long-term outcomes -Todd Heniford 
The video conference: component separation
  • Lateral Hernia: reverse TAR 
  • MIS Rives Stoppa repair - Igor Belyansky
  • Anterior Component Separation: still a good option? Alastair Windsor
  • MIS TAR - Igor Belyansky  

11:05 AM - 12:15 PM

Mini Symposium: Parastomal hernias

  • New insights into parastomal hernia repair – are we moving forwards - Fred Berrevoet 
  • Parastomal hernia prevention: do we have a consensus? - Agneta Montgomery 
  • Robotic Parastomal - Igor Benyansky

11:45 AM - 12:35 PM

Complex hernias

  • Post-transplant hernias - David van Dellen
  • Flank hernias - Giampiero Campenelli 
  • Repair of post-TRAM/DIEP flap - Charles Butler
  • Post-cholecystectomy - Andrew de Beaux

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunchtime Symposium

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Diastasis repair and Abdominoplasty

  • Should we operate on rectus diastasis? - Marc Miserez 
  • Post-partum diastasis repair
  • Massive weight loss and contouring post pregnancy 
  • Panniculectomy in AWR: hurtful or helpful - Jeff Janis 

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Mesh update

  • Synthetic mesh in the contaminated field - Charles Butler
  • How to choose a mesh - Mark Miserez
  • Review of newer meshes - David Sanders 
  • Mesh or no mesh – review of the Danish database - Nadia Henriksen

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Safety of meshes

  • View from MHRA - Neil Maguire 
  • View from British Hernia Society
  • Legal advice: consent and pitfalls - Nick Baldock 
The Great Debate: biologics vs synthetics

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Symposium

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Vascularised reconstruction

  • Transplantation: psychosocial predictors and general applications - Simon Talbot 
  • Abdominal wall transplant 
  • Perineum reconstruction - Joannis Constantinides 
  • Soft tissue coverage including flaps for large defects - Charles Butler 
  • Abdominoplasty and diastasis recti - Maurice Nahabedian

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Morning Symposium

12:15 PM - 12:15 PM

Keynote Address

12:45 PM - 2:50 PM

Non-Surgical Component Separation Mini-Symposium

  • Non-Surgical Component Separation - Fred Berrevoet
  • Pneumoperitoneum - Yohan Renard 
  • Flap repair - Andrew de Beaux