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 

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration and refreshments

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 - Miguel Angel Garcia Urena

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Morning symposium kindly supported by Medtronic

Pseudomyxoma peritonei, Permacol and the patient: The safety and durability of Permacol when tumour infiltrates the abdominal wall

Speaker:

  • Brendon Moran, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Basingstoke, UK

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Establishing an AWR practice

  • The importance of the MDT - Oliver Warren
  • Establishing an AWR Unit - Srinivas Chintapatla and Praminthra Chitsabesan

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Perioperative management and minimising risk

  • Perioperative risk management - Marja Boermeester
  • Optimisation and peri-operative quality improvement - Todd Henniford
  • Pain management - Jeffrey Janis 

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunchtime Symposium kindly supported by Mesh Suture


Suturable Mesh: The Latest Advance in Abdominal Wall Closure 

Speaker: 

  • Greg Dumanian


1:30 PM - 2:40 PM

Lunch, posters and exhibition viewing

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 

4:05 PM - 4:15 PM

Are you getting the most out of your private medical indemnity insurance?

Joanne Staphnill, Partner, DWF Law LLP, Medico-legal advisor to clinicians via the Incision 'Hotline'

Kindly supported by Incision Indemnity

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Refreshments, poster and exhibition viewing

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Keynote Address: Congenital hernia repair

Joe Curry

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Symposium kindly supported by Gore


CAWR with GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement in Intestinal Failure Patients


Speakers:
  • Prof. Marja Boermeester
  • Mr. Dominic Slade

5:45 PM - 6:20 PM

Free paper session

CHAIRS: Michael Sugrue 

  • 17.45 – 17.52     Abdominal wall reconstruction for complex hernias using fully resorbable mesh: with more than 2 years follow up Mohammad Aburahmah

  • 17.52 – 17.59     The PROPHER study – Patient Reported Outcomes after Parastomal HErnia tReatment Sue Blackwell

  • 17.59 – 18.06     Delayed primary closure during complex abdominal wall reconstruction: outcomes and assessment of failures Eva Deerenberg

  • 18.06 – 18.13     Prospective multicenter single-arm clinical investigation of Phasix Mesh for high-risk midline incisional hernia repair: 24 month outcomes in patients in Europe Johannes Jeekel

  • 18.13 – 18.20   Variations in the management of the open abdomen in Great Britain and Ireland: a survey of practising surgeons Danette Wright

6:20 PM - 8:00 PM

AWR Europe 2020 welcome reception

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration and refreshments

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  

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:05 AM - 12:20 PM

Diastasis repair and Abdominoplasty

  • Should we operate on rectus diastasis? - Marc Miserez 
  • Post-partum changes of abdominal wall and their management – David Ross
  • How to manage rectus diastasis – Greg Dumanian
  • Panniculectomy in AWR: hurtful or helpful - Jeff Janis 

12:20 PM - 1:15 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

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunchtime symposium kindly supported by Tela Bio

The BRAVO Study Data and their early clinical experiences with OviTex® Reinforced Tissue Matrix in Complex Abdominal Wall Repair 

  • Marja Boermeester
  • Al Windsor

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Lunch, posters and exhibition viewing + DELPHI consensus

DELPHI consensus - Sloan Room 13.15-14.15

You are welcome to join a DELPHI consensus discussion on factors affecting management of complex abdominal wall hernias - organised by Tom Grove, MD Clinical Research Fellow to Mr Oliver Warren, Mr Christos Kontovounisios and Mr Alastair Windsor.

2:15 PM - 3:15 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 Belyansky

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Safety of meshes

  • View from MHRA - Neil Maguire 
  • View from British Hernia Society - Liam Horgan 
  • Legal advice: consent and pitfalls - Nick Baldock 

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Refreshments, posters and exhibition viewing

4:30 PM - 5:30 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

5:30 PM - 6:10 PM

The Great Debate: Biologics vs Bio-synthetics vs Synthetics

CHAIRS: Maurice Nahabedian and Micaela Piccoli 

Charles Butler    |    David Sanders    |    Maurice Nahebedian    |    Nadia Henriksen    |    David Ross    |    Giampiero Campenelli    | Jeff Janis    |    Andrew de Beaux    | Liam Horgan

6:10 PM - 6:55 PM

Symposium kindly supported by BARD


Phasix for AWR – a proven choice
Based on national registries and clinical trials

  • Micaela Piccoli
  • Pablo Ortega-Deballon
  • Ferdinand Koeckerling
  • Hans Jeekel

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Networking reception kindly supported by BD BARD

Join friends and colleagues for the networking drinks reception kindly sponsored by

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Vascularised reconstruction

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

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Morning Symposium kindly supported by Dynamesh


Material matters


Speaker: 
  • Axel Dievernich

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Keynote Address

Keynote Address: History and future of robotic surgery Barry Greene

12:45 PM - 2:50 PM

Non-Surgical Component Separation Mini-Symposium

  • Botox and abdominal wall reconstruction in 2020 - Fred Berrevoet
  • Pneumoperitoneum - Yohan Renard 
  • Flap repair - Andrew de Beaux

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary of key points

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Lunch and close of meeting