Wednesday 5th, February 2020 08.00-16.00

Evelyn Cambridge Surgical Training Centre

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - please email the address below to be added to the waiting list. 

Please note
- this free course is only available to AWR Europe attendees - you must register for the conference before you can apply for the cadaveric course 

Abdominal wall reconstruction and complex hernia repairs have advanced rapidly in recent years; it can be hard to keep up. A variety of surgical options exist and understanding which operation offers the most functional and aesthetic outcome whilst aiming to reduce serious post-operative complications and potential re-operation is imperative.

Programme coming soon

Objectives of the course

Our one day course will review the anatomy of the abdominal wall, preoperative considerations and patient optimisation, reconstructive modalities for abdominal wall defects, with special attention to component separation techniques. Alternatives to component separation, device selection and placement, and salvage options will also be evaluated.

This will be followed by a cadaveric dissection lab, giving delegates an opportunity to review these techniques with our expert Faculty.

The intention is to provide an atmosphere to foster collaboration, sharing of ideas and experiences related to AWR.

The course will provide an interactive educational experience and is best suited to surgeons involved in abdominal wall reconstruction, although senior trainees with a specialist interest will be considered.


Accommodation the night before: Tuesday 4th February 2020
Dinner on Tuesday 4th February 2020
Transport from the hotel to the Evelyn Cambridge Surgical Training Centre
Transport from the training centre to London on 5th February, for the start of AWR Europe 2020


Registration is currently open. The number of delegates allowed on the cadaveric dissection lab is limited.

Please note registration is currently open to senior trainees (ST 7&8) and consultant surgeons. If you fall outside these parameters, please feel free to express interest and we can keep you in mind for future courses or cancellations.

To register your interest in the course and to obtain a pre-registration questionnaire, please send an inquiry via email to A pre-registration questionnaire will be sent to you.

After you return your pre-registration questionnaire, your registration for AWRE Europe 2020 will be verified before your cadaveric dissection lab registration is accepted. 

After acceptance of your registration in the cadaveric dissection lab, you will be sent a confirmation email with further details.

You can find the programme here.