Wednesday 3rd, February 2021 08.00-16.00

Evelyn Cambridge Surgical Training Centre

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 techniques and complex ventral 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.

Objectives of the course

Our training course will review the anatomy of the abdominal wall, preoperative considerations and patient optimisation, and reconstructive modalities for abdominal wall defects with special attention to component separation techniques. You will also gain an appreciation for true tissue remodeling, the surgical alternatives to component separation, and learn different considerations for device selection and placement. Salvage options and an MDT discussion with real-world cases will also be presented.

Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning lectures will be followed by a cadaveric dissection lab, giving delegates an opportunity to review and practice 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 the dissection lab: Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Dinner and evening lecture on Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Transport from the hotel to the Evelyn Cambridge Surgical Training Centre.
Transport from the training centre to London on 3rd February, for the start of AWR Europe 2021


Registration is currently open. The number of delegates allowed on the course 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 2021 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 once it becomes available.