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Cadaveric Training Course

2023 details are coming soon!



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.

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.