3-5 February 2022 | Royal College of Physicians, London 
AWR Europe will be back as an in-person conference in February 2022.

It will enable surgeons from around the world to reunite for the first time in 2 years. Join us in London for 3 days of networking, sharing knowledge and learning from the experts.

What's more, attendees will be able to watch video recordings of the sessions on-demand after the conference for a period of 6 months.


The conference programme has been CPD accredited for 18 CPD/CME credits.

Our Covid-19 safety measures will ensure a healthy, positive environment - click here for details and for updated travel guidance.

Take a look at the Faculty for 2022

Andrew de Beaux MD, FRCSEd, MBChB, FEBS AWS

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon

Igor Belyansky

Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland

Director of AWR Program and Chief of General Surgery

Frederik Berrevoet

Ghent University Hospital

Medical Director of the Department for General and HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Marja Boermeester

Department of Surgery, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location AMC, Amsterdam, NL

Professor of Surgery

Charles Butler MD, FACS

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Chairman and Tenured Professor of Plastic Surgery

Todd Heniford MD, FACS

Cleveland Clinic and Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C

Professor of Surgery and Director of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Carolinas Hernia Center

Dominic Slade MBChB FRCS

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK

Consultant general, colorectal, abdominal wall and intestinal failure surgeon and the Chair of the Division of Surgery

Jeffrey Janis

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery

Salvador Morales

University Hospital "Virgen del Rocío"

Chief of the Unit of Innovation in Minimally Invasive Surgery

David Ross

Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Oliver Warren

Surgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Colorectal Surgeon and Clinical Director

Alastair Windsor

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & HCA Healthcare UK

Consultant Surgeon

“I think I can say without exaggeration that it was the best conference I’ve ever been to”

Comus Whalan, Consultant Surgeon, Australia

"To have the mixture between plastic and hernia surgery is a win-win curriculum, since there is such a mixture in clinical practice. Al and David sets the tone of the congress in a very caring and professional way to make people feel welcome. So out of 10 points I will say 15."

Agneta Montgomery, Consultant Surgeon, Sweden

“What an incredible meeting! Perhaps the most engaging and balanced meeting I have been to yet on AWR!”

John Fischer, Assistant Professor of Surgery, USA

"Thank you for organising such an interesting conference - we feel lucky to have taken part. The presentations from such prominent specialists will allow us to take a fresh look at problems in abdominal surgery and help us to improve the results of patient treatment."

Prof Okunov & Dr Marupov, Tashkent Medical Academy, Uzbekistan

"This was a truly memorable meeting, with the right speakers in the right venue at the right time. It seems to really click with the audience and there was a great atmosphere."

Plastic Surgeon, London


Highlights from AWR Europe 2020