Programme 2021

Take a look at the programme for AWRE 2021. We have another fantastic line up of sessions and speakers. 
Additional speakers and sessions will be announced soon so register for programme updates - sign up
 

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration and refreshments

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome and introduction

Al Windsor and David Ross

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Reconstruction back to basics

  • Anatomy of the abdominal wall - Yohann Renard
  • Principles of soft tissue closure - Pari Mohanna
  • How to close the abdominal wall -  Jeffrey Janis
  • How to prepare the abdominal wall reconstruction - David Walker

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Morning symposium

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Perioperative risk management

  • The role of the MDT - Tom Grove
  • Reducing risk an overview - Chuck Butler
  • Pre-operative Optimisation - Marja Boermeester
  • Risk Reduction in the obese patient - Guy Slater

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Industry Symposium

12:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch, posters and exhibition viewing

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Guidelines and registries

  • Guidelines update - Nadia Henriksen
  • Minimum data sets - Sam Parker
  • How to select national unit/specialised centres - Fred Berrevoet

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Refreshments, poster and exhibition viewing

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Plastics back to basics

  •  Anatomy and blood supply - Niri Niranjan
  • Principles of flap construction for general surgeon - Niri Niranjan
  • Flap reconstruction of the abdominal wall - Paul Roblin
  • Principles of paniculectomy - Jeff Janis

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Symposium kindly supported by Gore

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Free paper session

CHAIRS: Sam Parker and Charles Butler
5 x free paper sessions 

Submit your abstract for the poster or free paper sessions here

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

AWR Europe 2021 welcome reception

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration and refreshments

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening plenary

9:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Video session - how do I do it?

  • Laparoscopic TAR - Salvador Morales-Conde
  • Reverse TAR - Miguel Ángel García-Ureña
  • Flank hernia - Yohann Renard
  • Minimal access - lateral anteria component separation - Lars Jørgensen

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:10 AM - 12:25 PM

The continued mesh conundrum

  • How does a new mesh come to market? TBC
  • Economics of good decision making  TBC
  • Methods of mesh closure - Dominic slade
  • Mesh selection - Todd Heniford

12:25 PM - 12:45 PM

Industry Symposium

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch, posters and exhibition viewing

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Symposium - teaching an old dog new tricks

  • Port site and spigelean hernia
  • IPOM in 2021
  • Update on guidelines for rectus diastasis repair - Pilar Hernandez and Agneta Montgomery
  • Perineal hernias 

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Refreshments, posters and exhibition viewing

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Management of complications

  • I can't close the abdomen - Pramintha Chitsabesan
  • How to get out of trouble - Todd Heniford
  • Managing the infected mesh - Marja Boermeester
  • Management of seroma - Jeffrey Janis 

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Keynote address: Art and the abdomen

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Industry symposium

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Networking reception

Join friends and colleagues for the networking drinks reception

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Aesthetics

  • The range of transplantation - Bohden Pomahac
  • Session TBC - Alfred Hoya
  • Management of the post-pregnancy abdomen in the thin patient - Roy Hong

10:25 AM - 11:05 AM

Surgery for the future

Chairs: Roy Hong & Igor Belyansky
 
  • Combining AR, AI and clinical collaboration - Nadine Hachach-Haram
  • Virtual reality and the modern surgeon - Manish Chand

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Morning Symposium

11:05 AM - 11:55 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:55 AM - 1:45 PM

The robotic revolution

  • How to start your robotics programme - Filip Muysoms
  • What's possible? Igor Belyansky
  • Laparoscopic vs robotic - Salvador Morales-Conde
  • I want a robot, what do I buy? Manish Chand

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Summary of key points

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lunch and close of meeting