Programme

The 2023 programme has not yet been finalised. Please see what the 2022 programme looked like below.

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7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration and refreshments

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome and introduction

Al Windsor and David Ross

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Back to basics: Reconstruction of the abdominal wall

  • Anatomy of the abdominal wall - Yohann Renard
  • Principles of soft tissue closure - Jeffrey Janis
  • How to close the abdominal wall - Rene Fortelny​​
  • Q&A

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM

Industry symposium

Informed consent 2022, the evolving patient journey how will we respond
Al Windsor

10:10 AM - 10:45 AM

Reconstruction - reconstruction best practice

Stephen Kovac

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Break

11:15 AM - 12:20 PM

Perioperative risk management

  • The role of the MDT - Oliver Warren
  • Reducing risk: an overview- Charles Butler
  • Patient preparation: right patient, right operation, right time - Marja Boermeester
  • Q&A

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Industry Symposium

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

What I now know about AWR

Chuck Butler

1:00 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
  • Accreditation of specialised centres for AWR - Fred Berrevoet
  • Q&A

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Principle of AW reconstruction

  • Principles of flap construction for general surgeon - David Ross
  • Blood supply of skin and flaps - Nira Niranjan
  • Principles of panniculectomy - Jeff Janis
  • Principles of component separation - Charles Butler
  • Q&A

4:50 PM - 5:20 PM

Industry symposium

CAWR: How the expert’s make decisions in the management and treatment of complex patients 
Moderator: Al Windsor
Faculty: Marja Boermeester, Dominic Slade, Miguel Angel Garcia Urena

5:20 PM - 6:00 PM

Free paper session

CHAIRS: Sam Parker and Jeffrey Janis
4 x free paper sessions 

Submit your paper here

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome reception

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration and refreshments

8:40 AM - 10:00 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
  • Q&A

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Industry symposium kindly supported by BD BARD

Phasix (P4HB) – clinical experience
Yohann Renard & Alastair Windsor

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

AW: The next generation, panel discussion

Todd Heniford, Andrew De Beaux, Mark Miserez

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

The continued mesh conundrum

  • How does a new mesh come to market? Neil WAtson (Invited)
  • Economics of good decision making - Catherine Leonard
  • Methods of mesh closure - Dominic slade
  • Mesh selection - Marc Miserez
  • Q&A

12:45 PM - 1:05 PM

Industry symposium

Science behind the mesh
Chair: Barbora East

- Introduction - Barbora East
- Mesh technology - Olivier Lefranc
- Surgeon's expectations - David Sanders
- Q&A

1:05 PM - 1:15 PM

Industry symposium

Is OVITEX Mesh your saviour in distress
Marja Boermeester

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Lunch and exhibition viewing

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Teaching an old dog new tricks

  • Port site and Spigelian hernia - Andrew de Beaux
  • IPOM in 2021 - Eva Deerenberg
  • Update on guidelines for rectus diastasis repair - Pilar Hernandez, Nadia Henrikson and Agneta Montgomery
  • Q&A

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Industry symposium

Long term outcomes of Pelvic and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction using a Bovine ADM from a Complex Cancer Centre’s Experience
Professor Alex Mirnezami

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Keynotes

- Contemplating the naval - John Fischer

- Management of the post-pregnancy abdomen in low BMI patients: too much or not enough - Roy Hong

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

4:20 PM - 5:30 PM

Management of complications

  • Managing the infected mesh - Marja Boermeester
  • I can't close the abdomen - Pramintha Chitsabesan
  • How to get out of trouble - Todd Heniford
  • Management of seroma - John Fischer 
  • Q&A

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Keynote address: Art and the abdomen

Nigel Spivy

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking reception

Join friends and colleagues for the networking drinks reception

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

AW The Future

  • The range of transplantation - Justin Broyles
  • Q&A

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Industry Symposium

The pathway to Robotics 
Mark Slack and Justin Collins

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Combining AR, AI and clinical collaboration

Chair: Roy Hong
  • Combining AR, AI and clinical collaboration - Nadine Hachach-Haram
  • Virtual reality and the modern surgeon - Manish Chand
  • Integrating future technology into contemporary hernia practice - Todd Heniford
  • Q&A

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The robotic revolution

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

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Closing comments and take-away messages

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch and close of meeting