Programme

The preliminary 2023 programme is now available!

Check out the full preliminary programme for AWRE 2023!
Please note that this is subject to change.
 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration and lunch

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM

Welcome to AWRE 2023

David Ross and Al Windsor

1:10 PM - 2:15 PM

Understanding what the abdominal wall looks like

  • Anatomy of the Linea Alba, Yohann Renard
  • Imaging of the abdominal wall
  • 3D imaging of the abdominal wall
  • Discussion and Q&A

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

Industry Symposium

2:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Keynote: Why do we get hernias?

David Sanders

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Consulting with patients: a view from different countries and specialities

  • UK – General Surgeon, Andrew De Beaux
  • Europe
  • USA, Todd Heniford
  • UK – Plastic Surgeon, David Ross
  • Discussion

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Industry Symposium

4:50 PM - 5:20 PM

Keynote: Physiotherapy of the AWR patient

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM

Summary and close of day 1

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Evening reception

A range of canapes and drinks available for all delegates.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM

Keynote: Deep Vein Thrombosis

9:25 AM - 9:45 AM

Industry Symposium

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Key principles of hernia repair

  • What to do if you can’t close the abdomen
  • Techniques for component separation, Praminthra Chitsabesan
  • TBC
  • Discussion

10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

Keynote: Complex abdominal wall reconstruction

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM

Understanding mesh

  • Should we be using mesh? What are the alternatives, Marja Boermeester
  • Liquid mesh and novel approaches, Barbora East
  • When mesh goes wrong
  • Discussion

12:25 PM - 12:45 PM

Industry symposium

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

MHRA – How do we approve and regulate products

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Keynote: how to finance a product from conception to production

1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Lunch

2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Free paper session

The AWR Free Paper will open for submissions in September. There will also be poster opportunities available - more information coming soon.

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

Update from free paper winner at AWRE 2022

Olivia Smith

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Keynote: Abdominal compartment syndrome: avoidance, diagnosis, and treatment

4:25 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel: The use of Botox – when, where and why?

Yohann Renard, & more

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Keynote

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM

Summary and close of day

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakfast and refreshments

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Robotics & AI in AWR Surgery

  • Making the transition from laparoscopic to robotic repair
  • Artificial intelligence in AWR surgery
  • Discussion

10:35 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel: future changes in AWR treatment

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Industry symposium

11:45 AM - 12:10 PM

Keynote: AW surgery - anaesthesia and pain blocks

12:10 PM - 12:55 PM

Parastomal hernias

  • The decision tree to the operation, Todd Heniford
  • TBC
  • TBC
  • Discussion

12:55 PM - 1:15 PM

Nutrition in the AWR patient

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Lunch

2:15 PM - 2:40 PM

Keynote: Liposuction

Mark Ho-Asjoe

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Industry symposium

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Management of recurrent hernia

  • Mega failure hernias, Todd Heniford
  • TBC  
  • TBC
  • Discussion

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Summary and close of conference