AWRE On-demand

AWRE Online was held on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th February 2021, and is now available to watch on-demand.

AWR Europe Chairs, Alastair Windsor and David Ross assembled some of the world's leading experts to give you insights into the latest research updates and surgical tips and tricks on the fundamentals of AWR.

This 'back to basics' online masterclass has been created for junior doctors, registrars, trainees and early career clinical researchers, but the sessions will be relevant to you no matter how experienced you are.
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Day 1



16:00-16:05 Welcome and introduction from the chairs
16:06-16:15 Opening Plenary
Recent research and clinical developments in AWR and what this means for future practice
Alastair Windsor and David Ross
16:15-16:40 In Conversation With: Todd Heniford
Updates from the USA
16:40-17:05 Symposium
Getting ahead and staying ahead as a Hernia surgeon – new accredited Virtual platforms for flexible ongoing learning
Morgan McMonagle & Alastiar Windsor

Symposium kindly supported by Medtronic
17:05-17:30 In Conversation With: Fred Berrevoet
Updates from Europe
17:30-17:45 Networking break
17:45-18:20 Surgical training video kindly provided by Cook Biotech
Abdominal anatomy - principles of component separation 
Mr Dominic Slade
18:20-18:50 Complex cases Q&A
Clinical case studies - How would you diagnose and treat? 
18:50 Virtual drinks and close of day 1

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Day 2




The mesh conundrum: How to choose a mesh 
Marja Boermeester
Talk kindly supported by BD BARD

16:30-16:55 In Conversation With: Nadia Henriksen and Lars Jørgensen 
Guidelines and data update
16:55-17:20 Symposium
Use of poly-4hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) mesh in chronic mesh infection Jose Bueno Lledó

Symposium kindly supported by BD BARD
17:20-17:45 In Conversation With: Jeffrey Janis
Plastics update
17:45-18.00 Networking break
18:00-18.30 Free paper session
Three abstracts have been selected for this free paper session. 
  1. Applying Abdominal Wall Reconstructive Techniques to the Challenging Abdomen in Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Breast Reconstruction - Molly Jakeman, UK

  2. Ventral Hernia Repair Using Autologous Fenestrated Cutis Graft is Comparable to Traditional Methods of Repair - Charles Mansour, USA

  3. Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: One-year Results from a Prospective, Multicenter, Blinded Randomized Controlled trial - Naila Dhanani, USA
18:30-19:00 Why attend AWRE in October 2021 and Europe 2022?
Alastair Windsor 
and David Ross
19:00 Close of day 2