AWRE Online Workshop for Trainees

1st & 2nd October 2021

After the success of AWRE Online in February, we will be running a second online event in October 2021.

This online workshop will be relevant for trainees, junior surgeons, and for experienced surgeons who would like a refresh.

The online workshop will focus on the fundamentals of AWR surgery, from anatomy and pre-operative assessment through principles of abdominal wall closure and plastic surgery approaches, finishing with advice on how to manage the complex abdominal wound and practical, real life case examples. 

All sessions will be accessible on-demand for up to 6 months, so that trainees and junior surgeons from all over the world will be able to refer back to the valuable content in their own time.

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10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

Welcome and introduction

Al Windsor & David Ross

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM


11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Using clinical data to choose the right mesh for my complex abdominal wall reconstruction patients, kindly supported by GORE

Marja Boermeester, Professor of Surgery, Amsterdam UMC

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Reinforced Biologic Mesh to the Rescue - Why? When? How? A 5 Year Clinical Experience, kindly supported by Telebio

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM


2:35 PM - 2:55 PM

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM


4:45 PM - 5:05 PM

Industry symposium, kindly supported by BARD - Abdominal wall reconstruction in contaminated fields – Handle with care, Dr Fernando Ferreira, TBC

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM

How to manage the complex abdominal wound

Marja Boermeester, Professor of Surgery, Amsterdam UMC

5:50 PM - 6:00 PM

Close of day one

AWRE Online Faculty

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

Jeff Janis

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery

David Ross

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

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Alastair Windsor

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & HCA Healthcare UK

Consultant Surgeon

David Sanders

North Devon District Hospital

Consultant Upper GI and Abdominal Wall Surgeon

Dimitris Damaskos

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Consultant General Surgeon

Andrew de Beaux

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Todd Heniford

Carolinas Hernia Center, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Professor of Surgery, Chief – GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director

Marja Boermeester

Amsterdam UMC

Professor of Surgery

Dr Charles E. Butler

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre

Tenured Professor and Chairman

Maleeha Mugal

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon