AWRE Online Workshop Programme

All sessions are also made available on-demand for up to 4 months after the end of the conference, so no matter where you are from in the world you can watch the valuable sessions in your own time.

Watching on-demand will still entitle you to a personalised CPD certificate.

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9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Welcome and introduction

Al Windsor & David Ross

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Anatomy of the anterior abdominal wall

Professor Yohann Renard, Professor of Anatomy, University Hospital Reims

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

How to close the abdominal wall after laparotomy

Dominic Slade, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Salford Royal Hospital

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Why do hernias occur?

Ian Daniels FRCS, Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon, Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Principles of hernia repair; introduction to surgical planning and technique

David Sanders, Consultant upper GI Surgeon, North Devon Hospital

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM


11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Industry Symposium – supported by BD

11:25 AM - 11:45 AM


11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

How do you become an AWR surgeon?

Sam Parker, ST7 Colorectal Registrar, Croydon University Hospital

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM

The role of the specialist fellowship in training in AWR

Jenny Shao, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery & General Surgeon, Penn Medicine

12:10 PM - 12:20 PM

What are the key skills required of an AWR/hernia surgeon?

Frederik Berrevoet, Head of Department of General and HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, University Hospital Gent

12:20 PM - 12:35 PM

The role of an AWR team and how to establish one

Oliver Warren, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Imperial College London

12:35 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 1:50 PM


1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Why use a mesh - when and which one?

Marja Boermeester, Professor of surgery and clinical epidemiologist, Amsterdam UMC

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Industry Symposium – supported be Cook Biotech

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Principles of Abdominal Wall Imaging

Dr Andrew Plumb, Consultant Radiologist, University College London Hospitals & Honorary Associate Professor, University College London

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

What do I do if I cant close the abdomen?

Stella Smith, Consultant Emergency and General Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


4:00 PM - 4:20 PM


Jeff Janis, Plastic Surgeon, Ohio State University

4:20 PM - 4:40 PM

Principles of Component Separation; Different types and indications for their use

Naguib El-Muttardi, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM


5:00 PM - 5:10 PM

Close of day

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

The Role of Minimally invasive Surgery in AWR; Laparscopy and limitations

Salvador Morales-Conde, Head of the General, Digestive and Laparoscopic Surgery Unit, Hospital Quirónsalud Sagrado Corazón

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Robotics in AWR; What is their role and how to start training?

Mette Willaume, Bispebjerg Hospital

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 11:20 AM


11:20 AM - 11:40 AM


11:40 AM - 12:50 PM

Clinical Case Studies

12:50 PM - 1:00 PM

Why attend AWRE in Feb 2023