Provisional program

Provisional Program

10th Hernia Conference

5th and 6th November 2018

British Hernia Society


Monday 5 November

Management of the abdominal wall in the emergency setting


Welcome. A de Beaux, UK

Primary closure of the emergency laparotomy. Filip Muysoms, Belgium

Lessons from the HART study. Jared Torkington, UK

How to manage the acute hernia/deep wound dehiscence/burst abdomen. Chris Lewis, UK

A personal view of emergency hernia surgery. Nebil Behar, UK

How do you approach a female with an acute swelling in the groin? Bruce Tulloh, UK

What’s the role of laparoscopic surgery in the emergency hernia? Liam Horgan, UK

When do I decide to leave the abdomen open? Nikhil Misra, UK

Industry symposium

Sir Astley Cooper lecture. Reflections on the open abdomen. Where did we start and where have we got to? Rao Ivatury, USA

EHS open abdomen guidelines. Manuel Lopez-Cano, Spain

The open abdomen registry – lessons learnt. Federico Coccolini, Italy

Open abdomen in the battlefield. S McKechnie, UK

How to manage the open abdomen with a fistula? Jonathon Epstein, UK

Open abdomen and mesh fascial traction closure techniques. Ulf Petersson, Sweden

Clinical case scenarios and discussion. D Damaskos UK, Chris Lewis, UK.

Management of the late open abdomen, and reconstruction of the ‘healed’ open abdomen. A de Beaux, UK

How do I decide on and undertake component separation for abdominal wall reconstruction. Al Windsor, UK

The infamous BHS quiz. Brian Stephenson, UK







Tuesday 6 November

8.40 Industry symposium

AWR deserves MDT status. D Sanders, UK

PROMS and hernia. Are we asking the right questions? N Smart, UK

What should a British Hernia Registry look like – what should we measure? S Parker, UK

As a patient, let me tell you what hernia surgeons should measure! TBC

Sexy, media and medicine: breaking down the abdominal wall. Nicola Dames, UK

Confessions of a medical rep. R Hodgkinson, UK

CE marking of mesh, the changing face of industry standards explained – and it does matter to YOU! TBC

How I approach the patient with a hernia who does not want a mesh repair. P Driscoll, UK

How I approach a patient with groin pain and no overt hernia. A Sheen, UK

What are the limits of groin hernia surgery under LA? M Pawlak, UK

Guidelines – do they help or hinder clinical decisions? J Kinsella, UK

6 best oral video/poster presentations for the Brendan Devlin Prize

The IPOM technique has few indications now. A Bhargava, UK

Minimally invasive techniques to keep the mesh out of the abdominal cavity in ventral hernia repair . TBC

What’s the big deal with robotic hernia surgery. Filip Muysoms, Belgium

4pm Presentation of prizes and close of meeting. A de Beaux, Liam Horgan.