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EHS/BHS Congress 2022

20th -22nd April 2022, Manchester

The board of the British hernia society would like to highly recommend that you set aside the dates 20-22nd of April 2022, so that you can register and attend the European Hernia Society Congress in Manchester.

The BHS is delighted that the EHS has chosen Manchester for its 2022 meeting which is entirely due to the hard work of the BHS Secretary Professor Aali Sheen and his local organizing committee in Manchester.

This will be the first hernia congress in the U.K after we leave the EU and it will therefore be so important for us in the U.K to show that we are very much a part of Europe especially from our perspective as clinicians and surgeons. Across Europe U.K surgeons have played a major role in developing the innovative concepts in hernia surgery with particular involvement in international guidelines and large multicenter randomised trials.

This meeting will be set in one of Europe’s leading cities of culture with a large diverse European as well as multi-cultural and ethnic population housing some of the UKs finest restaurants and hotels.

Professor Sheen is the Congress chair and will be looking to have a diverse faculty from the UK and internationally covering many new as well as historical controversies in hernia surgery with a proposed courtroom drama and debates on mesh v non-mesh repairs.

The program will be examining the latest in hernia mesh technology and scientific advances, as well as providing ample learning opportunities for trainees with video sessions and possibly live operating.

We hope to have the largest presentation of oral abstracts in the history of the EHS, thereby encouraging participation from trainees to further their development with international presentations.

The BHS will not run a separate annual general meeting in 2022 but will instead make the Manchester EHS Congress it’s main focus in 2022.

Expected schedule

Registration opens                            1st September 2021

Abstract deadline                              7th January 2022

Congress dates                                  BHS Education Seminars 19th April 2022

Meeting                                              20-22nd April 2022

Local Organising Committee

Prof Aali Sheen Chair

Prof Gordon Carlson

Mr Dominic Slade

Mr Saurabh Jamdar

Mr Nick Stylianides

Mr Panagiotis Stathakis Mr Paul Goldsmith