ASGBI: May 1-3, 2013, Glasgow
ASGBI 2013 Congress Microsite: www.asgbi.org.uk/glasgow2013
We have a very exciting session at this years ASGBI conference, with a galaxy of provocative and knowledgable star speakers.
Friday 3rd May 11am in the Boisdale Room – click here to find out more information about the British Hernia Society Symposium.
Professsor Hans Jeekel is Professor of Surgery at Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is an internationally recognized expert on hernias, particularly incisional hernia, with over 400 peer-reviewed publications. He is senior author of probably the only randomized study of incisional hernia repair. He is going to give us the benefit of his experience and his insightful views on incisional hernia surgery.
Professor Marc Miserez is editor in chief of the journal HERNIA and is going to update us on what’s new in incisional hernia repair. Marc runs a very busy unit in Leuwen, Belgium, and is involved in the EHS LAPSIS Incisional hernia trial.
Prof. Dr. Ralf-Dieter Hilgers is head of the Department of Medical Statistics (IMSA) at the Medical Faculty, RWTH Aachen University. His research interest is in optimal design of experiments, randomization procedures and clinical trials. He gives biostatistical advice to clinical and experimental trials and is a reviewer for methodological and clinical journals with the main focus on surgical trials. He is going to tell us how to interpret the often less than transparent results that we see published in surgical articles, and hopefully give us some tips on how to get our hernia articles published
Andrew deBeaux, Consultant Surgeon, Edinburgh. British Hernia Centre board member and academic secretary. Needs no introduction – always a stimulating and challenging speaker, particularly when wearing his kilt. Here throwing down the gauntlet with a provocative title.
David Sanders, Surgeon, South West Peninsula. He was co-chair of the NHS Commissioning Guidance for Groin Hernia Surgery and is widely published in the field of hernia surgery. His MD thesis is on hernia mesh morphology and reducing infection risk after abdominal wall hernia repair.
Combined BHS / EHS meeting | Edinburgh | 2014
The 2014 European Hernia Society meeting will be held in Edinburgh, which Andrew DeBeaux tendered for and won (against stiff opposition). Andrew will be the local organiser.