BHS conference 2020
Join us for the Virtual BHS Conference on 2nd and 3rd November
The British Hernia Society will now be running its 11th Conference virtually on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd November 2020.
The theme of the conference is ‘Improving our patients’ outcomes after hernia surgery’.
The programme features a wide range of topics up for discussion and includes specialists from Europe and the Lichtenstein Hernia Centre in the USA.
The conference is aimed at general surgeons and trainees as well as specialist hernia surgeons.
It is open to BHS Members only and is free to attend. Membership of BHS is free and you can become a member here.
Registration is now open and will close on Wednesday 28th October.
Abstracts can be submitted for presentation in the Free Paper and Virtual Posters session. The word count is 250 words. The deadline for submission is 31st September 2020. Abstracts should be submitted by email to:
Day 1: Monday 2nd Nov
Online registration/ login to platform
Chairs: B Stephenson, D Sanders, L Horgan
9.00 Welcome from the congress organisers and format B Stephenson and D Sanders
Session 1: Primary Ventral Hernia
Chairs: A Bhargava, A Sheen, Trainee tbc
09.10 Top tips: anatomy of the abdominal wall Y Renard
09.30 How to manage a ventral hernia when there is also a divarication? C Stabilini
10.00 Ventral hernia guidelines – what should we all be doing? N Henriksen
10.20 Umbilical hernias, when should we use a mesh? A Montgomery
10.20 – 10.50 Panel discussion and questions from the audience
Session 2: Free paper session 1 – including research grant winners and travelling fellowship
Chairs: A de Beaux D Light
12.30 -13.30 Break
Session 3: Inguinal hernia
Chairs: B Stephenson, S Smith
13.30 The surgeon as a prognostic factor B East
13.50 How to assess post herniorraphy groin pain M Pawlak
14.10 How to treat post herniorraphy groin pain D Chen
14.30-15.00 Panel discussion and questions from the audience
Session 4: Chair: L Horgan, A Kingsnorth
16.30 – 17.10 Key note lecture: Top tips in hernia surgery: How to make our patients outcomes better D Chen
17.10-17.30 Panel discussion and questions from the audience
Panel: D Sanders, D Chen, A Windsor, L Horgan, A Kingsnorth
9.00-9.20 Presidential Address and BHS Registry L Horgan
Session 5: Trainee prize presentations
Chairs: M Simons, M Miserez
9.20 – 10.00
Session 6: Incisional Hernia
Chairs: Ali, Sanders, Trainee tbc
10.30 What to do before you operate S Parker
10.50 Disasters in incisional hernia repair and how to avoid them 1? A Windsor
11.10 Disasters in incisional hernia repair and how to avoid them 2? D Slade
11.30 Managing loss of domain – Botox F Berrevoet
11.50 Managing loss of domain – component separation M Miserez
12.10 Managing loss of domain – peritoneal flaps A de Beaux
12.30 – 13.00 Panel discussion and questions from the audience
14.00 – 14.20 BHS Quiz with online voting B Stephenson
Session 7: Complex cases
14.20-15.10 Panel discussion: Email/ video content in complex cases and panel will discuss what they would do?
S Morales Condes, F Berrevoet, A de Beaux, W Reinpold, D Slade
Session 8: Outcomes
Chairs: M Pawlak, L Horgan
15.10-15.30 Core outcomes in ventral hernia S Parker
15.30-15.50 Reporting Outcomes in hernia surgery N Smart
15.50 – 16.00 Delphi results Michael Wilson
16.00-16.20 Patient perspectives – what outcomes should we measure Sue Blackwell
16.20 – 16.40 Panel discussion and questions from the audience
Close: 16.40 – 17.00 Prize presentation and close