Day 1:    Monday 2nd November  2020


0800       Registration and coffee

Opening address

0900       Welcome from the congress organisers                                         Brian Stephenson & David Sanders

0920       Presidential address                                                                            Liam Horgan


Inguinal hernia

Chairs: Brian Stephenson & Stella Smith

0940       The surgeon as a prognostic factor                                                  Barbora East

1000       How to assess post herniorraphy groin pain                                  Maciej Pawlak

1020       How to treat post herniorraphy groin pain                                    David Chen

1040       Break and industry exhibition


Chairs: Liam Horgan & Andrew Kingsnorth

1110       Key note lecture:

Top tips in hernia surgery:
How to make our patients outcomes better                  David Chen

1210       Questions and answers

Panel: David Sanders, David Chen, Al Windsor, Liam Horgan


1230       Lunch and industry presentation


Primary Ventral Hernia

Chairs: Aman Bhargava, Aali Sheen, & Trainee representative

1330       Top tips: anatomy of the abdominal wall                                       Yohann Renard

1350       How to manage a ventral hernia when there is also
a divarication?                                                                                      Cesare Stabilini

1410       Ventral hernia guidelines – what should we all be doing?          Nadia Henriksen

1430       Umbilical hernias, when should we use a mesh?                          Agneta Montgomery

1450       Laparoscopic repairs:  does mesh belong in the abdominal cavity? For and against debate

Salvadore Morlaes Conde (For)                                                                            Duncan Light (Against)


1530       Break and poster exhibition


1530       Free paper session 1 – including research grant winners and travelling fellowship

Chairs: Andrew de Beaux & Duncan Light


1630       BHS Quiz
Brian Stephenson


1700       Drinks reception


Day 2:    Tuesday 3rd November 2018

0900       Trainee prize presentations (x10)

Chairs: Maarten Simons, Marc Miserez


1100       Break and industry exhibition


Incisional Hernia

Chairs: Aali Sheen, David Sanders, Trainee

1130       What to do before you operate                                                       Sam Parker

1150       Disasters in incisional hernia repair and how to avoid them?    Al Windsor

1210       Disasters in incisional hernia repair and how to avoid them?    Dominic Slade

1230       Managing loss of domain – Botox                                                    tbc

1250       Managing loss of domain – component separation                      Marc Miserez

1310       Managing loss of domain – peritoneal flaps                                   Andrew de Beaux


1330       Lunch and industry presentation


1430       Panel discussion: Email/ video content in complex cases
and panel will discuss what they would do

Panel:Salvadore Morales Condes, Andrew de Beaux, Liam Horgan, Wolfgan Reinpold



1510       Reporting Outcomes in hernia surgery                                           Neil Smart

1530       Delphi results                                                                                       Michael Wilson

1540       Patient perspectives – what outcomes should we measure       Sue Blackwell


1550       Prize presentation and close