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25–26 MARCH 2022

TRUTHS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS

ADVANCING THE WORLD OF HERNIA REPAIR

TRUTHS, MYTHS
AND LEGENDS

ADVANCING THE WORLD
OF HERNIA REPAIR

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25–26 MARCH 2022

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Announcement

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the 1st Hybrid International Hernia Symposium, on the 25th and 26th March 2022 on HerniaU.com; our educational platform for Hernia surgery.

Under the umbrella of our slogan this year – Truths, Myths and Legends in hernia surgery – we have developed an exciting agenda for 2022.

Over two consecutive days our well-known speakers will share their best daily practise in Inguinal, Ventral, Hiatal Hernia Repair, and Hernia Prevention.

EVENT Moderators
Ralph
RalphLorenz
Medical director and owner of private practice 3CHIRURGEN, Berlin, Germany
25 March 2022
Cesare
CesareStabilini
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Genova, School of Medicine, Genova, Italy
25 march 2022
Dimitris
DimitrisTheodorou
Head Upper GI Surgery Unit​, Hippocratic General Hospital of Athens, Greece
26 march 2022
Miguel Ángel
Miguel ÁngelGarcía-Ureña
Medical Director of the General and Gastro-intestinal Surgery Department, University Hospital del Henares, Madrid, Spain
26 march 2022
Ralph
RalphLorenz
Medical director and owner of private practice, 3CHIRURGEN, Berlin, Germany
25 March 2022
Cesare
CesareStabilini
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Genova, School of Medicine, Genova, Italy
25 March 2022
Dimitris
DimitrisTheodorou
Head Upper GI Surgery Unit​, Hippocratic General Hospital of Athens, Greece
26 March 2022
Miguel Ángel
Miguel ÁngelGarcía-Ureña
Medical Director of the General and Gastro-intestinal Surgery Department, University Hospital del Henares, Madrid, Spain
26 March 2022
INGUINAL SESSION SPEAKERS
Marc
MarcSoler
Visceral, general and parietal surgeon, Clinique Saint-Jean, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
Ralph
RalphLorenz
Medical director and owner of private practice, 3CHIRURGEN, Berlin, Germany
Willem
WillemAkkersdijk
Vascular surgeon, St. Jansdal Hospital, Harderwijk, Netherlands
Tim
TimTollens
General Surgeon, Bonheiden – Imelda Hospital, Bonheiden, Belgium
Marc
MarcSoler
Visceral, general and parietal surgeon, Clinique Saint-Jean, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
Ralph
RalphLorenz
General surgeon, 3CHIRURGEN Center, Berlin, Germany
Willem
WillemAkkersdijk
Vascular surgeon, St. Jansdal Hospital, Harderwijk, Netherlands
Tim
TimTollens
General Surgeon, Bonheiden – Imelda Hospital, Bonheiden, Belgium
Gabriel
GabrielOliveira
General Surgeon, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal
Gabriel
GabrielOliveira
General Surgeon, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal
INGUINAL SESSION AGENDA

Friday, March 25, 2022
12:40 13:30 EET

Moderator
Ralph Lorenz

Friday, March 25, 2022
12:40 13:30 EET

Moderator
Ralph Lorenz

Time Description Speaker
12:40 12:50 Anatomy and history of the groin area Marc Soler
12:50 13:00 Education and training in groin hernia Willem Akkersdijk
13:00 13:10 Complications and limitations in open and lap inguinal hernia repair Tim Tollens
13:10 13:20 Guidelines and guidance update Ralph Lorenz
13:20 13:30 Quality management, patient expectations and perspectives Gabriel Oliveira
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AWR SESSION SPEAKERS
Cesare
CesareStabilini
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Genova, School of Medicine, Genova, Italy
Pilar
PilarHernandez
General and Gastro – Intestinal Surgeon, University Hospital Fundación Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Giampiero
GiampieroCampanelli
Chief of General Surgery, Sant’ Ambrogio – Milano Clinic Institute, Milan, Italy
Henry
HenryHoffmann
General Surgeon, ZweiChirurgen, Basel, Switzerland
Cesare
CesareStabilini
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Genova, School of Medicine, Genova, Italy
Pilar
PilarHernandez
General and Gastro – Intestinal Surgeon, University Hospital Fundación Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Giampiero
GiampieroCampanelli
Chief of General Surgery, Sant’ Ambrogio – Milano Clinic Institute, Milan, Italy
Henry
HenryHoffmann
General Surgeon, ZweiChirurgen, Basel, Switzerland
Mike
MikeScott
General Surgeon, St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust, Prescot, UK​
Ibrahim
IbrahimAl Babtain
Consultant, Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Sonia
SoniaRibas
Coordinator of minimally invasive and complex Abdominal Wall Surgery Unit, Centro Hospital Póvoa de Varzim – Vila do Conde, Porto, Portugal
Panos
PanosFikatas
Head of  Hernia Surgery  and  Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction​, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany​
Mike
MikeScott
General Surgeon, St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust, Prescot, UK​
Ibrahim
IbrahimAl Babtin
Consultant, Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Sonia
SoniaRibas
Coordinator of minimally invasive and complex Abdominal Wall Surgery Unit, Centro Hospital Póvoa de Varzim – Vila do Conde, Porto, Portugal
Panos
PanosFikatas
Head of  Hernia Surgery  and  Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction​, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany​
Bernhard
BernhardDauser
General and Vascular Surgeon, St John of God Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Filip
FilipMuysoms
Head of the Department of Abdominal Surgery, AZ Maria Middelares, Ghent, Belgium
Guillaume
GuillaumePassot
Surgeon faculty, Department of general surgery, Hospital Lyon Sud, Lyon, France
Diego
DiegoCuccurullo
Director of General Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera dei Colli – Ospedale Monaldi, Napoly, Italy
Bernhard
BernhardDauser
General and Vascular Surgeon, St John of God Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Filip
FilipMuysoms
Head of the Department of Abdominal Surgery, AZ Maria Middelares, Ghent, Belgium
Guillaume
GuillaumePassot
Surgeon faculty, Department of general surgery, Hospital Lyon Sud, Lyon, France
Diego
DiegoCuccurullo
Director of General Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera dei Colli – Ospedale Monaldi, Napoly, Italy
Benoît
BenoîtRomain
General and Gastro – Intestinal Surgeon, Hospital Hautepierre – University Hospital of Strasbourg, France
Pericles
PericlesChrysoheris
Director of the 1st Surgical Department Hygeia Hospital, Marousi, Greece
Micaela
MicaelaPiccoli
Director of the UOC of General, Emergency and New Technologies Surgery, AO Universitaria di Modena, Modena, Italy
Grigoris
GrigorisChatzimavroudis
General Surgeon, European Interbalkan Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
Benoît
BenoîtRomain
General and Gastro – Intestinal Surgeon, Hospital Hautepierre – University Hospital of Strasbourg, France
Pericles
PericlesChrysoheris
Director of the 1st Surgical Department Hygeia Hospital, Marousi, Greece
Micaela
MicaelaPiccoli
Director of the UOC of General, Emergency and New Technologies Surgery, AO Universitaria di Modena, Modena, Italy
Grigoris
GrigorisChatzimavroudis
General Surgeon, European Interbalkan Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
Ferdinand
FerdinandKöckerling
Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Center of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Vivantes Hospital, Berlin, Germany
Hartwig
HartwigRiediger
Senior Physician of the Department of Surgery, Vivantes Humboldt Hospital, Berlin, Germany
Ferdinand
FerdinandKöckerling
Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Center of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Vivantes Hospital, Berlin, Germany
Hartwig
HartwigRiediger
Senior Physician of the Department of Surgery, Vivantes Humboldt Hospital, Berlin, Germany
AWR SESSION AGENDA

Friday, March 25, 2022
13:30 18:10 EET

Moderator
Cesare Stabilini

Friday, March 25, 2022
13:30 18:10 EET

Moderator
Cesare Stabilini

Time Description Speaker
13:30 13:40 EHS guidelines and introduction Cesare Stabilini
Diastasis recti
13:40 13:50 The burden of diastasis recti Pilar Hernandez
13:50 14:00 Diastasis recti new anatomical considerations and risk factors Giampiero Campanelli
14:00 14:10 Diastasis recti – surgical solutions Henry Hoffmann
14:10 14:20 Diastasis recti with a hernia Mike Scott
14:20 14:35 Discussion All
Primary incision
14:35 14:45 Umbilical – best practice Ibrahim Al Babtain
14:45 14:55 IPOM – the right indication Sonia Ribas
14:55 15:05 E-TEP Panos Fikatas
15:05 15:15 E-Milos Bernhard Dauser
15:15 15:25 Laparoscopic retrorectus repair Hartwig Riediger
15:25 15:35 Robotic retrorectus repair Filip Muysoms
15:35 15:55 Discussion All
CAWR
16:25 16:35 Rules and indications to perform all kinds of component separations Guillaume Passot
16:35 16:45 A parastomal and an incisional hernia – what do we do? Diego Cuccurullo
16:45 16:55 How to deal with an infected / contaminated field? Benoît Romain
16:55 17:05 How to treat multi-recurrent hernias? Pericles Chrysoheris
17:05 17:15 Management of infected meshes Grigoris Chatzimavroudis
17:15 17:25 The importance of registry data Ferdinand Köckerling
17:25 18:00 Discussion All
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Hiatal SESSION SPEAKERS
Dimitris
DimitrisTheodorou
Head Upper GI Surgery Unit​, Hippocratic General Hospital of Athens, Greece
Sebastian
SebastianSchoppmann
Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna & General Hospital Vienna, Austria
Christian
ChristianGutschow
Head Upper-GI Surgery, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
Alexander
AlexanderPrusa
Senior Consultant Surgeon, Head of Upper GI Unit, Krankenhaus Nord – Klinik Floridsdorf, Vienna, Austria
Dimitris
DimitrisTheodorou
Head Upper GI Surgery Unit​, Hippocratic General Hospital of Athens, Greece
Sebastian
SebastianSchoppmann
Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna & General Hospital Vienna, Austria
Christian
ChristianGutschow
Head Upper-GI Surgery, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
Alexander
AlexanderPrusa
Senior Consultant Surgeon, Head of Upper GI Unit, Krankenhaus Nord – Klinik Floridsdorf, Vienna, Austria
Thorsten
ThorstenLehmann
Chief Physician Surgical Clinic I, General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, Visceral Surgery Clinic Friedrichshafen & Clinic Tettnang, Medical Campus Lake Constance, Germany
Luigi
LuigiBonavina
Associate Professor of General Surgery, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Willem
WillemHueting
Minimal invasive gastro-intestinal surgeon, Diaconessenhuis Leiden, The Netherlands
Konstantinos
KonstantinosKonstantinidis
Scientific Director and Director of the General, Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Clinic. Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece
Thorsten
ThorstenLehmann
Chief Physician Surgical Clinic I, General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, Visceral Surgery Clinic Friedrichshafen & Clinic Tettnang, Medical Campus Lake Constance, Germany
Luigi
LuigiBonavina
Associate Professor of General Surgery, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Willem
WillemHueting
Minimal invasive gastro-intestinal surgeon, Diaconessenhuis Leiden, The Netherlands
Konstantinos
KonstantinosKonstantinidis
Scientific Director and Director of the General, Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Clinic. Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece
hiatal SESSION AGENDA

Saturday, March 26, 2022
08:30 10:30 EET

Moderator
Dimitris Theodorou

Saturday, March 26, 2022
08:30 10:30 EET

Moderator
Dimitris Theodorou

Time Description Speaker
08:30 08:40 Different types of hiatal hernia & implications on management Dimitris Theodorou
08:40 08:50 Hiatal hernia indications for surgery and preoperative workup Sebastian Schoppmann
08:50 09:00 Techniques of hiatal closure Christian Gutschow
09:00 09:10 Different types of hiatal hernia mesh placements Alexander Prusa
09:10 09:20 Clinical evidence on mesh repair Thorsten Lehmann
09:20 09:30 Recurrent hernia – what to do? Luigi Bonavina
09:30 09:40 Complications of mesh placement past and present Willem Hueting
09:40 09:50 Robotic approach in hiatal hernia repair Konstantinos Konstantinidis
09:50 10:00 Robotic treatment of giant hiatal and other diaphragmatic hernias Micaela Piccoli
10:00 10:30 Discussion All
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PREVENTION SESSION SPEAKERS
Miguel Ángel
Miguel ÁngelGarcía-Ureña
Medical Director of the General and Gastro-intestinal Surgery Department, University Hospital del Henares, Madrid, Spain
Pablo
PabloOrtega-Deballon
Professor of Surgery – Department of Digestive Surgical Oncology, University Medical Center of Dijon, University of Burgundy, France
René
RenéFortelny
Chief of the Certified Hernia Center Department of General, Visceral and Oncological Surgery, Wilhelminenspital, Vienna, Austria
Manuel
ManuelLópez-Cano
Abdominal Wall Surgery Coordinator, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain 
Miguel Ángel
Miguel ÁngelGarcía-Ureña
Medical Director of the General and Gastro-intestinal Surgery Department, University Hospital del Henares, Madrid, Spain
Pablo
PabloOrtega-Deballon
Professor of Surgery – Department of Digestive Surgical Oncology, University Medical Center of Dijon, University of Burgundy, France
René
RenéFortelny
Chief of the Certified Hernia Center Department of General, Visceral and Oncological Surgery, Wilhelminenspital, Vienna, Austria
Manuel
ManuelLópez-Cano
Abdominal Wall Surgery Coordinator, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain 
Umberto
UmbertoBracale
Associate Professor in General Surgery, University Federico II of Naples, Italy 
Jose Antonio
Jose AntonioPereira Rodriguez
Chief of General and Gastro – Intestinal Surgery Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
Alessandro
AlessandroAnselmo
Medical Director of Organ Transplant Department, Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Sebastian
SebastianDebus
Chairman at the Department of Vascular Medicine, University Heart Center, Hamburg–Eppendorf, Germany
Umberto
UmbertoBracale
Associate Professor in General Surgery, University Federico II of Naples, Italy 
Jose Antonio
Jose AntonioPereira-Rodriguez
Chief of General and Gastro – Intestinal Surgery Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
Alessandro
AlessandroAnselmo
Medical Director of Organ Transplant Department, Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Sebastian
SebastianDebus
Chairman at the Department of Vascular Medicine, University Heart Center, Hamburg–Eppendorf, Germany
PREVENTION SESSION AGENDA

Saturday, March 26, 2022
11:00 13:00 EET

Moderator
Miguel Ángel García-Ureña

Saturday, March 26, 2022
11:00 13:00 EET

Moderator
Miguel Ángel García-Ureña

Time Description Speaker
11:00 11:10 How to engage with other specialities on hernia prevention Miguel Ángel García-Ureña
11:10 11:20 The burden of incisional hernias Pablo Ortega-Deballon
11:20 11:30 How to properly open and close the abdomen René Fortelny
11:30 11:40 Parastomal hernias – any change to prevent it? Manuel López-Cano
11:40 11:50 Prevention of incisional hernias after stoma reversal Umberto Bracale
11:50 12:00 Prevention strategies in emergency cases Jose Antonio Pereira Rodriguez
12:00 12:10 Incidence and incisional hernia prevention after liver transplant Alessandro Anselmo
12:10 12:20 Incisional hernia prevention in AAA procedures Sebastian Debus
12:20 13:00 Discussion All
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