Endorsed by EHS
The Swiss Hernia Days are endorsed by the European Hernia Society, a non-profit making international scientific forum that focuses on ABDOMINAL WALL SURGERY.
Senior Surgical registrar at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Surgical trainee representative at British Hernia Society
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The SWISS HERNIA DAYS are known for a unique and innovative congress concept. Therefore, in 2022 we will provide the 2ND SWISS HERNIA DAYS CADAVER WORKSHOP. The Cadaver Workshop will take place prior to the main congress at the 31ST August 2022 at the Anatomical Institute of the University Basel and focusses on extraperitoneal minimally invasive techniques in ventral hernia repair.
Key-Audience are experienced junior surgeons or board-certified surgeons with at least 4 years of surgical experience, to benefit most from this workshop.
Registration is only possible together with a congress registration and limited to 24 participants. The workshop can be booked during the online registration.
Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC): 6 CME credits for Swiss Hernia Cadaver Workshop
SWISS HERNIA Cadaver Workshop
Moderation: Henry Hoffmann, Philipp Kirchhoff
Anatomy of the groin
Yohann Renard (Reims, France)
Lichtenstein and more: open mesh techniques in the groin
Ralph Lorenz (Germany)
TEP and TAPP in groin hernias
Jan Kukleta (Switzerland)
MILOS repair in ventral hernias
Dietmar Eucker (Switzerland)
Component separation techniques
Lars N. Jørgensen (DK)
12:30 — 17:00
Practical exercises on cadavers with table instruction by the experts
- Open TAR
The Swiss Hernia Days are an officially approved congress for certified Swiss, German and Austrian hernia centers (CAH)
Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC):
16 CME Credits for participation on Swiss Hernia Days 2022,
6 CME credits for Swiss Hernia Cadaver Workshop
Thursday, 1ST September 2022
8:00 — 17:30
8:30 – 8:45
8:45 – 9:45
Session 1 — Trends and news in hernia surgery 2022
Status of hernia repairs in Europe – a critical view from the Herniamed Registry
Ferdinand Köckerling (GER)
Game changers in the literature 2021 – my choice
Konstantinos Zarras (GER)
Hernia Surgery – Where are we in 10 years from now?
Michael Scott (GBR)
9:45 – 10:45
Session 2 — Swiss Young Surgeons Association
Teaser: The new F.E.B.S. Abdominall Wall Surgery
Barbora East (CZE), Knut Borch (NOR)
Perspectives in hernia surgery education (Grand Round)
Ralph Lorenz, Walter Brunner, Nasra Alam, Marijana Ninkovic, Konstantinos Zarras
10:45 – 11:15
11:15 – 12:15
Session 3 — When it gets complex
When do we need a TAR and how do we perform it?
Barbora East (CZE)
How to treat recurrences and re-recurrences of ventral hernia repair
Walter Brunner (SUI)
In case you want to keep the abdominal wall intact: BTA and fascial traction
Dietmar Eucker (SUI)
12:15 – 12:45
13:30 – 14:00
Best Video Award
Jury: Marc-Olivier Sauvain (SUI), Victor Radu (ROM)
Top three videos presented by the creators
14:00 – 15:00
Session 4 — The big five questions in hernia surgery (Grand Round)
On the podium: Vedra Augenstein (USA), Uli Dietz (SUI), Todd Heniford (USA), Ferdinand Köckerling (GER), Filip Muysoms (BEL)
- Mesh fixation: when and how?
- Why are we still doing so much open hernia surgery?
- How can we reduce the risk of chronic postoperative inguinal pain?
- Is the robot overhyped?
- Why are we not able to reduce the rate of recurrences?
15:00 – 15:30
General Assembly Swiss Hernia Society (SAHC), for members only
Session 5 — Status quo of outpatient hernia surgery
Austria — Rene Fortelny
Switzerland – Uli Dietz
USA – Vedra Augenstein
Germany – Martin Wiese
16:30 – 17:30
Session 6 — Special aspects of hernia surgery
Hospital volume and surgeon’s caseload – Does it matter in hernia surgery?
Knut Borch (NOR)
Anatomical basis of epigastric hernias and diastasis recti
Yohann Renard (FRA)
Update on Diastasis recti
Jonathan Douissard (SUI)
17:30 – 18:00
When sailing transatlantic is not crazy enough: how about the arctic circle
Walter Brunner (SUI)
Friday, 2ND September 2022
7:45 — 17:30
8:15 – 12:00
Live broadcasting from the Merian Iselin Klinik, Basel
Coffee Break included
Vedra Augenstein, Walter Brunner, Philipp Kirchhoff, Ferdinand Köckerling
- rTAPP — Filip Muysoms (BEL)
- TIPP — Martin Wiese (GER)
- MILOS — Rene Fortelny (AUT)
12:00 – 12:30
13:00 – 14:00
Session 7 — My worst case