Anatomical Workshop Programme


The SWISS HERNIA DAYS are known for a unique and innovative congress concept. Therefore, in 2023 we will provide the 4TH SWISS HERNIA DAYS ANATOMICAL WORKSHOP. The Anatomical Workshop will take place prior to the main congress at the 23th October 2024 at the Anatomical Institute of the University Basel and focusses on extraperitoneal minimally invasive techniques in ventral hernia repair.

Registration to the Anatomical Workshop is only possible together with a congress registration and limited to 28 participants. Detailed booking information will follow.


The Programme

8:30 – 08:45


8:45 – 9:00

Welcome and Introduction

Philipp Kirchhoff and Henry Hoffmann

9:00 – 9:20

Anatomy of the groin

David Lourie (USA)


The perfect Lichtenstein technique

Rebecca Kraus (Switzerland)

9:40 – 10:00


Jan Kukleta (Switzerland)

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 10:50

From infraxyphoid to retropubic space – standards in open sublay

Mette Willaume (Denmark)

10:50 – 11:10


Hector Valenzuela (Mexico)

11:10 – 11:30

Component separation techniques

Eva Deerenberg (Netherlands)

11:30 – 12:30

Lunch Break

12:30 — 17:00

Practical exercises on cadavers with table instruction by the experts

  • Lichtenstein
  • TAPP
  • MILOS and eTEP
  • Open Sublay
  • Open TAR
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