Scientific Program 2022

Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC): 16 CME Credits for participation on Swiss Hernia Days 2022

Thursday, 1ST September 2022

8:00 — 17:30

Registration open

8:45 – 9:45

Session 1 — Trends and news in hernia surgery 2022

Alfred Buenafe
Filip Muysoms

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)

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:15

Session 3 — When it gets complex

David Lourie
Nasra Alam

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

Lunch Break

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch Symposium

Henry Hoffmann

Update on PhasixST hiatal mesh repair
Christian Gutschow (SUI)

Impact of bioplastics on human body and nature
Ines Fritz (AUT)

15:00 – 15:30


Coffee Break

General Assembly Swiss Hernia Society (SAHC), for members only

16:30 – 17:30

Session 6 — Special aspects of hernia surgery

Lars Jorgensen
Jaideprai Rao

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

Keynote lecture

When sailing transatlantic is not crazy enough: how about the arctic circle
Walter Brunner (SUI)

Friday, 2ND September 2022

7:45 — 17:30

Registration open

12:00 – 12:30

Lunch Break

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break


Calendar File Swiss Hernia Days