Scientific Programme 2020

Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC): 16 CME Credits for participation on Swiss Hernia Days 2020


Thursday, 21th August 2020


8:00 – 8:30


8:45 – 9:45

Session 1
The female hernia patient

Jorge Daes
Guido Woeste

Update – Diastasis recti
Bernd Stechemesser (Germany)

Same, same but different: female hernias
Rebecca Kraus (Switzerland)

Managing hernias during pregnancy
Barbora East (Czech Republic)

9:45 – 10:45

Session 2
The Basics

Bernd Stechemesser
Brian Jacob

Anatomy of the groin
Yohann Renard (France)

Pitfalls in inguinal hernia repair
Ulrich Dietz (Switzerland)

Pitfalls in ventral hernia repair
Vlad Burdakov (Russia)

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:15

Session 3 — Complex Abdominal Wall Hernias

Ralf Wilke
Ulrich Dietz

Do we need hernia centers for complex hernia repair?
Guido Woeste, Germany

Anterior or posterior component separation?
Miguel Ureña García, Spain

BTX and PPP – Does it help the patient and the surgeon?
Maciej Pawlak, Great Britain

12:15 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 – 13:30

Lunch Symposium

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:00

Session 4 – Acute and chronic postoperative inguinal pain (CPIP)

David Chen
Jan Kukleta

The surgeon’s perspectiv
Brian Jacob, USA
The patient’s perspective
34yo male patient

16:00 – 17:00

Session 5 — How to bail out: my worst case

Rebecca Kraus
William Hope

Case 1Jaideepraj Rao (Singapore)
Case 2Alfred Buenafe (Philippines)
Case 3 — Dietmar Eucker (Switzerland)


17:00 – 17:30

Keynote lecture

Introduction: Henry Hoffmann

Media and crisis management in the health care sector
Patrick Senn, Media Expert (Switzerland)


Friday, 21st August 2020


8:00 – 8:30


12:00 – 12:30

Lunch break

12:30 – 13:00

Lunch Symposium

13:00 – 14:00

Session 6 — Challenges in the next decade

Barbora East
Jaideepraj Rao

Big data in hernia surgery – Helpful or harmful?
William Hope (USA)

3D, VR, robots – Where are we in 2030?
David Chen (USA)

Patient reported outcome vs. hard facts: what’s the future?
Andrew de Beaux (UK)

14:00 – 15:00

Session 7 – Special aspects of hernia surgery

Bernhard Dauser
Maciej Pavlak

Management of seroma after hernia surgery
Tang Jiangxiong (China)

Watchful waiting concepts in hernia surgery: when and how?
Gernot Köhler (Austria)

Sexual dysfunction after inguinal hernia surgery: an underestimated problem?
Agneta Montgomery (Sweden)


15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30


Moderation: Philipp Kirchhoff


Joel Lavancy (Bern)
Amaniel Kefleyesus (Lausanne)
Clarunis (t.b.a.)

Teams: Switzerland (Jan Kukleta, Dietmar Eucker) vs. USA (Brian Jacob, William Hope) vs. Asia (Jaideepraj Rao, Alfred Buenafe)

16:30 – 17:30

Session 8 — Promising new techniques: how far are we really?

Yohann Renard
Agneta Montgomery

Laparoscopic eTEP
Jorge Daes (Columbia)

Extraperitoneal robotic techniques
Bernhard Dauser (Austria)

MILOSRalf Wilke (Germany)


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