Wissenschaftliches Programm 2019


«Interdisciplinary aspects of hernia repair»



Thursday, 24th October 2019


8:00 – 8:30


8:30 – 8:45


Philipp Kirchhoff, Henry Hoffmann

8:45 – 9:45

Session 1

Jan Kukleta
Marc Miserez

Management of obese hernia patients (Ulrich Dietz, Switzerland)
Perioperative optimizing to improve outcome in Hernia Surgery (Guido Woeste, Germany)
5 best papers 2019 – my choice (Rene Fortelny, Austria)

9:45 – 10:45

Session 2

Herwig Pokorny
Andreas Keerl

Latest results from the Herniamed Registry (Ferdinand Köckerling, Germany)
Impact of the new medical device regulation (Dr. Maciej Pawlak, Poland)
Mesh review: Where are we in 2019? (Neil Smart, UK)

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:15

Session 3

Rene Fortelny
Guido Woeste

Component-Separation for beginners (Marc Miserez, Belgium)
Chronic postoperative pain: The eternal challenge after hernia repair? (Rigoberto Alvarez Quintero, Mexico)
Sportsman groin: interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment (Herwig Pokorny, Austria)

12:15 – 12:45

Lunch Break

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch Symposium

Henry Hoffmann

Why make friends with your anesthesiologist:
Innovation in Complex Hernia Repair

13:30 – 14:30

Hernia Speed Dates

Philipp Kirchhoff

Case 1 (HUG) – Marc Miserez (Belgium)
Case 2 (Baden) – Neil Smart (UK)
Case 3 (Basel) – Wolfgang Reinpold (Germany)

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

Generalversammlung SAHC
Room Rio

15:00 – 16:00

Session 4

Ferdinand Köckerling
Edward Felix

Umbilical hernia repair: Mesh vs. no mesh (Ralph Lorenz, Germany)
Impact of social media on surgical education (Gina Lynn Adrales, USA)
Surgical anatomy: pitfalls for hernia surgeons (Yohann Renard, France)

16:00 – 16:45

Session 5

Martin Wiese
Conrad Ballacer

Unilateral inguinal hernia repair

Pro day surgery — Andreas Koch (Germany)
Contra day surgery — Frederik Berrevoet (Belgium)

16:45 – 17:15

Keynote lecture

Introduction: Henry Hoffmann
Patient safety – lessons learned from aviation
(Capt. Hans Härting, Austrian Airlines, Austria)


Networking Event

Swiss Hernia Days Fellowship Report (Bettina Herrmann)
Announcement of the 2019 Swiss Hernia Days fellow


Friday, 25 October 2019




Live OP’s on 25th October are kindly supported by

8:00 – 8:15


8:15 – 12:00

Live Surgery

Hirslanden Clinic Birshof, Basel-Münchenstein

Marc Miserez, Walter Brunner
Philipp Kirchhoff

MILOS (Wolfgang Reinpold, Germany)
Ventral Hernia Sublay-Repair (Martin Wiese, Germany)
TAPP repair (Jan Kukleta, Switzerland)
Unedited Video Session: TEP repair (Andreas Keerl, Switzerland)

Live OP’s on 25th October are kindly supported by

12:00 – 12:30

Lunch break

12:30 – 13:15

Lunch Symposium

Henry Hoffmann

Phasix beyond Ventral Hernia Repair: Colorectal and Hiatal Solutions

Christian A. Gutschow (Switzerland)
Walter Brunner (Switzerland)

13:15 – 14:15

Session 6

Gina Adrales
Ulrich Dietz

Critical review of new extraperitoneal MIS techniques
(Philippe Glauser, Switzerland)
Midline hernias associated with diastasis recti – Treatment options (Jan Kukleta, Switzerland)
Understanding abdominal wall and groin imaging (Daniel Boll, Switzerland)
Treatment of flank hernias (Miguel Ángel García-Ureña, Spain)

14:30 – 15:45

Championsleague 2019

Henry Hoffmann
Philipp Kirchhoff

Case presentations

Lea Stoll (Basel, Switzerland)
Marc-Olivier Sauvain (Neuchatel, Switzerland)
Rebecca Kraus (Chur, Switzerland)

Team Switzerland (Keerl, Brunner)
Team USA (Gina Lynn Adrales, Conrad Ballecer)
Team Germany (Ralph Wilke, Ferdinand Köckerling)
Team Belgium (Marc Miserez, Frederik Berrevoet)

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:15

Session 7

Ralph Wilke
Neil Smart
The Do’s and Dont’s in MIS inguinal hernia repair (Edward Felix)
Inguinal mesh removal, when and how? (Walter Brunner, Switzerland)
Robotic techniques in ventral repair (Conrad Ballecer, USA)



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