Wissenschaftliches Programm 2019


Thursday, 24th October 2019


8:00 – 8:30


8:30 – 8:45


Philipp Kirchhoff, Henry Hoffmann

8:45 – 9:45

Session 1

Marc Miserez

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

9:45 – 10:45

Session 2

Herwig Pokorny
Andreas Keerl

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

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:15

Session 3

Rene Fortelny

Component-Separation for beginners (Marc Miserez, Belgium)
Chronic postoperative pain: The eternal challenge after hernia repair
Pain Mapping or infiltration? (tba),
Sportsman groin: interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment (Herwig Pokorny, Austria)

12:15 – 12:45

Lunch Break

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch Symposium

(Coffee and Dessert)

Henry Hoffmann

Topic and speaker tba.

13:30 – 14:30

Hernia Speed Dates

Philipp Kirchhoff

Case 1 (HUG) – tba
Case 2 (Baden) – Neil Smart
Case 3 (Basel) – Wolfgang Reinpold

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:00

Session 4

Ferdinand Köckerling

Understanding abdominal wall and groin imaging (Daniel Boll, Switzerland)
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

pro day surgery — Andreas Koch (Germany)
contra day surgery — Frederick 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)


Friday, 25 October 2019


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)
Lichtenstein (Martin Wiese, Germany)
TAPP (Jan Kukleta, Switzerland)
Unedited Video (TEP – Andreas Keerl)

12:00 – 12:45

Lunch break

12:45 – 13:45

Session 6

Ulrich Dietz

Critical review of new extraperitoneal MIS techniques (Ralf Wilke, Germany)
Midline hernias associated with diastasis recti – Treatment options (Jan Kukleta, Switzerland)
Umbilical hernia repair: Mesh vs. no mesh (tba)

13:45 – 14.45

Championsleague 2019

Henry Hoffmann
Philipp Kirchhoff

Three Cases from (Clarunis Basel/Lea Stoll, Neuchatel/Marc-Olivier Sauvain, Chur/Rebecca Kraus)

Team Switzerland (Keerl, Brunner)
Team USA (Gina Lynn Adrales, Conrad Ballecer)
Team Germany (Ralph Wilke, Ferdinand Köckerling)
Team UK (tba, Neil Smart)

14:45 – 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:15

Session 7

Ralph Wilke, Neil Smart

How to treat flank hernias (tba)
Inguinal mesh removal, when and how? (Walter Brunner, Switzerland)
Robotic techniques in ventral repair (Conrad Ballecer, USA)



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