Dear friends of hernia surgery,


With great pleasure we are looking forward to the upcoming 7TH Swiss Hernia Days, which will take place from the 24—25TH October 2024 in Basel, Switzerland.

Looking back to six years of successful Swiss Hernia Days we are constantly trying to improve the congress experience for our participants and industry partners. Therefore, we choose to change the congress venue and started a collaboration with a new congress secretary. The upcoming Swiss Hernia Days will take place in the heart of Switzerland’s «life science center», the famous Novartis campus in Basel. Surrounded by extraordinary architecture and the spirit of science and research we hope to create an even more inspiring congress atmosphere in 2024.

Again, we managed to invite many renown national and international hernia experts to Switzerland, and it will be a pleasure to hear their opinions, their up-to-date lectures, and discussions. Beside talks, keynote lecture and industry symposia we provide again the famous «champions league» session, a deferred live surgery session and of course the Swiss Hernia Days networking event.

The session of the Association of Young Swiss Surgeons (FJC) is integral part of the Swiss Hernia Days now. Again, the FJC will set light on aspects of hernia surgery which are especially important to the young generation, such as education, standard techniques, and career options. For many years now registration for junior surgeons and trainees is free. We also encourage the young generation of surgeons to apply for the video award and the Swiss Hernia Days visiting fellowship.

Since 2017 Swiss Hernia Days are not only an established interactive and innovative hernia congress. The congress has evolved to a platform for active learning and practical exercises. Therefore, we will again provide an anatomical cadaver workshop at the anatomical institute of the university of Basel at the 23RD of October 2024. In addition, we will roll out a more sophisticated hands-on robotic hernia workshop during the congress days after a successful pilot in 2023.

We are looking forward welcoming you and many surgeons, friends and interested parties to the 7TH Swiss Hernia Days.

Be part of the Swiss Hernia Days!



Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Kirchhoff     PD Dr. med. Henry Hoffmann     Dr. med. Jan F. Kukleta
Congress Chairmen
Calendar File Swiss Hernia Days