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Programme

The 2-day course costs €530.00 (£450.00*), takes place at the Manchester Surgical Skills & Simulation Centre (MSSSC) - https://msssc.co.uk/.
*Payment will be taken in Euros.
  • Tuesday 18th

    Main Auditorium Charter 1 Charter 2 Charter 3 Charter 4
    09:00 - 17:00 EHS Education seminar (extra registration fee) UEMS Examination

    BHS board Meeting (All Day)
    Intuitive pre-conference course

    DaVinci Robot
    CRM – using Exchange 11 throughout for Robot/set up/access
    18:00 Registration
  • Wednesday 19th

    Main Auditorium Charter 1 Charter 2 Charter 3 Charter 4
    7:30 - 08:30 Registration and coffee
    Breakfast symposium Cook
    08:30 - 09:15 WELCOME to Manchester
    09:15 - 10:00 Keynote 1: What I wish I had known when I started my abdominal wall career
    10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break and Industry Exhibition
    10:30 – 11:00 Keynote 2: What lessons to learn from mistakes Hernia pot pourri Short papers 1: Ventral Hernias Mesh Technoloogy
    11:00 - 12:00
    12:00 - 12:45 Keynote 3: Hernia surgery at the extremes
    12:45 - 13:00
    12:45 – 14:00 Lunch time symposiums
    14:00 – 14:20 What’s new in the emergency management of hernias? Keynote 4: The launch of the UK hernia registry Keynote 5: Incisional hernia reporting of outcomes – how can we report internationally
    14:20 - 15:30 The Great registry debate Immune reaction and Hernia Surgery
    15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
    16:00 - 17:30 How to teach hernia surgery in the modern era Life on the other side: Patients’ story of hernia surgery Short papers 2
    17:30 Drinks Reception
  • Thursday 20th

    Main Auditorium Charter 1 Charter 2 Charter 3 Charter 4
    08:30 - 10:00 Elective incisional hernia:
    What to do when the unexpected happens:
    Dragon’s Den/ research award (Van Jeekel research award) Hernia after cancer surgery/ complex diseases
    10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break and Industry Exhibition
    10:30 – 10:50 BJS Award Session Keynote 6: When a fistula complicates the picture Video session 1
    10:50 - 11:15 Open Abdomen sessions
    11:15 - 11:45 The female groin – updates and controversies
    11:45 - 12:30 Keynote: BJS Lecture
    12:30 - 12:45
    12:45 - 13:00
    12:45 – 14:00 Lunch time symposiums
    14:00 – 14:20 Medicolegal Debate Keynote 7: Diastasis Recti – Surgery for pain or cosmesis The European Hernia Society Incisional Hernia – key take home messages and audience voting
    14:20 - 15:30 Unusual & Challenging hernias
    15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break and Industry Exhibition
    16:00 - 16:30 Update on UEMS examination Debate who will fix my hernia? Keynote 8: How to conduct an RCT
    16:30 - 17:30 EHS general assembly RCTs Updates and results
    19:00 till late Faculty dinner
  • Friday 21st

    Main Auditorium Charter 1 Charter 2 Charter 3 Charter 4
    08:30 - 08:45 Keynote 9: Why do we need an MDT? Keynote 10: Parastomal Guidelines
    08:45 - 09:00 Short Oral presentations
    09:00 - 10:00 Abdominal wall MDT Parastomal hernia session
    10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break and Industry Exhibition
    10:30 – 10:50 Keynote 11: Why is mesh in the media Debate:
    Minimally invasive (Lap/ robot) v open ventral hernia repair
    Video session 2
    10:50 - 11:30 Chronic pain in inguinal hernia surgery
    11:30 - 12:45 Improve outcomes: ask the experts Pre-habilitation for hernia repairs
    12:45 - 13:00
    12:45 – 14:00 Lunch time symposiums
    14:00 – 14:20 Practicalities of mesh removal – ask the experts, video session Keynote 12: Robotic inguinal repair – it is worth it BHS address/ AGM
    14:20 - 14:45 Complications in Groin hernia surgery – what to do?
    14:45 - 15:30 BHS Quiz
    15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break and Industry Exhibition
    16:00 - 17:30 Debate – does mesh belong in the abdominal cavity Sports Groin MDT Inguinal hernia guidelines update – key messages and voting
    19:00- late Gala Dinner and Presentations
  • Saturday 22nd

    On the 22nd October a special session on Start of the Art Lectures will take place at the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

    Details,  speakers and titles will be confirmed soon .