Conference Co-Chairs

Parag Bhanot, MD, FACS
Associate Professor and Vice-Chairman of Surgery
Director, MGUH Comprehensive Hernia Center
General Surgery

Maurice Y. Nahabedian, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgery
Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery

Early Bird Registration Prices

(Ends March 31st, 2017)

$750 (MD/DO) - $450 (RN/NP/AHP)

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About AWR

Now in its 9th year, AWR features the latest research on all aspects of abdominal wall reconstruction, including anatomy, physiology, innervation of the abdominal wall, risk stratification, and recognizing early risk for failure. More than 20 world-renowned faculty will share their knowledge and experience through didactic talks, panel discussions, specialty symposia, challenging case discussions, and hands-on Cadaver labs.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the general principles of abdominal wall reconstruction.
  • Recognize and discuss the indications, techniques, and error prevention in abdominal wall hernia repair.
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of biomaterials vs. inert synthetic materials for abdominal wall reconstruction.
  • Recognize the development of soft tissue infections of the abdominal wall as the cause of abdominal wall defects and as a complication of abdominal wall reconstruction.
  • Discuss the principles of closure of complex abdominal wall defects.

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