Agenda

SESSION I: Introduction to AWR Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Welcome Remarks 1:00 PM Parag Bhanot, MD
Building a Hernia Center: Putting the Pieces Together 1:10 PM B. Todd Heniford, MD
The Financial Implication of the Complex AWR Patient: True Cost 1:30 PM J. Scott Roth, MD
Pre-operative Decision-making: Knowing When to Operate 1:50 PM Ajita S. Prabhu, MD
Informed Consent: Importance of Setting Expectations 2:10 PM John Fischer, MD, MPH
Peri-operative Pain Management in Complex AWR 2:30 PM Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
Hernia Registries: An Opportunity for Quality Improvement 2:50 PM William W. Hope, MD
Panel Discussion 3:10 PM Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD Panelists: B. Todd Heniford, MD, J. Scott Roth, MD, Ajita S. Prabhu, MD, Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, William W. Hope, MD
Symposium I / Visit the Exhibitors 3:25 PM
SESSION II: Updates on Reinforcement Materials and Imaging Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
Imaging Modalities: Going Beyond the Radiology Report 4:20 PM Eric M. Pauli, MD
Use of Synthetics: Even in the Clean-contaminated Patient 4:40 PM Charles E. Butler, MD
Biologicals: Favorable Long-term Data Proves to be Myth Buster 5:00 PM Vedra A. Augenstein, MD
Bio-absorbables: Still Experimental or Finally Mainstream? 5:20 PM Stephen J. Kovach III, MD
Mesh Location: Does it Really Matter? 5:40 PM Guy R. Voeller, MD
Panel Discussion/Q&A 6:00 PM
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors and Abstract Posters 6:15 PM
Breakfast Symposium I 7:30 AM
SESSION III: Concepts of the Component Separation Technique Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
Pre-operative & Intra-operative Decision Making: Choosing Your Approach 8:30 AM John Fischer, MD, MPH
Retro-rectus Repair: Review of Technique and Data 8:50 AM Jeffrey Blatnik, MD
Minimally Invasive Anterior Component Separation: Do Not Fret the Flaps 9:10 AM Charles E. Butler, MD
Posterior Component Separation (TAR): Benefits on Wound Complications and Recurrence? 9:30 AM B. Todd Heniford, MD
Parastomal Hernia Repair using TAR: Proceeding with Caution 9:50 AM Eric M. Pauli, MD
Panel Discussion/Q&A 10:10 AM Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD Panelists: Eric M. Pauli, MD, Charles E. Butler, MD, John Fischer, MD, MPH, Jeffrey Blatnik, MD
Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibitors and Abstract Posters 10:30 AM
SESSION IV: Management of Common Complications Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
Avoiding Errors: Tips and Tricks for Everyone 11:00 AM Jeffrey Blatnik, MD
Management of SSOs: Preventing the Readmission 11:20 AM Ajita S. Prabhu, MD
Chronic Pain with Mesh: Legal Implications 11:40 AM Guy R. Voeller, MD
Mesh Infection: Understanding Your Options 12:00 PM B. Todd Heniford, MD
Panel Discussion 12:20 PM Moderator: B. Todd Heniford, MD Panelists: Ajita S. Prabhu, MD, William W. Hope, MD, Guy R. Voeller, MD, Jeffrey Blatnik, MD
2020 MedStar Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction – Introduction by Todd Heniford 12:35 PM Honoree: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
Lunch and Visit the Exhibitors and Abstract Posters 1:00 PM
Lunch Symposium I 1:15 PM
SESSION V: Advanced Concepts I Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
Skin & Soft Tissue: A Guide for the General Surgeon 2:00 PM Charles E. Butler, MD
Hernia Surgery in the Immunocompromised Patient: Control What You Can 2:20 PM Sarah R. Sher, MD
Botulinum Toxin: Academics versus Practical Application 2:40 PM Vedra A. Augenstein, MD
EC Fistulas, Stomas, & Complex Wounds: A Nursing Perspective 3:00 PM Mary Anne Obst, RN, BSN, CCRN, CWON
Surgical Management of the EC Fistula Patient 3:20 PM Eric M. Pauli, MD
Management of GI Emergencies in the Hernia Patient 3:40 PM Brent Matthews, MD
Panel Discussion/Q&A 4:00 PM
Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibitors and Abstract Posters 4:15 PM
SESSION VI: Advanced Concepts II Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
The Flank Hernia: Principles of an Open Approach 4:50 PM Ajita S. Prabhu, MD
Parastomal and Non-midline Hernias: Making it Easy Using Robotics 5:10 PM Vedra A. Augenstein, MD
Totally Extra-peritoneal Approach: Laparoscopic and Open Techniques 5:30 PM J. Scott Roth, MD
The Umbilical and Epigastric Hernia: Keeping it Simple and Effective 5:50 PM William W. Hope, MD
Rectus Diastasis Repair: Suture versus Mesh Repair 6:10 PM Stephen J. Kovach III, MD
Panniculectomy and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy as an Adjunct 6:30 PM Sarah R. Sher, MD
Panel Discussion 6:50 PM Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD Panelists: J. Scott Roth, MD, William W. Hope, MD, Stephen J. Kovach, III, MD, Sarah R. Sher, MD, Vedra A. Augenstein, MD, FACS
Breakfast Symposium II 7:30 AM

Option 1: Operate with the Masters: Hands-On Cadaver Lab
This is a non-CME accredited activity.

8:30 AM  

Option 2: Scientific Session-Oral Presentations                                   
This is a non-CME accredited activity.

8:30 AM

Parag Bhanot, MD, Sarah R. Sher, MD, John Fischer, MD, MPH

Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibitors and Abstract Posters

10:00 AM  

Announcement of Top 3 Oral Abstract Presentations

10:30 AM

 
SESSION VII: Future Directions in AWR Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Prophylactic Mesh: Have We Identified the Right Patient? 10:45 AM William W. Hope, MD
ERAS Society Guidelines for AWR: A Guide to Realistic Implementation 11:05 AM Brent Matthews, MD
The 510K FDA Process: Understanding Limitations 11:25 AM Ajita S. Prabhu, MD
Going forward with Research: Top Questions that Need Answers 11:55 AM B. Todd Heniford, MD
AWR Fellowships – Providing a Path to Excellence 12:15 PM John Fischer, MD, MPH

Panel Discussion

12:25 PM

Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Panelists: B. Todd Heniford, MD, Ajita S. Prabhu, MD, William W. Hope, MD, Brent Matthews, MD, John Fischer, MD, MPH

Closing Remarks 12:45 PM
Adjourn 12:50 PM