Agenda

SESSION I: Introduction to AWR Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
4:00 PM Welcome Remarks Parag Bhanot, MD
4:15 PM Building a Hernia Center: Putting the Pieces Together Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
4:30 PM Journal Club: Top 5 Manuscripts Everyone Should Know Brent Matthews, MD
4:45 PM Pre-operative Decision-making: Knowing When to Operate Robert Martindale, MD, PhD
5:00 PM Informed Consent: Importance of Setting Expectations
B. Todd Heniford, MD
5:15 PM Peri-operative Pain Management in Complex AWR
Ajita S. Prabhu, MD
5:35 PM Hernia Registries: Are We Learning Anything Useful?
William W. Hope, MD
5:50 PM Questions and Discussion Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Panelists
: J. Fischer, B. Heniford, W. Hope, J. Roth, J. Janis, R. Martindale, A. Prabhu
6:05 PM Adjourn
SESSION II:Updates on Reinforcement Materials and Imaging Moderator: Karen K. Evans, MD
2:05 PM Imaging Modalities: The Tell of the Pre-operative CT scan B. Todd Heniford, MD
2:20 PM Use of Synthetics: Do Outcomes Vary with Level of Contamination?
Charles E. Butler, MD
2:35 PM Biologicals: Long-term Value Versus Cost in the High-risk Patient
Vedra A. Augenstein, MD
2:50 PM Resorbable Synthetics: Have We Identified the Right Patient?
J. Scott Roth, MD
3:05 PM Mesh Location: Does the Mesh Material Matter?
Guy R. Voeller, MD
3:20 PM Questions and Discussion Moderator: Karen K. Evans, MD
Panelists: V. Augenstein, C. Butler, B. Heniford, J. Roth, G. Voeller
3:45 PM Afternoon Break: Sponsored Non-CE Symposia or Networking Activity
4:35 PM 2022 MedStar Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Introduction by: Stephen J. Kovach, III, MD
Award Recipient: John P. Fischer, MD, MP
SESSION III: Concepts of the Component Separation Technique Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
5:00 PM Session Introduction Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
5:20 PM Minimally Invasive Anterior Component Separation: Perforator-sparing is the Key
Charles E. Butler, MD
5:35 PM Parastomal Hernia Repair using TAR: Lessons Already Learned
Eric M. Pauli, MD
5:50 PM Robotic TAR: What are the Benefits? Igor Belansky, MD, FACS
6:05 PM The Difficult Reconstruction: Adjuncts to Obtain Fascial Closure
Stephen J. Kovach, III, MD
6:20 PM Question and Discussion Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
Panelists: I. Belansky, C. Butler, S. Kovach, III, E. Pauli, MD
6:45 PM Adjourn
SESSION IV: Management of Common Complications Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
2:00 PM Session Introduction William W. Hope, MD
2:05 PM Focus on Bowel Injuries during Hernia Surgery
Jeffrey A. Blatnik, MD
2:20 PM Focus on EC Fistula / Mesh Infection: Thoughts on the Staged Repair
Robert Martindale, MD, PhD
2:35 PM Management of the Common Post-operative Complications: Strategies to Preserve the Repair
Eric M. Pauli, MD
2:50 PM Management of My Own Disasters: Lessons Learned over 3 Decades
Charles E. Butler, MD
3:05 PM Question and Discussion Moderator: Karen Kim Evans, MD
Panelists: J. Blatnik, C. Butler, B. Heniford, R. Martindale
3:30 PM Afternoon Break: Sponsored Non-CE Symposia or Networking Activity
SESSION V: Advanced Concepts I Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
4:20 PM Session Introduction Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
4:25 PM Complex Skin & Soft Tissue Defects: What Are Your Options Stephen J. Kovach, III, MD
4:40 PM Use of Negative Pressure Wound on Open and Closed Incisions: Why Not Everyone?
Karen K. Evans, MD
4:55 PM Botulinum Toxin: Adjunct or Alternative to Component Separation?
Vedra A. Augenstein, MD
5:10 PM EC Fistulas, Stomas, & Complex Wounds: A Nursing Perspective
Mary Anne Obst, RN, BSN, CCRN, CWON
5:25 PM Ventral Hernia Management in the Morbidly Obese Patient: Timing is Critical
Yewande R. Alimi, MD
5:40 PM The Emergent Ventral Hernia Patient: Avoiding Pitfalls
J. Scott Roth, MD
5:45 PM Questions and Discussion Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
Panelists: K. Evans, Y. Alimi, V. Augenstein, S. Kovach, III, M. Obst, J. Roth
6:20 PM Adjourn
SESSION VI: Advanced Concepts II Moderator: Karen Evans, MD
9:00 AM Session Introduction Karen Kim Evans, MD
9:05 AM The Flank Hernia: Principles of an Open Approach
Ajita S. Prabhu, MD
9:20 AM Rectus Diastasis Repair: A Plastic Surgeon’s Guide for the General Surgeon
Kenneth L. Fan, MD
9:35 AM Management of the Giant Hernia: Thoughts From a Master Surgeon
B. Todd Heniford, MD
9:50 AM Parastomal and Non-midline Hernias: Making it Easy Using Robotics
Vedra A. Augenstein, MD
10:05 AM Totally Extra-peritoneal Approach: Laparoscopic and Robotic Techniques
Igor Belansky, MD, FACS
10:20 AM Questions and Discussion Moderator: Karen Evans, MD
Panelists: V. Augenstein, K. Fan, B. Heniford, I. Belansky, A. Prabhu
10:45 AM Sponsored non-CE symposium or Networking Activity
SESSION VII: Future Directions in AWR Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
11:35 AM Session Introduction William W. Hope, MD
11:40 AM Prophylactic Mesh: Focus on Prevention Rather than Repair
William W. Hope, MD
11:55 AM Quality Improvement Priorities in AWR: Utility of ERAS Society Guidelines
Brent Matthews, MD
12:10 PM Medical Legal Liabilities: Challenges Faced by the Hernia Surgeon
Guy R. Voeller, MD
12:25 PM The Future of Training Residents and Surgeons in AWR
Jeffrey A. Blatnik, MD
12:40 PM Questions and Discussion Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
Panelists: J. Blatnik, B. Matthews, G. Voeller
1:00 PM Closing Remarks Parag Bhanot, MD
1:05 PM Adjourn