Agenda

Early Registration 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Welcome Reception 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Continental Breakfast 6:30AM - 7:25AM
SESSION I: Getting Started With AWR
Welcome Remarks 7:25AM - 7:30AM Parag Bhanot, MD
Defining the Problem: What Makes AWR Complex 7:30AM - 7:50AM Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
Preoperative Preparation: Optimizing Patients for Better Outcomes 7:50AM - 8:10AM Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS
“Real” Informed Consent : What Should the Patient Know 8:10AM - 8:30AM Adrian E. Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS (ECSA)
Economics of AWR: Predictors of Cost 8:30AM - 8:50AM John S Roth, MD
Hernia Center Development: Putting the Pieces Together 8:50AM - 9:10AM B. Todd Heniford, MD
Introduction of Robotics into Your Practice: Being Responsible 9:10AM - 9:30AM Alfredo M. Carbonell, II, DO, FACS, FACOS
Panel Discussion 9:30AM - 9:45AM Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS (Panelist) Alfredo M. Carbonell, II, DO, FACS, FACOS (Panelist) B. Todd Heniford, MD (Panelist) Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS (Panelist) Adrian E. Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS (ECSA) (Panelist) John S Roth, MD (Panelist)
Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibits 9:45AM - 10:10AM
Session II: Up to Date on Reinforcement Materials
Synthetic Mesh: Any Contra-indications 10:10AM - 10:30AM Brent D. Matthews, MD
Biologics: Defining Appropriate Use 10:30AM - 10:50AM Charles E. Butler, MD, FACS
Bioabsorbables: Driven by Outcomes or Cost 10:50AM - 11:10AM John S Roth, MD
Mesh Location: Making an Educated Choice 11:10AM - 11:30AM Guy Voeller, MD
Prophylactic Mesh Placement: Fantasy or Reality 11:30AM - 11:50AM William H. Hope, MD
Mesh Suture Repair: Outside the Box Thinking 11:50AM - 12:10PM Gregory A. Dumanian, MD
Panel Discussion 12:10PM - 12:25PM Charles E. Butler, MD, FACS (Panelist) Gregory A. Dumanian, MD (Panelist) William H. Hope, MD (Panelist) Brent D. Matthews, MD (Panelist) John S Roth, MD (Panelist) Guy Voeller, MD (Panelist)
2018 MedStar Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction 12:25PM - 1:00PM
Lunch and Visit the Exhibits 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Lunch Symposium I 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Session III: Component Separation
A Closer Look at The Anatomy: Tips to Avoid Complications 2:00PM - 2:20PM Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
Anterior Component Separation: Perforator Sparing is the Rule 2:20PM - 2:40PM Charles E. Butler, MD, FACS
Posterior Component Separation: TAR 2:40PM - 3:00PM Yuri W. Novitsky, MD, FACS
Redo Component Separation: Is it Justified 3:00PM - 3:20PM B. Todd Heniford, MD
Managing the Expected Complications 3:20PM - 3:40PM John P. Fischer, MD, MPH
Panel Discussion 3:40PM - 3:55PM Charles E. Butler, MD, FACS (Panelist) John P. Fischer, MD, MPH (Panelist) B. Todd Heniford, MD (Panelist) Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS (Panelist) Yuri W. Novitsky, MD, FACS (Panelist)
Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibits 3:55PM - 4:20PM
Session IV: Minimally Invasive Approach: Laparoscopic and Robotic Platforms
Midline Defect: Laparoscopic IPOM 4:20PM - 4:40PM Guy Voeller, MD
Challenging Locations: Suprapubic and Subxiphoid 4:40PM - 5:00PM Brent D. Matthews, MD
Parastomal Hernia: Sugarbaker Technique 5:00PM - 5:20PM Adrian E. Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS (ECSA)
Robotics: IPOM 5:20PM - 5:40PM
Robotics: Retrorectus 5:40PM - 6:00PM Yuri W. Novitsky, MD, FACS
Robotics: TAR 6:00PM - 6:20PM Alfredo M. Carbonell, II, DO, FACS, FACOS
Panel Discussion 6:20PM - 6:30PM Alfredo M. Carbonell, II, DO, FACS, FACOS (Panelist) Brent D. Matthews, MD (Panelist) Yuri W. Novitsky, MD, FACS (Panelist) Adrian E. Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS (ECSA) (Panelist) Guy Voeller, MD (Panelist)
Adjourn 6:30PM - 6:35PM
Continental Breakfast 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Cadaver Lab: Operate with the Masters 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Poster Abstract Oral Presentations 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Visit the Exhibits 9:00AM - 9:30AM
Panniculectomy: Worth the Effort 9:30AM - 9:50AM Devinder Singh, MD
Session V: Plastic Surgery Considerations
>Rectus Diastasis: Cosmesis vs. Functional Issue 9:50AM - 10:10AM Gregory A. Dumanian, MD
Flaps: When to Bring out the Big Guns 10:10AM - 10:30AM Sarah R. Sher, MD
Battling the Bulge after TRAM / DIEP Surgery 10:30AM - 10:50AM Hani Sbitany, MD, FACS
Botox: Is it a Game Changer 10:50AM - 11:10AM B. Todd Heniford, MD
Pearls of Wisdom: Little Things that Make a Big Difference 11:10AM - 11:30AM Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
Panel Discussion 11:30AM - 11:45AM Gregory A. Dumanian, MD (Panelist) B. Todd Heniford, MD (Panelist) Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS (Panelist) Hani Sbitany, MD, FACS (Panelist) Devinder Singh, MD (Panelist) Sarah R. Sher, MD (Panelist)
Lunch and Visit the Exhibits 11:45AM - 12:50PM
Lunch Symposium II 11:45AM - 12:50PM
AWR in the Acute Care Surgery Model 12:50PM - 1:10PM Brent D. Matthews, MD
Session VI: Challenging Scenarios
Infected Mesh: Treatment Options Including Salvage 1:10PM - 1:30PM B. Todd Heniford, MD
Entero-cutaenous Fistula and Hernia: Managing Priorities 1:30PM - 1:50PM William H. Hope, MD
Multiple Failed Repairs: Is Everyone Salvageable 1:50PM - 2:10PM Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS
AWR in High-Risk Patients: Transplant, Cirrhosis, Oncology 2:10PM - 2:30PM Gina L. Adrales, MD, MPH
>The Flank Hernia: Principles of a Durable Repair 2:30PM - 2:50PM Gregory A. Dumanian, MD
Panel Discussion 2:50PM - 3:05PM Gina L. Adrales, MD, MPH (Panelist) Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS (Panelist) Gregory A. Dumanian, MD (Panelist) B. Todd Heniford, MD (Panelist) William H. Hope, MD (Panelist) Brent D. Matthews, MD (Panelist)
Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibits 3:05PM - 3:40PM
Incisional Negative Pressure Therapy: What’s the Evidence 3:40PM - 4:00PM Devinder Singh, MD
Session VII: Skin and Soft Tissue Considerations
Drain Management: Any Guidelines 4:00PM - 4:20PM Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
Delayed Closure: Underutilized or Unnecessary 4:20PM - 4:40PM Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS
Optimal Management of Skin and Soft Tissue: General Principles 4:40PM - 5:00PM Hani Sbitany, MD, FACS
Panel Discussion 5:00PM - 5:20PM Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS (Panelist) Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS (Panelist) Hani Sbitany, MD, FACS (Panelist) Devinder Singh, MD (Panelist)
ERAS in AWR: Does it Work 5:20PM - 5:40PM Brent D. Matthews, MD
Session VIII: Postoperative Considerations
Coding and Billing: Maximizing Reimbursement Appropriately 5:40PM - 6:00PM Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS
AHSQC: What Are We Learning from Large Scale Databases 6:00PM - 6:20PM Gina L. Adrales, MD, MPH
Quality of Life after AWR: A Better Endpoint 6:20PM - 6:40PM John P. Fischer, MD, MPH
Panel Discussion 6:40PM - 6:55PM Gina L. Adrales, MD, MPH (Panelist) Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS (Panelist) John P. Fischer, MD, MPH (Panelist) Yuri W. Novitsky, MD, FACS (Panelist)
Closing Remarks 6:55PM - 7:00PM