Agenda

8:00 AM Welcome Remarks

Parag Bhanot, MD, FACS

SESSION I: Introduction to AWR Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD, FACS
8:15 AM Are We a Specialty Yet? B. Todd Heniford, MD
8:30 AM Core Concepts in AWR Guy Voeller, MD
8:45 AM The Basics of Prospective Randomized Trials in Hernia Surgery

Kamal M.F. Itani, MD

9:00 AM Journal Club: Top Articles You Should Know

Brent D. Matthews, MD

9:15 AM

Pre-operative Preparation: Improving Outcomes with Novel Nutrition Strategy

Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD

9:30 AM

Questions and Discussion

Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD, FACS
Panelists: T. Heniford, K. Itani, R. Martindale, B. Matthews, G. Voeller
10:00 AM Break and Visit the Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Presentations
SESSION II: Hot Button Topics Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
10:30 AM Imaging the Hernia Patient: Beyond the Radiology Report Eric M. Pauli, MD, FACS, FASGE
10:45 AM Mesh in 2023: Is the Picture any Clearer?

John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, FACS

11:00 AM The Use of AI in Predicting AWR Outcomes

B. Todd Heniford, MD

11:15 AM Hernia Prevention: Any Traction?

William W. Hope, MD

11:30 AM The Power of Social Media Anu Antony, MD, MPH, FACS
11:45 AM Opiates in Hernia Patients: Moving the Needle

Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS

12:00 PM Questions and Discussion

Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
Panelists: J. Fischer, T. Heniford, J. Janis, E. Pauli

12:30 PM

Lunch and Visit the Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Presentations

1:00 PM

Lunch Symposium: Sponsored Non-CE Symposia or Networking Activity

SESSION III: Concepts of the Component Separation Technique

Moderator: Karen Kim Evans, MD

2:15 PM

Picking Your Technique: Understanding Abdominal Wall Anatomy

John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, FACS

2:30 PM

The External Oblique Release: Perforator Sparing Technique

Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS

2:45 PM

The TAR: Extending the Retro-rectus Dissection

Vedra A. Augenstein, MD

3:00 PM

Parastomal Hernia Repair using TAR

Eric M. Pauli, MD, FACS, FASGE

3:15 PM

Robotic TAR: How to Overcome the Learning Curve

Igor Belansky, MD

3:30 PM Questions and Discussion

Moderator: Karen Kim Evans, MD
Panelists: V. Augenstein, I. Belansky, J. Fischer, J. Janis, E. Pauli

4:00 PM

Break and Visit the Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Presentations

SESSION IV: Advanced Concepts

Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS

4:20 PM

2023 MedStar Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Introduction by TBD
Awardee: J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS

4:45 PM

Nonmidline and Subcostal Defects

Jeffrey A. Blatnik, MD

5:00 PM

The Flank Hernia: Robotic Approach

Igor Belansky, MD

5:15 PM

Abdominal Wall Management with EC Fistula: Single vs Staged Reconstruction

Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD

5:30 PM

The Difficult Enterocutaneous Fistula/Stoma: Soft Tissue Remodeling

Mary Anne Obst, RN, BSN, CCRN, CWON

5:45 PM

AWR in the Acute Care Patient: "On Call" Goals

Brent D. Matthews, MD

6:00 PM Questions and Discussion

Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
Panelists: I. Belansky, J. Blatnik, B. Matthews, R. Martindale, M. Obst

6:30 PM

Adjourn

 
6:30 PM

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

 
7:00 AM

Top Abstract: Oral Presentations

 
8:45 AM

Breakfast Symposium: Sponsored Non-CE Symposia or Networking Activity

SESSION V: Advanced Concepts Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
9:45 AM Rectus Diastasis: Ensuring Optimal Functional & Cosmetic Results

Anu Antony, MD, MPH, FACS

10:00 AM Botulinum Toxin: How to Corporate into Your Algorithm

Vedra A. Augenstein, MD

10:15 AM

Complex Skin & Soft Tissue Defects

Stephen J. Kovach III, MD

10:30 AM

Panniculectomy & Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Karen Kim Evans, MD

10:45 AM

GI contamination with Hernia Surgery: A Path Forward to Successful Repair

Jeffrey A. Blatnik, MD

11:00 AM

Mesh Infection: Strategies for Salvage

Kamal M.F. Itani, MD

11:15 AM Questions and Discussion

Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
Panelists: A. Antony, V. Augenstein, J. Blatnik, K. Evans, K. Itani, S. Kovach

11:45 AM

Lunch and Visit the Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Presentations

12:15 PM

Lunch Symposium: Sponsored Non-CE Symposia or Networking Activity

SESSION VI: Path to Successful AWR Practice

Moderator: Karen Kim Evans, MD

1:15 PM

Redefining Indications & Success in AWR

John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, FACS

1:30 PM

Knowing Enough to Know We Are Wrong: 20 years of Quality Improvement

B. Todd Heniford, MD

1:45 PM

Big Data in Hernia: Friend or Foe?

William W. Hope, MD

2:00 PM

Hernia Coding: The Foundation for Payment

J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS

2:15 PM Questions and Discussion

Moderator: Karen Kim Evans, MD
Panelists: J. Fischer, B. Heniford, H. Hope, J. Roth

2:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Parag Bhanot, MD, FACS