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 Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Panelists: Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS; Alfredo M. Carbonell, II, DO, FACS, FACOS; B. Todd Heniford, MD; Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS; Adrian E. Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS (ECSA); John S Roth, MD
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 Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Panelists: Charles E. Butler, MD, FACS; Gregory A. Dumanian, MD; William H. Hope, MD; Brent D. Matthews, MD; John S Roth, MD; Guy Voeller, MD
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 Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Panelists: Charles E. Butler, MD, FACS; John P. Fischer, MD, MPH; B. Todd Heniford, MD; Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS; Yuri W. Novitsky, MD, FACS
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 Ajita S. Prabhu, MD
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 Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Panelists: Alfredo M. Carbonell, II, DO, FACS, FACOS; Brent D. Matthews, MD; Yuri W. Novitsky, MD, FACS ; Adrian E. Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS (ECSA); Guy Voeller, MD; Ajita S. Prabhu, MD
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
Session V: Plastic Surgery Considerations
Panniculectomy: Worth the Effort 9:30AM - 9:50AM Devinder Singh, MD
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 Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Panelists: Gregory A. Dumanian, MD; B. Todd Heniford, MD; Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS; Hani Sbitany, MD, FACS; Devinder Singh, MD; Sarah R. Sher, MD
Lunch and Visit the Exhibits 11:45AM - 12:50PM
Lunch Symposium II 11:45AM - 12:50PM
Session VI: Challenging Scenarios
AWR in the Acute Care Surgery Model 12:50PM - 1:10PM Brent D. Matthews, MD
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 Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Panelists: Gina L. Adrales, MD, MPH; Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS; Gregory A. Dumanian, MD; B. Todd Heniford, MD; William H. Hope, MD; Brent D. Matthews, MD
Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibits 3:05PM - 3:40PM
Session VII: Skin and Soft Tissue Considerations
Incisional Negative Pressure Therapy: What’s the Evidence 3:40PM - 4:00PM Devinder Singh, MD
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 Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Panelists: Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS; Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS; Hani Sbitany, MD, FACS; Devinder Singh, MD
Session VIII: Postoperative Considerations
ERAS in AWR: Does it Work 5:20PM - 5:40PM Brent D. Matthews, MD
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 Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Panelists: Gina L. Adrales, MD, MPH; Vedra Augenstein, MD, FACS; John P. Fischer, MD, MPH; Yuri W. Novitsky, MD, FACS
Closing Remarks 6:55PM - 7:00PM