Agenda

All agenda times are EDT.

SESSION I: Introduction to AWR Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD, FACS
4:00 PM Welcome Remarks Parag Bhanot, MD, FACS
4:15 PM Abdominal Core Health: What are We Talking About? Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
4:30 PM Journal Club: Top 5 Manuscripts Everyone Should Know Brent D. Matthews, MD
4:45 PM Pre-operative Optimization: Helpful or Just Hype Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD
5:00 PM A Working Algorithm for the “Common Surgeon”: A Mainstream Approach B. Todd Heniford, MD
5:15 PM The Current State of Robotics in AWR: Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Going? 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: B. Heniford, W. Hope, J. Janis, R. Martindale, B. Matthews, A. Prabhu
6:10 PM Evening Break and Visit Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Presentations
6:20 PM The Voice of the Hernia Patient
Sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics
This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit. 
Vedra A. Augenstein, MD, FACS; Kelly M. Bolden, MD, FACS; David M. Brown, MD, FACS
SESSION II: Updates on Reinforcement Materials and Imaging Moderator: Karen Kim Evans, MD
2:00 PM Session Introduction Karen Kim 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? William W. Hope, MD
2:35 PM Biologicals: Long-term Value Versus Cost in the High-risk Patient Vedra A. Augenstein, MD, FACS
2:50 PM Absorbable Mesh for Ventral Hernia: Have We Identified the Right Patient? J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS
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, B. Heniford, W. Hope, J. Roth, G. Voeller
3:45 PM Afternoon Break and Visit the Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Presentations
3:45 PM Treatment Algorithms for Complex Patients – Can We Improve Patient Quality of Life?
Sponsored by Gore & Associates
This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit.
John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, FACS; B. Todd Heniford, MD
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, MPH, FACS
SESSION III: Concepts of the Component Separation Technique Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
5:00 PM Session Introduction Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
5:05 PM Evolution, Concepts, Techniques of CS Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
5:35 PM Parastomal Hernia Repair using TAR: Lessons Already Learned Eric M. Pauli, MD, FACS, FASGE
5:50 PM MIS TAR - Stepwise Approach Igor Belyansky, 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, FACS
Panelists
: I. Belansky, S. Kovach, III, E. Pauli, MD
6:45 PM Adjourn
SESSION IV: Management of Complications/Abdominal Wall Disasters 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 G. Martindale, MD, PhD
2:35 PM Management of the Common Post-operative Complications: Strategies to Preserve the Repair Eric M. Pauli, MD, FACS, FASGE
2:50 PM Management of My Own Disasters: Lessons Learned over 3 Decades Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD
3:05 PM Question and Discussion Moderator: William W. Hope, MD Panelists: J. Blatnik, R. Martindale, E. Pauli
3:30 PM Afternoon Break and Visit with the Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Presentations
3:30 PM Advances in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: The Core Strength and Benefits of Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy Sponsored by 3M This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit. John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, FACS; Luis G. Fernandez, MD, KHS, KCOEG, FACS, FASAS, FCCP, FCCM, FICS
SESSION V: Advanced Concepts I Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
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
4:50 PM Use of Negative Pressure Wound on Open and Closed Incisions: Why Not Everyone? Karen Kim Evans, MD
4:55 PM Botulinum Toxin: Adjunct or Alternative to Component Separation? Vedra A. Augenstein, MD, FACS
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, MHS
5:40 PM The Emergent Ventral Hernia Patient: Avoiding Pitfalls J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS
5:55 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 Kim Evans, MD
9:00 AM Session Introduction Karen Kim Evans, MD
9:05 AM Flank and Lumbar Hernias - Open Approaches Ajita 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, FACS
10:05 AM eTEP Access Sublay Repair Igor Belyansky, MD, FACS
10:20 AM Questions and Discussion Moderator: Karen Kim Evans, MD
Panelists: V. Augenstein, K. Fan, B. Heniford, I. Belansky, A. Prabhu
10:45 AM Morning Break and Visit with the Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Presentations
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 D. Matthews, MD
12:10 PM Medicolegal 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, FACS
1:05 PM Adjourn