Agenda

4:00 PM Welcome Remarks Parag Bhanot, MD
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 B. Todd Heniford, MD
4:30 PM The Financial Implication of the Complex AWR Patient: True Cost J. Scott Roth, MD
4:45 PM Pre-operative Decision-making: Knowing When to Operate Ajita Prabhu, MD
5:00 PM Informed Consent: Importance of Setting Expectations John P. Fischer, MD, MPH
5:15 PM Peri-operative Pain Management in Complex AWR Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
5:30 PM Hernia Registries: An Opportunity for Quality Improvement William W. Hope, MD
5:50 PM Questions and Discussion Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
Panelists: B. Heniford, J. Roth, A. Prabhu, J. Fischer, J. Janis, W. Hope
6:05 PM Evening Break and Visit the Exhibits and Abstract Poster Presentations
6:15 PM Non-CE Symposium
Sponsored by Allergan
This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit.
SESSION II:Updates on Reinforcement Materials and Imaging Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
2:00 PM Welcome Remarks William W. Hope, MD
2:15 PM Imaging Modalities: Going Beyond the Radiology Report Eric M. Pauli, MD
2:30 PM Use of Synthetics: Even in the Clean-contaminated Patient Charles E. Butler, MD
2:45 PM Biologicals: Favorable Long-term Data Proves to be Myth Buster Vedra A. Augenstein, MD
3:00 PM Bio-absorbables: Still Experimental or Finally Mainstream? Stephen J. Kovach III, MD
3:15 PM Mesh Location: Does it Really Matter? Guy R. Voeller, MD
3:30 PM Questions and Discussion Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
Panelists: E. Pauli, C. Butler, S. Kovach, G. Voeller, V. Augenstein
3:45 PM Afternoon Break and Visit the Exhibits and Abstract Poster Presentations
3:50 PM Non-CE Symposium
Sponsored by 3M+KCI 
This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit.
4:35 PM 2021 MedStar Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Presented by: B. Todd Heniford, MD
Awardee: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
SESSION III:Concepts of the Component Separation Technique Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
5:05 PM Session Introduction Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
5:10 PM Pre-operative and Intra-operative Decision Making: Choosing Your Approach John P. Fischer, MD, MPH
5:25 PM Minimally Invasive Anterior Component Separation: Do Not Fret the Flaps Charles E. Butler, MD
5:40 PM Parastomal Hernia Repair using TAR: Proceeding with Caution Eric M. Pauli, MD
5:55 PM Question and Discussion
Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
Panelists: E. Pauli, C. Butler, J. Fischer, B. Heniford
6:20 PM Evening Break and Visit the Exhibits and Abstract Poster Presentations
6:30 PM Evening Symposium: Non-CE Symposia or Networking Activity
This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit.
SESSION IV: Management of Common Complications Moderator: Karen Kim Evans, MD
2:00 PM Welcome Remarks Karen Kim Evans, MD
2:05 PM Avoiding Errors: Tips and Tricks for Everyone Jeffrey A. Blatnik, MD
2:20 PM Management of SSOs: Preventing the Readmission Ajita Prabhu, MD
2:35 PM Mesh and the Legal Situation; Where are We and Why? Guy R. Voeller, MD
2:50 PM Mesh Infection: Understanding Your Options B. Todd Heniford, MD
3:05 PM Question and Discussion Moderator: Karen Kim Evans, MD Panelists: J. Blatnik, B. Heniford, A. Prabhu, G. Voeller
3:20 PM Afternoon Break and Visit the Exhibits and Abstract Poster Presentations
3:30 PM Non-CE Symposia or Networking Activity
This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit.
SESSION V: Advanced Concepts I Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
4:10 PM Session Introduction Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
4:15 PM Skin & Soft Tissue: A Guide for the General Surgeon Charles E. Butler, MD
4:30 PM Hernia Surgery in the Immunocompromised Patient: Control What You Can Sarah R. Sher, MD
4:45 PM Botulinum Toxin: Academics versus Practical Application Vedra A. Augenstein, MD
5:00 PM EC Fistulas, Stomas, & Complex Wounds: A Nursing Perspective Mary Anne Obst, RN, BSN, CCRN, CWON
5:15 PM Surgical Management of the EC Fistula Patient Eric M. Pauli, MD
5:30 PM Management of GI Emergencies in the Hernia Patient Brent Matthews, MD
5:45 PM Questions and Discussion Moderator: Jeffrey E. Janis, MD Panelists: Vedra A. Augenstein, MD, FACS; Charles E. Butler, MD; Brent Matthews, MD; Mary Anne Obst, RN, BSN, CCRN, CWON; Eric Pauli, MD
6:00 PM Evening Break and Visit the Exhibits and Abstract Poster Presentations
6:15 PM Non-CE Symposia or Networking Activity
This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit.
SESSION VI: Advanced Concepts II Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD
9:00 AM Welcome Remarks Parag Bhanot, MD
9:10 AM The Flank Hernia: Principles of an Open Approach Ajita Prabhu, MD
9:25 AM Parastomal and Non-midline Hernias: Making it Easy Using Robotics Vedra A. Augenstein, MD
9:40 AM Totally Extra-peritoneal Approach: Laparoscopic and Open Techniques J. Scott Roth, MD
9:55 AM Rectus Diastasis Repair: Suture versus Mesh Repair Kenneth L. Fan, MD
10:10 AM Panniculectomy and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy as an Adjunct Karen Kim Evans, MD
10:25 AM Questions and Discussion Moderator: Parag Bhanot, MD Panelists: V. Augenstein, K. Evans, K. Fan, A. Prabhu, J. Roth, MD
10:45 AM Morning Break and Visit the Exhibits and Abstract Poster Presentations
10:45 AM Non-CE symposium or Networking Activity This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit.
11:35 AM KEYNOTE LECTURE: The COVID Crisis & Healthcare Disruption: The Impact on AWR Stephen R. T. Evans, MD, FACS
SESSION VII: Future Directions in AWR Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
12:00 PM Session Introduction William W. Hope, MD
12:05 PM Prophylactic Mesh: Have We Identified the Right Patient? William W. Hope, MD
12:20 PM ERAS Society Guidelines for AWR: A Guide to Realistic Implementation Brent Matthews, MD
12:35 PM Going forward with Research: Top Questions that Need Answers B. Todd Heniford, MD
12:50 PM Patient Reported Outcomes in AWR: Measuring to Make Better John P. Fischer, MD, MPH
1:05 PM Questions and Discussion Moderator: William W. Hope, MD Panelists: J. Fischer, B. Heniford, B. Matthews, S. Sher
1:25 PM Closing Remarks Parag Bhanot, MD
1:30 PM Adjourn