Agenda

PLEASE NOTE: All times are in Eastern Time (ET)

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 Development, Components, Facilities, and Outcomes of a Tertiary Hernia Center B. Todd Heniford, MD
4:30 PM The Financial Implication of the Complex AWR Patient: True Cost J. Scott Roth, MD
4:45 PM Do All Ventral Hernias Need Repair? Watchful Waiting vs Patient Optimization vs Consent for Surgery 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: The Surgeon’s Gambit: Making the Right Move in Mesh Selection
Sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics an AbbVie company
This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit.
Robert Martindale, MD, PhD
Kelly M. Bolden, MD, FACS
Sarah Sher, MD
SESSION II:Updates on Reinforcement Materials and Imaging Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
2:00 PM Session Introduction 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: If These Abdominal Walls Could Talk: Managing the Open Abdomen with Negative Pressure Therapy
Sponsored by 3M+KCI
This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit.
Casey Thomas, DO, FACOS, FACS
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 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 Transversus Abdominis Release (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
6:20 PM Evening Break and Visit the Exhibits and Abstract Poster Presentations
SESSION IV: Management of Common Complications Moderator: Karen Kim Evans, MD
2:00 PM Session Introduction Karen Kim Evans, MD
2:05 PM Avoiding Errors: Tips and Tricks for Everyone Jeffrey A. Blatnik, MD
2:20 PM SSOs - Avoiding 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 Management of 304 Mesh Infections – Tough Lessons Learned 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
3:30 PM Visit Abstract Poster Presenters
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 Enterocutaneous Fistulas (ECF), 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: V. Augenstein, C. Butler, B. Matthews, M. Obst, E. Pauli
6:00 PM Evening Break and Visit the Exhibits and Abstract Poster Presentations
8:00 AM Visit the Exhibits and Poster Presentations
SESSION VI: Advanced Concepts II Moderator: Karen Kim Evans, MD
9:00 AM Session Introduction Karen Kim Evans, MD
9:10 AM Flank and Lumbar Hernias 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: Karen Kim Evans, MD
Panelists: V. Augenstein, K. Fan, A. Prabhu, J. Roth, MD
10:45 AM Morning Break and Visit the Exhibits and Abstract Poster Presentations
10:55 AM Non-CE Symposium: Overcoming Challenges in Complex Hernia Repair: Failure is Not an Option
Sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics an AbbVie company
This symposium is not certified for continuing education credit.
Casey Thomas, DO, FACS, FACOS
11:45 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
12:10 PM Session Introduction William W. Hope, MD
12:15 PM Prophylactic Mesh: Have We Identified the Right Patient? William W. Hope, MD
12:30 PM Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines for AWR: A Guide to Realistic Implementation Brent Matthews, MD
12:35 PM Top Questions in Hernia Research B. Todd Heniford, MD
12:50 PM Patient Reported Outcomes in AWR: Measuring to Make Better John P. Fischer, MD, MPH
1:15 PM Questions and Discussion Moderator: William W. Hope, MD
Panelists: J. Fischer, B. Heniford, B. Matthews, S. Sher
1:35 PM Closing Remarks Parag Bhanot, MD
1:40 PM Adjourn