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Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Expert Symposium
An interactive, 3 half-day CME conference

General, plastic, and trauma surgeons involved in abdominal wall reconstructions are invited to this 3 half-day, interactive CME conference to collaborate with world-renowned experts.

September 7th–9th, 2017
Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa
Napa Valley, California

Approved for 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Completion of this live CME symposium and a passing score of 75% on the self-assessment exam at the end of the program will help fulfill the requirements for the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC), Part 2.

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This activity is endorsed by the Americas Hernia Society.

Program Overview
Complex abdominal defects present challenging problems for surgeons. The increased risk for recurrence and wound complications highlights the unmet need to reduce the likelihood for reoperations. This can be best accomplished by utilizing an evidence-based best-practice approach at the time of initial abdominal wall reconstruction. The primary repair of these defects with mesh reinforcement is an accepted evidence-based practice. However, clinicians still express uncertainty in matching patient characteristics with optimal mesh composition and improving postoperative outcomes via surgical approaches.1,2 This 3-day, interactive conference will provide a forum to review updates in abdominal wall reconstruction, collaborate with other surgeons from across the country, and to interact with world renowned experts, ultimately resulting in improvement in patient outcomes.

  1. Harth KC, et al. Biologic mesh use practice patterns in abdominal wall reconstruction: a lack of consensus among surgeons. Hernia. 2013;17(1):13-20.
  2. Cevasco M, Itani KM. Ventral hernia repair with synthetic, composite, and biologic mesh: characteristics, indications, and infection profile. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2012;13(4):209-215.

Educational Objectives
At the completion of this conference, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the various available synthetic, biologic, and absorbable meshes as well as outline updates in antibiotic impregnation and reinforcement of bioscaffolds
  2. Employ methods to reduce postoperative complications and optimize ventral hernia repairs
  3. Identify the surgical methods to optimize reconstructive challenges in complex abdominal wall defects
  4. Describe the role and technical advances in the robotic approach to abdominal wall reconstruction

There is a $150 Registration Fee (nonrefundable) to confirm your place at this symposium.

CME credits for healthcare professionals in the USA only.

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and MedLearning Inc.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from LifeCell Corporation.

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