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

Proposed Agenda

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
1:00 PMRegistration
2:00 PMOpening remarks/pre-testVedra A. Augenstein, MD, FACS
2:10 PMEducational sessions
2:10-2:25 PMEconomics of Hernia RepairB. Todd Heniford, MD, FACS
2:25-2:40 PMPreoperative Risk Assessment and PreparationJacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM, FACS
2:40-2:55 PMWeight Loss Strategies Prior to Hernia RepairKeith S. Gersin, MD, FACS, FASMBS
2:55-3:10 PMEnhanced Recovery After Surgery in Hernia RepairMatthew I. Goldblatt, MD, FACS
3:10-3:40 PMQ&A panel discussion
3:40 PMBreak
3:55 PMEducational sessions
3-55-4:10 PMHernia Prevention – How do we Put Ourselves out of Business?Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM, FACS
4:10-4:25 PMDevelopment of a Hernia CenterMichael J. Rosen, MD, FACS
4:25-4:40 PMProphylactic Mesh?William W. Hope, MD, FACS
4:40-4:55 PMPerfect Umbilical Hernia RepairDavid C. Chen, MD, FACS
4:55-5:15 PMMy Case is WorseWilliam S. Cobb IV, MD, FACS
Paul D. Colavita, MD
Michael J. Rosen, MD, FACS
5:15 PMQ&A panel discussion
6:00 PMReception
Friday, September 8th, 2017
7:00 AMBreakfast/pre-test
7:30 AMEducational sessions
7:30-7:45 AMMesh Position: Options and OutcomesJ. Scott Roth, MD, FACS
7:45-8:00 AMComponent Separation – How, When and in Whom?Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
8:00-8:15 AMTraditional Retrorectus and Onlay: Technical ConsiderationsJ. Scott Roth, MD, FACS
8:15-8:30 AMTARMatthew I. Goldblatt, MD, FACS
8:30-8:45 AMLotions, Potions, Drains, Sutures and Other PRS Magic to Decrease ComplicationsJeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
8:45-9:00 AMMy Case is WorseMatthew I. Goldblatt, MD, FACS
Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM, FACS
9:00-9:15 AMBiologic Meshes and Science Behind ThemVedra A. Augenstein, MD, FACS
9:15-9:30 AMBiosynthetics and Their Role in Ventral Hernia RepairWilliam S. Cobb IV, MD, FACS
9:30-9:45 AMAtypical HerniasWilliam W. Hope, MD, FACS
9:45-10:00 AMIncidental HerniasMatthew I. Goldblatt, MD, FACS
10:00-10:15 AMMy Case is WorseB. Todd Heniford, MD, FACS
Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
10:15 AMQ&A panel discussion
10:35 AMBreak
10:50 AMEducational sessions
10:50-11:05 AMVentral Hernia Repair in the Cirrhotic PatientWilliam S. Cobb IV, MD, FACS
11:05-11:20 AMManagement of Enterocutaneous FistulaVedra A. Augenstein, MD, FACS
11:20-11:35 AMParastomals: When and How?J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS
11:35-11:50 AMPreoperative Preparation in the Massive Ventral Hernia RepairB. Todd Heniford, MD, FACS
11:50 AMQ&A panel discussion
12:30 PMSessions conclude for the day
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
7:00 AMBreakfast/pre-test
7:30 AMEducational sessions
7:30-7:45 AMUpdates On and Deciding When to Perform
Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
William S. Cobb IV, MD, FACS
7:45-8:00 AMRobotic VHR – What Surgeons Should Know:
Outcomes, Credentialing and Future Directions
Michael J. Rosen, MD, FACS
8:00-8:20 AMTechniques and Fixation: Suture, Tacks, Glue or
No Fixation at All… What Should We Do?
Paul D. Colavita, MD
8:20-8:35 AMStapled Retrorectus and MILOS Ventral Hernia RepairDavid C. Chen, MD, FACS
8:35-8:45 AMYour Hernia Patient Needs Anticoagulation or Has Hematologic DisorderPaul D. Colavita, MD
8:45-9:00 AMMy Case is WorseWilliam W. Hope, MD, FACS
J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS
9:00 AMQ&A panel discussion
9:25 AMEducational sessions
9:25-9:40 AMTreatment Strategies in the Acute Surgery and Open AbdomenJacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM, FACS
9:40-9:55 AMTiming and Techniques of Panniculectomy with Ventral Hernia RepairJeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
9:55-10:10 AMManagement and Outcomes of Mesh InfectionVedra A. Augenstein, MD, FACS
10:10-10:25 AMManagement of Diastasis RectiJeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
10:25-10:40 AMPain and QOL After Ventral Hernia Repair David C. Chen, MD, FACS
10:40-10:55 AMMy Case is WorseDavid C. Chen, MD, FACS
Keith S. Gersin, MD, FACS, FASMBS
10:55 AMBreak
11:10 AMEducational sessions
11:10-11:25 AMWhat Surgeons Need to Know About Billing/DictatingWilliam W. Hope, MD, FACS
11:25-11:45 AM3 Surgeons: 9 Tips to Improve Your PracticeB. Todd Heniford, MD, FACS
William S. Cobb IV, MD, FACS
Matthew I. Goldblatt, MD, FACS
11:45-12:00 PMFuture of Hernia RepairB. Todd Heniford, MD, FACS
12:00-12:15 PMBig Data and How Does It Make Us Better SurgeonsMichael J. Rosen, MD, FACS
12:15 PMAward ceremony and acceptance speechChampion of My Case is Worse
12:20 PMQ&A panel discussion and closing remarks
12:45 PMPost-test
1:00 PMSymposium concludes