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Scientific Program

  • 14.00 WELCOME

    It’s about Robotic Abdominal Wall Surgery
    Filip Muysoms, Ghent, Belgium
     14.10 INTRODUCTION TO THE ROBOTIC PLATFORMS

    Moderators
    Rene Fortelny, Vienna, Austria
    David Chen, Los Angeles, USA

    Technology of robotic systems: past, present and future
    Amir Szold, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Comparison of robotic platforms
    Tero Rautio, Oulo, Finland

    The hospital manager point of view on robotic surgery
    Pascal Verdonck, Ghent, Belgium

    Fundamentals of robotic assisted surgery
    Archana Ramaswamy, Minneapolis, USA

    European robotic training pathways in Urology
    Alex Mottrie, Aalst, Belgium

    Q & A
    15.45
    COFFEE OR TEA & EXHIBITORS’ TIME
    16.15 MINIMAL INVASIVE COMPONENT SEPARATION TECHNIQUES

    Moderators
    Talar Tejirian Los Angeles, USA
    Marc Miserez Leuven, Belgium

    Surgical anatomy and techniques of component separation   
    Yann Renard,  Reims, France

    TAR: where it came from and where it is going.
    Yuri Novitsky, Cleveland, USA

    Endoscopic anterior component separation      
    Lars Jorgensen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Milos: Trans-hernia component separation       
    Wolfgang Reinpold, Hamburg, Germany

    Extra-peritoneal MIS component separation      
    Victor Radu, Bucharest, Romania

    Laparoscopic posterior component separation
    Salvador Morales Conde, Sevilla, Spain

    Robotic component separation: roboTAR          
    Conrad Ballecer, Phoenix, USA

    Q&A               
    18.15 WELCOME RECEPTION & EXHIBITORS’ TIME
    20.00 FACULTY DINER
  • 07.00 SPONSORED BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM (OPTIONAL IF SPONSOR AVAILABLE)
    TBC
    Q & A
    08.00

    LIVE LIVE SURGERY IN 3D

    Moderators
    Archana Ramaswamy, Minneapolis, USA
    Conrad Ballecer, Phoenix, USA
    08.00

    LIVE SURGERY FROM MARIA MIDDELARES GHENT (DV XI)

    Robot assisted laparoscopic groin hernia repair: rTAPP
    Filip Muysoms, Ghent, Belgium
    09.20 ROBOT ASSISTED GROIN HERNIA REPAIR

    Moderators
    Barbara Defoort, Ghent, Belgium
    Wolfgang Reinpold, Hamburg, Germany
    • Surgical anatomy of rTAPP
      Ajita Prabhu, Cleveland, USA
    • Tips and tricks for efficient robot assisted groin hernia repair
      Sharon Bachman, Washington, USA
    • Robot assisted repair of recurrent groin hernias
      JB Bittner, Virginia, USA
    • Robot assisted treatment of chronic pain and complications
      David Chen, Los Angeles, USA
    • Q & A
    10.30 COFFEE OR TEA & EXHIBITORS’ TIME
    11.00 LIVE LIVE SURGERY IN 3D

    Moderators
    Archana Ramaswamy, Minneapolis, USA
    Conrad Ballecer, Phoenix, USA
     11.00 LIVE SURGERY FROM MARIA MIDDELARES GHENT (DV XI)

    Robot assisted laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair
    Filip Muysoms, Ghent, Belgium
    12.00

    SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM

    Q & A
       
    13.00 LUNCH& EXHIBITORS’ TIME
    14.00 LIVE LIVE SURGERY IN 3D
    Moderators
    Archana Ramaswamy, Minneapolis, USA
    Conrad Ballecer, Phoenix, USA
    14.00 LIVE SURGERY FROM MARIA MIDDELARES GHENT (DV XI)

    Robot assisted laparoscopic TAR: roboTAR
    Filip Muysoms, Ghent, Belgium
    15.15

    ROBOT ASSISTED VENTRAL HERNIA REPAIR TECHNIQUES
    Moderators
    Ajita Prabhu, Cleveland, USA
    Frederik Berrevoet, Ghent, Belgium

    Intra-peritoneal ventral hernia repair: rIPOM
    Brain Jacob, New York, USA

    Pre-peritoneal ventral hernia repair: rTAPP ventral
    Archana Ramaswamy, Minneapolis, USA

    Robotic enhanced-view totally extraperitoneal ventral hernia repair: eTEP access
    Igor Belyansky, Baltimore, USA

    Tips and tricks: adhesiolysis, suprapubic and subxiphoidal dissection in RAW
    Yuri Novitsky, Cleveland, USA

    Q&A
    16.30 COFFEE OR TEA & EXHIBITORS’ TIME
    17.00

    ROBOT ASSISTED OTHER HERNIA REPAIRS

    Moderators
    Sharon Bachman, Washington, USA
    Salvador Morales, Sevilla, Spain

    Robot assisted hiatal hernia repair
    Ivo Broeders, Amersfoort, Netherlands

    Lateral and lumbar hernias
    Igor Belyansky, Baltimore, USA

    Subxiphoidal and suprapubic hernias.
    JB Bittner, Virginia, USA

    Rectus diastasis
    Conrad Ballecer, Phoenix, USA

    Q & A
    20.00 SYMPOSIUM EVENT
  • 08.00 SPONSORED BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM

    Q & A
    09.00

    ADJUNCTS FOR SUCCESSFUL ABDOMINAL WALL REPAIR

    Moderators
    Amir Szold, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Victor Radu, Bucharest, Romania

    Meshes for abdominal wall repair: an overview
    Marc Miserez, Leuven, Belgium

    Optimizing patient risk factors preoperatively
    Frederik Berrevoet, Ghent, Belgium

    Progressive pneumoperitoneum
    Yohann Renard, Reims, Belgium

    Botox in abdominal wall surgery
    Talar Tejirian, Los Angeles, USA

    Stapled ventral hernia repair
    David Chen, Los Angeles, USA

    How social media can benefit our patients.
    Brian Jacob, New York, USA

    Q & A
    10.45 COFFEE OR TEA & EXHIBITORS’ TIME
    11.15

    PARASTOMAL HERNIA REPAIR

    Moderators
    Tero Rautio, Oulo, Finland
    Pieter Pletinckx Ghent, Belgium

    Prevention of parastomal hernias
    Rene Fortelny, Vienna, Austria

    Laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair
    Lars Jorgensen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Robot assisted parastomal hernia repair
    Igor Belyansky, Baltimore, USA

    Robotic extraperitoneal repair of parastomal hernias
    Arun Prasad, New Delhi, India

    And what with ileostomies?
    Filip Muysoms, Ghent, Belgium

    Q & A

    12.30 MEETING CONCLUSION
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