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
    First impressions of the European robot
    Filip Muysoms, Ghent, 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   
    Yohann Renard,  Reims, France

    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               
    18.00 HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BENEFIT OUR PATIENTS
    Brian Jacob, New York, USA
    18.15 WELCOME RECEPTION & EXHIBITORS’ TIME
    20.00 FACULTY DINER
  • 08.00-17.00

    LIVE SURGERY

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

    LIVE SURGERY FROM KOLDING SYGEHUS, SOUTHERN DENMARK


    Robot assisted laparoscopic groin hernia repair: rTAPP
    Malene Juste Busse, Kolding, Denmark
    Robot assisted retromuscular ventral hernia repair
    Mohamad Abdul Ghani, Kolding, Denmark

    LIVE SURGERY FROM MARIA MIDDELARES GHENT, BELGIUM


    Robot assisted hernia repair (“catch of the day”)
    Filip Muysoms, Ghent, Belgium
    Robot assisted posterior component separation: roboTAR
    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
    12.00 SPONSORED INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM: CMR SURGICAL

    An introduction to Versius – an overview
    Martin Frost, Cambridge, UK
    12.30 SPONSORED INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM: BARD

    Innovation in Robotic ventral hernia repair
    Micaela Piccoli, Modena & Luca Felicioni, Grosseto (Italy)
    13.00 LUNCH& EXHIBITORS’ TIME
    14.00 LIVE SURGERY (continued)

    Moderators
    Archana Ramaswamy, Minneapolis, USA
    Conrad Ballecer, Phoenix, USA
    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
    Conrad Ballecer, Phoenix, 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
    Carlos Vaz, Lisbon, Portugal

    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
  • 09.00

    ADJUNCTS FOR SUCCESSFUL ABDOMINAL WALL REPAIR

    Moderators
    Filip Muysoms, Ghent, Belgium
    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

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

    PARASTOMAL HERNIA REPAIR

    Moderators
    Tero Rautio, Oulo, Finland
    Arachana Ramaswamy, Minneapolis, USA

    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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