Scientific programme

We wish to highlight evidence in hernia surgery under the overall theme “Bridging Evidence and Clinical Practice”, focusing on “why I do it?” to a larger extent than “how I do it?”. In up to four parallel sessions during the four-day congress, we aim for presentations from key opinion leaders as well as rising young stars, favoring the next generation of hernia specialists and researchers.
Sessions dealing with the same subject areas will be arranged from “basic to complex” and be chaired by pairs of one “older” renowned and one young and eager hernia specialist. Presenting a mixture of key-note lectures, invited oral presentations, pro-et-con presentations and case-based interactive sessions, we aim for enough time allowing fruitful panel discussions and active participation of the audience. 


Scientific session topics



Preliminary programme structure