Prevention and repair of parastomal hernia training

Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018
Time: 09:00 - 16:30
Location: Nice Acropolis Palais des Congrès
Cost: €60 Non Trainee/Senior Surgeons, €50 Trainee, €30 Medical Student, €30 Allied Health Professionals/Nurses

Aimed at delegates with early experience in managing patients with parastomal hernia.

Attendees will be exposed to open and laparoscopic approaches for the prevention and repair of Parastomal Hernia. Therefore, intermediate level of skills in laparoscopic surgery will be desirable for this workshop.

Course content

This one-day workshop comprises theoretical instructions and practical exercises for the
safe and effective application of open and laparoscopic approaches for the repair and prevention of parastomal hernia. World experts will discuss surgical anatomy of abdominal wall, need and timing for repair of parastomal hernia, abdominal wall reconstruction, techniques for prophylactic mesh reinforcement and repair of parastomal hernia.

Learning objectives

Attendees should gain the following:

  • Learn about the indications, patient selection and outcomes for repair of parastomal hernia.
  • Learn about the technical challenges associated with different types of repairs.
  • Learn about pitfalls in consent and choices of meshes.
  • Learn about basic principles of dissection for component separation.
  • The ability to perform prevention and repair procedures on models.


08:30 – 08:55     Registration

09:00 – 09:10     Welcome & Introduction: Imran Aslam (UK)

09:10 – 09:20     Surgical anatomy of abdominal wall: Ines Rubio Perez (Spain)

09:20 – 09:45     Parastomal hernia: scale of the problem, need and timing for repair - Neil Smart (UK)

09:45 – 10:10     Techniques for prophylactic mesh reinforcement of permanent stoma - Philipp Kirchhoff (Switzerland)

10:10 – 10:30     Patient prospective and non-operative management of parastomal hernia (Stoma Nurse)

10:30 – 11:00     Repair of parastomal hernia: techniques and outcome comparison - Jan Lambrecht (Norway)

11:00 – 11:20     Coffee Break

11:20 – 11:45     Abdominal wall reconstruction - Miguel García Ureña (Spain)

11:45 – 12:10     Advantages and pitfalls in Component Separation Techniques - Sanjay Chaudhri (UK)

12:10 – 12:45     Video of techniques (Faculty)

12:45 – 13:15     Case discussions

13:15 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 15:30      Hands-on work: parastomal hernia repair and prevention techniques (All faculty)

15:30 15:45      Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:30      Hands-on work: component separation for large incisional hernia (All faculty)

16:30                  Summary and feedback

Course director

Muhammad Imran Aslam (UK)

Muhammad Imran Aslam

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