MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s 12th Annual Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR) Conference is your leading source for state-of-the-art and .. Read more advanced education content that provides an in-depth understanding of the complexities of AWR. This year’s conference has transformed to a virtual experience to bring education straight to you in a flexible environment. The comprehensive agenda will focus on patient selection and optimization, selection of surgical approach and reinforcement material, technical aspects of open and minimally invasive surgery, and management of complications. The lectures are delivered by internationally renowned faculty that are a diverse group of experts chosen from the disciplines of general and plastic surgery, based upon their ongoing contributions to the field of abdominal wall reconstruction. Currently there are approximately 350,000 ventral hernia repairs performed annually in the United States and the patient population continues to be increasingly complex with significant co-morbidities. Thus, there is a significant complication rate including surgical site morbidity, readmission, and recurrence. The education content focuses on these hernia repairs highlighting all aspects of AWR to address the growing rate of hernia repairs and updates in technology and procedures.
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