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JW Marriott Washington* | Washington, USA
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Title: Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Specialty: , General Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Dates: From Jun, 6, 2013 to Jun, 8, 2013
Location: Washington, USA
Type: Conference, Congress, Meeting, Summit
Registration Cost: From 250 to 995 USD
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Accreditation: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships with Any Commercial Interest: As a sponsor accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of Medstar Georgetown University Hospital to require that everyone who is in the position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest prior to the educational activity.

The ACCME considers relationship of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationship of a spouse or partner.

Faculty and planners who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participant must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationship(s) exist.

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on accreditation.

Conference Learning Objectives: Following this activity, participants should be able to:
• Understand the general principles of abdominal wall reconstruction • Recognize and understand the indications, techniques and error prevention in abdominal wall hernia repair • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of biomaterials vs. inert synthetic materials for abdominal wall reconstruction • Recognize the development of soft tissue infections of the abdominal wall as the cause of abdominal wall defects and as a complication of abdominal wall reconstruction • Understand the principles of closure of complex abdominal wall defects

Course Description/Needs Assessment: Abdominal wall defects, whether congenital or acquired, traumatic or iatrogenic, are one of the most common surgical challenges in the world. Very little consensus currently exists on the appropriate roles and indications for primary closure vs. mesh closure vs. muscle/fascia release and advancement techniques and subsequent outcomes. The recurrence rates for abdominal wall defect repairs remain high, and potential complications can be catastrophic, leading to far more complex defects than on original presentation. This meeting will be the most comprehensive course on abdominal wall reconstruction to date covering all aspects of the general principles of abdominal wall reconstruction, including anatomy, physiology, innervation of the abdominal wall, risk stratification, and recognizing early risk for failure. All options for abdominal wall reconstruction will be discussed in detail including primary vs. open repair, with and without inert vs. synthetic biomaterials, component separation, role of abdominoplasty, and associated indications, contraindications and complications of each. The rapidly expanding industry of the development of synthetic biomaterials with potential for revascularization will be discussed in detail with each currently available biomaterial weighed against its pros and cons and potential role in abdominal wall reconstruction. Soft tissue infections on the abdominal wall as a risk for abdominal wall defect and as a potential complication of abdominal wall reconstruction will be reviewed in detail including both surgical and medical management. Lastly, all aspects of complex abdominal wall defects, including congenital neonatal defects, traumatic abdominal wall defects, and the management of entercutaneous fistulas with wound management will be discussed in detail. This comprehensive two and a half day course will cover all aspects of abdominal wall reconstruction for general, plastic, trauma, and pediatric surgeons with an added interest for wound care specialists and enteral stoma nurses.

Acknowledgment: This continuing medical education activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from contributing organizations, each of which will be identified in course materials at the conference.

Advisory: Certificates of Attendance for CMEs and Contact Hours will be available for you to print online during and
after this conference. Attendees can update or edit their Attendance Checklist or CME Certificate through July 9, 2013. After
that time, no further changes can be made on the forms. Certificates can be printed for a period of two years.

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Event Overview

2013 Faculty

Charles E. Butler, MD
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

George DeNoto, MD
St. Francis Hospital 
Manhasset, NY

Gregory A. Dumanian, MD
Northwestern Plastic Surgery
Chicago, IL

Timothy C. Fabian, MD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Stephen J. Ferzoco, MD
Faulkner Hospital
Boston, MA

Mary T. Hawn, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

B. Todd Heniford, MD
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC

Kamal Itani, MD
VA Boston Health Care System
Boston University and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Jeffrey E. Janis, MD
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Karen F. Kim Evans, MD
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Washington, DC

Gregory J. Mancini, MD
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Brent D. Matthews, MD
Washington University 
School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Yuri W. Novitsky, MD
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Adrian E. Park, MD
Anne Arundel Health System
Annapolis, MD

Bruce Ramshaw, MD
Advanced Hernia Solutions
Daytona Beach, FL

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Michael J. Rosen, MD
University Hospitals
Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Michael G. Sarr, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Devinder Singh, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Navin K. Singh, MD
Washington Plastic Surgery
Chevy Chase, MD

Guy R. Voeller, MD
University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN

Courses / Workshops within the event

NEW for 2013 Masters Workshop: Hands-On Cadaver Lab – Limited space available


Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR) Stump the Experts

Call for Challenging and Interesting AWR Cases
AWR 2013 invites you to "Stump the Experts." This is your opportunity to submit challenging and interesting cases in AWR.
Submission Details: All cases must be submitted electronically. Cases should be submitted as a PowerPoint Presentation and should be no more than 10 slides in length. The slides should contain relevant history and physical exam, operations performed, outcomes and complications. Where possible, slides should include pertinent photographs. Submissions also should include a specific question or hypothesis and include lessons learned from the case. Submitters should be registered for AWR.
Presentation: Stump the Experts cases will be discussed in a two-hour session on Thursday, June 6, 2013, during AWR 2013. Conference co-chairs will be the moderators and present the cases, with questions and commentary by four panelists. Submitters in the audience will be invited to comment from the floor on their cases.
Recognition: Accepted submitters will be recognized at the conference and in the conference Notebook and will receive a "Stump the Experts" certificate suitable for framing.
Deadline: Challenging Stump the Experts cases must be submitted electronically by April 19, 2013. Accepted case submitters will be notified via e-mail no later than May 8, 2013.
Questions: If you have any questions, please contact
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Rules For Submissions of Abstracts
Author Name(s)
The submitting author is designated as the presenting author and must be listed first. All other authors should be listed thereafter. Each institute or affiliation represented by the authors should be listed. 

Abstract Title
An abstract must have a short, specific title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the investigation. 

Abstract Format
  • Abstracts should use the Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusion format.
  • Describe briefly the purpose of the study. Include a brief statement of Methods. State Findings in detail sufficient to support Conclusions.

Abstract Text 
  • All abstracts and poster presentations must be in English
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations (please keep to a minimum) must be placed in parentheses after the first use of the word or phrase abbreviated.
  • Do not include references, credits or grant support.
  • Do not include the names or personal information of any patient participating in the study or trial.
  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words not including title and all author-facility related information
  • Any table should be placed at the end of the abstract. Author/Facility information will not be counted in the 250 word abstract limit. Graphics or illustrations are encouraged for presentation at the conference session.
  • Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors before submission.

Abstract Presentation
All accepted abstracts will be poster presentations. Poster size 4x8 horizontal.

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Scientific Awards



Honoree: Adrian E. Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS(ECS)
Annapolis, MD


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference is pleased to announce that theGeorgetown Lifetime Achievement Award in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction honoree for 2013 is Adrian Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS(ECS).

Dr. Park, an internationally recognized laparoscopic surgeon, is Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chair of the newly created Earl Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning (SAIL) Center of Anne Arundel Health System (AAHS) in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Park has made major advancements in the improvement of laparoscopic procedures and the development of new medical devices for complex hernia repair, spleen and adrenal surgery.

Most recently, Dr. Park was the Dr. Alex Gillis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. Prior to this appointment, Park served as the Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor and Vice Chair for the Department of Surgery, the Head of the Division of General Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Chair of the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research, and Innovation (MASTRI) Center.

Born in the Far East, Dr. Park grew up in the UK, East and North Africa and Canada. He received his Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University in Canada.

Dr. Park is a member of the American Surgical Association, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the College of Surgeons of Central Eastern and Southern Africa.

Currently a member of the Board of Directors of the SAGES, he has also served as the Fellowship Council's founding President and as its Board Chair. He is editor-in-chief of Surgical Innovation. The author of over 200 scholarly articles and book chapters, he is widely published in the areas of solid organ laparoscopy, laparoscopic herniorrhaphy, surgical education, and surgical ergonomics. Dr. Park has been instrumental in the development and application of new technologies in endoscopic surgery. Dr. Park holds 20 patents.

Dr. Park and his wife Jennifer have four children, Hilary, Meredith, Evan and Nigel.

Past Award Recipients:
2012: Guy R. Voeller, MD, FACS, Memphis, TN
2011: Jean Bernard Flament, MD, Reims, France

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New for 2013: Operate with the Masters:
Hands-On Cadaver Lab

Your company has the opportunity to have product used by faculty and attendees during the cadaver labs Saturday, June 8. The labs will showcase two types of procedures, component separation and minimally invasive. AWR faculty will educate the attendees on the various techniques for abdominal wall reconstruction. Our goal is to provide surgeons the opportunity to observe the experts and try products that they may not be familiar with. Contact us for more details and pricing regarding participation in the Cadaver labs today.

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Lafayette, LA 70503
337.235.6606 • 337.235.7300 (fax)

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