Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Inguinal Hernia Symposium 2014

Milwaukee, WI US
April 25, 2014

Complex abdominal wall hernias are difficult to treat.  Many times patients have had multiple previous attempts at reconstruction and often present with chronic infections. The standard ventral hernia repair is often not enough to fix these patients. Recent advances in biologic and absorbable prosthetics have allowed reinforcement of fascial closure with a higher resistance to infection.

This educational activity is designed to educate the community, general, and plastic surgeon about the latest techniques for complex abdominal wall reconstruction. A multidisciplinary approach is effective in dealing with these difficult patients because of the need for skin excision, myocutaneous advancement flaps and occasionally free flaps. This symposium will also outline the need for more complex repairs in these patients. In addition, it will show the various techniques for repairing these abdominal wall defects with a multidisciplinary team approach.


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Registration fees include course materials and meals.
Please note there is a $1.00 processing fee for all electronic registrations.  (
Fellows, Residents and Students):  Use Coupon Code:  Hernia2014
There is a $25.00 cancellation fee
This educational activity is being supported by Davol Bard, W.L. Gore, and Covidien

Target Audience

  • General surgeons
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Trauma/ACS surgeons
  • Primary care physicians
  • Fellows, residents, students
  • Allied health professionals

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify complex hernias that are not amenable to standard repair techniques
  • Outline a plan for removal of the source of infection
  • Devise a multidisciplinary approach to reconstructing the abdominal wall
  • Describe the best approach for inguinal hernia repair
Additional information


Jennifer Lindsay
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-9427
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/25/2014 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
04/25/2014 - 4:00pm
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Crowne Plaza

A block of rooms will be reserved for registrants until April 10, 2014, at a special rate of $99 single, plus tax, per night.  Please call the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 1-877-270-1393, or (414) 475-9500 and mention MCW Hernia Symposium when making your reservations.

Planning Committee:
Andrew Katenmeier, MD


Featured Speakers:
Matthew Goldblatt, MD
Associate Professor,
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Jon Gould, MD
Associate Professor and Chief,
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Andrew Kastenmeier, MD
Assistant Professor,
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Ben Poulose, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor,
Division of General Surgery;
Associate Director,
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Suite
Vanderbilt University
James Wallace, MD, PhD
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Travis Webb, MD, MHPE
Associate Professor,
Trauma and Critical Care
Medical College of Wisconsin

No one in control on content has any relevant financial relationship to disclose except the following person(s):

Matthew Goldblatt, MD                             Covidien                              Speaker/Consulting
                                                                  W.L. Gore                           Speaker/Research
                                                                  Bard-Davol                          Research

Jon Gould, MD                                          Torax Medical                      Consultant

Ben Poulose, MD                                       Bard-Davol                          Research
                                                                  Ariste Medical                      Consultant


Available Credit

  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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