Multidisciplinary Approach to Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Inguinal Hernia Symposium

Milwaukee , WI US
August 28, 2015

This day-long educational activity is designed to educate the community, general, and plastic surgeons about the latest techniques for complex abdominal wall reconstruction, complex foregut surgery and complex colorectal surgery. 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.  In addition, complex foregut and colorectal issues are often beyond the scope of the community General Surgeon.

This workshop will outline the need for more complex repairs in some patients. In addition, it will show the various techniques for repairing these abdominal wall defects with a multidisciplinary team approach. The workshop will also discuss the complex workup and treatment of foregut and colorectal diseases.

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 Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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

Please note: a $2.50 processing fee will be assessed for all registrations. 

There is a $25 cancellation fee. 

This course is complimentary for Fellows, Residents and Students; however registration is required; for instructions on how to receive your complimentary registration you must contact Heidi Brittnacher at 414-805-9427 or before attempting to register on-line.
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Target Audience

Community Surgeons 

General Surgeons 

Plastic Surgeons 

Physician Assistants

Allied Health Care Professionals


Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives: 

-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


Heidi Brittnacher
Phone Number: 
+1 (920) 585-2872
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: 
08/28/2015 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
08/28/2015 - 3:30pm CDT
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 W Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee , WI 53226
United States

Crowne Plaza
A block of rooms will be reserved for registrants until July 29, 2014, at a special rate of $109 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.

Join us for a Tailgate
5–7 p.m. on August 28th
Brewers vs. Reds
at 7:10 p.m.

Please RSVP to the tailgate by emailing Heidi Brittnacher at before August 14th. 

All guests must obtain their own tickets for the game.
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Andrew Kastenmeier, MD
Assistant Professor
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

John LoGiudice, MD
Associate Professor
Plastic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

James Wallace, MD, PhD
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

Travis Webb, MD, MHPE
Associate Dean for Curriculum
Vice Chair, Trauma and
Critical Care Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

In accordance with the ACCMEⓇ standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person(s):


Matthew Goldblatt, MD
Associate Professor
(Activity Director & Speaker)







Nathaniel Stoikes, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
of Surgery
Adjunct Faculty
University of Tennessee Health Science Center




Jon Gould, MD
Associate Professor and Chief
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Torax MedicalConsulting Fee 

In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, these relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

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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