Conference Co-Chairs

Parag Bhanot, MD, FACS
Associate Professor and Vice-Chairman of Surgery
Director, MGUH Comprehensive Hernia Center
General Surgery

Maurice Y. Nahabedian, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgery
Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery

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$895 (MD/DO) - $550 (RN/NP/AHP)

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A comprehensive and up-to-date account of the field of AWR, including fundamentals of different methods and materials used in the repair of the abdominal wall after hernia, for both general surgery and plastic surgery techniques.

• Includes over 77 contributors • 409 pages

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About AWR

The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference is intended to better equip each attendee with the education and resources needed to heal wounds and consider alternative resources in addressing abdominal wall reconstruction. The format is designed for all aspects of abdominal wall reconstruction for general, plastic, and trauma surgeons with an added interest for wound care specialists and enteral stoma nurses. The meeting includes didactic lectures, hands-on workshops, specialty symposia, and case presentations for the purpose of providing a live, interactive learning experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the general principles of abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Recognize and discuss 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
  • Discuss the principles of closure of complex abdominal wall defects
  • Identify patients at high risk for adverse events
  • Analyze best options for abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Optimize perioperative preparation, resulting in less infections and less hernia recurrence

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Hotel & Travel

JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Toll Free (US & Canada): 800-393-2503
International: 202-393-2000

Hotel Reservations

The deadline to reserve a room and receive the group's discounted rate has passed. Rooms are still available by calling the hotel reservations department directly and mentioning "AWR" or "Abdominal Wall Reconstruction." Some discounted nights may still be available in the group's room block.

Call the JW Marriott Washington, DC 800-393-2503 and mention the group name.


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