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Scientific Program Day 1 | Friday 29 September

SESSION 1 | BIOABSORBABLE MESHES

830 Welcome - David Rangiah
835 The science of bioabsorbable mesh - Kenric Murayama
850 The clinical use of biosynthetic mesh - Todd Heniford (WL Gore)
910 The clinical use of biological mesh - Dominic Slade (Cook Medical)
925 The clinical uses of composite mesh - Dean Mikami
945 The industrial science of mesh development - Michael Hiles  (Cook Medical)
1000 KEYNOTE: TGA and the assessment of medical devices - TBC

1030 MORNING TEA WITH INDUSTRY

SESSION 2 | VENTRAL HERNIA REPAIR/AWR

1100 Incisional Hernia: Pragmatic approach to AWR - Dominic Slade (Cook Medical)
1115 Incisional hernia: Rives stoppa repair - Dominic Slade (Cook Medical)
1130 Incisional: Open and endoscopic component separation - Keith Towsey
1145 Technique of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair - Bruce Ramshaw (RACS)
1200 The management of ventral hernia repair complications - Bruce Ramshaw (RACS)
12:15 Botox facilitated incisional hernia repair and the loss of domain - Nabeel Ibrahim et. al.
1230 Panel Discussion
1240 Free Papers

1300 LUNCH WITH INDUSTRY

SESSION 3 | INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR

1400 Laparoscopic hernia repair: A unit's experience - Ruben Cohen-Hallaleh
1430 The urological complication of inguinal hernia repair - TBC
1445 Mesh fixation and the management of recurrent inguinal hernias - Douglas Fenton-Lee
1500 Mesh explantation analysis - Bruce Ramshaw  (RACS)
1520 Mesh infections and biofilms - Karen Vickery

1530 AFTERNOON TEA WITH INDUSTRY

SESSION 4 | HERNIA REPAIR COMPLICATIONS

1600 Plenary: Canberra - Love it? Or hate it? - Mike Bowers & TBC
1630 Post-inguinal hernia repair pain: Surgery - TBC
1650 Post-inguinal hernia repair pain: Imaging - John Read
1705 Post-inguinal hernia repair pain: Management - Tillman Boesel
1720 Short case presentation/discussion
1730 Day 1 Close