Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Forum | San Diego

Dates: Jan 24, 2020 6:30 PM - Jan 25, 2020 1:00 PM

Event Location: UC San Diego, Center for the Future of Surgery, 9500 Gillman Drive, La Jolla, CA, 92093-, US

Program Faculty:

  • Anthony Canfield, MD, FACS
  • Amir Fathi, MD, FACS
  • Sean Orenstein, MD, FACS
  • Andrea Pakula, MD, MPH, FACS


Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Forum | San Diego 


  • Complex AWR


  • Phasix

Additional Info:

An interactive symposium designed for general, bariatric, trauma and plastic surgeons involved in complex abdominal wall hernia reconstruction

The purpose of the educational event is to facilitate discussion on successful solutions for managing complex abdominal wall hernia repairs and to understand the proper use of Phasix™ Mesh. Discussion will include a review of preclinical and clinical data, science and technology of products, economics of AWR and various techniques for repairing abdominal wall hernias.

Surgeons will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on cadaver lab under the direct supervision of the program faculty

• Review current literature for hernia repair techniques, materials, and patient management strategies
• Gain new insights into advanced surgical techniques for abdominal wall hernia repairs
• Demonstrate use of BD products in hernia repair

Contact Info:

Please contact Kathryn Pirolli at (401) 825- 8723 or email