Washington University Comprehensive AWR Mini-Fellowship

Dates: Aug 08, 2019 6:00 PM - Aug 09, 2019 2:30 PM

Event Location: Washington University School of Medicine, Clinical Sciences Research Bldg, 4939 Children's Place, St. Louis, MO, 63110-, US


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


The purpose of the educational event is to facilitate discussion on successful solutions for managing complex abdominal wall repair, laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, and to understand the proper use of Ventralight ST with Echo 2, Phasix and Phasix ST.  Discussion will include review of preclinical and clinical data, science and technology of products, economics of AWR, and various techniques for the reconstruction of the abdominal wall and laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs. The faculty will give didactic presentations and host Q&A to enhance the educational experience. Surgeons will then have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on animal lab under the direct supervision of the faculty.


• Review current literature for hernia repair techniques, materials, and patient management strategies

• Gain new insights into advanced techniques for complex abdominal wall repair and laparoscopic ventral hernia repair

• Demonstrate use of BD products in hernia repair



Jeffrey Blatnik, MD

Eric Pauli, MD, FACS


  • Laparoscopic Ventral
  • Open Posterior Component Separation

Phasix, Phasix ST, Ventralight ST w Echo PS

Please contact your local BD Interventional Representative for more information.