EHS Advanced MIS Cadaveric Hernia Masterclass

The EHS invites you to the 2-day Intensive Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Cadaver Course in Geneva, Switzerland, 14-15 November, 2024.


Geneva University Hospital

Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4
1205 Geneva Switzerland


Please send your Logbook verification and department endorsement to

EHS members only.

Experience Requirements

  1. The course is suitable for Senior Trainees or Consultants
  2. Logbook Verification:
    A logbook must be submitted for verification, documenting the participant’s experience as a primary surgeon unsupervised. The logbook should confirm the completion of the following procedures:
    – Lichtenstein: 50
    – TAPP: 40
    – Rives Stoppa: 20
    TEP: 10
    Laparoscopic ventral hernia (V-TAPP, E-TEP ventral): 20
  3. Department Endorsement:
    – Letter from the Head of the department or Supervisor that there are opportunities to further develop your skills in advanced MIS hernia repair

Please use this template for your Logbook


The programme is subject to change

Thursday 14 November 2024
08.30-8.45 Welcome  
08.45-09.15 Pretest and course challenges Knut Borch 
09.15-09.30 Coffee break  
09.30-10.15 Trochar entry and closure Knut Borch 
10.15-11.30 E-TEP inguinal hernia TBA
11.30-12.45 Umbilical TAPP TBA
12.45-13.15 Lunch and challenge discussion  
13.15-14.45 Laparoscopic Sugarbaker TBA
14.45-15:00 Coffee break  
15.00-16.00 Endoscopic anterior CS Knut Borch
16.00-16.30 Summary of the day Knut Borch
Friday 15 November 2024
08.15-8.30 Welcome  
08.15-10.15 E-TEP Ventral TBA
10.15-10.30 Coffee break  
10.30-12.15 Laparoscopic TAR and Laparoscopic Pauli repair TBA
12.15-13.15 Lunch and case discussion  
13.15-14.00 Scola repair for diastasis recti with small hernias TBA
14:00-15.30 Open anatomical dissection All faculty
15.30-16.00 Post-test and goodbye Knut Borch

*Materials used in the skills lab or presented in introductions are sponsored by the industry partners supporting the EHS with unrestricted grants. For more information about our industry partners, please visit: The EHS Cadaver Course organisers emphasize that a variety of products, including those used in the courses, as well as other products, are suitable to achieve successful results in hernia repair.


Knut Borch, Norway

Other faculties: TBA


CME Credits

This course offers a unique opportunity to enhance your skills while advancing your professional development in Abdominal Wall Surgery.
By participating, you can earn CME Credits. The exact number of CME credits will be provided once confirmed (TBA).

Price and registration

Only for EHS members.

2-day course fee: €1000 (excluding VAT) 

The registration fee includes:

  • Admission to the full course programme
  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • Dinner on 14 November 2024


Register now for the EHS 2024 Conference, held 29-31 May 2024


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