EHS Advanced OPEN Cadaveric Hernia Masterclass

The EHS invite you to the 2-day Intensive Advanced OPEN Cadaver Course course in Reims, France, on 25-26 November 2024, in collaboration with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne.


2 Avenue Robert Schuman
51100 Reims, France


Want to participate? Please fill in the application below and you will receive more information about the registration.

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:
  • Number of operations performed as primary surgeon unsupervised:
    • Laparotomies including trauma: 50 or more
    • Open inguinal hernia repairs: 50 or more
    • Open umbilical/paraumbilical hernia repairs: 50 or more
  • Number of operations performed as primary surgeon unsupervised or supervised:
    • Open Ventral Hernia repairs including Rives Stoppa: 10 or more
  1. Department Endorsement:
    • Letter from the Head of the department or Supervisor that there are opportunities to further develop your skills in advanced open ventral hernia repair


The programme is subject to change

Monday 25 November 2024
08.15-08.45Pretest and course challengeKnut Borch
8.45-09.00Ultrasound Botox  TBA
09.00-09.45The EHS Laparotomy incision (below umbilicus)TBA
09.45-10.00Coffee break 
11.00-12.30The Stoppa Repair and pelvic anatomyTBA
12.30-13.15Lunch and challenge discussion 
13.15-13.40The EHS Laparotomy Closure Small bites


13.40-14:30Open Abdomen, mesh-mediated fascial tractionTBA
14:30-14.45Coffee break 
14.45-17.15Rives Stoppa
Subxiphoid dissection and diaphragmatic anatomy
Intraop fascial traction 
All faculty
17.15-17:45Summary of the dayKnut Borch
Tuesday 26 November 2024
08.15-08.45Diaphragmatic and perineal herniasTBA
8.45-10.15Transversus Abdominis Release (TAR)TBA
10.15-10.30Coffee break 
10.30-11.15Pauli repair/Preperitioneal Funnel mesh repairTBA
11.15-12.30Flank and Lumbal hernia (medical visceral rotation)TBA
12.30-13.45Lunch and case discussion 
13.45-14.45Peritoneal flap/Subcostal hernia/Perforator sparing Open ACSTBA
14:45-15.15Post-test and goodbyeKnut Borch
15.15-17.15Optional: Explore the cadavers for those who will stayKnut Borch

*Materials used in the skills lab or presented in introductions are sponsored by the industry partners supporting the EHS with unrescricted grants. For more information about our industry partners, please visit: The EHS Cadaver Course organizers 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 (Co-Chair), 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 25 November 2024.


Cancellation terms

Cancellation of registration must be notified in writing to CAP Partner at Cancellations postmarked before and on the date indicated below will be refunded 50% of the registration fee. After that date, registration fees are non-refundable.

EHS Advanced OPEN Cadaveric Hernia Masterclass, 25-26 November 2024, Reims: 23 October 2024.

If the course is cancelled due to other unforeseen events beyond the control of the organisers, the registration fee will be refunded after the deduction of expenses incurred by the course.


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