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...
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
08.45-09.15Pretest and course challengesKnut Borch 
09.15-09.30Coffee break 
09.30-10.15Trochar entry and closureKnut Borch 
10.15-11.30E-TEP inguinal herniaTBA
11.30-12.45Umbilical TAPPBjörn Mück
12.45-13.15Lunch and challenge discussion 
13.15-14.45Laparoscopic SugarbakerJaana Vironen
14.45-15:00Coffee break 
15.00-16.00Endoscopic anterior CSKnut Borch
16.00-16.30Summary of the dayKnut Borch
Friday 15 November 2024
08.15-10.15E-TEP VentralTBA
10.15-10.30Coffee break 
10.30-12.15Laparoscopic TAR and Laparoscopic Pauli repairJaana Vironen
12.15-13.15Lunch and case discussion 
13.15-14.00Scola repair for diastasis recti with small herniasFernando Ferreira
14:00-15.30Open anatomical dissectionAll faculty
15.30-16.00Post-test and goodbyeKnut 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

Jonathan Douissard, Swizterland

Fernando Ferreira, Portugal

Jaana Vironen, Finland

David Louire, United States

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


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 MIS Cadaveric Hernia Masterclass, 14-15 November 2024, Geneva: 11 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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