EHS Intermediate Cadaveric Hernia Masterclass

The EHS invites you to the 2-day Intermediate Cadaver Course course in Prague, Czech Republic, 27-28 May 2024...
The EHS invite you the 2-day Intermediate Cadaveric Hernia Masterclass course in Prague, Czech Republic, 27-28 May 2024. The highly interactive course includes detailed cadaveric dissection and lectures by international abdominal wall experts. In addition to lectures on inguinal and ventral hernia the course includes a section on umbilical hernia and interactive case discussions.

Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University

Lab address: 

Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University
Plzeňská 311, 150 06 Praha 5-Motol, Czechia


SOLD OUT! Email us if you would like a seat on the waiting list:


The programme is subject to change

Monday 27 May 2024
08.30-08:45WelcomeKnut Borch
08.45-09.15Pretest and course challengeKnut Borch & Alexis Theodorou
09.15-09.30Step by step Lichtenstein repair lectureMaciej Pawlak
09.30-09:45Step by step Shouldice technique lectureRalph Lorenz
09.45-10.15Coffee break 
10.00-11.00Lichtenstein  (Skills lab)All Faculty
11.00-12.00Shouldice (Skills lab)All Faculty
12.00-12.45Lunch and complications videosKnut Borch
12.45-13.15What technique when for inguinal hernia lectureJan Kukleta
13.15-13.30Laparotomy and small bites closure lectureAlexis Theodorou
13.30-13.50Coffee break 
13.50-14.10The open Stoppa Procedure lectureTodd Heniford
14:10-15:10Lower midline laparotomy (Skills lab)All Faculty
15:10-16:15Open Stoppa with small bites closure (Skills lab)All Faculty
16.15-16.45Summary of the dayKnut Borch
Tuesday 28 May 2024
08.30-09.00Welcome & QuestionsKnut Borch
09.00-09.15Step by step PUMP repair lectureMaciej Pawlak
09.15-09.30Coffee break 
09.30-11.30PUMP epigastric (Skills lab)All Faculty
11.30-12.15Lunch and course challangeKnut Borch & Alexis Theodorou
12.15-13.00Step by step Rives Stoppa lectureMiguel Ángel García Ureña
13.00-14.00Step by step Rives Stoppa Procedure (Skills lab)All Faculty
14.00-14.20Coffee break 
14.20-15:50Explore the cadavers (Skills lab) All Faculty
15.50-16.15Coffee break/ Post test and goodbyeKnut Borch & Alexis Theodorou

*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 (Co-Chair), Norway

Alexis Theodorou, Greece

Ralph Lorenz, Germany

Jan Kukleta, Switzerland

Miguel Ángel García Ureña, Spain

Maciej Pawlak, Poland 

David Chen,  USA

Todd Heniford, USA

Jignesh Gandhi, India

Ioannis Gerogiannis, United Kingdom

David Kachlík, Czech Republic


CME Credits

This course offers a unique opportunity to enhance your skills while advancing your professional development in Abdominal Wall Surgery.
This course has been granted 12.0 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (EACCME®). 

Price and registration

Only for EHS members.

2-day course fee: €850 (excluding VAT) 

The registration fee includes:

  • Admission to the full course programme
  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • Dinner on 27 May


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