EHS Advanced MIS Cadaveric Hernia Masterclass

The EHS invites you to the 2-day Intensive Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Cadaver Course in Barcelona, Spain, 14-15 March, 2024.


Campus Universitari Mar,
C/ del Dr. Aiguader, 80, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain


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 March 2024
08.45-09.15Pretest and course challengesKnut Borch & Alexis Theodorou
09.15-09.30Coffee break 
09.30-10.15Trochar entry and closureKnut Borch & Alexis Theodorou
10.15-11.30E-TEP inguinal herniaJorge Daes
11.30-12.45Umbilical TAPPBjorn Muck
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 & Alexis Theodorou
Friday 15 March 2024
08.15-10.15E-TEP VentralJorge Daes
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 & 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, Norway

Alexis Theodorou, Greece

David Lourie, United States

Jorge Daes, Columbia

Bjorn Mueck, Germany

Jaana Vironen, Finland

Fernando  Ferreira, Portugal 

Alejandro Brabo Salva (Local organiser)


CME Credits

This course offers a unique opportunity to enhance your skills while advancing your professional development in Abdominal Wall Surgery.

CME credit information: This course has been accredited 12.5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s), which you can earn by participating in both days. 

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 March 2024


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