EHS & DHS Cadaver Skills training Basic/Intermediate Course

The EHS invite you to the 2-day Intensive Intermediate Cadaver Course course in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 28 – 29 November, 2023. In collaboration with the Dutch Hernia Society and the Amsterdam Skills Center, we are organizing a Cadaver Basic and Intermediate Course for Abdominal Wall Surgery.


Amsterdam Skills Center
Tafelbergweg 47, 1105 BD Amsterdam


Fully booked! 


Preliminary programme 

Tuesday 28 November
07:45-08:00 Welcome Maarten Simons
08.00-08.20 Pretest Maarten Simons
08.20-09.00 Intro
– Introduciton of faculty
– Presentation TEP procedure
Maarten Simons 
09.00 Skills lab  
09.00-09.15 Introduction to the procedures Maarten Simons
09.15-11.00 TEP and TAPP  All faculty
11.00-12.00 Questions and discussion All faculty
12.00-12.30 Lunch  
12.30-12.45 Presentation on Lichtenstein procedure Maarten Simons
12.45-13.00 Presentation Shouldice procedure  René Fortelny
13.00-15.00 Skillslab   
  Lichtenstein All faculty
  Shouldice All faculty
15.00-16.00 Questions and discussion Maarten Simons 
16.00-16.20 Post-test and wrap-up Maarten Simons
16.20-16.40 Pretest (Closure, Rives Stoppa and anatomy) Maarten Simons
Wednesday 29 November
07.45-08.00 Welcome and introduction on faculty Maarten Simons
08.00-08.20 Presentation on PUMP. Umbilical repair Knut Borch
08.20-08.40 Presentation Closure (open and closing the abdomen)  René Fortelny and Eva Deerenberg
8.40-09.00 Presentation Rives Stoppa (remove stitches and dissect)  Andrew de Beaux
09.00-11.30 Skillslab   
  PUMP All faculty
  Open and Closure All faculty
  Rives Stoppa All faculty
11.30-12.00 Questions and discussion All faculty
12.00-12.30 Lunch  
12.30-13.00 Introduction to Abdominal wall anatomy. Specific areas Knut Borch and Mario Rui Goncalves
13.00-15.00 Skillslab  
13.00-15.00 Dissection of Abdominal wall All faculty
15.00-16.00 Questions and discussion Maarten Simons
16.00-16.30 Post-test and goodbye Maarten Simons

*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.


Maarten Simons (chair)

Knut Borch

Andrew de Beaux

René Fortelny

Eva Deerenberg

Rogier Simmermacher

Theo Aufenacker

Mario Rui Goncalves

CME Credits

Join us for a comprehensive learning experience in Abdominal Wall Surgery, and earn up to 12 CME Credits through this course.

Price and registration

Only for EHS members.

2-day course fee: €850  

Attend the course as an observer: €400

The registration fee includes:

  • Admission to the full course programme
  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • Dinner on 28 November


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