Inguinal-Ventral & Complex Abdominal Wall Repair (CAWR) Surgery

Full immersion in hernia repair

Technology is having an increasing impact on the future of surgery. Robotics, patient-specific 3D preoperative simulation, intraoperative augmented imaging, advanced flexible endoscopic operative platforms and tools, precise multimodal treatments, and evidence-based medicine represent the modern cornerstone of personalized surgery.

The course covers a wide spectrum of techniques and approaches specific to the management of inguinal, ventral, and complex abdominal wall hernia conditions. This 3-day course includes live surgery, lectures, and hands-on training on live tissue.

Course date & options

Course status


Theoretical sessions

  • No more courses for this period

Starting at 531 €


Practical training on live tissue

  • No more courses for this period

Starting at 1665 €

Course information

Course directors

D. Mutter (FR)
A. Park (US)

Course objectives

  • To provide the basic knowledge required for management of all types of abdominal wall defects
  • To provide information about principles and properties of absorbable and non-absorbable surgical meshes
  • To provide indications for surgical treatment and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technicalities of surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  • To allow real-time discussion between the operators and the surgeon trainees
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in laparoscopic surgery through the practice on live tissue under expert tutorial
  • To describe postoperative clinical results and practical applications of evidence-based clinical medicine

Target audience


Educational methods

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Hands-on session in hernia surgery, on live tissue under expert tutorial

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

Resolution of conflicts of interest (COI):

The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (e.g., Karl Storz and Covidien/Medtronic) and Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare these industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during the course.

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The courses are organized in such a way that participants are fully immersed in the heart of the Institute, from start to finish.

One day at IRCAD

Your course by day, the comfort and luxury in Les Haras Hotel **** by night

A place with a unique design, inspired by history and the universe of horses… Les Haras Hotel**** honors leather and wood to take its guests on a journey through time.

The Haras Brasserie offers a modern and friendly cuisine. The great classics of French cuisine are celebrated there, alongside signature dishes from Alsace or inspirations from the world over.


Amazing organization and schedule respect. Lectures short enough to keep it essential

Excellent course, it has been a wonderful experience