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.

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


Course date & options

Course status


Theoretical sessions

  • No more courses for this period


Practical training on live tissue

  • No more courses for this period

* Register simultaneously for both this course and the “Live & Lab for General Surgeons” course, and get an instant 400-euro discount off the total price.
– non cumulable with other discount –

No accommodation, no social programme and no entertainment included in the fees for participants

Course information

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 (Karl Storz, Covidien/Medtronic, and Intuitive Surgical) 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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Educational sponsorship and funding

IRCAD has received financial support in the form of an unrestricted financial support. IRCAD course funding occurs via an unrestricted support from IRCAD sponsors (medical device companies). Funding is provided free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content and choice of faculty members.
Commercial names of medical devices/software/equipment may appear because they are linked to specific medical procedures, which are the focus of this training course. Other products in the market can be used to perform the aforementioned medical procedures. The IRCAD as an educational provider does not endorse any particular product.

Live the IRCAD experience to the fullest

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