The goal of the AHS is to provide quality education to surgeons who have an interest in hernia surgery and abdominal wall abnormalities. Each year the AHS hosts a Hernia Repair Conference highlighting new techniques, updates in hernia repair, diagnosis of abdominal diseases, implications of hernia surgery, patient management and other very important topics related to general surgery and hernia repair.

In addition to the AHS Annual Meeting, periodically the AHS will host additional educational opportunities. These are less frequent, but still beneficial to education and management of hernia repair. Post Grad Courses and other educational forums will be posted on the website, please check for updates. 

AHS Annual Meeting

September 23 - 26, 2020  | New York

Mark your calendars. More information to come. Call for abstracts: Coming Soon!

Other Upcoming Events

AHS Open Inguinal Hernia to MIS Training Course

February 28 - March 1, 2019
Atlanta, GA

* Open to all interested AHS members.  Contact Vedra Augenstein at

41st Congress of the European Hernia Society

September 22-14, 2019
Hamburg, Germany
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Copenhagen Hernia Symposium 2019

May 2, 2019
Mogens Dahls Koncertsal - Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Henia Symposium 2019

State of the Art - Copenhagen Hernia & Colorectal Day-symposium
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 9:00 - 16:30

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Past AHS Events

17th Annual Hernia Repair

May 30, 2016 | Washington, DC

18th Annual Hernia Repair

March 8, 2017 | Cancun, Mexico

International Hernia Congress

March 12, 2018 | Miami, FL

AHS Annual Meeting

March 11, 2019 | Aria Hotel - Las Vegas