Annual Meeting Program

The 2019 AHS Annual Meeting Program is now available. Times are subject to change.

AHS 2019 Program

Additional AHS Sessions

Hernia Compact

The Americas Hernia Society is pleased to announce the first US "Hernia Compact" Course for young surgeons interested in direct interaction with international leaders and experts in the field teaching the fundamental concepts, anatomy, and techniques of Hernia Repair and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. The program will be offered as a closed concurrent session during the 2019 AHS Annual Meeting at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on March 13, 2019.

  • Limited availability of 20 available spots with priority given to AHS Member residents, fellows, and young surgeons presenting at the meeting.
  • Lectures will focus on fundamental concepts of the breadth of hernia repair including anatomy, imaging, and surgical technique.
  • Four cadavers stations will teach inguinal, abdominal wall, and retroperitoneal anatomy.  A robotic simulation station will be available focusing on inguinal and abdominal wall hernia repair.
  • Cost of the course will be $200. Fees will be paid after your application has been reviewed and accepted.
  • Registration for the AHS conference to be held March 11-14, 2019 at the Aria Hotel, Las Vegas is required.

Please apply as soon as possible because these spots are almost full!

Apply for 2019 AHS Hernia Compact
 

AHS Advanced Surgical Skills Lab

Americas Hernia Society Advanced Surgical Skills Lab is for any surgeon interested in mentored learning by an expert in the field to incorporate new technique into your practice. Lab will be held at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas on March 10, 2019 immediately preceding the 2019 AHS Annual Meeting.

  • There will be 15 available stations. 5 robotic, up to 10 open/lap.
  • Approaches offered include, but not limited to, robotic inguinal/tapp, Tapp ventral, robot eTEP, robotar. 
  • Open/lap stations include every type of hernia approach offered including chronic groin pain management, and non-mesh repairs (ie. Shouldice). 
  • 2 surgeons per cadaver per station. Each station will be mentored again by an expert in the field. 
  • Faculty and stations will be chosen based on the applicants desire. 
  • Cost of the lab will be $1,250 for AHS Members and $1,500 for Non-Members. Fees will be paid after your application has been reviewed and accepted.
  • Registration for the AHS conference to be held March 11-14, 2019 at the Aria Hotel, Las Vegas is required.
  • Any surgeon applying for a robotic station must have an accessible robot at their hospital.

Please apply as soon as possible because these spots are almost full!

Apply for 2019 AHS Advanced Surgical Skills Lab

Idea Incubator Session

The Americas Hernia Society is looking for participants in its inaugural Idea Incubator Session! In this highly interactive session, attendees will have the opportunity to actively participate in dialogues around controversial or highly debated topics in hernia surgery. Each group will have a moderator and an assigned topic, and will discuss the topic in order to generate food for thought for next directions in the academic endeavors of our society. At the end of the session, each group will present their work and a brief summary of their ideas to the participants of the session. The Americas Hernia Society will then bring these ideas forward for consideration for academic study and focus. This represents an unprecedented opportunity for AHS attendees to directly steer the future dialogue of our society. We want to hear YOUR thoughts on these controversial topics! Participation is first come first serve, and the session is limited to 30 participants. Register below and pick the topic you want to participate in!

Apply for 2019 AHS Idea Incubator Session