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Advanced Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: Perspectives, Insights, and Solutions

Aired on 3.05.2014
Advanced Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: Perspectives, Insights, and Solutions
Join us for Advanced Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: Perspectives, Insights, and Solutions on March 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm (EST) presented by GlobalCastMD. This presentation will be broadcast live from Akron Children's Hospital to fourteen moderated locations around the United States as well as online for virtual participation both domestic and international.
The live broadcast will allow interactive exchanges with expert panel members and peers across the country. This live global discussion is produced by Akron Children's Hospital and will feature distinguished, advanced hernia surgeons to address the current needs and innovations in the laparoscopic ventral hernia market. Audience participation is enhanced with live chat, polling the audience, along with phone in Q&A sessions throughout the show. 


This symposium is designed to provide advanced hernia surgeons with cutting edge information specific to lap ventral hernia repair techniques, controversies, and improving optimal patient outcomes. Presentation and discussions will include scientific insights, procedural perspectives, case studies and considerations made when selecting a lap ventral hernia mesh. The symposium will close with a live walkthrough of a video demonstrating the placement of the Symbotex™ composite mesh, Covidien’s new and innovative solution to laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.

System Requirements:

The minimum system requirements to attend this live web symposium include:
  • PC-based attendees: Windows® 2000 or Newer with speakers.
  • Macintosh®-based: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) OR NEWER with speakers.
  • Google Chrome recommended. Internet Explorer 8.0 or greater, Safari 6.0 or greater, or Firefox 22.0 or greater Adobe Flash Player 11.0 or greater
  • Bandwidth of 3 mbps download and 512 kbps
  • Lesser than minimum requirements will result in dropped audio, video or both.




Carl Boyd, MD

Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, GA.

Hartwig Bunzendahl, MD

University of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC.

David Chen, MD

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA.

Adrian Dan, MD

Summa Health System, Akron, OH.

Matthew Goldblatt, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Brian Jacob, MD

Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY.

Matthew Kroh, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

Dean Makami, MD

Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.

Greg Mancini, MD

University of Tennessee Associate Professor of Surgery, Knoxville, TN.

Jon Mandelbaum, MD

St Francis Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.

Mark Meese, MD

Surgical Associates Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK.

Adrian Park, MD

Anne Arundel Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.

Brad Pierce, M.D.

Fairview Hospital, Minneapolis, MN.

Bruce Ramshaw, MD

Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, FL.

Jin Yoo, MD

Duke University Health System, Durham, NC.


7:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Introduction and Program Overview
7:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Procedural Perspectives
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Scientific Insights and Audience Response
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Live and Interactive Procedure
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm
Conclusions with Open Discussion
8:55 pm - 9:00 pm

Topics Covered

  • Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair techniques, considerations and controversies
  • Scientific insights, hernia mesh histology and innovation
  • Audience response to insights, case studies, and live placement of the Symbotex™ composite mesh