International Symposium on Incisional Hernia Prevention October 19-20, 2017
Hobart W. Harris, M.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Division of General Surgery and Director of the UCSF Center for Hernia Repair and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, will Chair the International Symposium on Incisional Hernia Prevention, sponsored by the UCSF Department of Surgery, to be held October 19-20, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. UCSF is the leading tertiary referral center in the region for hernia surgery, performing nearly 700 procedures annually, 350 of those for ventral (incisional) hernias that are frequently the most challenging.
Dr. Harris, a pioneer in the management of complex ventral hernias, stated:
Interest in the prevention of incisional hernias is growing at a rapid pace worldwide, garnering the attention of surgeons, payers, health science investigators, and the medical technology industry. Several recent clinical studies have further fueled the expanding focus on hernia prevention, effectively challenging the way we think about this common condition.
The Symposium will bring together preeminent experts in hernia prevention from across the globe, including the investigators responsible for many of the most important clinical trials in this area. Furthermore, this meeting will enable robust and informative interactions between participants, including surgeons and other health care providers, members of industry, and representatives of research, regulatory and health insurance agencies.
Hobart W. Harris, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chief, Division of General Surgery
Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
J. Engelbert Dunphy Endowed Chair in Surgery
Director, UCSF Center for Hernia Repair and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
William H. Hope, M.D.
General and Robotic Surgery
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
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