Abdominal Catastrophes: Efficient control and successful reconstruction

 (Hybrid Format: virtual registration limited online presence and practical limited presence – 24 person) - Official Language:English/Time:+1CET


Dear Colleagues

It is a sincere privilege to be writing this email to you as Course Director for this International Masterclass on Abdominal Wall Reconstruction where the Faculty has been chosen to contribute to heighten the standards of  teaching regarding the necessary care required in Abdominal Catastrophes involving efficient control and accomplishing a successful reconstruction. 

This Course will take place this coming May 25 and 26 at Coimbra University which is among the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, dating back to 1537. I myself am a proud alumni of the Faculty of Medicine of Coimbra.

I am certain this is not only going to be a great teaching experience but also a great exchange of knowledge amongst all those involved.

On the first day you will see live major open abdominal wall reconstruction and closure techniques performed by our world leaders. 

During the second day you will learn, interact and practice in a cadaver lab the basis for the approaches performed to control major abdominal catastrophies from the index operation to reconstruction.

Don't miss on this chance to improve your practice with state-of-the-art techniques for unlikely survivals when managing abdominal catastrophies.

Most Sincerely,

Fernando Ferreira


Head of The Complex Abdominal Wall Unit, Department of Surgery, Pedro Hispano Hospital, Matosinhos – Porto



Prof. Dr. A. Ureña,  Professor of Anatomy and Chief of Staff, Henares University Hospital, Madrid - Spain

Dr. B. Ramana, Minimal Access, Robotic, Bariatric and Hernia Surgeon, Clinic Ramana, Kolkata - India

Dr. F. Malcher, Director Center for Abdominal Core Health, NYU Langone Health, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York - U.S.A.

Dr. G. Lill, Present CEO for Fascioten, Former Staff Surgeon, St. Elisabeth Krankenhaus, Cologne - Germany

Prof. Dr. M. Boermeester,  Professor of Surgery and a clinical epidemiologist at the Amsterdam University Medical Center - Netherlands

Dr. Emanuel Guerreiro, MD, Upper GI Surgery, Complex Abdominal Wall Unit, Department of Surgery, Pedro Hispano Hospital, Matosinhos – Porto,

Director of General and Ambulatory Surgery

Dr. Joana Correia, MD, Colorectal Surgery, Complex Abdominal Wall Unit, Department of Surgery, Pedro Hispano Hospital, Matosinhos – Porto, 

Dr. Catarina Quintela, MD, Colorectal Surgery, Complex Abdominal Wall Unit, Department of Surgery, Pedro Hispano Hospital, Matosinhos – Porto,

Dr.  Eva  Barbosa,  MD  MSc,  Colorectal  Surgery,  Head  of  Complex Abdominal Wall Unit, St. John´s University Hospital Centre, Department of Surgery – Porto

Dr. André Oliva, MD, Department of Surgery, Coimbra Universitary Hospital Centre


Day 1 May 25 2022 - 08:30 to 18:00 +1 CET

Coimbra University Hospital  Centre - Portugal

Live Surgeries – 4 operating theatres – 4 to 6 patients Rives-Stoppa-Wantz Technique;

Fasciotens – Hernia™ Closure; Transverse abdominis Release Technique

Day 2 May 26 2022 - 08:30 to 20:00 +1 CET

Coimbra Biomedic Simulation Centre - Portugal

Practical lectures and Cadaver Lab


Where and When

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Start: 25 May 2022
End: 26 May 2022

Coimbra University Hospital (CHUC) - Coimbra, Portugal









M. Boermeester, MD, PhD

Her core business in GI/HPB surgery is intestinal failure surgery (enterocutaneous fistula or short bowel), acute abdominal infections (peritonitis, acute and chronic pancreatitis), surgery of intestinal failure, late-phase abdominal reconstruction after peritonitis, abdominal catastrophes.Marja Boermeester is professor of surgery and clinical epidemiologist, passionated DJ(house, techhouse, mainstream).Principal investigator of many multicentre trials on diagnostics and treatment of abdominal infections. 

Miguel Á. García-Ureña, MD, PhD

Dr. Miguel Ángel García Ureña, MD, PhD, FACS is a general and digestive surgeon, full University Professor, and expert in abdominal wall surgery. Hospital Universitario Henares · Surgery. Universidad Francisco de Vitoria Profesor Titular Universidad. Abdominal wall reconstruction Complex abdominal hernias Chronic inguinal pain.

Gedeon Lill, MD

Dr. G. Lill founded Fasciotens. Developed by surgeons for surgeons. The development is based on a simple idea: The fascia retraction, which was almost inevitable in the course of time, should be counteracted with ventral traction. Fasciotens developed a prototype that would keep the fascia of the open abdomen under tension with the help of an external support and thus prevent the abdominal wall from retracting. The prototype was optimized together with renowned clinics over several development steps up to the market launch and is available today as fasciotens®Abdomen.

Flavio Malcher, MD

Graduated at the Medical School (MD)– Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

Associate Professor of Surgery - NYU Grossman School of Medicine 
Director, Abdominal Core Health Center - NYU Langone Health 

B. Ramana, MD 

Dr. B. Ramana is a senior surgeon specialised in hernia and bariatric surgery, having been general and advanced laparoscopic surgeon for more than two decades. He is the Founder of the AWR Surgeons Community that has revolutionised modern hernia surgery in India and other countries. He is also the President of the Int Bariatric Club, Asia-Pacific region and is the Chairman of the IBC Academy. He is associated with Apollo Gleneagles Hospital and Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata. Abdominal wall reconstruction Complex abdominal hernias Chronic inguinal pain.

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