2nd HERNIA compact International


September 9th–11th, 2019

The programme can be found here:

As of: 15 August, 2019

The German Hernia Society (DHG) in collaboration with the Federal Association of German Surgeons (BDC) developed the Hernia School project. The aim of the Hernia School with its independent, interdisciplinary specialist-training program is to supplement the existing specialist-training curriculum for surgeons in hospitals and surgery practices.

The “Hernie kompakt” (“Hernia compact”) basic course targets primarily surgical training assistants as well as medical surgical specialists interested in updating their basic knowledge of hernia surgery.

The Hernia compact course is based on the following modules lasting three days:

  1. Anatomy and practical exercises,
  2. Guest visits to selected hernia centers, and
  3. Theoretical principles

All participants are given comprehensive course handouts, which contain in addition to detailed text and pictorial presentation of numerous surgical techniques, information on diagnosis, classification, current guidelines and quality assurance in hernia surgery.

The second “HERNIA compact international” Course is organized for around 50 participants and takes place on the 9th to the 11th of September as Pre-Course of the EHS – 41th Annual International Congress.