The Hernia Essentials (HE) is an APHS accredited hernia training course based on current international guidelines (EHS, APHS, SAGES, IEHS and HerniaSurge guidelines) on hernia management. The aim is to present a structured and comprehensive training course for practicing surgeons on hernia management (both laparoscopic and open). A standard and uniform course content has been created that will be delivered by APHS faculty at various locations within the Asia Pacific Region.
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|Shanghai||China||23rd Feb 2017|
|Manila||Philippines||11th March 2017|
|Ho Chi Minh||Vietnam||21st-22nd April 2017|
|Kuala Lampur||Malaysia||June 2017|
The Hernia Essentials course is being supported by a generous education grant from Medtronic company.
The first hernia essentials training course of the APHS was held on 22nd February at Shanghai, China. All past presidents of APHS were present to contribute and make suggestions for the first educational initiative of APHS. Course faculty from China included Prof Steven Yao, Prof Tang & Prof Ma. The course was attended by about 70 delegates and the presentations were translated into Chinese.
The second hernia Essentials training course was held at Manila, Philippines on 11th March. The local course convener was Dr Alfred Allen Beunafe. The course was held at the Philippines Center of Advanced Surgery (PCAS). Dr Anil Sharma represented the central APHS faculty and national faculty from Phillipenes were Dr Alfred Allen Beunafe, Dr Macky Faylona, Dr Henry Chua, Dr Raymund. The course participants numbered 87. An assessment test (MCQ’s) was conducted at the end of the training course.
The third hernia essentials program was conducted at University Medical Center, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on 21-22 April 2017. This was the largest program conducted so far with 150 registered delegates.
The audience comprised a mix of faculty , residents, fellows and surgical post graduates. Some presentation slides were translated to Vietnamese for ease of understanding. The program concluded with an MCQ assessment on hernia.
A live operative workshop was conducted on 22nd April wherein TEP and Ventral hernia repair were demonstrated.
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