In Person Training Event

Advanced Material Science Symposium:  Pittsburgh, PA

Intended audience: For surgeons and clinicians seeking a better understanding of what's current in the field of abdominal wall reconstruction while gaining a more advanced understanding of the techniques and materials available for use.

One and a half day educational program designed to provide a comprehensive exchange of scientific advancements. Discussions will include an overview of what the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine is doing to help overcome some of the unique challenges facing surgeons in the world of hernia repair. The Faculty members will provide a scientific review of a variety of mesh materials currently available for use in abdominal wall reconstruction.

Amit Badhwar , PhD
Associate Director, Scientific Affairs BD, International
Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD
Professor Department of Surgery (School of Medicine) Deputy Director McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg
Marley Dewey, Ph.D.
Post doctoral Researcher, University of Pittsburgh
John P. Fischer , MD, MPH, FACS
Director of Clinical Research Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery),University of Pennsylvania Health System
George S. Hussey, PhD
Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Pathology
J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery Chief, Division of General, Endocrine and Metabolic Surgery Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Program Chief of Surgery, UK Good Samaritan Hospital

Sunday, July 17, 2022

  • 6:00 p.m. - Meet BD Representat ive in Hotel Lobby and Proceed to Capital Grill
  • 6:30 p.m. - Welcome and Int roduct ions
  • 6:45 p.m. - Didactic Presentation Amit Badhwar, PhD "Not All Mesh Materials Are Created Equal"
  • 7:15 p.m. Dinner

Monday, July 18, 2022

  • 7:30 a.m. - Meet in hotel lobby to depart for McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast - Round table and Q&A
  • Discussions & Presentations: 9:00 a.m. - Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD,MD "Science Behind the P4HB Bioresorbable Mesh" George Hussey, PhD Marley Dewey, PhD
  • 11:00 a.m. Break
  • 11:15 a.m. - Scot t Roth,MD "Optimization of ComplexAbdominal Wall Reconstruction"
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch & Opt ional Tour of theMcGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • 1:15 p.m. - John Fischer,MD,MPH, FACS "Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Minimizing the Mesh Footprint"
  • 2:30 p.m. - Wrap up | Departure
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