Complex Abdominal Hernia Symposium
February 18, 2011

Location: Medical College of Wisconsin Translational and Biomedical Research Center, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226

Tracy Milkowski, Event Coordinator, or (414) 805-5602 

This one-day symposium will demonstrate the most advanced techniques in complex abdominal hernia repair. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn through lectures by course faculty and in an animal laboratory. Dedicated time for questions and case discussions will be allotted to help participants advance their practices to the current state of the art for hernia repair. Hands on training with an animal model will allow an effective and safe teaching environment for these advanced techniques.

Educational Objectives
At the end of the symposium, attendees should:
• Be able to identify patients for whom TEP and TAPP inguinal hernia procedures are appropriate.
• Be able to identify the best ways to repair various ventral hernias.
• Know the advantages and disadvantages of different types of biologic prosthesis.

Educational Method
• Lectures
• Live pig laboratory

A course evaluation form will be provided to all attendees upon arrival, with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or impact on patient health status.

Accreditation and Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this education activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Complex Abdominal Hernia Symposium: Friday, February 18
Medical College of Wisconsin, Translational and Biomedical Research Center
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Free parking is available on the day of the event in the lot directly across from the main entrance to the Medical College of Wisconsin located on 87th Street.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
10499 West Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located in Wauwatosa, just a few minutes west of Froedtert Hospital and 10 minutes to downtown (414) 475-9500 or (877) 277-6963. When making reservation please mention the Medical College of Wisconsin Complex Abdominal Hernia Symposium to receive the discounted rate.


General Mitchell International Airport

If you require transportation from/to the airport and to any of the scheduled events, a list of transportation services has been provided below for your convenience.

Airport & Beyond, LLC
(Lincoln/Town Cars)
Contact: Lew Litscher
(262) 613-3670

Airport Towncar Express, LLC
(Luxury transportation)
(414) 329-3000 or (414) 443-1900

Yellow Cab Service
(414) 271-1800

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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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