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The European Hernia Society

Improving outcomes for people with a hernia.

The European Hernia Society

Marten Simons – President

Salvador Morales-Conde – President Elect

Andrew de Beaux – Secretary General, BJS Council Representative

Yohann Renard – Treasurer

René Fortelny – Secretary of the Advisory Board for Congresses

Knut Borch – Secretary of the Advisory Board for Education

Bernd Stechemesser – Secretary of the Advisory Board for National Chapters & Membership

Barbora East – Secretary of the Advisory Board of Quality

Manuel López Cano – Editor-in-Chief of JAWS

Cesare Stabilini – Secretary of the Scientific Advisory Board

Hakan Gök – Secretary of the Advisory Board for Social Media

Maciej Pavvlak – Secretary of the Advisory Board for the Web

Ferdinand Köckerling – Secretary for UEMS

Maciej Śmietański – Ambassador for Eastern Europe

Śonia Ribas – Secretary of the Advisory Board for Publications

About European Hernia Society

The European Hernia Society (EHS) is a growing international society with the primary aim of promoting best practice and improving outcomes for people with an abdominal hernia.

The purposes of the Association are among others: the study of anatomic, physiologic, pathological, and  therapeutic problems related to the abdominal wall, the publication of scientific articles, the possible creation of organizations or sections outside Europe contributing with relevant documentation, participating in research studies or providing instructions within the context. Also, the development of interdisciplinary relations and creating activities for improvement of the study of the abdominal wall, of the professionals who dedicate themselves to its study, and of the Association itself. EHS promotes the professional enhancement of all its members, supports their professional interests, represents its members before public or private entities, advises them on the social, professional, deontological aspects, etc. It also promotes education, training, research in abdominal wall surgery, and joint activities and partnerships between national and international scientific societies.

Annual congress

EHS organises an annual Congress, traditionally in the spring.  The next one will be held in Prague on the dates 29-31 May 2024.

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