Special Issue

Education in Abdominal Wall Surgery

About this Special Issue

Education in Abdominal Wall Surgery faces great challenges:

- Traditional open techniques are being exchanged with new and more complex techniques and it is essential to master the abdominal wall anatomy.
- Working hours regulations reduce trainees exposure in the operating room.
- Increased efficiency pressure in the operating rooms leaves less time for practical education.
- Finally, better results, with less post-operative complications and recurrence and increase in patient safety are mandatory.

In order to train young surgeons and update experienced surgeons in the new techniques, we need to understand how we can do so efficiently, with optimal results and within the highest levels of patient safety.

Led by Knut Borch and Mário Rui Gonçalves, this Special Issue intends to present the latest cutting-edge reviews, original research and opinion papers from leading experts in the surgical education field.

We would like to invite you to prepare and submit a manuscript to this Special Issue.

These are some of the subjects that we would like to address (but not limited to):

- How can we standardise hernia and AWS education?
- What tools can we use to improve its quality and efficiency?
- How can new technology transform the way surgeons learn and quality-ensure their performances?
- Can surgeons learn from high-performance athletes on how to efficiently develop advanced motor and decision making skills?
- What can the surgical community learn from the aviation industry on how to ensure sufficient skills, knowledge and safety culture?

Article Submission Deadline: July 10th 2023


Keywords: Abdominal Wall Surgeon, Hernia Surgeon, Education, Simulation, Training, Patient safety


Education in Abdominal Wall Surgery faces great challenges:

- Traditional open techniques are being exchanged with new and more complex techniques and it is essential to master the abdominal wall anatomy.
- Working hours regulations reduce trainees exposure in the operating room.
- Increased efficiency pressure in the operating rooms leaves less time for practical education.
- Finally, better results, with less post-operative complications and recurrence and increase in patient safety are mandatory.

In order to train young surgeons and update experienced surgeons in the new techniques, we need to understand how we can do so efficiently, with optimal results and within the highest levels of patient safety.

Led by Knut Borch and Mário Rui Gonçalves, this Special Issue intends to present the latest cutting-edge reviews, original research and opinion papers from leading experts in the surgical education field.

We would like to invite you to prepare and submit a manuscript to this Special Issue.

These are some of the subjects that we would like to address (but not limited to):

- How can we standardise hernia and AWS education?
- What tools can we use to improve its quality and efficiency?
- How can new technology transform the way surgeons learn and quality-ensure their performances?
- Can surgeons learn from high-performance athletes on how to efficiently develop advanced motor and decision making skills?
- What can the surgical community learn from the aviation industry on how to ensure sufficient skills, knowledge and safety culture?

Article Submission Deadline: July 10th 2023


Keywords: Abdominal Wall Surgeon, Hernia Surgeon, Education, Simulation, Training, Patient safety


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