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Emergency Hernia Management

25th May 2021 at 19:00 BST


The RCSEd Surgical Specialty Board (SSB) in General Surgery is delighted to partner with the British Hernia Society in our first ‘Hernia Masterclass Webinar Series’ focussing on the state-of-the-art management of hernias. This series will be suitable for general surgeons at all stages of career. We are particularly keen to encourage surgical trainees in UK and internationally to attend this series.


  • To improve awareness of the management options for emergency surgery in hernia repair.

Learning Outcomes

  • To improve awareness of scientific literature and guidelines for emergency hernia surgery.
  • To discuss management options and rationale for surgical approaches to emergency hernia.

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Miss Oroog Ali - Co-Chair

Miss Oroog Ali is a gold medalist specialist registrar in general and colorectal surgery based in the North East of England. She has a keen interest in education and training conducting national surgical courses, conferences and training days. She is a surgical mentor to students and trainees and has obtained the NHS Leadership Academy Award with a completed degree in medical education. She is part of the executive committee for the Association of Surgeons in Training and has detailed experience of the surgical training environment.

Oroog has been involved in laparoscopy and hernia surgery training as part of charity trips in Tanzania. She also has presented work in the management of complex abdominal wall hernia in meetings.  In her role as the BHS trainee representative she hopes to promote views of trainees around hernia care and develop training resources on operative techniques.


Mr Aali Sheen - Chair

Aali Sheen is a Consultant Surgeon based in Manchester who specialises in both HPB and Hernia surgery. He is widely recognised in the hernia field as a specialist in both chronic groin & mesh issues as well as the sportsman’s hernia, which he redefined in 2014 as Inguinal disruption. Aali is at present the President of the British Hernia Society.


Mr Duncan Light - Speaker

Duncan Light is a Consultant in benign upper GI and hernia surgeon in the Northumbria Healthcare Trust. He trained in the North East of England and undertook a post CCT fellowship in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He has published a number of papers in the field of hernia surgery and has presented at the AHS, EHS and BHS meetings.

Duncan has an interest in surgical education and has completed a postgraduate MSc in medical education. He has been involved in teaching hernia surgery in charity missions to India and Tanzania. He is the Education secretary for the British Hernia Society. He coordinates live surgery hernia courses in Northumbria NHS Trust with delegates from around the UK. He has recently commenced on developing robotic hernia surgery training in his Trust. 


Mr David Sanders - Speaker

David Sanders is a consultant upper GI and abdominal wall surgeon in North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. He completed specialty laparoscopic upper GI training in the South West of England and a trauma fellowship in South Africa. His doctorate thesis was on the influence of mesh and fixation techniques on infection in abdominal wall hernia repair and is an internationally recognized expert in the field with over 80 publications in the field of hernia surgery and several book chapters. He has given numerous invited lectures on the topic both nationally and internationally. David is Secretary and President Elect of the British Hernia Society, Chaired the National Institute for Clinical Excellence approved commissioning guidance for groin hernia, was involved in developing the RightCare patient decision aid for inguinal hernias and is on the European working group that developed the Abdominal Wall Closure Guidelines and the International Hernia Guidelines. He is the co-chair of the European Hernia Society Incisional Hernia Guidelines Group.


1 Hour

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If you missed the live webinar or would like to watch it again a recording will be uploaded here in the days following the live event.

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