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Austin Welcomes Americas Hernia Society in September 2021

The 2021 Americas Hernia Society Annual Meeting will be held LIVE in Austin, Texas on September 23-25, 2021 at the JW Marriott Austin. The two- and one-half-day program will provide a professional forum for the exchange of information and education on the latest trends in hernia surgery and the treatment of abdominal wall abnormalities.

You won't want to miss this year's comprehensive meeting featuring two concurrent educational tracks highlighting innovation in the field of hernia surgery with world-renowned experts. In addition to an array of unopposed special lectures, the program will include interactive case-based modules, tips on managing rectus diastasis, utilizing imaging for operative planning, inguinal hernias, atypical hernias, healthcare disparities affecting outcomes, parastomal problems, coding and billing of complex hernia cases, updates on mesh, soft tissue management in complex AWR, managing complications and much, much more. Oral and video abstract presentations and poster presentations showcase cutting-edge research.

An expansive exhibit hall will return with access to vendors and provides a forum for networking with your friends and colleagues.

AHS members should use the new Member Login information emailed on May 28 to login to the registration system. If you are not a member of AHS, you will need to create a free account on the login page in order to register.

Social Events

Thursday, September 23

Welcome Reception

This reception will be in the Exhibit Hall at 5:15 PM. All attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception to relax after a full day of engaging education.

Friday, September 24

Women in Surgery Networking Reception

This reception celebrates the strides made by women in surgery. Open to female surgeons and their guests, this event helps build relationships between established female surgeons, residents and medical students with the hope of fostering organic mentorships.

Sponsored by Allergan

Resident/Fellow/Medical Student Reception

Connect with the future of hernia surgery! Open to Residents, Fellows and Medical Student registrants and their guests, network with our colleagues and build on existing relationships to support you throughout your career.

Sponsored by Allergan

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss current controversies and late-breaking scientific advances in the field of hernia surgery.
  2. Identify the optimal approach for inguinal, flank, hiatal and abdominal hernia patients and recognize potential complications for each.
  3. Determine appropriate reimbursement strategies for common hernia procedures.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Americas Hernia Society. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Society of Plastic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the 16 credits, 5 have been identified as applicable to patient safety.

Disclosure Policy

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) requires all faculty, authors, planners, reviewers, managers, staff and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.