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Annual Meeting 2020

Hosted by the Department of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery in Beijing Chaoyang Hospital and the Editorial Department in China, the Annual Meeting of the International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery was held online on December 11th-13th, 2020.

The opening ceremony of IJAWHS virtual meeting was started at 20:00 pm on Dec 11th. The experts presented at the meeting were: Editors-in-Chief: Profs. Chen Jie, Reinhard Bittner and William Hope; editorial director: Profs. Yingmo Shen and Junsheng Li; the publication managing director of the journal: Mr. Zhang Xiaoliang; as well as the editors of the IJAWHS from both domestic and abroad. During the meeting, experts shared academic achievement and future work plans as an editor for the journal, following this, each expert gave a 20-minute of special lecture on hernia.

Taking 40 continuous hours, the virtual annual meeting ended up with splendid success and achievement, sixty-one board members from Europe, America and Asia gave excellent lectures at the meeting, plenty of new technique and treatment in hernia and abdominal wall diseases were shared and exchanged, including the guidelines of hernia surgery, management and prevention of various complications, research progress of biological mesh, research and experience exchange of hiatal hernia and other hernias, and so on.

Hernia Summit Nanjing 2019

From May 29 to June 1, 2019, a joint meeting, the “International Hernia Summit 2019 Nanjing”, the Annual Meeting of Chinese Chapter of International Society of Endoscopic Hernia, and Annual meeting of International journal of hernia and abdominal wall surgery & Board meeting of editors, was held in Nanjing.

This conference is a high-level international summit on hernia and abdominal wall surgery. Experts from nearly 30 countries or regions around the world attended the conference, including nearly 100 well-known experts and scholars in the field of hernia and abdominal wall surgery, as well as all members of the Chinese Chapter of International Endoscopic Hernia Society, and editors of International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery.

On the afternoon of May 30, the founding meeting of the editorial board of International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery was held. Professors Chen Jie, Reinhard Bittner and William Hope served as the Editors-in-Chief of the magazine in Asia, Europe and America. Associate editors included Profs. Anil Sharma, David Watson, Davide Lomanto, Ji Zhenling, Jose Macario Faylona, Li Jianwen, Mahesh Misra, Pradeep Chowbey, Tang Jianxiong, Yao Qiyuan, Ferdinand Köckerling, Giampiero Campanelli, Henry Hoffmann, Rene. H. Fortelny, David C. Chen, Hobart W. Harris, John Morrison, John P. Fischer, Sergio Roll, Yuri W. Novitsky, Karl LeBlanc. Prof. Shen Yingmo and Li Junsheng serve as editorial directors of the magazine. Professor Shen Yingmo introduced the preparatory process of the editorial board of the International Journal of Hernia Surgery.

Mr. Zhang Xiaoliang, CEO of Beijing Chao Yang Hernia Institute of Medicine, introduced the process of its declaration and approval in Europe, and issued a letter of engagement to the Editors-in-Chief.

Three Editors-in-Chief issued certificates to the Deputy editors and the editorial board.

Editor-in-chief Chen Jie awarded the certificate of Best paper award to the selected excellent authors.

The "International Hernia Summit Nanjing 2019" is a splendid stage for our colleagues in hernia and abdominal surgery to go to the world and fully demonstrate the development and achievements of the subject, and has achieved great success. In the future, the academic leaders in the field of hernia surgery in China, represented by Professor Chen Jie, will further promote the standardized training, assessment and grade certification of hernia endoscopists in China, promote the specialization, standardization and normalization of the subject, and further integrate with the international standards in the large data and quality control of hernia, and improve the overall diagnosis and treatment of hernia and abdominal wall surgery diseases in China, therefore benefit more hernia patients.