Assignment

The goals of the International Endohernia Society are:

  1. International standardization of laparo-endoscopic surgical techniques in hernia surgery.
  2. Support of register projects with documentation of laparo-endoscopic hernia operations for consistent quality assurance.
  3. Formulation of criteria for hernia centers with main focus on laparo-endoscopic hernia surgery.
  4. Establishment and scientific support of an international network of hernia centers.
  5. Initiation of an international certification system for hernia centers with main focus on laparo-endoscopic hernia surgery.
  6. Development of innovative and new techniques in minimally invasive hernia surgery.
  7. Initiation of scientific studies in the field of laparo-endoscopic hernia surgery.
  8. Further development of international guidelines for laparo-endoscopic hernia surgery.
  9. Compilation of publications, books and video films for teaching standardized techniques in laparo-endoscopic hernia surgery.
  10. Organization of congresses, workshops and seminars worldwide with main focus on laparo-endoscopic hernia surgery.
  11. Representation of the interests of laparo-endoscopic hernia surgery in the international hernia societies, when dealing with insurance companies or funding agencies as well as with politicians and the media.