The special characteristic of the IEHS is that there is no traditional membership, but only surgeons are accepted, who have already contributed some clinical or experimental work for improvements in hernia surgery. In conclusion, IEHS is an initiative to bring together international well-known experts in clinical and experimental laparo-endoscopic hernia surgery for close cooperation for the well-being of the patients.
- There is no membership fee and the administrative expenditures are low.
- A constitution of national chapters is highly appreciated.
- Meetings are organized on request of a corresponding national chapter.
- A close cooperation with national hernia societies is highly appreciated.
The foundation of a Chinese chapter of IEHS is in work and will be established in Beijing at the occation of the joint meeting IEHS/CHCS