The 10th Meeting of IEHS was held from 03.05. to 04.05.2018 in Kaliningrad/Russia. The host was Prof. Valery Egiev and his team from Moscow. Mainly due to financial reasons only a very small group of surgeons represented the IEHS in this meeting: Frederik Berrevoet, Wolfgang Reinpold and Reinhard Bittner. The main topics of the meeting had been: Standardization of operative techniques. New techniques in abdominal wall surgery.
It was not a big meeting, however, it was very nice in a very familiar atmosphere and very important for that part of Europe. The program included not only lectures but also several live op-demonstrations: TAPP, MILOS, open sublay. The meeting and the operations were performed in a very traditional hospital, founded more than 100 years ago by German Diaconess. Very interesting within the hospital dedicated the German-Russian tradition of this unique hospital.