The 7th Meeting was held in Windhoek/ Namibia, from 23th to 26th of October 2013, organized by Dr. Matthias Rohr. The main topics of the meeting in Windhoek/Namibia were:
1. Update of Guidelines for laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of inguinal hernia [International Endohernia Society (IEHS)], published in 2011 in Surg Endosc 25(9):2773-843.
2. Promotion of laparo-endoscopic hernia surgery in Africa with a focus on Sub- Saharan Africa.
3. Costs of laparo-endoscopic hernia repair with special reference to low- resource countries.
4. Teaching and learning of laparo-endoscopic hernia repair in countries with limited financial and technical support.
It was a really great meeting with excellent live surgery and exciting lectures giving a lot of information about medical care in some countries of the south of Africa.
The update conference was very successful, the results are published “Update of guidelines on laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of inguinal hernia (International Endohernia Society) Surg Endosc. 2015 Feb; 29(2):289-321 (PDF).