Marc Miserez is Professor of Surgery and Head of Clinic in the Department of Abdominal Surgery at the University Hospitals of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is co-director of the laparoscopic training-center at the same university. He has a specific interest in abdominal wall surgery, pediatric abdominal surgery, and training in laparoscopic surgery. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow), honorary member of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society, Board Member of the European Hernia Society, Fouding President and current Board Member of the Belgian Section for Abdominal Wall Surgery, section of the Royal Belgian Society of Surgery. Since this year he is President of the Belgian Association for Pediatric Surgery BELAPS. Since august 2011 he is European Editor-in-Chief of Hernia, the World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery.