Meeting the Challenge of the New Decade


Symposia are educational sessions during the general sessions and are included in standard registration fees. These sessions are included as portions of the general Scientific Sessions for purposes of CME participation claim.

Thursday, September 6


3:30 - 4:30 PM

Grand Ballroom

​Symposium 01

Highlighting the Achievements of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand

Moderators: Richard H. Gelberman, MD​ and Andrew J. Weiland, MD



Friday, September 7


8:00 - 8:45 AM​

Grand Ballroom

​Symposium 02

Thumb Reconstruction: Over 100 Years of Technical Refinement

Moderator: Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS​

Columbus I L Symposium 03

Tennis Elbow: Doing Something vs. Nothing​

Moderator: Jennifer M. Wolf, MD​

9:20 - 10:05 AM​

Grand Ballroom

Symposium 04

Fast and Furious: Thumb CMC Arthritis in 5-Minute Bullets​

Moderator: Amy L. Ladd, MD​

Columbus I L Symposium 05

My Favorite Flexor Tendon Repair and Why​

Moderator: James Chang, MD​

10:40 - 11:25 AM​

Grand Ballroom

Symposium 06

Health Policy:  Practicing Medicine with Increasing Governmental Regulation​

Moderator: Bruce M. Leslie, MD​

Columbus I L Symposium 07

Evidence Based Medicine 2012 - The Use of Evidence in Daily Practice​

Moderator: Warren C. Hammert, MD​

1:35  - 2:20 PM​


Grand Ballroom


Symposium 08

Hand Smackdown​

Moderator: Thomas A. Wiedrich, MD
Emcee: Robert J. Strauch, MD,

Team Captains:
Amy L. Ladd, MD,
T. Greg Sommerkamp, MD​



Saturday, September 8


8:00 - 8:45 AM

Grand Ballroom

Symposium 09

The Distal Forearm Joint A – Z

Moderator: Richard A. Berger, MD, PhD​

Columbus I L Symposium 10

Patients and Procedures - Those to Avoid and Those to Embrace​

Moderator: Martin A. Posner, MD​

9:20 - 10:05 AM

Grand Ballroom

Symposium 11

Innovative Treatment for Combat Injuries in the Upper Extremity​

Moderator: W. P. Andrew Lee, MD​

Columbus I L Symposium 12

PIP Joint Replacement: The International Perspective​

Moderator: Daniel B. Herren, MD​

1:30 - 2:15 PM

Grand Ballroom

Symposium 13

Evolving Indications, Role of Hemiarthroplasty and Salvage of the Failed Total Wrist Arthroplasty

Moderator: Marco Rizzo, MD​

Columbus I L Symposium 14

Distal Motor and Sensory Nerve Transfers – A Changing Paradigm

Moderator: Susan E. Mackinnon, MD​

2:50 - 3:35 PM​

Grand Ballroom

Symposium 15

Fragility Fractures of the Upper Extremity: What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know​

Moderator: Tamara D. Rozental, MD​

Columbus I L Symposium 16

Treatment Options for the Scapholunate Ligament Complex​

Moderator: David J. Slutsky, MD​


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