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Instructional Courses

The following instructional courses occur Thursday, October 3 through Saturday, October 5 during the ASSH Annual Meeting.  Scroll to bottom of page for CME information.


Thursday, October 3, 2013​ 4:30 – 6:00 PM
IC 01: Surgical Techniques to Reconstruct the Post-Traumatic and Congenitally Deficient Thumb
Moderator: Neil F. Jones, MD

Moscone West 3001/3003

IC 02: Comprehensive Evaluation and Management of Conditions Affecting the Proximal Interphalngeal Joint
Moderator: Jeffrey N. Lawton, MD
Moscone West 3016
IC 03: Technology Enriched Patient Education: Tips, Tools, and Tricks for Surgeons and Therapists
Moderator: Susan Michlovitz, PT, PhD, CHT
Moscone West ​3018
IC 04: Expanding Your Practice Into Tetraplegia
Moderator: Dan A. Zlotolow, MD
Moscone West ​3020
IC 05: Evaluation, Surgical Treatment and Post-operative Therapy for the Upper Extremity in Cerebral Palsy
Moderator: Michelle Gerwin Carlson, MD
Moscone West ​3022
IC 06: Nightmare Scaphoid Nonunions: Advanced Treatment Options
Moderator: Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Moscone West ​3014
IC 07: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Surgery
Moderator: Donald H. Lalonde, MD
Moscone West ​3024
IC 08: Non-prosthetic Treatment of Elbow Arthritis
Moderator: Thomas W. Wright, MD
Moscone West​ 2014
IC 09: Kienböck Disease: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment Selection
Moderator: David M. Lichtman, MD
Moscone West ​2016
IC 10: What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About Distal Radius Fractures
Moderator: Kevin F. Lutsky, MD
Moscone West ​2018
IC 11: Surgical Treatment of Dupuytren Disease: Then and Now
Moderator: John D. Lubahn, MD, FACS
Moscone West ​2020
IC 12: Basics of Nerve Transfers – Patient Selection & Surgical Technique
Moderator: Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
Moscone West ​2022
IC 13: Culturally Competent Care for Pediatric Hand Patients in the Developing World and its Immigrants
Moderator: Ann E. Van Heest, MD
Moscone West ​2001
IC 14: Pediatric Elbow Fractures: Acute Management and Dealing with Potential Complications
Moderator: Scott H. Kozin, MD
Moscone West ​2002
IC 15: Assessment and Treatment of the Scapholunate Ligament Complex
Moderator: David J. Slutsky, MD
Moscone West ​2004
IC 16: Coverage of Lower Extremity Traumatic Wounds by Upper Extremity Surgeons: Yes, You Can!
Moderator: Martin I. Boyer, MD FRCS(C)
Moscone West​ 2006
IC 17: Common Fractures in The Hand - When Operative Treatment is Indicated: An International Perspective
Moderator: Jesse B. Jupiter, MD
Moscone West ​2008


Friday, October 4, 2013 8:45 – 10:15 AM
IC 18: Keeping What You Earn: Estate Planning and Wealth Management for Surgeons
Moderator: Frank C. Hui, MD, JD, LLM
Moscone West 2016
IC 19: Thumb Basilar Joint Arthritis: From the Primary Case to the Management of Failed Joint Arthroplasty
Moderator: Jeffrey Yao, MD
Moscone West ​2018
IC 20: How Wide Awake Hand Surgery has Improved my Practice and How to Make it Work for You
Moderator: Donald H. Lalonde, MD
Moscone West ​2020


Friday, October 4, 2013 4:30 – 6:00 PM
IC 21: Treatment of Complications Following Common Elbow Procedures
Moderator: A. Lee Osterman, MD
Moscone West ​2002
IC 22: Strategies to Reduce and Manage Chronic Post-Operative Pain
Moderator: Catherine Curtin, MD
Moscone West ​2004
IC 23: Revision Peripheral Nerve Surgery - When and How
Moderator: Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD
Moscone West ​​2006
IC 24: Common Fingertip Conditions and Injuries: Evaluation and Treatment
Moderator: Leo M. Rozmaryn, MD
Moscone West ​2008
IC 25: MOC Approved Treatment of Metacarpal Fractures: Best Evidence
Moderator: John G. Seiler, III, MD
Moscone West ​2001
IC 26: Elbow Arthroscopy: Indications, Techniques, Outcomes & Complications
Moderator: Julie E. Adams, MD
Moscone West ​​2007
IC 27: Rotator Cuff Tears: Current Treatment Strategies and Techniques
Moderator: Kevin J. Renfree, MD
Moscone West ​2009
IC 28: Reconstruction of the Distal Radioulnar Joint - An International Perspective
Moderator: Jesse B. Jupiter, MD
Moscone West ​​3000/3002
IC 29: Fractures, Malunions and Nonunions about the Shoulder Girdle
Moderators: Neal C. Chen, MD, Marc Richard, MD
Moscone West ​2014
IC 30: Vascular Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
Moderator: L. Andrew Koman, MD
Moscone West ​3001/3003
IC 31: Infections of the Upper Extremity: What's the Latest?
Moderator: Peter J. L. Jebson, MD
Moscone West ​2016
IC 32: Tendon Transfers for the Upper Extremity: Restoring Function Following Nerve Injury
Moderator: Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
Moscone West ​2018
IC 33: The Lost and Found Art of Percutaneous Pinning
Moderator: O. Alton Barron, MD
Moscone West ​​2020
IC 34: Achieving Optimal Nerve Function Outcomes Following Upper Extremity Combat Injuries
Moderator: Jeffrey B. Friedrich, MD
Moscone West ​3014
IC 35: Longitudinal Instability of the Forearm: the Essex-Lopresti Lesion
Moderator: Adam C. Watts, MBBS
Moscone West ​​3016
IC 36: Kids Don’t Always Make You Look Good – Complications of Common Pediatric Procedures
Moderator: Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
Moscone West ​3018
IC 37: Microsurgical Reconstruction of Hand Trauma
Moderator: Tokio Kasai, MD
Moscone West ​3020



​Saturday, October 5, 2013 7:00 – 8:00 AM
IC 38: Cutting Edge Concepts on the Distal Biceps Tendon
Moderator: Christopher C. Schmidt, MD
Moscone West ​2014
IC 39: Denervation of the Wrist: An Alternative Palliative Treatment for Chronic Wrist Pain
Moderator: Richard A. Berger, MD, PhD
Moscone West ​2016
IC 40: Utilizing iPhone and iPad Apps in a Hand Surgery Practice
Moderator: Scott Duncan, MD, MPH
Moscone West ​2018
IC 41: Shades of Gray – MRI Basics
Moderator: Geoffrey M. Riley, MD
Moscone West ​3000/3002
IC 42: What Do These Statistical Tests Mean? How to Evaluate the Clinical Research Studies You Read
Moderator: Brent Graham, MD
Moscone West ​2020
IC 43: How to Review Manuscripts for the Journal of Hand Surgery
Moderator: Roy A. Meals, MD
Moscone West ​2022
IC 44: Diagnosis and Management of Cartilage Tumors of the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Case Based Discussion
Moderator: Peter J. L. Jebson, MD
Moscone West ​2002
IC 45: Techniques of SLAC Wrist Reconstruction: Can We Spare Motion and Maximize Function?
Moderator: Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Moscone West ​3001/3003
IC 46: PIP Joint Fracture Dislocations: Evaluation and Treatment
Moderator: Julie E. Adams, MD
Moscone West ​2004
IC 47: Cosmetic Rejuvenation of the Hand
Moderator: David A. Kulber, MD
Moscone West ​2006
IC 48: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for the Hand Surgeon: A Course by Hand Surgeons for Hand Surgeons
Moderator: George W. Balfour, MD
Moscone West ​2008
IC 49: I Spy for Hand Surgeons – Recognition and Treatment of Common Skin Conditions Seen of the Hands
Moderator: A. Lee Osterman, MD
Moscone West ​3014
IC 50: Caring for the Pediatric/Adolescent Athlete
Moderator: Donald S. Bae, MD
Moscone West ​3016
IC 51: Advances in Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Hand and Upper Extremity—Microsurgery, Supermicrosurgery and Beyond
Moderator: Jason H. Ko, MD
Moscone West ​3018
IC 52: Pearls for Success Early in a Hand Surgery Practice
Moderator: Alexander M. Spiess, MD, Ryan P. Calfee, MD
Moscone West ​3020

 CME: The ASSH designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  The ASSH is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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