2016 Electives in Hand Surgery
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From: 01/29/2016 To: 01/30/2016

Intercontinental New Orleans * New Orleans, Louisiana

Program Overview     

This course will highlight the fundamental anatomical knowledge with which both therapists and surgeons alike should be familiar. In addition to common conditions treated in the upper extremity, topics which are infrequently seen in educational forums but are clinically common, including benign hand and wrist tumors, emergency conditions, such as compartment syndromes, ulnar sided wrist pain and common conditions involving the shoulder and elbow will be covered during this program by experts in their respective fields.

The program will offer concurrent programming on Friday and Saturday morning giving attendees the choice of which topic best meets their needs. 

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate mastery in the anatomical knowledge of common conditions from the fingertip to the shoulder.
  • Demonstrate mastery of current concepts for diagnosis and treatment of tendon and nerve injuries in the upper extremity.
  • Demonstrate an ability to diagnose and initiate treatment for ulnar sided wrist pain.
  • Demonstrate an ability to diagnosis and treat conditions of the wrist and forearm.

Faculty:
John C. Elfar, MD
R. Glenn Gaston, MD
Warren C. Hammert, MD
Bassem T. Elhassan, MD
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC
Thomas B. Hughes, MD
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
Bryan J. Loeffler, MD
Christine B. Novak, PT, PhD
Tambra L. Marik, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Rhonda K. Powell, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Craig M. Rodner, MD
Jeffrey Yao, MD
Sanjeev Kakar, MD
Rebecca L. Neiduski, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
Co-chair(s):
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc
R. Glenn Gaston, MD
Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT

This activity is jointly provided by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Society of Hand Therapists.

ASSH CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT

The ASSH designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASHT CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
ASHT designates the Electives in Hand Surgery course for 14.75 contact hours of continuing education.

ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of ASSH and ASHT. The ASSH is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Registration deadline is January 15, 2016.

WAYS TO REGISTER

REGISTRATION INFO

2016 Electives in Hand Surgery course registration includes daily breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks and a detailed course syllabus (electronic and print). Course sessions and food functions are for the course registrants only — spouses, family and guests are not permitted in these areas.

Registration is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Friday and Saturday mornings have concurrent sessions and you will be prompted to select which session you'd like to attend.  Afternoon general sessions are combined and will be automatically added to your registration.

FEES

Full Registration

Attendee Type Until January 15 After January 15
ASSH Member $695 $745
Non-member $795 $845
Affiliate Member
ASHT Member*
$525 $575
Allied Health $595 $645
Resident/Fellow $495 $545


One-Day Registration (Friday or Saturday only)

Attendee Type Until January 15 After January 15
ASSH Member $395 $445
Non-member $450 $500
Affiliate Member
ASHT Member*
$275 $325
Allied Health $375 $425
Resident/Fellow $295 $345

 

*If you are an ASHT member, please call the Hand Society at 312.880.1900 or email at meetings@assh.org to receive a registration discount code.  Your membership will need to be verified prior to receiving this code.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION
All registrations are confirmed by e-mail to the registrant. If you have not received a confirmation within two weeks of submitting your registration form please contact ASSH at (312) 880-1900 or meetings@assh.org

REFUND POLICY / CANCELLATION FEE
All refunds must be requested in writing to the ASSH Central Office by email at meetings@assh.org or by fax at (847) 384-1435.

A full refund, less a $150 admininstrative fee, will be given if written notification is received by the ASSH Central Office on or before December 31, 2015.  Cancellations received between January 1 and January 15, 2016 will receive 50% back of payment received.

No refunds will be issued after January 15, 2016.

Housing Deadline has passed.

The 2016 Electives in Hand Surgery course will be held at the Intercontinental New Orleans at 444 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130. 

The housing deadline has passed.  To make a room reservation visit the Intercontinental website or call toll free 1-800-235-4670.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS:

  • All attendees are responsible for making their own sleeping room reservations
    DO NOT contact the ASSH Office for hotel reservations.  
  • Please ask for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand course rate
  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 noon
  • Complimentary basic high speed internet is offered in paid guest rooms
  • Reservation requests must be received by December 31, 2015. Upon check in you will be asked to verify your check out date. The Intercontinental New Orleans utilizes a 72-hour cancellation policy. Rates are subject to state and local taxes in effect at the time of the meeting.

NOTE: If the room block fills prior to the deadline, the hotel cannot guarantee availability and/or the special ASSH course rate.

TRAVEL
The nearest airport is the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.  Transportation is available via taxi or airport shuttle.

United Airlines is offering special discounts for this event.  You may book online at www.united.com and enter code ZVPC913402 in the Offer Code box when searching for flights.  If booking through a travel professional or over the phone through United Meetings at (800) 426-1122, please share agreement code: 913402 and z code: ZVPC.

EXHIBITOR LISTING (as of 1/9/16):

INVITATION TO EXHIBIT
You are invited to join the American Society for Surgery of the Hand at the 2016 Electives in Hand Surgery course January 29-30, 2016 in New Orleans, LA. Applications are now being accepted for tabletop exhibits.

APPLY HERE

This program is targeted for surgeons specializing in hand, orthopaedic and plastic surgery, as well as allied health professionals serving the hand care profession. Exhibiting at this program will allow you to reach leaders in the field of hand surgery and therapy in an intimate, small course setting. Expected attendance is 150-200 with approximately 60% allied health professionals and 40% surgeons.

Tabletop Exhibit Space ($1,000/table) 
  • Daily exhibition hours are Friday, January 29 from 6:00 AM – 4:45 PM and Saturday, January 30 from 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • One 6’x30” skirted table and two chairs.
  • Company listing with contact information in the onsite program.
  • One set of our pre-registered attendee mailing labels (available by request, one-time use only).
  • Final post-meeting attendee registration list (includes attendee name, company, and location).
  • Complimentary breakfast and boxed lunches for exhibit staff.
  • 4 opportunities daily to reach attendees - breakfast, am break, lunch and pm break.
  • The opportunity to meet physician decision-makers and allied health professionals from medical practices and health facilities from across the country!

Tabletop space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Upon receipt of completed application forms and fees, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please contact the ASSH if you have not received confirmation within two weeks of submitting application.  

Deadline to submit: Tabletop space will continue to be sold up to four weeks prior to the start of the meeting, pending availability.  Space is limited.  

INDUSTRY FORUM FOR SMALL COURSE FEE OF $2,500
Available for Electives in Hand Surgery only (January 2016)
- Opportunity to highlight products through an in-depth presentation
- Increase awareness of products and teach hand care professionals how to properly use surgical equipment and tools.
- Content and faculty selected by sponsor
- Includes session room setup, basic A/V package and registration/promotion services.

A $500 discount will be given to companies who plan to exhibit and present an Industry Forum for Electives in Hand Surgery.  Discounts are not available for multiple meetings.

CANCELLATION POLICY
All refunds must be requested in writing by fax at (847) 384-1435 or by email at exhibits@assh.org.  A full refund less a $150 administrative fee will be given if notification is received on or before December 4, 2015.  Requests received between December 5 and December 18, 2015 will be refunded 50%.  No refunds will be issued after December 18, 2015.

UNRESTRICTED EDUCATIONAL GRANT
We invite you to support the course(s) of your choice through an unrestricted educational grant. This is a wonderful opportunity to invest in the promotion of scientific knowledge, medical advancement and the delivery of effective health care. Your generosity will help to underwrite the general meeting expenses of your selected course(s). Prominent recognition in the course materials, website and marketing promotion are included. All grants will be administered in a fair and transparent manner.

ASSH and the Course Chair(s) are responsible for making all decisions regarding the content, faculty and presentation of the educational information. Additionally, ASSH is prepared to share details about the program’s content and agenda, budget, and any other relevant information your grant review process requires. The ASSH is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Don’t delay and show your support today for $5,000 per course.  To learn more about the unrestricted educational grant, click here.

Due to the nature of this educational grant, this support will count towards the activation of your company’s partnership status as an ASSH Corporate Partner.


Disclaimer and Waiver:

I understand that the material presented in this continuing medical education program (the “Program”) has been made available under sponsorship of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty which may be of interest to others.

As a condition of my participation in the Program, I hereby (i) waive any claim I may have against ASSH or ASHT and its officers, directors, employees, or agents, or against the presenters or speakers, for reliance on any information presented in the Program; and (ii) release ASSH and ASHT, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, as well as the presenters and speakers, from and against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from my participation or attendance at the Program.
 
I further understand and agree that no reproduction of any kind, including photographs, audiotapes and videotapes, may be made of the Program. All property rights in the material presented, including common law copyright, are expressly reserved to the presenter or speaker or to the ASSH or ASHT. ASSH and ASHT is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available. Costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel fees or penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant.

Questions??

Contact Diana Shkap at dshkap@assh.org or 312.880.1900.

Day 1

Course 1: Universal Hand Problems Facing Therapists and Surgeons (Concurrent)

7:20 – 7:30 AM          
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

7:30 – 7:50 AM          
Functional Anatomy of the Upper Extremity
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD

7:50 – 8:10 AM          
Dupuytren’s Disease
Craig M. Rodner, MD 

8:10 – 8:25 AM          
Managing Dupuytren’s After Intervention
Rhonda Powell, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

8:25 – 8:45 AM          
CRPS – What Do We Know
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

8:45 – 9:00 AM          
How to Help the Patient With CRPS
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC 

9:00 – 9:15 AM          
Compartment Syndromes / Emergency Conditions
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD 

9:15 – 9:45 AM                      
Panel Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: R. Glenn Gaston, MD

9:45 – 10:15 AM        
Break / Visit Exhibits
Attendees move to Course 2 for remainder of the session on Hand Arthritis.

Course 2: Hand Fractures and Dislocations (Concurrent)
Session 1: Hand Fractures / Dislocations (7:30 – 9:45 AM)

7:20 – 7:30 AM          
Welcome and Opening Remarks
R. Glenn Gaston, MD

7:30 – 7:45 AM          
Therapeutic Management of Simple Hand Fractures and Dislocations
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC

7:45 – 8:00 AM          
Metacarpal Fractures (Finger and Thumb)
Thomas B. Hughes, MD

8:00 – 8:15 AM          
Extra-articular Phalanx Fractures
Jeffrey Yao, MD

8:15 – 8:30 AM
Articular Fractures / Dislocations in Fingers
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD 

8:30 - 8:45 AM
Thumb MP Joint Injuries (UCL and RCL)
Jeffrey Yao, MD

8:45 – 9:00 AM
Nonunion and Malunion in the Hand
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

9:00 – 9:15 AM
Complex Hand Trauma – Decision Making for Mangled Hands
Warren C. Hammert, MD

9:15 – 9:30 AM
Rehabilitating the Mangled Hand
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC

9:30 – 9:45 AM          
Panel Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

9:45 – 10:15 AM        
Break / Visit Exhibits

Session 2: Hand Arthritis (10:15 AM – 12:00 PM)

10:15 – 10:25 AM
My Top 10 for Finger Arthritis
Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT

10:25 – 10:45 AM      
MCP / PIP / DIP Joint (Arthroplasty and Arthrodesis)
Sanjeev Kakar, MD

10:45 – 11:00 AM
Rehabilitation after Finger arthroplasty
Rhonda K. Powell, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

11:00 – 11:15 AM
Treating Thumb CMC Arthritis Before Surgery
Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT

11:15 – 11:30 AM      
Surgical Treatment of Basal Joint Arthritis
Sanjeev Kakar, MD

11:30 – 11:45 AM      
Postoperative Rehabilitation for Basal Joint Arthroplasty
Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion / Q&A / Case Presentation
Moderator:  Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

12:00 – 1:00 PM        
Lunch / Visit Exhibits / Industry Forums (Various locations)

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Industry Forum: Update of Basal Joint Arthritis - Emerging Techniques (Skeletal Dynamics)
Faculty: Sanjeev Kakar, MD and Lauren Vernon, PhD

Attendees will learn the latest advancements in trapezium sparing techniques for the treatment of basal thumb arthritis.  A cadaver demonstration on a new hemi-arthroplasty technique will be included in this session.

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Industry Forum: Cadaveric demonstration of the STRATOS Clear Cannula Endoscopic Cubital and Carpal Tunnel Release System (A.M. Surgical, Inc.)
Faculty: Blane Sessions, MD and Ather Mirza, MD

Arguably the most comprehensive endoscopic system available to surgeon!

The STRATOS Endoscopic Release System is a self-contained, disposable device requiring no additional instrumentation or custom scope to perform endoscopic carpal or cubital tunnel release.

The system features a clear cannula that provides UNPARALLELED 360 degree visualization of anatomy. The system has a deployable knife, synovial scraper and the ability to confirm a complete release utilizing the cannula tip. There is no blind passage of instrumentation with this system! 

Faculty will demonstrate both endoscopic carpal and cubital tunnel release on a cadaver using the STRATOS device. Time permitting, attendees will have the opportunity to train on the system.


Course 3: Ulnar Sided Wrist Conditions (General Session)


1:00 – 1:20 PM          
TFCC Tears: Diagnosing and Treating
Jeffrey Yao, MD

1:20 – 1:40 PM          
DRUJ Salvage: Ablative Procedures
Thomas B. Hughes, MD

1:40 – 2:00 PM          
DRUJ Salvage: Implant Arthroplasty
Warren C. Hammert, MD

2:00 – 2:20 PM          
Therapeutic Management Following DRUJ Reconstruction
Tambra Marik OTD, OTR/L, CHT

2:20 – 2:40 PM          
ECU Tendonosis and Instability
Jeffrey Yao, MD

2:45 – 3:15 PM          
Break / Visit Exhibits

3:15 – 3:30 PM          
Midcarpal Instability
Craig M. Rodner, MD

3:30 – 3:45 PM          
Therapeutic Management of Midcarpal Instability
Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT

3:45 – 4:00 PM          
Ulnar Impaction – Diagnosis and Treatment
R. Glenn Gaston, MD

4:00 – 4:15 PM          
An Algorithmic Approach to Surgical Treatment of Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain
R. Glenn Gaston, MD

4:15 – 4:45 PM          
Panel Discussion / Q&A / Case Studies
Moderator: R. Glenn Gaston, MD

Day 2
Course 4: Tendon and Nerve (Concurrent)
Session 1: Tendons (7:30 – 9:45 AM)

7:20 – 7:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

7:30 – 7:45 AM
Flexor Tendon Anatomy and Healing
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

7:45 – 8:05 AM
Flexor Tendon Injuries
R. Glenn Gaston, MD

8:05 – 8:25 AM
Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation – Active Motion
Rebecca L. Neiduski, PhD, OTR/L, CHT

8:25 – 8:40 AM
Flexor Tendon Reconstruction
Craig M. Rodner, MD

8:40 – 9:00 AM
Extensor Tendon Injury and Repair
R. Glenn Gaston, MD
 
9:00 – 9:20 AM
Extensor Tendon Rehabilitation
Rebecca L. Neiduski, PhD, OTR/L, CHT

9:20 – 9:35 AM
Surgical Treatment of Mallet / Boutonniere / Swan Neck
Sanjeev Kakar, MD

9:35 – 9:45 AM
Therapy for Extensor tendon Deformity
Rebecca L. Neiduski, PhD, OTR/L, CHT

9:45 – 10:15 AM
Break / Visit Exhibits 

Session 2: Peripheral Nerve (10:15 AM – 12:00 PM)

10:15 – 10:30 AM
Nerve Injury and Healing
Christine B. Novak, PT, PhD

10:30 – 10:50 AM
Nerve Repair / Grafting / Nerve Transfers
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD

10:50 – 11:10 AM
Therapeutic Management Following Nerve Transfer
Christine B. Novak, PT, PhD

11:10 – 11:25 AM
Tendon Transfers
Warren C. Hammert, MD

11:25 – 11:45 AM
What’s New in Common Nerve Compressions 
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM 
Panel Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch / Visit Exhibits  & Product Demo 

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Industry Forum: Improvements in Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release and Carpal Tunnel Release (SegWAY Orthopaedics)
Faculty: James Kelly, MD

Introducing the newest enhancements to the cutting edge SegWAY Endoscopic Release System which offers a versatile and safer approach for ECuTR and ECTR.  We will discuss the features and benefits of the SegWAY Uni-portal approach including the importance of the system being both anatomy specific and patient specific. We will demonstrate our large field of view, ability to probe, 360 degree view of ligament and how to ensure a complete release.

12:00 - 1:00 PM 
Industry Forum: Cadaveric demonstration of the STRATOS Clear Cannula Endoscopic Cubital and Carpal Tunnel Release System (A.M. Surgical, Inc.)
Faculty: Blane Sessions, MD and Ather Mirza, MD

Arguably the most comprehensive endoscopic system available to surgeon!

The STRATOS Endoscopic Release System is a self-contained, disposable device requiring no additional instrumentation or custom scope to perform endoscopic carpal or cubital tunnel release.

The system features a clear cannula that provides UNPARALLELED 360 degree visualization of anatomy. The system has a deployable knife, synovial scraper and the ability to confirm a complete release utilizing the cannula tip. There is no blind passage of instrumentation with this system! 

Faculty will demonstrate both endoscopic carpal and cubital tunnel release on a cadaver using the STRATOS device. Time permitting, attendees will have the opportunity to train on the system.


Course 5: Elbow and Shoulder (Concurrent)
Session 1: Elbow (7:30 – 9:45 AM)

7:20 – 7:30 AM
Opening Remarks 
R. Glenn Gaston, MD

7:30 – 7:50 AM
Elbow Anatomy and Exam / Imaging
Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

7:50 – 8:00 AM
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis
Sanjeev Kakar, MD

8:00 – 8:15 AM
Distal Biceps Injuries
Bassem T. Elhassan, MD

8:15 – 8:40 AM
Elbow Fractures and Fracture Dislocations
John C. Elfar, MD

8:40 – 9:00 AM
Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

9:00 – 9:15 AM
Rehabilitation of the Elbow Fractures, Dislocations and Instability
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC

9:15 – 9:35 AM
Elbow Arthroplasty
John C. Elfar, MD

9:35 – 9:45 AM
Rehabilitation Following Elbow Arthroplasty
Tambra Marik OTD, OTR/L, CHT

9:45 – 10:15 AM
Break / Visit Exhibits 

Session 2: Shoulder (10:15 AM – 12:00 PM)

10:15 – 10:30 AM
Shoulder Exam / Anatomy / Imaging / Exam
Bassem T. Elhassan, MD

10:30 – 10:40 AM
Clavicle Fractures
John C. Elfar, MD

10:40 – 10:55 AM
Proximal Humerus Fractures – Repair or Replace
Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

10:55 – 11:10 AM
Rotator Cuff Injuries / Impingement
Bryan J. Loeffler, MD
 
11:10 – 11:25 AM
Rehabilitation following Rotator Cuff Repair
Tambra Marik OTD, OTR/L, CHT

11:25 – 11:40 AM
Instability
Bassem T. Elhassan, MD

11:40 – 11:55 AM
Arthroplasty / Reverse Total Shoulder
Bassem T. Elhassan, MD

11:55 AM – 12:00 PM 
Panel Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch / Visit Exhibits 

Course 6: Wrist and Forearm (General Session)

1:00 – 1:15 PM
Wrist Anatomy and Kinematics
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

1:15 – 1:30 PM
Kienböck
Thomas B. Hughes, MD

1:30 – 1:50 PM
Scaphoid Fractures (Diagnosis and Treatment) and Nonunion
Thomas B. Hughes, MD

1:50 – 2:05 PM
Acute Scapholunate Ligament Injuries
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD

2:05 – 2:20 PM
Chronic Scapholunate Ligament Reconstruction
Craig M. Rodner, MD

2:20 – 2:30 PM
Panel Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Break / Visit Exhibits

3:00 – 3:15 PM
Perilunate Dislocations
Warren C. Hammert, MD

3:15 – 3:30 PM
Rehabilitation Following Perilunate Injuries
Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT

3:30 – 3:50 PM
Distal Radius Fractures
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

3:50 – 4:10 PM
Wrist Arthritis – SLAC, SNAC, Radiocarpal
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD

4:10 – 4:25 PM
Wrist Arthroplasty
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD

4:25 – 5:00 PM
Panel Discussion / Q&A / Cases
Moderator: Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

5:00 PM
Adjourn

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