2014 What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About the Wrist: Distal Radius, Carpus and Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain

May 2 - 3, 2014
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
Austin, TX

Sponsored by: American Society for Surgery of the Hand

CHAIR: Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD, MS, Indianapolis, IN​​
CO-CHAIR: Kevin F. Lutsky, MD, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 
Brian D. Adams, MD, Iowa City, IA
Mark E. Baratz, MD, Washington, PA
Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C), St. Louis, MO
Charles Cassidy, MD, Natick, MA
Manuel F. DaSilva, MD, East Greenwich, RI 
R. Glenn Gaston, MD, Charlotte, NC
Warren C. Hammert, MD, Pittsford, NY
Sanjeev Kakar, MD, Rochester, MN
Steve K. Lee, MD, New York, NY
Charles F. Leinberry, MD, Chester Springs, PA
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD, Durham, NC
Matthew J. Meunier, MD, San Diego, CA
David S. Ruch, MD, Durham, NC
Course Overview:
​​This course will present up-to-date information and techniques regarding disorders that are treated by hand surgeons.  In addition to covering common conditions and ensuring the participants have the best information and knowledge to provide state-of-the-art care, the course will also review conditions which are less frequently seen and less well understood.  This will enable participants to apply current research and knowledge into their clinical practices and provide optimal care to their patients.

​​​Upon completion of this course the attendee will be able to:
  • Identify normal and pathologic radiographic features of distal radius, carpal, and ulnar sided wrist injuries.
  • Recognize distal radius fracture patterns, understand indications for surgical and nonoperative treatment, and apply an appropriate treatment algorithm to find the optimal surgical approach for these injuries.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the potential pitfalls and nuances of surgical approaches for treating distal radius fractures to minimize complications.
  • Identify patterns of carpal instability and appropriate treatments for these.
  • Apply an evidence-based approach towards management of scaphoid fractures and nonunions.
  • Understand the complex anatomy of the ulnar side of the wrist, and apply that understanding to be able to perform and accurate and detailed physical examination 
  • Treat common and uncommon, straightforward and complex, disorders of the ulnar side of the wrist.

The ASSH designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

3:00 – 5:00 PM
Registration Open

Friday, May 2, 2014

7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Registration Open

7:00 – 7:30 AM
Breakfast / Visit Exhibits

7:30 – 7:40 AM

Section I – Distal Radius 
7:40 – 7:50 AM
General: Anatomy/Radiographic Evaluation

7:50 – 8:05 AM
Nonoperative/ Percutaneous Management: Indications/Techniques

8:05 – 8:25 AM
Volar Plate: Indications/Technique/Complications

8:25 – 8:45 AM
Dorsal Plate: Indications/Technique/Complications

8:45 – 9:05 AM
Spanning Fixation and Fragment Specific Fixation: Indications/Technique/Complications

9:05 – 9:25 AM
DR Malunion

9:25 – 9:45 AM
Complications: Nonunion, acute CTS, CRPS

9:45 – 10:15 AM
Questions and Case Presentations

10:15 – 10:25 AM
Morning Break / Visit Exhibits

Section II – Wrist Arthritis 
10:25 – 10:40 AM
SLAC/SNAC wrist: Pathophysiology, Staging, Nonoperative treatment

10:40 – 11:00 AM
Motion sparing salvage (PRC, LICF, Denervation)

11:00 – 11:20 AM
Wrist Fusion: Indications/Techniques/Outcomes

11:20 – 11:40 AM
Total Wrist Arthroplasty

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM
Case Presentations

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

Section III – Carpal Fractures
1:00 – 1:15 PM
General: Anatomy/Radiographic + Clinical Evaluation

1:15 – 1:35 PM
Acute Scaphoid Fractures: Operative/Nonoperative

1:35 – 1:55 PM
Scaphoid Nonunion: Nonvascularized Grafting

1:55 – 2:15 PM
Failed Scaphoid Surgery: Acute, Nonunion, Vascularized Grafting

2:15 – 2:45 PM
Questions and Case Presentations

2:45 - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Break / Visit Exhibits

Section IV – Wrist Arthroscopy
3:00 – 3:15 PM
General: Indications, Anatomy, Technique

3:15 – 3:35 PM
Arthroscopy and DR fractures

3:35 – 3:55 PM
Arthroscopy and carpal fractures

3:55 – 4:10 PM
Arthroscopy and carpal ligament injuries

4:10 – 4:30 PM
Case Presentations

Saturday, May 3, 2014

7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Registration Open

7:00 – 7:30 AM
Breakfast / Visit Exhibits

Section V – Carpal Ligament Injuries 
7:30 – 7:45 AM
General: Anatomy, Radiographic and Clinical Evaluation

7:45 – 8:15 AM
Acute and Chronic Scapholunate Ligament Injury

8:15 – 8:40 AM
Acute and Chronic Lunotriquetral Injury​

8:40 – 9:05 AM
Midcarpal Instability

9:05 – 9:30 AM
Preiser’s and Kienbock’s

9:30 – 10:15 AM
Questions and Case Presentations

10:15 – 10:30 AM
Morning Break / Visit Exhibits

Section VI – Ulnar Wrist
10:30 – 10:45 AM
General: Anatomy/Radiographic Evaluation

10:45 – 11:05 AM
Approach to ulnar wrist pain

11:05 – 11:25 AM
TFCC injuries/ulnocarpal impaction (open and arthroscopic treatment)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch / Visit Exhibits

12:30 – 12:50 PM
Chronic DRUJ instability

12:50 – 1:10 PM
DRUJ arthritis

1:10 – 1:30 PM
Management of failed Darrach

1:30 - 1:45 PM
Afternoon Break / Visit Exhibits
1:45 – 2:05 PM
Distal Ulna Replacement

2:05 – 2:25 PM
Distal Ulna Fracture

2:25 – 2:45 PM
ECU tendonitis/instability

2:45 – 3:30 PM
Questions and Case Presentations

*Program is subject to change.
​Registration is now open. Click here to register online​.  For a printable version of the registration form, click here.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 4, 2014

ASSH Member: $695
Residents and Fellows: $475
Nonmember Physician: $795
Allied Health: $350*
*Allied Health includes therapists, athletic trainers, nurses, non-MD researchers and administrative staff.

All registration fees include breakfasts, refreshments breaks, luncheons each day and an evening reception in addition to the What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About the Wrist course syllabus.  Course sessions and food functions are for the course registrants only—spouses and families are not permitted in these areas.
Four Easy Ways to Register
Registration is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure your enrollment, please e-mail, phone, fax or mail your registration information (check made payable in U.S. funds to ASSH, VISA, MasterCard or American Express) before Friday, April 4, 2014.  Photocopies are acceptable.  If you fax your registration form, it is not necessary to mail the original. 
NOTE: Mailed registrations are first sent to the ASSH bank for clearance.  After being held for 5-7 days, mailed registrations are then forwarded to the ASSH central office.  Please allow additional time for receipt and confirmation if mailing in your registration.
Registration Confirmation
All registrations are confirmed by e-mail.  If you have not received a confirmation prior to your departure for this course, please contact the ASSH Registrar at (312) 880-1900.
Refund Policy/Cancellation Fee
All refunds must be requested in writing to the ASSH Central Office at fax: 847.384.1435 or email meetings@assh.org.
If written notification is received on or before Friday, March 21, 2014, a full refund, less a $150 processing fee, will be given.  If written notification is received between March 22, 2014 and April 4, 2014, a refund of 50% of the registration fees received will be given.  After Friday, April 4, 2014 there will be no refunds.
Hotel and Travel Information
Housing Reservation Deadline: Friday, April 4, 2014
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol * Austin, TX
• All course participants are responsible for making their own hotel room reservations.
• Housing for this course will be at the Sheraton Austin at the Capitol in Austin, TX
• Room Rates: Single/Double Occupancy $169/night (plus tax)
• Please specify that you will be attending the ASSH Wrist Course
• Do not contact the ASSH office for Hotel Reservations
• Hotel Check-In time is: 3:00 pm       
• Hotel Check Out time is: 12:00 pm
Two ways to secure your room reservation:
  • Online: reservations may be secured online at Sheraton Austin Online Room Reservation
  • By Phone: reserve your room by phone by calling toll free (888) 627-8349. Inform the reservation agent that you are with the What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About the Wrist group block to receive the special ASSH rate. 
Special Meeting Discounts
United Airlines has been selected as the official carrier for the course. Reservations must be made and tickets must be purchased a minimum of seven days prior to departure to secure the discount.  United will confirm reservations at the lowest rate available, provided normal qualifications are met. To take advantage of these special airfares, book online at www.united.com and enter Offer Code ZQT9329504 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flight or contact United Airlines at (800) 426-1122 and reference Agreement Code: 329504 and Z Code: ZQT9.  Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.
​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 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 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, 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. ASSH 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.

Contact Kris R. Delas Armas, CMP, ASSH Meetings & Corporate Relations Manager, at (312) 880-1913 or kdelasarmas@assh.org​.

​The 2014 What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About the Wrist course will have space for up to 20 tabletop exhibits. In addition, course industry forums will also be available during lunch on Friday and Saturday. Companies who wish to participate will need to complete an online application. A $500 discount will be given to companies who plan to exhibit and present an Industry Forum for this meeting. Discounts are not offered for multiple courses.

Please contact Kris R. Delas Armas, CMP, Meetings & Corporate Relations Manager, if you have any questions.
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