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Instructional Courses are included in standard registration fees and are daily concurrent sessions. Brief descriptions are posted here, click to view  full descriptions with faculty listed.

CME Available

The ASSH designates the live Instructional Courses for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This presentation will discuss boney trauma to the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ), an often over-looked joint when evaluating wrist trauma.  Anatomy, surgical management and treatments will also be discussed.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will review the available evidence and experience to diagnose and treat the most challenging subset of scaphoid fractures and nonunions.  

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will present common complications of common procedures performed about the elbow in adults and children.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will seek to demystify complex microsurgical hand reconstruction using a case-based approach.  Historical perspectives will be discussed as background for more modern techniques.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will focus on how to raise and transplant the conventional and perforator flaps safely for hand reconstruction.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL is from our International Guest Hand Society, the Spanish Society for Surgery of the Hand and will be presented in Spanish.  Las presentaciones se realizarán en español.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will discuss new technologies in the form of internet based surgical videos, surgical simulators, or training laboratories may bring surgical training in line with the known success of airline pilot training methodology.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will present an overview of its pathophysiology and provide an evidenced based approach towards its management.  

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
This instructional course will review the role of the infectious disease specialist with an emphasis on the role of diagnostic imaging (including MRI, ultrasound, and labeled WBC), serological testing (WBC, ESR, CRP), and microbiological analysis.
4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will discuss the reconstruction of the DRUJ and newer techniques that involve implants, indication, surgical tips and outcomes

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will focus on the motor and sensory nerve transfers for high median, ulnar and radial nerve injuries and include patient evaluation/selection, surgical techniques, and postoperative rehabilitation.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
This ICL is Part 1 of 2 where a case based approach will occur presenting acute pediatric upper extremity fractures that can lead to complications.  
4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will challenge the listener to assess whether their healthcare teams are high performing, or whether they exhibit behaviors which interfere with optimal team performance, and provide a strategy for leading collaboratively.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will introduce the topic of “patient satisfaction” and discuss how to have difficult conversations with your patients.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will present the nuts and bolts of how the system is set up technically, managed logistically, and financed.  The perspectives of participating private practice and academic hand surgeons will be presented.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

This ICL will demonstrate how these technologies such as smartphones and mobile computing devices can be leverage to improve professional and personal efficiency, manage large volumes of data, collaborate with colleagues, and improve patient care.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
This ICL will review MRI diagnostic criteria for injury of the wrist and elbow and will provide attendees with a methodical approach to the evaluation of these studies.  

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