and Hand-e

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. 

Friday Symposia Saturday Symposia
8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
This symposium will allow you to learn how the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) works for you!  Presentations will include an update from recent clinical grant recipients, including Dr. Hildebrand’s $100K Multi-Center Clinical Grant on elbow contractures and Dr. Waljee’s $100K Arthritis Clinical Grant on rheumatoid arthritis.
8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
In the last decade, there has been an explosion in the volume of knowledge in the field of hand and upper extremity surgery.  This course will examine current and future methods of hand surgery education.
9:20 AM to 10:05 AM
This symposium will explain Hand-e from its evolution to its current state.  It will review the current format and its use, followed by a demonstration of how it can be used in your practice.
9:20 AM to 10:05 AM

This symposium of world leaders in tendon surgery will illustrate how and why to embrace the exciting new change of tendon repair and reconstruction performed wide awake under local anesthesia without a tourniquet and without sedation.

10:40 AM to 11:25 AM
The symposium will be based on case presentations that will illustrate optimal treatment and key principles of flexor tendon repair and reconstruction, with an international perspective.  Both acute management and delayed reconstruction will be covered.
10:40 AM to 11:25 AM
Cubital tunnel syndrome is the number 2 compression neuropathy in the upper extremity.  In this symposium, we will discuss current “best practices,” emerging trends, and review available clinical data.
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
This symposium will provide the participant to learn first-hand the indications and technical aspects of some seminal operative procedures from recognized international experts.  These will include the volar pedicled vascularized bone graft for the treatment of scaphoid nonunions or Kienbock disease; the assessment and treatment of chronic carpal instabilities using soft tissue reconstructions; the evaluation and creative reconstruction of the mangled hand; as well as the technical aspects of a corrective osteotomy of a malunited distal radius fracture through a volar approach.
2:20 PM to 3:05 PM
CMS and private insurers have responded to economic pressure to decrease health care expenditures by promoting competition among health care providers.  This symposium offers members an opportunity to see what CMS means by “Performance Metrics,” and how the ASSH and its members can prepare for a different health care landscape.
3:31 PM to 4:31 PM
This symposium will focus on the successful steps taken in other sophisticated, advanced healthcare environments that have already begun navigating the waters of healthcare change.  Panelists in this symposium are world renowned experts in hand and upper extremity surgery and will provide the prospective of how these changes have and are being met in Japan and Asia, Canada, Europe, Australia and Brazil and South America.

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