2018 Electives in Hand Surgery
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From: 01/26/2018 To: 01/27/2018

SHERATON NEW ORLEANS * NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

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:
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC
R. Glenn Gaston, MD
Warren C. Hammert, MD
Peter E. Hoepfner, MD
Thomas B. Hughes, MD
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD
Sanjeev Kakar, MD
Robin Neil Kamal, MD
Bryan J. Loeffler, MD
Joy C. MacDermid, BScPT, PhD
Marc J. Richard, MD
Craig M. Rodner, MD
Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT
Jeffrey Yao, MD
Co-chair(s):
R. Glenn Gaston, MD
Robin Neil Kamal, 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 15.25 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 15.25 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 12, 2018.

WAYS TO REGISTER

REGISTRATION INFO

2018 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 12  After January 12 
 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 12  After January 12 
 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 administrative fee, will be given if written notification is received by the ASSH Central Office on or before December 31, 2017.  Cancellations received between January 1 and January 12, 2018 will receive 50% back of payment received.

No refunds will be issued after January 12, 2018.

The 2018 Electives in Hand Surgery course will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans at 500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130. 

Register for Housing Here

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SHERATON 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 29, 2017. Upon check in you will be asked to verify your check out date. The Sheraton 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.

Please check back for the United Airlines- ASSH discount.

You are invited to join the American Society for Surgery of the Hand at the 2018 Electives in Hand Surgery course January 26-27, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Applications are now being accepted for tabletop exhibits and industry forums.


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 26 from 6:00 AM – 4:45 PM and Saturday, January 27 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 2018)
- 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 31, 2017.  Requests received between January 1 and January 12, 2018 will be refunded 50%.  No refunds will be issued after January 12, 2018.

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, please contact kdelasarmas@assh.org.

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.

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 Katherine Ort at kort@assh.org or 312.880.1900.

Day 1

Friday, January 26, 2018

 

Course 1: Systemic Issues Affecting Upper Extremity Patients (Concurrent)
Room: TBD

 

7:20 – 7:30 AM          
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Robin Neil Kamal, MD

 

7:30 – 7:50 AM
Dupuytren’s Contracture:  Needle, Knife or Enzyme?
Craig M. Rodner, MD

 

7:50 – 8:05 AM          

Dupuytren’s Disease: It’s the Aftercare that Matters – Splinting and protocols

Nancy Naughton, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

 

8:05 – 8:25 AM          

CRPS, RSD, Causalgia: The Name has Changed. Has the Treatment?

Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

 

8:25 – 8:40 AM          
CRPS (RSD): The State of the Art – Therapy Approaches
Joy C. MacDermid, BScPT, PhD

 

8:40 – 9:00 AM          
Dermatologic Conditions Affecting the Hand: The Common Bumps and the Snakes in the Grass
Robin Neil Kamal, MD

 

9:00 – 9:15 AM          
The 5 Splints You Should Know, and 5 You May Not Know but Should
Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT

 

9:15 – 9:45 AM                      
Panel Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: Robin Neil Kamal, 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)
Room: TBD

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          
Metacarpal Fractures (Finger and Thumb): When and How I Fix Them
Thomas B. Hughes, MD

 

7:45 – 8:00 AM          
Handling Phalangeal Shaft Fractures
Jeffrey Yao, MD

 

8:00 – 8:15 AM
The Dreaded PIP Fracture-Dislocation
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD

 

8:15 – 8:30 PM
Thumb MP Joint Injuries (UCL and RCL): Healing the Scottish Hunters and Skiers
Jeffrey Yao, MD

 

8:30 – 8:45 AM          
So Now it’s Fixed, but it Needs to Move Without Failing: Therapy for Routine Hand Fractures and Dislocations
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT

 

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

 

9:00 – 9:15 AM
Complex Hand Trauma: Where do I Even Begin with the Mangled Hand?
Warren C. Hammert, MD

 

9:15 – 9:30 AM
Rehabilitating the Mangled Hand: Where do I Even Begin? 
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT

 

9:30 – 9:45 AM          
Panel Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: Jeffrey Yao, MD

 

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
Nancy Naughton, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

 

10:25 – 10:45 AM      
MCP/PIP/DIP Joint: Replace it or Fuse it? 
Sanjeev Kakar, MD

 

10:45 – 11:00 AM
Rehabilitation after Finger Arthroplasty
Nancy Naughton, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

 

11:00 – 11:15 AM
How can I Avoid Surgery on my Thumb CMC?
Joy C. MacDermid, BScPT, PhD 

 

11:15 – 11:30 AM      
Surgical Algorithm for Thumb CMC Arthritis: LRTI or Other?
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:  R. Glenn Gaston, MD

 

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

 

Course 3: Ulnar Sided Wrist Conditions (General Session)
Room: TBD

 

1:00 – 1:20 PM          
An Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosing Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain
R. Glenn Gaston, MD

 

1:20 – 1:40 PM          
Managing Acute and Chronic TFCC Tears
Jeffrey Yao, MD

 

1:40 – 1:55 PM          
ECU Tendon Degeneration and Subluxation
Thomas B. Hughes, MD

 

1:55 – 2:15 PM          
Therapeutic Management Following DRUJ/ECU Reconstruction
Christos Karagiannopoulos, MPT, PhD, ATC, CHT

 

2:15 – 2:30 PM          
Ablative Procedures for DRUJ Arthritis: Cut it Out or Fuse it?
Jeffrey Yao, MD

 

2:30 – 2:45 PM          
Implant Arthroplasty for DRUJ Arthritis: A Panacea?
Warren C. Hammert, MD

 

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

 

3:15 – 3:30 PM          
Midcarpal Instability: How do I Diagnose it? Much Less Treat it? 
Craig M. Rodner, MD

 

3:30 – 3:45 PM          
Midcarpal Instability:  How do I Rehab it Before or After Surgery
Christos Karagiannopoulos, MPT, PhD, ATC, CHT

 

3:45 – 4:00 PM          

Ulnar Impaction – Diagnosis and Treatment
R. Glenn Gaston, MD

 

4:00 – 4:15 PM          
My Best Therapy Pearls for Managing Ulnar Wrist Pain
Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT

 

4:15 – 4:45 PM          
Panel Discussion / Q&A / Case Studies
Moderator: Warren C. Hammert, MD 

Day 2

Saturday, January 27, 2018

 

Course 4: Tendon and Nerve (Concurrent)
Room: TBD

Session 1: Tendons (7:30 – 9:45 AM)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

8:05 – 8:25 AM 
Flexor Tendon Reconstruction
Craig M. Rodner, MD

 

8:25 – 8:40 AM 
Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT

 

8:40 – 9:00 AM 
Extensor Tendon Injury and Repair
Robin Neil Kamal, MD

 

9:00 – 9:20 AM 
Extensor Tendon Rehabilitation
Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, 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

Kristin A. Valdes, OTD, OTR, 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
Joy C. MacDermid, BScPT, PhD 

 

10:30 – 10:50 AM 
Nerve Transfers Every Hand Surgeon Should Know and Perform, and a Few You may Not Know but Should
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD

 

10:50 – 11:10 AM 
Therapeutic Management of Nerve Transfers
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT

 

11:10 – 11:25 AM 
Tendon Transfers: The Basics and a Few Advanced Ones with Pearls for Success
Warren C. Hammert, MD

 

11:25 – 11:45 AM 

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation
R. Glenn Gaston, MD

 

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM 
Panel Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD

 

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

 

Course 5: Elbow and Shoulder (Concurrent)
Room: TBD

Session 1: Elbow (7:25 – 9:40 AM)

 

7:20 – 7:25 AM 
Opening Remarks 
Robin Neil Kamal, MD

 

7:25 – 7:45 AM 
Elbow Anatomy and Exam/Imaging
Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

 

7:45 – 7:55 AM 
Healing Golfers and Tennis Elbows
Sanjeev Kakar, MD

 

7:55 – 8:10 AM 
Managing Distal Biceps Injuries
Peter E. Hoepfner, MD

 

8:10 – 8:35 AM 
Elbow Fractures and Fracture Dislocations
Marc J. Richard, MD

 

8:35 – 8:55 AM 
Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

 

8:55 – 9:10 AM 
Rehabilitation of the Elbow Fractures, Dislocations and Instability
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT

 

9:10 – 9:30 AM 
Elbow Arthroplasty
Marc J. Richard, MD

 

9:30 – 9:40 AM 
Rehabilitation Following Elbow Arthroplasty
Joy C. MacDermid, BScPT, PhD 

 

9:40 – 10:10 AM 
Break / Visit Exhibits 

 

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

 

10:10 – 10:25 AM 
Shoulder Exam/Anatomy/Imaging/Exam
Peter E. Hoepfner, MD

 

10:25 – 10:40 AM 
Proximal Humerus Fractures – Repair or Replace
Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

 

10:40 – 10:55 AM
Arthroplasty/Reverse Total Shoulder: When I Choose Each and Why
Peter E. Hoepfner, MD

 

10:55 – 11:10 AM 
Rotator Cuff Injuries/Impingement: What’s the State of the Art Today?
Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

 

11:10 – 11:20 AM 
Rehabilitation following Rotator Cuff Repair
Frank Fedorczyk, PT, DPT

 

11:20 – 11:40 AM 
Shoulder Instability
Peter E. Hoepfner, MD

 

11:40 – 11:50 AM 
Therapy for Shoulder Instability
Frank Fedorczyk, PT, DPT

 

11:50 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)

Room: TBD


Session 1: Carpal Instability (1:00 – 2:30 PM)
       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
1:00 – 1:15 PM 

Wrist Anatomy and Kinematics
Robin Neil Kamal, MD

 

1:15 – 1:30 PM 
Acute SL Injuries
Marc J. Richard, MD

 

1:30 – 1:50 PM 
Chronic SL Injuries
Robin Neil Kamal, MD

 

1:50 – 2:05 PM 
Lunate and Perilunate Dislocations
Warren C. Hammert, MD

 

2:05 – 2:20 PM 
Rehabilitation for Carpal Instability
Christos Karagiannopoulos, MPT, PhD, ATC, CHT

 

2:20 – 2:30 PM 
Panel Discussion / Q&A
Moderator: Craig M. Rodner, MD

 

2:30 – 3:00 PM 
Break / Visit Exhibits

 

Session 2: Wrist Fractures and Degeneration (3:00 – 5:00 PM)        

 

3:00 – 3:15 PM 
Distal Radius Fracture Management: Internal/External, Volar/Dorsal?
Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc

 

3:15 – 3:30 PM 
Rehabilitation of Distal Radius Fractures
Nancy Naughton, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

 

3:30 – 3:50 PM 
Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions: How to Get Them to Heal
Thomas B.  Hughes, MD

 

3:50 – 4:10 PM 
Managing SLAC and SNAC Wrist: PRC or Partial Fusions
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD

 

4:10 – 4:25 PM 
Kienbocks and Priesers: Managing Dying Bones
Thomas B. Hughes, MD

 

4:25 – 4:40 PM 
Wrist Arthritis: When and How to Replace it with Success
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD

 

4:40 – 5:00 PM 
Panel Discussion / Q&A / Cases
Moderator: Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD

 

5:00 PM

Adjourn 

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