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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 on Thursday and Friday 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.

The ASSH designates the live Instructional Courses on Saturday for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the 1.25 credits in IC08, 0.15 have been identified as applicable to Patient Safety.
Of the 1.25 credits in IC18, 0.25 have been identified as applicable to Patient Safety. 
Thursday Instructional Courses Friday Instructional Courses Saturday Instructional Courses
4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 17A, Convention Center

2016 Linscheid-Dobyns Excellence in Wrist Invited Lecture

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 14, Convention Center
The session will focus on two main themes: a new approach to manuscript review and the advantages to authors of submitting manuscripts to the Journal of Hand Surgery. 
4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 8ABC, Convention Center

The goal of this course is to share pearls from experienced congenital hand surgeons regarding their “favorite” procedures.  The indications for each procedure will be reviewed, the surgical technique detailed and the postoperative management explained. 

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 16B, Convention Center
Through analysis of Medicare and the National Health Service's quality-based reimbursement programs, we will review how a hand surgery practice can prevent losses in revenue.  
4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 15, Convention Center
The purpose of this course is to review the basics of finding and securing the right job for you following residency and fellowship training.  
4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 16A, Convention Center
This course will cover single anterior, posterior, as well as the 2-incision surgical approaches for distal biceps repairs, including review of the anatomy of local neurovascular structures, as well as pearls for optimal surgical outcome and preventing complications. 
4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 18AB, Convention Center
The goal of this course is for the attendee to add tools to the surgeon’s armamentarium and gain valuable tips and tricks in surgical management of thumb CMC joint arthritis beyond simple trapeziectomy or ligament reconstruction.
4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 9C, Convention Center
This course will provide a comprehensive evaluation of the literature on the benefits of each treatment, the published outcomes of these interventions and the treatment-specific complications.
4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 18CD, Convention Center
The panel will review the available evidence and experience to diagnose and treat the most challenging subset of primary and failed scaphoid nonunions.  The educational goal is to develop an algorithm for approach and treatment of complex scaphoid nonunions based on proven techniques and principles.
4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 12B, Convention Center

Four major topics in pediatric hand trauma will be discussed in this case-based course with focus on unique considerations in pediatric hand trauma.  The care of skeletal and ligamentous injuries will be covered in two lectures, and the care of soft tissue injuries will be covered in two more.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Ballroom D, Convention Center
The purpose of this course is to educate hand surgeons regarding the systematic method to evaluate and describe anatomic structures within the hand and wrist for a variety of pathology.
4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 17B, Convention Center

This course will discuss the time honored techniques of treatment as well as the more recent advances in mini-invasive treatment of perilunate injuries.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Ballroom G, Convention Center

Through didactic presentations and case-based discussion, this course will focus on the key elements of surgical repair and rehabilitation following flexor tendon injury as well as post-operative functional assessment using validated outcome measures.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Ballroom F, Convention Center

We will cover all of the concepts of diagnosis and treatment options for acute dynamic, acute static and chronic SLIL injuries, as well as treatment options for SLAC wrist.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 9AB, Convention Center

This course will introduce the participant to some of the common causes of instability, describe diagnostic maneuvers and imaging modalities to facilitate the diagnosis and present expert opinions and techniques for correcting and resolving instability patterns.  The course will be demonstrative, utilizing case demonstrations and video presentations to illustrate the treatment of this challenging problem.

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 19AB, Convention Center

This course will help attendees to understand the issues that can result in PIP joint dysfunction and learn appropriate strategies in management of acute injuries that will provide the most optimal outcomes.  


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