12th APFSSH Local Organising Committee


Dr Tony Berger

Victorian Hand Surgery Associates, Head of Hand Surgery St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Past President Australian Hand Surgery Society, Secretary General APFSSH

Expertise: Rheumatoid Hand Surgery, Hand Tumors

Professor Greg Bain

Flinders University, Adelaide. Past-President Asia Pacific Wrist Association, Deputy Editor Journal of Wrist Surgery

Expertise: Anatomically based minimally invasive / arthroscopic approaches to wrist surgery

Dr Anthony Beard

Royal North Shore and North Shore Private Hospitals Sydney

Expertise: Hand and Wrist trauma, Wrist conditions, Arthroscopic surgery and Peripheral Nerve surgery

Dr Mike Boland

Hand Institute; Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland

Expertise: Elbow, Wrist and DRUJ Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty; Post traumatic Forearm Reconstruction; Forearm and Wrist Biomechanics; Ulna Wrist pain, DRUJ Instability and Arthritis.

Dr Jeff Ecker

Australian Hand Surgery Society, Asia Pacific Wrist Association, Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Hand and Upper Limb Centre, Curtin University

Expertise: Arthroscopic and open wrist surgery, hand surgery, endoscopic surgery

Dr Jason Harvey

OrthoSport Victoria, Dandenong Hospital, President Victorian Hand Surgery Society

Expertise: Arthroscopic Surgery of the Hand, Wrist and Elbow, Sports Injuries, Distal Radius Fractures

Mr Peter Maloney

St Vincent’s Hospital

Expertise: Surgery of the Hand, Wrist, and Peripheral Nerve Surgery

A/Prof David McCombe

University of Melbourne, Victorian Hand Surgery Associates

Expertise: Paediatric and Adult Hand Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery

A/Prof Michael Sandow

Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic and President, Australian Hand Surgery Society

Expertise: Assessment and treatment of disorder and injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

Mr Stephen Tham

St Vincents Hospital, Dandenong Hospital

Expertise: Hand and Wrist Surgery

Dr James Thomas

Victorian Hand Surgery Associates and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

Expertise: Hand and Wrist Surgery

8th APFSHT Local Organising Committee

Program Book
  • Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Open11 January, 2019
  • Early Bird Registration OpensFebruary 2019
  • Call for Abstracts Close11 September, 2019
  • Notifications to Authors10 October, 2019
  • Early Bird Registrations Close11 November, 2019
  • Regular Registrations12 November, 2019 -
    11 February 2020
  • Late Registration Fees Apply From12 February, 2020
  • Hand Surgery and the Digital Revolution Congress11 - 14 March, 2020


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