Program Overview

*The program overview is subject to change and alterations, the final program will be released in late December 2019.

Tuesday 10 March Wednesday 11 March Thursday 12 March Friday 13 March Saturday 14 March
07:30 - 08:00 Registars Course Registration opens Registration opens Registration opens Registration opens
08:00 - 08:30 Scientific Session B1
Wrist 5: Scaphoid Non-union, malunion and AVN
Wrist 6: Current concepts in wrist mechanics
PIP 1: Traumatic conditions and reconstruction of PIP injuries
PIP 2: PIP arthroplasty
Paediatrics 1: Congential Hand Disorders
Paediatrics 2: Cosmetic considerations in congenital hand surgery
Scientific Session C1
Wrist 10: Advancing Technology in wrist surgery
Surgery 2: WALANT
Nerve 1: Nerve repair and grafting
Nerve 2: Nerve Compression Syndromes
Scientific Session D1
Fracture 1: Finger fractures
Elbow 1: Instability
Elbow 2: Arthritic elbow
Elbow 3: Forearm mechanics and Essex Lopresti
Trauma 4: Finger tip injuries and reconstruction
HAND THERAPY: In Depth Practice
Topics Option 2
08:30 - 09:00 Opening Ceremony
09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30 Morning Tea
10:30 - 11:00 Scientific Session A1
Wrist 1: Assessment of Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain
Wrist 2: TFCC tears and repairs
Reconstruction 1: Tetraplegia
Reconstruction 2: Surgery for Stroke and ABI.
Trauma 1: Mutilating and Complex Hand Injuries
Reconstruction 3: Perforator flaps and local flaps of the Hand
Plexus 1: Obstetric plexus injuries
HAND THERAPY: Elbows & Sporting
Scientific Session B2
Combined Surgery Therapy 1: Scapholunate ligament injuries
Dupuytren's Contracture 1: Dupuytren's contracture
Tumors 1: Malignant Tumors of the hand
Paediatric 3: Congenital Differences and Thumb deformity
Not as Simple as it seems 1: Trigger finger, deQuervains, mucus cyst, dorsal and volar wrist ganglia
Scientific Session C2
Future 1: Virtual Reality and Hand Surgery
Sporting Injuries 1: Are sportspeople different?
Sporting injuries 2: Elbow injuries and enthesopathies
Radiology 1: What are we seeing
Wrist 11: Midcarpal instability and clunk
Scientific Session D2
Combined Surgery and Therapy 5: Management of the Stiff Finger
Elbow 4: The paediatric elbow
Wrist 14: Ulnocarpal Abutment
Wrist 15: DRUJ arthroplasty
Surgery 3: Education
Surgery 4: Leadership and Surgery
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 13:00 Tajima Lecture Presidential Guest Speaker
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Scientific Session A2
Wrist 3: Scaphoid Fractures
Plexus 2: Adult Brachial Plexus
Tendon 1: Flexor tendon repair and reconstruction
HAND THERAPY: Innovation and Practice Management
Scientific Session B3
Wrist 7: Limited wrist fusions, how to get them to work
Arthritis 1: Thumb CMC
Surgery 1: Managing and preventing complications
Occupational disorders 1: The musicians hand
HAND THERAPY: Trauma & Burns
Scientific Session C3
Combined Surgery Therapy 3: Occupational Disorders of the hand
Reconstruction 7: Traumatic bone loss in the hand and forearm
Trauma 3: Replantation
Wrist 13: Distal radius fractures, are we overtreating, complex intra-articular fractures.
Scientific Session D3
Future 2: Regenerative Medicine
Tendon 3: Tendon transfers, how to get them to work
Wrist 16: Wrist prostheses, now and the future
HAND THERAPY: Paediatrics
14:30 -15:00
15:00 -15:30
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 16:30 Scientific Session A3
Wrist 4: Arthroscopic bony procedures in the wrist
Wrist 5: Arthroscopic management of distal radius fractures
Reconstruction 4: Cerebral Palsy
Reconstruction 5: Botox in the hand
Tendon 2: Extensor tendon repair and reconstruction
Trauma 2: The burnt hand
HAND THERAPY: In-Depth Practice Topics 1
Scientific Session B4
Combined Surgery and Therapy 2: CRPS
Arthritis 2: Rheumatoid arthritis and surgery
Wrist 8: Keinbocks Disease
Wrist 9: Wrist Pot Pouri CMC boss, Pisotriquetral dysfunction, Carpal coalition, Intraosseous ganglia, ECU/FCR tenosynovitis
Scientific Session C4
Combined Surgery Therapy 4: Outcome measures
Wrist 13: DRUJ instability andarthroplasty
Reconstruction 7: Nerve vs Tendon transfers for peripheral nerve injuries
Prosthetics: Upper limb prosthetics, Current and Future
Scientific Session D4
Surgery 5: Outreach in the Asian Pacific Region
Surgery 6: What I have learnt over the past 25 years
Surgery 7: The complication from which I learnt the most
Hand Therapy session - Clinical Pearls
16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00 Society Meetings
18:00 - 19:00 Welcome Reception
Exhibition Hall, MCEC
Conference Banquet
Melbourne Room, MCEC
Closing Ceremony
20:00 - 21:00
21:00 - 22:30


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