Program Overview

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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