Meeting on pediatric hand surgery for surgeons and therapists
Dear hand therapists,
A group of surgeons who are dedicated to children’s hand surgery within Switzerland have hold their first informal meeting in 2011 with two consecutive annual meetings since. We spend most of our meeting time analysing challenging cases together to find the best solutions for our patients. Nevertheless, the meeting has an important educational aspect that is recognized by the Swiss Societies for Hand Surgery and Pediatric Surgery which award cme credits for the meeting. An important factor for the success is that participating surgeons have different backgrounds, with training in hand, pediatric, plastic and orthopedic surgery.
Our discussions have confirmed that surgical correction of hand
malformations is just one step in a treatment plan and that preoperative assessment, conservative treatment and rehabilitation are at least equally important. We would therefore like to invite our hand therapists to the next meeting at Berne. We hope that the therapists will join our discussions and report about their challenging cases, mostly those which have not found an ideal solution yet.
Possible topics based on case discussions are syndactyly repair and pollicization in RLD, because splinting and postoperative rehabilitation protocols are controversial in both conditions. Don’t mind language issues, everyone is free to speak French, German or English and we all help to translate if needed.
WHAT: SEARCH MEETING ON PEDIATRIC HAND SURGERY FOR SURGEONS AND HAND THERAPISTS
WHEN: MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2018 FROM 14:30 TO 17:30
WHERE: INSELSPITAL BERN (DETAILS TO FOLLOW)
Discussion of YOUR cases that have not been solved yet or keep bothering you (Powerpoint presentations are the best format).
Updates on research projects on children’s hands
Please confirm your participation to the meeting
cme credits: The Swiss Society for Hand Surgery and the Swiss Society for Pediatric Surgery will provide 2.5 CME credit points.
Prof. Daniel Weber
Head Pediatric Hand Surgery
Department of Pediatric Surgery
University Children’s Hospital Zurich
Prof. Esther Vögelin
Chief Hand Surgery and Surgery of Peripheral Nerves
Co-Chair Plastic and Hand Surgery
Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern
Search Meeting Pediatric Hand Surgery for Surgeons and hand therapists