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Third Annual Jesse B. Jupiter International Hand Forum Upper Extremity Reconstruction – Harvard Medical School
April 28, 2016 - May 1, 2016$500
This activity is targeted towards orthopaedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and general surgeons with an interest in hand and upper extremity surgery. Experienced hand and upper extremity surgeons—particularly those that are involved in teaching, research, and writing—need a course that goes beyond didactics. Through an interactive setting where areas of debate and variation are addressed dynamically with the lines between faculty and participants being blurred, this course will provide experienced surgeons with a forum where they can get feedback on new ideas and find best practices or consensus directions for future research. Participants will benefit from immediate feedback on where concepts and practices fit within the best evidence and standard approaches. Using vignettes, cases, and debatable issues, moderators will play the role of provocateur, raising the breadth and depth of opinion for discussion, and reinforcing the scientific methods and systems approaches that can reduce unwarranted variation, and optimize care of hand and upper extremity illness, leading to improvements in learner competence and performance.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- List the options for skin and soft tissue defects, nerve defects, and bone defects apply the reconstructive ladder (decision-making), know their own limitations, and share the decision with the patient.
- Explain the reasons why the second surgery for carpal or cubital tunnel release has a delicate risk/reward ratio, recognized the importance of considering psychosocial influence, and ensure optimal methods for assessing and addressing the patient’s values and preferences.
- Weigh the relative advantages of various grafting procedures compared to salvage procedures such as tendon or nerve transfers.
This activity is targeted towards orthopaedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and general surgeons with an interest in hand and upper extremity surgery.