Symposium on Surgery of the Spastic Upper Limb (Spastic-Hand 3) : April, 16th & 17th 2021 - Pre-course workshop April 15th - Amsterdam, the Netherlands



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Dear colleagues,

We are proud to welcome you in the beautiful city of Amsterdam for the third International Meeting dedicated to Surgery of the Spastic Upper Limb.

Besides an interesting program on surgical interventions we will also dedicate specific sessions about nerve transfers and the possible applications in the treatment of the spastic upper limb as well and a sessions on shared descision making and science.

This year there will also be a pre-course workshop with cadaver dissections. This will take place in our new skills lab with the possibility to perform operations on fresh frozen cadaver arms under the supervision of our experts. For the rehabilitation physician and therapists we will offer the opportunity to participate in the workshop as observers.

The venue for the symposium will be the magnificent KIT, the Royal Tropical Institute in the center of Amsterdam.

This will be the perfect opportunity to meet and great colleagues from all over the world who are experts in the treatment of this special group of patients.

Of course we realize that we are dealing with a changing reality in the world. The FESSH and the ASSH have been cancelled recently because of the Covid restrictions. We do hope that we will be allowed to travel and meet again in the spring of 2021. If this is not the case and restrictions are still in place we will provide an equally interesting Virtual meeting with video broadcasting of operative procedures.

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And we hope to see you all in Amsterdam in April 2021

The local organizing committee,

Miryam Obdeijn

Jessica Warnink

Mick Kreulen


Dear friends,
Dear colleagues,

Four years ago, we met in Paris for an International meeting dedicated to Surgery of the Spastic Upper Limb, hosted by the Institut de la Main. The unexpected large audience and the enthusiasm of the participants demonstrated the need for more education and exchanges in this highly specialized field.

So a second meeting was organized in April 2019, hosted by Dr Paolo Panciera in Venice, gathering 260 participants from 38 countries.

I am extremely grateful to our colleagues from Amsterdam for organizing this third International Symposium. Again a large pannel of experts will share their experience with us, with a double focus on education, and on decision making which is one of the most challenging aspect of this specific surgery.

Looking forward to meeting you in Amsterdam.

President of the First Symposium on Surgery of the Spastic Upper Limb

Institut de la main

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