Feb 07 - Feb 10
Thu - Sun

2019 Stanford Hand Surgery and Therapy Symposium. What's New in Upper Limb: Innovation versus The Tried and True

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa, Incline Village, Nevada

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Online registration is now closed. 
We will be accepting on-site registrations.

Statement of Need

The 2019 Stanford Hand Surgery and Therapy Symposium is intended to meet the educational needs of a national audience of hand surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, hand therapists, and allied  health professionals who are interested in current evidence-based hand surgery and therapy guidelines. This comprehensive symposium will address new surgical approaches and therapeutic treatment strategies based on cutting-edge clinical advances and new research findings. Participants will have multiple opportunities for discussion and close interaction with course faculty through lectures, question-and-answer sessions, case presentations, and concurrent breakout sessions. This program also includes a hand therapist exam review, journal club discussing the most salient journal articles of the year and hands-on cadaver skills labs and workshops.

Target Audience

This national program is designed for physicians, allied health professionals, and hand therapists specializing in hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Critically assess individual current practices to determine congruency with the current standards of care.
  • Evaluate routine preoperative antibiotics in order to deem necessary for simple hand procedures.
  • Develop effective strategies to address all facets of treatment of distal radius fractures.
  • Identify the best practices as supported by the literature for treatment of hand and upper limb fractures, compressive neuropathies, arthritis, ligament injuries with hand therapy, and Dupuytren’s contracture.
  • Improve surgical skills performance by integrating techniques and approaches during hands-on bioskills labs. 

Course Directors

Jeffrey Yao, MD

Orthopaedic Hand Surgery Fellowship Director
Associate Professor - Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor, By courtesy, Surgery


Catherine Curtin, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Hand Fellowship Director, Stanford Plastic Surgery Medical Student Clerkship Director, Stanford Plastic Surgery

A Continuing Medical Education Activity

Presented by the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine

Conference Contact

For conference related questions please contact

Melissa Schwartz
CME Conference Coordinator
(650) 724-2288

For general questions, please send us an email or call us
(650) 497-8554

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