Hand Specialty Update: 2021 Courses & Events
21 January 2021
This article is from the AO Trauma NA community newsletter. Read the full issue here.
The hand specialty continues to offer additional web-based learning sessions to their 2020-2021 curriculum. Building upon the successful implementation of the “Must Know Series—How I Do it” and the “Sage on Stage Series”, the AO North America Hand Education Committee (NAHEC) has several new on-line series in the works.
Starting with 10 sessions of Hand Surgery Essentials Series designed for learners of varying backgrounds and experience levels, including trainees and practicing surgeons looking for a knowledge refresher, these sessions highlight anatomy, biomechanics, kinematics and management of various conditions in Hand Surgery. Each 60-minute session incorporates essentials of condition-specific Hand Therapy as well. NAHEC used this series as an opportunity to bring in new faculty and new hand therapists and pair them with a mentor to facilitate and ensure quality education.
Another scheduled online offering is the Advanced Wrist Summit. This newly designed course transitioned from a face-to-face event to an on-line series and will focus solely on fractures, soft tissue injuries and complications seen in the wrist. Participants attending and completing the 9-session series will be offered priority registration at discounted rates to attend the Advanced Upper Extremity course currently scheduled on August 12-14, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
Ideally, Consultation Corner, another anticipated online forum, will allow participants to discuss their own case(s), as well as cases highlighted by the faculty: this event will begin early in 2021.