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October 6, 2009

Autumn Congress

Belgian Hand Group & Belgian Hand Therapists

We would like to welcome all of you to our autumn meeting in Antwerp on the 14th of November 2009. Focus will be on nerve injuries in the upper extremity, a challenge for everyone involved in the treatment of upper limb injuries. State of the art didactic lectures by national and international experts will highlight diagnosis and treatment options. Novel techniques, such as nerve transfer and nerve conduits will be proposed and there will be ample time for case-based discussions. We hope you will join us.

Date: Saturday, 14 November 2009
Venue: Aula Bank J.Van Breda & C°, Ledeganckkaai 7, 2000 Antwerp
Free parking available.
Route description:
Administrative Organization: King Conventions, Semico Group, Korte Meer 18, 9000 Gent
Tel: +32 (0)9 235 22 95
Fax: +32 (0)9 233 85 97

Final Programme

08h55-09h00 Welcome
Frederik Verstreken

09h00 – 10h45 Diagnosis
Moderators: Chantal Robert and Geoffroy Van de Putte
09h00 Nerve repair: essential pathophysiologic data
Wim Vanhove, Ghent
09h15 Clinical examination
Luc De Smet, Leuven
09h30 Imaging of nerve injuries
Jan Gielen, Antwerp
09h45 Utility of electrophysiological studies in assessing
peripheral nerve involvement after trauma in the
upper limb
Michel Goossens, Brussels
10h00 Difficulties in diagnosis of closed lesions
Rolfe Birch, London, UK
10h30 Questions and discussion

10h45 Coffee Break

11h15 – 13h00 Treatment
Moderators: Tom Lattré and Olivier Barbier

11h15 Primary nerve repair: indications, techniques, results …
Jeroen Van Haecke, Kortrijk
11h30 Fractures associated with nerve palsy: current concepts
Roger van Riet, Antwerp
11h45 My experience and philosophy on nerve repair
Hanno Millesi, Vienna, Austria
12h15 Neurolysis
Alain Carlier, Liège
12h30 Rehabilitation following nerve repair
Katleen Meeus, Heist op den Berg
12h45 Questions and discussion

13h00 Lunch

14h00 – 15h30 Reconstruction
Moderators: Marie Pételet and Peter Dreessen

14h00 Artificial nerve guides
Marcel Meek, Groningen, The Netherlands
14h30 Nerve grafting or neurotisation?
Jörg Bahm, Aachen, Germany
14h45 Tendon transfers
Danny Vandenberghe, Antwerp
15h00 Final Station: the pain clinic
Guy Hans, Antwerp
15h15 Questions and discussion

15h30 Coffee Break

16h00 – 17h00 Selected Free Papers
Moderators: Karel Verhaeghe and Frederik Verstreken

16h00 Nerve transfer for deltoid paralysis: case report
N. Van Meir, I. Degreef, P. Debeer, and L. De Smet,
16h10 3D computerized model for measuring strain and
displacement of the brachial plexus following placement
of reverse shoulder prosthesis
T. Van Hoof, G.T. Gomes, E. Audenaert, K. Verstraete,
I. Kerckaert and K. D’Herde, Ghent
16h20 Sensory dysfunctions of the hand after repair of a
complete median nerve section
X. Libouton, O. Barbier, L. Plaghki and J.-L. Thonnard,
16h30 Autonomic dysfunctions of the hand following
median or ulnar nerve lesions
A.C.J. Ruijs and O. Barbier, Brussels
16h40 Questions and discussion

17h00 Closing

Registration Fees
Early registration
Late registration from 7/11/2009

o Member Belgian Hand Group 70 euro 95 euro
o Member Belgian Hand Therapists 40 euro 65 euro
o Medical doctor 80 euro 105 euro
o Physiotherapists 50 euro 75 euro
o Students and residents 35 euro 60 euro

Registration by the enclosed form or on-line at

Early registration is advised, as access to the auditorium is
limited to 80 persons.

Accreditation is being sought.

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