These courses are sponsored by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Each course has been approved for Category I credit; the number of hours will be determined at the time of the meeting.
March 28-April 4, 1981 Difficult reconstructive problems in hand surgery Vail, Colo. This course is planned for the general, orthopedic, and plastic surgeon experienced in hand surgery and for house officers who are trained in hand surgery. On successive mornings, from 7 to 10 AM, lectures will be given on the following five subjects: nerve injuries, congenital deformities, fractures and dislocations, soft tissue injuries, and tumors of the hand. From 5 to 8 PM each evening, small group sessions will be devoted to a discussion of the day's topic and to related case presentations. Each discussion group will be led by two faculty members. April 5-8, 1981 Difficult problems in hand surgery Indianapolis, Ind. This course is designed for the surgeon whose practice involves the management of a wide variety of hand problems. Rather than emphasize the general principles of evaluation and management of hand injuries and disease, the course will focus on specific areas, with considerable time allowed for vigorous discussion on each problem. All faculty members will contribute freely on each problem. September 21-23, 1981 Anatomy and function as related to trauma of the hand Ann Arbor, Mich. This course will concentrate on the anatomic and functional aspects of the hand as they relate to acute in-
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Junes. Description of acute hand injuries and their management will be preceded by an analysis of pertinent regional anatomy. There will be ample time for audience discussion. The course should be of value to orthopedic, plastic, and general surgeons and to other medical personnel who have responsibility for the care of patients with hand injuries.
October 15-17, 1981 Implant surgery for joints and tendons in the hand Grand Rapids, Mich. This is a unique and dynamic symposium using live, closed-circuit color television as the main teaching aid for anatomic, surgical, and clinical demonstrations of implant surgery of the hand. The goal of this 2V2 day course is to correlate concepts, indications, techniques, anatomic and physiologic considerations, and the potential pitfalls of implant surgery of joints and tendons in the hand. The program will cover all aspects of the field, including basic science and clinical considerations. The format of the course will include detailed lectures, live surgical demonstrations, patient presentations, and audience participation and discussion periods. October 29-November 1, 1981 Primary care of hand injuries Kiawah Island, S.C. This course will offer a review of functional anatomy and general principles of wound treatment. Specific injuries and their treatments will be discussed to upgrade the therapeutic approach to the emergency physician, family practitioner, and the general, orthopedic, and plastic surgeons who treat acute hand trauma. Information about any course may be obtained from the central office of the Society.
Annual meeting The Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand will be held at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nev., February 23-25, 1981. All interested professional persons are invited to attend the scientific sessions and discussion panels. Registration will be at Caesar's Palace beginning on Sunday, February 22, 1981. A preliminary program is available from the central office of the Society upon request.