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Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) Symposium 2015: Call for Abstracts

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  • Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) Symposium 2015: Call for Abstracts

    Dear all,

    The 2015 Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International Symposium will be held in Milan, Italy, June 16-17, 2015 in conjunction with the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) 2015 Congress ( Below you can see our tentative schedule of sessions and a list of confirmed speakers and their topics.

    Over the past 20 years we have meet as the Triennial Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Symposium in Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Belgium and the USA ( As the Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International organization, we are now affiliated with the International Society of Biomechanics and the International Federation of the Societies for Surgery of the Hand.

    For HWBI 2015, we welcome abstract submissions on all biomechanical aspects of the wrist, fingers, thumb and distal radius. Our meeting will immediately precede the FESSH meeting with some overlap. We are fortunate that the 2nd International Thumb Osteoarthritis Workshop will be part of the HWBI meeting. For more information on the 2015 HWBI symposium please visit our website ( There you can find important dates and abstract submission details. The abstract deadline is January 15, 2015.

    We are delighted to announce four scholarships ($500 each) available to medical students, orthopedic residents and fellows and graduate students. The scholarships are sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics, by the Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International, and by the William H. Seitz, M.D. research fund. If you are an eligible trainee interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please indicate on your abstract submission that you are requesting to be considered.

    Registration and accommodations will be handled by the FESSH

    We're looking forward to seeing you in Milan!

    Frederick W. Werner
    Marc Garcia-Elias
    Symposium Co-Chairs

    Tentative Schedule

    June 16, 2015 (Tuesday)
    8:00 to 12:30 Sessions on Distal Radial Ulnar Joint, Thumb and Finger
    12:30 to 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 to 17:30 Sessions on General Hand and Wrist, Biomaterials
    19:00 Dinner
    June 17, 2015 (Wednesday)
    8:00 to 13:15 Sessions on Wrist and Hand, Tendons and Carpal Tunnel, and Distal Radius

    Confirmed speakers and topics
    Kai-Nan An, History of hand and wrist biomechanics
    Joseph J. Crisco, CMC joint biomechanics
    Veronique Feipel, Kinematics of the wrist and fingers
    Marc Garcia-Elias, Influence of pronosupination on wrist stability
    Ken Fischer, In vivo joint contact pressure distributions in hand and wrist
    Amy L. Ladd, Thumb mobility and stability
    Zong-Ming Li, Carpal tunnel mechanics
    David L. Nelson, Preventing complications with volar plating
    William H. Seitz, Ulnar head replacement
    Fong-Chin Su, PhD, Trigger finger
    Peter Weiss, Wrist limited and total fusions
    Frederick W. Werner, Biomechanics of carpal instability
    Chunfeng Zhao, Tendon gliding