The 9th Triennial Symposium of 

Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI 2015)

Milan, Italy, June 15-17, 2015

In conjunction with 

20th Congress of Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH 2015)

2nd International Thumb Osteoarthritis Workshop (ITOW 2015)

Symposium Chairs

Marc Garcia-Elias, MD, Insitut Kaplan, SPAIN

Frederick W. Werner,  MME, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA

Local Organizing Committee

Riccardo Luchetti, MD, Ancona University, Torrette Hospital, Ancona, ITALY, Co-Chairman
Giorgio Pajardi, MD, University of Milan, Milan, ITALY, Co-Chairman

International Program Committee

Joseph J. Crisco, PhD, Brown University, USA
Kenneth Fischer, PhD, University of Kansas, USA
Zong-Ming Li, PhD, Cleveland Clinic, USA
David L. Nelson, MD, San Francisco Bay Area Hand Club, USA
Fong-Chin Su, PhD, National Cheng Kung University, TAIWAN

Frederick W. Werner, MME, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA

International Advisory Committee

Kai-Nan An, PhD, Mayo Clinic, USA 

Moroe Beppu, MD, St. Marianna University, JAPAN

Zong-Ming Li, PhD, Cleveland Clinic, USA

David L. Nelson, MD, San Francisco Bay Area Hand Club, USA

Frederic Schuind, MD, PhD, Universite de Bruxelles, BELGIUM

William H. Seitz, Jr., MD,  Cleveland Clinic, USA

Fong-Chin Su, PhD, National Cheng Kung University, TAIWAN

Symposium Venue

Milano Congressi (MICO), Milan, Italy

HWBI Program at a Glance 

Monday, June 15, 2015        Arriving & Informal Gathering
Tuesday, June 16, 2015       Morning/Afternoon Sessions, Evening Networking/Dinner
Wednesday, June 17, 2015  Morning Session followed by Afternoon FESSH Congress Events


150 Euros: Pre-registration for Surgeon/Physician/Therapist/Researcher

110 Euros: Pre-registration for Fellow/resident/Postdoc/Student
170 Euros: Onsite registration for Surgeon/Physician/Researcher
130 Euros: Onsite registration for Fellow/resident/Postdoc/Student

Hotel Accommodation

Check hotel information at the FESSH website.

Important Dates

Open for abstract submission: October 1, 2014
Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2015
Notification of abstract acceptance: February 15, 2015
Pre-registration: May 5, 2015
Onsite registration: Starts on June 16, 2015
Arriving in Milan/Italy: June 15, 2015
Symposium dates: June 16-17, 2015
FESSH Congress: June 17-20, 2015

Abstract Submission Rules

Abstracts are submitted by email attachment to
Only one-page is allowed with maximum count of 500 words.
The program committee will review the abstracts for acceptance (podium or poster) or rejection.

Scholarship Awards

Four scholarship awards ($500 each) are available to students, residents and fellows. 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.

Main Topics


Carpal tunnel


Finger mechanics


Distal radius




Symposium Program

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HWBI Symposium Venue
MiCo Convention Center
Level -1, Green Room 
Gate 14 (North Hall) 
Via Giovanni Gattamelata 

Speaker Ready Information
Arrive early (e.g. 7:30) to upload slides

Milan Cathedral Tour
Monday, June 15, 2015
Pre-registration required by June 12

HWBI Reception
Monday, June 15, 2015
Hotel Nasco
Corso Sempione, 69 
20149 Milano, Italy
Registrants and guests welcome

HWBI Dinner
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Residenza Vignale
Via Toti, 2, Milano, Italy
Pre-registration required​

Symposium Agenda

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