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

Local Organizing Committee

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

International Program Committee

Joseph J. Crisco, PhD, Brown University, USAKenneth Fischer, PhD, University of Kansas, USAZong-Ming Li, PhD, Cleveland Clinic, USADavid L. Nelson, MD, San Francisco Bay Area Hand Club, USAFong-Chin Su, PhD, National Cheng Kung University, TAIWANFrederick W. Werner, MME, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA

International Advisory Committee

Kai-Nan An, PhD, Mayo Clinic, USA Moroe Beppu, MD, St. Marianna University, JAPANZong-Ming Li, PhD, Cleveland Clinic, USADavid L. Nelson, MD, San Francisco Bay Area Hand Club, USAFrederic Schuind, MD, PhD, Universite de Bruxelles, BELGIUMWilliam H. Seitz, Jr., MD, Cleveland Clinic, USAFong-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 GatheringTuesday, June 16, 2015 Morning/Afternoon Sessions, Evening Networking/DinnerWednesday, June 17, 2015 Morning Session followed by Afternoon FESSH Congress Events


150 Euros: Pre-registration for Surgeon/Physician/Therapist/Researcher110 Euros: Pre-registration for Fellow/resident/Postdoc/Student170 Euros: Onsite registration for Surgeon/Physician/Researcher130 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, 2014Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2015Notification of abstract acceptance: February 15, 2015Pre-registration: May 5, 2015Onsite registration: Starts on June 16, 2015Arriving in Milan/Italy: June 15, 2015Symposium dates: June 16-17, 2015FESSH Congress: June 17-20, 2015

Abstract Submission Rules

Abstracts are submitted by email attachment to 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

WristCarpal tunnelThumbFinger mechanicsDRUJDistal radiusLigamentsTendonsBiomaterials

Symposium Program

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