20th Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery: The Cutting Edge With Advancing Translational Research


Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) Symposium

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

June 14-17, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID pandemic, the Organizing Committee have decided to cancel the combined event of the 20th Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery: The Cutting Edge With Advancing Translational Research and Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) Symposium during June 14-17, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. This same event is now scheduled to take place during May 2-5, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Invited faculty speakers and free paper presenters committed to our 2020 meeting are expected to join us in 2021. Please visit our new website for updates.

For Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeons-Therapists-Researchers

Hindsight/Foresight 20/20

An Invitation

We are pleased to announce we will be hosting the 20th Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery: The Cutting Edge With Translational Research together with Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) Symposium in Cleveland, Ohio, June 14-17, 2020.
As is usual at this meeting we will explore what is new and on the horizon, in some cases, challenge the status quo, and maybe even questioning what is “current dogma" in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery and Research. We will look back over 20 years of providing a glimpse into the future of technology in our clinical and scientific sphere, evaluate what has transpired and peer into the future to evaluate directions in which we need to pursue answers to unsolved questions.
We will continue to hold our Alan Wilde Residents/Fellows/Postdoc Research Symposium for trainees to share their current cutting edge research to open our program on Day 1 (Sunday, June 14). The best two papers in each of the clinical and basic research categories will be awarded and be presented during the plenary session during the next 3 days.
We will ask some of our well-known long term faculty to review some of their predictions from the past, evaluate the fruit of those predictions, and provide insight into where our profession needs to go in the next 20 years. We will again have morning didactic lectures covering all aspects of hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder pathological problems, surgical options, and scientific research. Afternoons will provide concurrent anatomy, surgery hands-on workshops for surgeons, splinting and hands-on workshops for therapists, and sessions for biomechanics researchers. We anticipate a unique collegial and intellectual interchange of surgical, rehabilitation, and scientific ideas.
Individual and group invitations to participate will be sent out shortly with specific requests for topics, and in a few cases for specific charges to prepare key presentations.
We look forward to your participation and contribution to this unique landmark event.
William H. Seitz, Jr, MD, Co-ChairZong-Ming Li, PhD, Co-Chair

Meeting Flyer

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Key Dates

2019-12-15 Abstract submission open2020-02-25 Deadline for abstract submission (extended to March 6, 2020).2020-03-25 Notification of abstract acceptance2020-05-15 Deadline for pre-registration2020-06-14 Arrival and sessions2020-06-15 Sessions2020-06-16 Sessions2020-06-17 Sessions and departure

Abstract Submission

- Download the HWBI Abstract Instructions.- Follow the Instructions to fill out the Submission Form- Use the Abstract Template to prepare the Abstract.- Email Abstract (and Submission Form as one word file) to hwbicontact@gmail.com- Send one abstract per email.- Add Subject line with text “HWBI” and title of abstract.- Limit each submission file within 5MB.- Submit before the deadline February 25, 2020 (extended to March 6, 2020).

Presentation Format

Poster presentation is required for each accepted paper. A poster should be no larger than 80 cm x 160 cm (31.5 in x 63 in). Additional Podium Presentations (10 min each) and Thematic Short Talks (3 min each) will be featured. Please check your preference in the Abstract Submission Form.


Competition for Awards is available to students, postdocs, residents and fellows. The awards are sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics, Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International, and William H. Seitz, MD, 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. - Basic Science Awards (First and Second Places) - Clinical Science Awards (First and Second Places) - Poster Awards (First and Second Places)


2020-06-14, Sunday, Arrival, Student/Resident/Fellow Symposium2020-06-15, Monday, Keynotes, Presentations, Workshops2020-06-16, Tuesday, Keynotes, Presentations, Workshops2020-06-17, Wednesday, Keynotes, Departure

Confirmed Faculty Speakers

Robert H. Ablove, MD, University of BuffaloKai-Nan An, PhD, Mayo ClinicJ. Robert Anderson, MD, University Hospitals - Cleveland Medical CenterHisham Awan, MD, Ohio State UniversityB. Todd Bafus, MD, MetroHealth Medical CenterMark Baratz, MD, University of PittsburghJohn J. Basti, PT, Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Associates, Edison, New JerseyTamara Bush, PhD, Michigan State UniversitySteven Charles, PhD, Brigham Young UniversityKyle J. Chepla, MD, MetroHealth Medical Center Cleveland, OhioLynn Crosby, MD, University of Nebraska Medical CenterCharles S. Day, MD, MBA, FAOA, Henry Ford HospitalKathleen Derwin, PhD, Cleveland ClinicEdward Diao, MD, San Francisco Surgery CenterPeter J. Evans, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Cleveland ClinicRobert Gillespie, MD, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterL. Christopher Grandizio, DO , Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Danville, PA A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil (Oxon), Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Cleveland, OhioWarren C. Hammert, MD, University of Rochester Medical CenterHarry A. Hoyen, MD, MetroHealth Medical Center ClevelandJoseph Imbriglia, MD, Hand and Upper Extremity Center, Wexford, PennsylvaniaJack Ingari, MD, Johns Hopkins UniversityAngela Kedgley, PhD, Imperial College LondonPeter Keir, PhD, CCPE, McMaster University, CanadaPranesh Kumar, MDOsvandre Lech, MDDonald H. Lee, MD, Vanderbilt UniversityZong-Ming Li, PhD, University of ArizonaJohn D. Lubahn, MD, Hand, Microsurgery and Reconstructive Orthopaedics, Erie, PennsylvaniaKevin Malone, MD, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterSteven Maschke, MD, Cleveland ClinicBelen Garcia Medrano, MD, HM Montepríncipe Hospital, Madrid, SpainErnest Michaud, OTR/L, CHT, Cleveland ClinicNathan Monaco, MD, Crystal Clinic, Akron, OhioDavid Nelson, MD, San Francisco Bay Area Hand ClubReiji Nishimura, MD, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, JapanRobert J. Neviaser, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesKagan Ozer, MD, University of MichiganRick F. Papandrea, MD, Medical College of WisconsinPaul D. Paterson, MD, General Physician PC, Buffalo, New YorkMichael Rainbow, PhD, Queen’s University, CanadaEric Ricchetti, MD, Cleveland ClinicMelvin P. Rosenwasser, MD, Columbia University Medical CenterWilliam H. Seitz, Jr., MD, Cleveland ClinicFrank Rubio, MD, Miami Hand & Upper Extremity InstituteAdam Shafritz, MD, University of Vermont College of MedicinePaul Shapiro, MD, Cleveland ClinicPatty Shimko, OTR/L, Cleveland ClinicShafic Sraj, MD, West Virginia UniversityRobert Strauch, MD, New York-Presbyterian HospitalJoseph Styron, MD, PhD, Cleveland ClinicFong-Chin Su, PhD, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Marc Trzeciak, DO, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Modesto, CaliforniaYuji Umeda, MD, Cleveland ClinicThomas F. Varecka, MD, Hennepin Medical Center, Minneapolis, MinnesotaFrederick Werner, Upstate Medical University, New York


Pre-Registration Fees (by May 15, 2020)USD 350 -- Pre-registration for Surgeon/PhysicianUSD 250 -- Pre-registration for Allied Health Professional and EngineersUSD 150 -- Pre-registration for Student/Resident/FellowOn-site Registration FeesUSD 400 -- On-site registration for Surgeon/PhysicianUSD 300 -- On-site registration for Allied Health Professional and EngineersUSD 200 -- On-site registration for Student/Resident/Fellow


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