Once every three years, an international group comes together for approximately 3 days to discuss all things relevant to the care of children born with musculoskeletal differences. In 2012, it was here in the United States, Dallas Texas to be specific. In 2015, the 10th World Symposium on Congenital Malformations of the Hand and Upper Limb was held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It also included a precourse on cerebral palsy. There were more than 45 invited speakers, 50 free paper presentations, 70 posters, and much, much conversation about malformations, treatments, and research. We were hosted by Christianne van Nieuwenhoven and Steven Hovius, plastic surgeons with a wonderful congenital program at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. And WOW! it was quite a meeting.
|Our hosts. We had a delightful small group tour on Saturday. This picture is in front of a statue of Erasmus.|
I had the opportunity to present some of our work and enjoyed the back and forth regarding this information from the widely experienced audience:
As always, there was a great deal of information shared and I learned much from my colleagues from all over the world.
|This is my registration badge- I wanted to share the awesome logo.|
I could also show you many sites from the beautiful city of Rotterdam, but the bridge is it most notable piece of architecture (at least to me).
|Rotterdam’s Erasmus Bridge|
Thank you again to our hosts, Steven and Christianne.
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