Travels and Meetings

Buenos Aires IFSSH Meeting

It was my pleasure to attend the 50th anniversary meeting of the IFSSH- the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand.  This international organization meets every three years (previous meetings in South Korea and India, next meeting in Germany) with a weeklong exchange and dialog on hand surgery.  I was pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of a great symposium as well as share our work in 3 scientific presentations.

Steve Moran organized a great congenital hand symposium including Scott Oishi (USA), Michael Tonkin (Australia), Goo Hyun Baek (South Korea), Miguel Hernandez (Mexico), and Neil Jones (USA) discussing late complications after a variety of congenital procedures.  I was pleased to participate and discuss late complications after syndactyly reconstruction.  I shared our experience in St Louis including the early positive findings with hyalomatrix.  Great symposium!

We also shared our experience in scientific presentations for
1) humerus rotational osteotomy for internal rotation posture in arthrogryposis
2) hyalomatrix early outcomes with syndactyly reconstruction
3) Elbow release procedures

Buenos Aires is an amazing city which I was briefly able to tour. A few of the sites:

One of the many beautiful churches in Buenos Aires

The widest avenue in the world with the Obelisk in the distance

One of the few “Thinker” statues by Rodin, in Buenos Aires.

In short, while my trip was brief, it was both a great cultural experience and scientific experience!

Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
My Bio at Washington University

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