Program Description: 
The Hand Conference is a multidisciplinary conference designed to teach hand and upper extremity anatomy, surgical techniques, therapy modalities, imaging and diagnostics, outcomes, and evidence-based medicine relevant in modern day hand surgery. This conference brings together multiple sub-specialties (e.g., Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Imaging, Hand Therapy) who are able to collaborate on cutting edge modalities in the treatment of complex hand conditions.
Key Words: Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Extremity, Hand, Congenital Hand, Hand Injuries, Transplantation
Target audience: 
  • Physician
  • Physician (fellow/resident); Allied Health Care Professionals
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Appraise and compare new techniques and technology in the field of Hand Surgery and apply innovations to patient care
  • Explain current practices and emerging literature in Hand Surgery
  • Improve the patient experience through the knowledge and expertise gained at the Hand Surgery Conferences
Faculty & credentials: 

Activity Directors:

Patrick Hettinger, MD
Program Director Hand Surgery Fellowship Program, MCW
Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin-Froedtert 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • Patrick Hettinger

The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest mitigation process and addressed.




Julie Salentine
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-3851
Series date: 
01/01/2023 - 7:00am CST to 12/31/2023 - 8:00am CST

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Group description: 
Hand Conference 2023
Series location: 
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Dean Roe Auditorium
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
United States


Session Date
Osteoarthritis of the Thumb and CMC Joint 01/04/2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am CST
Distal Radial Fractures 01/11/2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am CST
Metacarpal Fractures: Anatomy, Injuries, and Treatment 01/18/2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am CST
Hand Infections 01/25/2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am CST
Thumb Reconstruction 02/01/2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am CST
Upper Extremity Tendinopathies (trigger digits, deQuervains, lateral epicondylitis) 02/08/2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am CST
Compression Neuropathy 02/15/2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am CST
Pediatric Fractures of the Hand, Wrist, Forearm, and Elbow 02/22/2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am CST
Mutilated Hand/Limb Salvage 03/01/2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am CST
Forearm Fractures and Instabilities/Adult 03/22/2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am CDT