OSU Hand Symposium 2024: Upper Extremity Trauma, without the Drama

Friday, April 26, 2024

Conference starts in:

The Ohio Union - Columbus, OH
1 Day Conference April 26th, 2024
6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


Please join us for the 6th Annual OSU Hand Symposium! This year, we’re excited to discuss a topic that unites us all: trauma. We will discuss management of complex upper extremity injuries from elbow to fingertip. Experts from across the state will describe how to get the best outcomes in fracture management, soft tissue coverage, and nerve and tendon reconstruction.

Dates and Times

Start: 4/26/2024 7:50 AM
End: 4/26/2024 4:15 PM


At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

1. Recognize the importance of mobilizing the proximal interphalangeal joint early, when possible

2. Describe which distal radius fractures may need unique methods of fixation to gain stability

3. Understand that appropriate, timely wound coverage is critical to limb salvage

4. Recognize primary and secondary stabilizers of the elbow as they apply to elbow fracture dislocations

5. Appreciate the importance of mobilizing the elbow quickly to attain best outcomes

6. Describe the critical steps in managing a mangled hand injury


7:50- 8:00 Breakfast/Registration
8:00 – 8:05 Opening Remarks Hisham Awan, MD

Hand Trauma Moderator Jim Popp, MD
8:05 – 8:15 Management of Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fractures Joe Styron, MD
8:20 - 8:30 PIP fracture dislocations Andrew Esterle, MD
8:35 – 8:45 Why I love the Index Finger Kaan Ozer MD
8:50 – 9:05 Discussion
9:05 – 9:35 Break and Vendor Exhibits

Wrist Trauma Moderator Hisham Awan, MD
9:35 – 9:45 Salvage Surgeries after Wrist Trauma. Kyle Chepla MD
9:50 – 10:00 The smashed distal radius. Amy Speeckaert MD
10:05 – 10:15 Complex Carpal dislocations Ryan Schmucker, MD
10:20 – 10:35 Discussion

Soft Tissue Trauma. Moderator Sonu Jain, MD
10:35 – 10:45 Traumatic Brachial Plexus and Nerve Reconstruction. Dennis Kao/Megan Jack/Greg Kwiecien
10:50 – 11:00 Care of the Mangled Hand. Marlo Van Steyn, MD
11:05 – 11:15 Thumb Reconstruction. Ronnie Brown, MD
11:20 – 11:35 Discussion
11:35 – 12:35 Lunch and Keynote Address Michael Neumeister, MD

Elbow Trauma. Moderator Harry Hoyen, MD
12:35 – 12:45 Elbow Fracture Dislocations. Steven Maschke, MD
12:50 – 1:00 Addressing Challenging Coronoid Fractures Kanu Goyal, MD
1:05 – 1:15 Distal Humerus Fractures Jill Putnam, MD
1:20 – 1:30 Therapy for the Injured Elbow Jason Suda, OT
1:35 -1:45 Discussion
1:45 – 2:00 Break and Vendor Exhibitions

2:00 – 3:30 pm “Ask the Experts” Moderators: Drs. Schmucker, Awan, and Putnam
Panel discussion with representatives
from Illinois, Columbus, Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Dayton and more

3:30 – 4:15 pm THE 5th Annual “Buckeye Cup” Quiz Bowl
Hosts: Hisham Awan, MD and Jill Putnam, MD
Prizes: $250 gift card
“THE Buckeye Cup” trophy and eternal glory
4:15 pm Closing Remarks Hisham Awan, MD


Tier Price
This is a free event $0.00


  • Mr. Kyle Chepla
    • Salvage Surgeries after Wrist Trauma
  • Dr. Andrew Esterle, MD
    • PIP fracture dislocations
  • Dr. Kanu Goyal, MD
    • Addressing Challenging Coronoid Fractures
  • Dr. Jill Putnam, MD
    • Distal Humerus Fractures
  • Dr. Ryan Schmucker, MD
    • Complex Carpal dislocations
  • Dr. Amy Speeckaert, MD
    • The smashed distal radius


The Ohio Union
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Accreditation Statement

The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Ohio State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Need help with this conference?

Please contact the conference coordinator listed below:

Julia Panzo
Email: julia.panzo@osumc.edu