Belgian Hand Group

Best Wishes for 2024


Welcome to the website of the Belgian Hand Group, a scientific organization to study the hand: its function, pathology and the treatment of injuries and diseases.

On this site you’ll find some more info about our society and activities. There’s also a special members only section.

More info to come soon!

Thank you to our partners!


2024 06 05 Symposium on Surgery of the Spastic upper Limb

It is with great honor and privilege that we invite you to the Mayo Clinic International Symposium on Surgery of the Spastic Upper Limb to be held on June 5-6, 2024 (main course) with an optional Pre-Course on June 4, 2024 (cadaver skills dissection) in Rochester, Minnesota. We will offer both in-person and livestream options for the main didactic course.

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2024 05 24 Symposium Institut Main

Dear Colleagues, dear friends

the Olympic Games taking place in France and also in Paris this summer 2024. So we want to dedicate the Hand Institute symposium 2024 to pathologies of the upper limb of athletes. In addition, the last Hand Institute symposium on this subject dates from 2005 and therefore an update seems necessary.

The pathologies of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand will be detailed according to the different sports: Ball, Contact, Rackets, Aquatics, Mountain, Mechanical.

Compared to 2005, we will report the progress made in screening, prevention, diagnosis (imaging) and treatments (injections, arthroscopy, minimally invasive)….

Top athletes will come and testify. Trainers, physiotherapists, sports doctors and surgeons will tell us about their approach to the pathologies of high-level athletes. During the Symposium, a large international Faculty of experts will report their experience through lectures, technical videos, contradictory debates and discussions with the audience. Welcome to Paris!

Scientific Committee
Ph. Valenti, C. Leclercq, L. Merlini, F. Teboul

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2024 05 21 Spring Congress

Belgian Hand Group Spring Congress

2024 04 08 Peripheral Nerve and Plexus Surgery Cadaver Course

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you, for the second time, to the Peripheral Nerve and Plexus Surgery Cadaver Course in Aachen, Germany. After the last year's successful course we have compiled a special content for you again and we hope you will find it interesting.

Jörg Bahm MD PhD
Course Director

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2024 04 05 Brussels Hand Symposium

The 28th Brussels Hand/Upper Limb Symposium, with as topic per-operative sonography, should have taken place in Genval in March 2020. It was first delayed, then finally cancelled, because of the Covid19 pandemics. As a substitute, some lectures of the symposium have been published as a written symposium in a special issue of the journal Hand Clinics. As the pandemics is now hopefully over, it is time to meet again - and that the Genval symposium finally takes place.

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2024 03 15 GAMS

Dear Friends,
​This 44th Annual Congress of the French Society for Microsurgery is a unique opportunity to stay up-to-date about some of the most specific or useful aspects of microsurgery.
Microsurgery melts into nearly every other speciality but this essential tool of our everyday practice remains misunderstood or feared by some. Our times are those of automation an IA, but this discipline remains a bastion of the finesse of human skill and thought. This is sometimes misinterpreted as a frozen, static surgery, but the understanding of its mechanisms is still evolving; indications change, techniques refine and modernize, as we will see again.
For example, even the founding dogma «always do one artery and at least one vein» will be challenged in our round table.
So, come and join us to talk about the future of microsurgery, update your skills, learn from the highly experimented field experts such as our Ukrainian colleagues who will visit us to share their experience, and share tips together!

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