BHG-NVvH Congress2019-03-20T15:43:13+00:00


Friday 22 March

19:30 – 22:30: Congress dinner

The congress dinner in restaurant “De Pelgrom” (www.pelgrom.be) costs 60,00 EUR and can only be booked in combination with the Joint BHG-NVvH congress.

Saturday 23 March

Referees: Maurizio Calcagni (CH) and John Stanley (UK)

08:30 – 09:00: Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 10:30: Session 1

Moderators: Brigitte Vanderheijden and Frederik Verstreken


  • Aponeurotomy – Annet van Rijssen
  • Collagenase injection – Ilse Degreef
  • Excision – Paul Werker
  • Discussion

PIP Dorsal Fracture Dislocation

  • Dynamic external fixation – Pascal Brouha
  • Open reduction and internal fixation – Joris Duerinckx
  • Discussion

Scaphoid Nonunion

  • Open approach – Pascal Hanneman
  • Arthroscopic approach – Petrus Van Hoonacker
  • Discussion

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break & Visit of the Exhibitors

11:00 – 12:30: Session 2

Moderators: Anne Vochteloo and Jeroen Vanhaecke

CMC 1 Osteoarthritis

  • Trapeziectomy – Jeroen van Uchelen
  • Arthroplasty – Jean Goubau
  • Discussion

SLAC Wrist

  • Proximal row carpectomy – Arnold Schuurman
  • 4-corner fusion – Arne Decramer
  • Discussion

Wrist Arthritis

  • Arthrodesis – Radek Kebrle (CZ)
  • Arthroplasty – Steven Samijo
  • Denervation – Simon Strackee
  • Discussion

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch & Visit of the Exhibitors

12:50-13:20 – Lunch symposium “3D rendering malunion correctie distale radius”

Offered by Oudshoorn BV

Presented by S.M.Zielinski (Trauma chirurg Maasstad ziekenhuis Rotterdam)

To attend please send an email to organisatie@nvvhcongres.nl with subject: lunchsymposium and your name

13:30 – 14:00: Guest Lecture “Monkey See, Monkey Do” – Patrick van Veen

14:00 – 15:30: Session 3

Moderators: Niels Schep and Philippe Hoang

Carpal Tunnel & Cubital Tunnel Surgery

  • Open release – Jorg Bahm
  • Endoscopic release – Mike Ruetterman
  • Discussion

Anesthesia for Handsurgery

  • Walant – Alistair Philips (UK)
  • Brachial Plexus – Admir Hadzic
  • Discussion

The Future of Handsurgery

  • General hospital setting –  Marc Geboers
  • Dedicated hand surgery clinic – Reinier Feitz
  • Discussion

15:30 : End of congress

Practical Information


Hilton Antwerpen

Groenplaats 32

2000 Antwerpen

Getting there

By Car

Please note, If you are planning to visit Antwerp by car start by checking whether your vehicle may enter the low emission zone. If your vehicle may enter the city, but it doesn’t have a Belgian or Dutch number plate, then you will need to register your car first. For more information, please visit https://lez.antwerpen.be/?Taal=EN


When traveling by car using GPS, indicate EIERMARKT as your final destination. Enter the ‘INDIGO’ underground public car park with direct access to the hotel through parking level -1.

By Train

From Antwerp Central Station: Take subway number 9 or 15, direction Linkeroever, to Groenplaats, where the Hotel is located. If you take a taxi the journey normally takes around 10 minutes.


Accreditation for Surgeons request at RIZIV/INAMI under activity number 19034017

Accreditation for Physios approved by Pro-Q-Kine under activity 351850 for 10 points

Online registrations for the Congress

Mdeon Visa 19/V2/4431/006718 for the following companies:

Aleamed, Arthrex BVBA/SPRL, B&Co Inc NV/SA, BAP Medical, Columbus, ExMedical, JB Implants Nederland, Johnson & Johnson Medical NV/SA, KeriMedical, Linvatec Europe BVBA, Medartis, Oldelft, Oudshoorn, Pro-Motion, Promedionics, Romed, Smith & Nephew NV/SA, Stryker NV/SA, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB, Tromp Medical, VIGO, Wright Medical Group NV, Zimmer Biomet bvba






Nr Company Nr Company
G1 Zimmer-Biomet 1 Oldelft Benelux
G2 Oudshoorn 2 ExMedical
G3 Promedionics / Pro-Motion 3 V!GO
G4 Conmed Linvatec 4 JB Implants
S1 Aleamed BE-NL 5 Columbus Medical
S2 Hospital Innovation 6 Stryker
S3 sobi 7 Tromp Medical
S4 DePuy – Synthes 8 Romed
S5 Arthrex 9 BAP Medical
S6  KeriMedical 10 smith & nephew
    11 Wright