Dear Colleagues,

The national congress of our association, which is traditionally held biannually, is planned to be held in Eskişehir between November 15-18 in 2020.

Our congress, which will be held for the 17th time, has become a tradition as a social and scientific gathering where hand surgery-lovers have been coming together for over 40 years.

Eskişehir is a modern city in Central Anatolia and was home to Phrygian civilization (there is none who do not know the stories of King Midas!), one of the Anatolian civilizations in history and it has special importance as it is on the Silk Road.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to thank everyone who contributed and will contribute to the preparation of the congress. I wish it will be a scientifically and socially delightful congress.

Sincerely yours.

Prof. Dr. Levent Yalçın
Turkish Society for Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity Association President

Dear colleagues,

I salute you with best regards as the President of 17th Turkish Hand and Upper Extremity Congress to be held between November 15-18 2020 in Eskişehir.

I am certain that this Congress at which - all congenital, acquired and traumatic diseases will be examined all at once which are related with Hand Surgery that still maintains its importance despite the advanced technology and the facilitated daily life, - will contribute not only to those who set their hearts on Hand Surgery but to all my colleagues. The basic topics of Hand Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery will be discussed under the light of Scientific data by the expert scientists.

Dear colleagues, your proposals and contributions about the congress will motivate the organizing committee to take good decisions. Please share your ideas with us.

I am honored to invite you all to the 17th National Hand and Upper Extremity Congress. With sincere regards,

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Herdem
Congress President

Dear Colleagues,

We have the honor and joy to invite you to the 6th National Hand Rehabilitation Congress to be organized between 10 – 13 May, 2020 in Eskişehir Taşigo Hotel by the Hand Therapists Association.

In this Congress which will be organized in conjunction with 17th National Congress of Turkish Society for Hand and Upper Extremity, we are aiming to prepare a satisfying congress by the basic medical science topics and the current scientific content besides rehabilitation topics. In addition to Scientific Content, we are also offering a rich social program by the beauties of Eskişehir.

Succession in hand therapy is mainly secured by early and appropriate intervention. Even though the resources in health care services seem to be enhanced, the number of professionals is still not sufficient. Especially in the follow up and treatment of patients with lower socioeconomic status, there are still problems of reaching experienced healthcare professionals in public institutions. As a result, many patients are only able to reach the health care personnel only after a certain amount of time loss. For this reason, we have decided that the theme of the Congress to be “Rehabilitation in cases of Late Intervention and Complications”. Through this, we will not only be able to discuss treatment and rehabilitation approaches under appropriate circumstances, but also exchange ideas on treatment options and approaches in case of late interventions and complications.

We are aiming a satisfying congress full of lectures and courses from experienced colleagues as well as paper and poster presentations to be awarded. In addition, we will also organize a session at which we will discuss the problems and proposed solutions in the field of hand rehabilitation. We expect to have a wonderful congress in Eskişehir – a spot we believe is very convenient in terms of location and accessibility.

We will be honored to see all our colleagues and researchers who show interest in Hand Rehabilitation. While we invite all men and women of Science to the Congress, we offer our regards to you all on behalf of the Congress Organizing Committee.

Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Öksüz
Hand Therapists Association President

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tüzün Fırat
Congress President



Dr. Ali Levent YALÇIN

Dr. Hayati DURMAZ

Dr. Eren CANSÜ

Dr. Melih BAĞIR

Dr. Murat Sinan ENGİN
Dr. Tahir Sadık SÜGÜN
Dr. Hasan Onur ARIK


Fzt. Çiğdem ÖKSÜZ

Fzt. Deran OSKAY

Fzt. Zeynep TUNA

Fzt. N. Gülden EDİS

Fzt. Selda MUTLU


Dr. Ali Levent YALÇIN

Dr. Mustafa HERDEM

Dr. Tahir Sadık SÜGÜN

Dr. Melih BAĞIR


Dr. Melih BAĞIR
Dr. Eren CANSÜ
Dr. Tahir Sadık SÜGÜN
Fzt. Çiğdem ÖKSÜZ
Fzt. Tüzün FIRAT


Dr. Ali Levent YALÇIN

Fzt. Tüzün FIRAT

Fzt. Zeynep TUNA

Fzt. Çiğdem ÖKSÜZ
Fzt. Deran OSKAY
Fzt. Semin AKEL
Fzt. Ali KİTİŞ
Fzt. Gülnur ÖZTÜRK

Fzt. Emel ŞENDAĞ
Fzt. Emin YILMAZ

Main Topics

Congenital, Acquired and Traumatic Hand Surgery

WALANT in Hand Surgery

Nerve Injuries and Solutions

Rehabilitation in Late Intervention and Complication

What the Editor Wants

Neurophysiological Evaluation

Anatomical USG Course

International Faculty

Department of Hand Surgery at Nantong University in China

Professor Surgery Dalhousie University

Erasmus Medical University.

General Information

Congress Dates & Venue :

17th Turkish Hand and Upper Extremity Congress and 6th National Hand Rehabilitation Congress will be held from November 15-18 2020 Tasigo Hotel, Eskişehir, TURKEY

Official Language :

The official language of the congress is Turkish.

Certificate of Attendance :

Certificate of attandence will be granted to all registered participants on the last day of the congress.

Invitation Letter :

Invitation letter can be provided by the Congress Secretariat for the participants who request. This procedure is designated to assist participants to obtain a visa or permission to attend the congress and does not imply a commitment to provide any financial support.

Exhibition Area :

The pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment companies will be able to exhibit their products at the exhibition area located in the congress venue. The exhibition will be open during whole congress.

Abstract Submission :

Abstracts should be submitted through AbstractModule (, Online Abstract Module. The accepted abstracts will be printed exactly as submitted so please do check carefully before submitting.

Posters :

The posters should be 70 cm wide and 90 cm high. They should be designed in such a way that they can be read from at least 1 meter distance..

Scientific Program

12.00-18.00 REGISTRATION
14.15-16.15 WALANT KURS – I Donald Lalonde
14.15-15.15 How to get better results with WALANT flexor and extensor tendon repair 
15.15-16.15 Better results with WALANT Fracture, joint, tenolysis, and tendon transfer surgery
16.15-16.45 COFFEE BREAK
16.45-18.45 WALANT KURS – II Donald Lalonde
16.45-17.45 How to inject minimally painful tumescent local anesthesia to perform many other upper and lower limb operations safely with no tourniquet and no sedation
17.45-18.45 Pearls of hand surgery (Which includes new ways to manage wounds, boutonniere and hand pain the pencil test and relative motion splinting)
07.45-09.00 DELAYED INTERVENTION IN HAND SURGERY (JOINT SESSION) Moderators: Yüksel Özkan, Tüzün Fırat
07.45-08.00 Reasons of Delayed Intervention and Solutions Sinan Bilgin
08.00-08.15 Problems Caused by Delayed Intervention Deniz Dikmen Meral
08.15-08.30 Delayed Intervention of Tendon and Nerve Injuries  Murat Kayalar
08.30-08.45 Prevention and Management of Stiff Hand Ton Schreuders
08.45-09.00 Discussion
09.00-09.05 Moment of silence and Turkish National Anthem
09.05-09.15 President of Turkish Society for Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity Association Levent Yalçın
President of 17th National Hand and Upper Extremity Congress Mustafa Herdem
President of Hand Therapists Association President Çiğdem Öksüz
President of 6th National Hand Rehabilitation Congress Tüzün Fırat
09.15-09.25 Mayor of Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality Yılmaz Büyükerşen
09.25-09.35 President of Turkish Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology Halit Pınar
09.35-09.45 President of Turkish Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons  Sühan Ayhan
09.45-09.55 Good Medicine / President of Turkish Medical Association Sinan Adıyaman
09.55-10.30 Kütahya-Eskişehir-Sakarya Sacit Kutlu
10.30-10.45 COFFEE BREAK
10.45-12.00 TENDON SESSION (JOINT SESSION) Moderators: Akif Muhtar Öztürk, Ali Kitiş
10.45-11.05 Primary Flexor Tendon Repair  Jin Bo Tang 
11.05-11.25 Emerging Techniques and Concepts of Flexor Tendon Surgery Jin Bo Tang
11.25-11.40 Rehabilitation Çiğdem Öksüz
11.40-12.00 Discussion
12.00-13.00 LUNCH
13.00-15.00 JOURNAL TIME Moderators: Cihangir Tetik, Ajlan Kasabalıgil
13.00-13.15 Expectations from the Editor's Point of View Journal of Hand Surgery Jin Bo Tang
13.15-13.30 Expectations from the Reviewer's Point of View Journal of Hand Surgery Tulgar Toros
13.30-13.45 Our Journal Hand and Microsurgery Muhittin Şener
13.45-14.00 Predator Journals Erdem Bagatur
14.00-14.15 What Should We Consider While Preparing an Article? Ajlan Kasabalıgil
14.15-14.30 Certification of Hand Surgery Education  Gürsel Leblebicioğlu
14.30-15.00 Discussion
15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30-16.30 PROBLEMS OF EDUCATION AND SUBSPECIALTY Moderators: Halit Pınar, Sühan Ayhan, Levent Yalçın
15.30-15.40 Problems From the Trainer's Point of View Metin Eskandari
15.40-15.50 Problems From the Trainee's Point of View Gökçe Yıldıran
15.50-16.30 Discussion
16.30-18.00 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 1 Moderators: Ahmet Karaoğuz, Adnan Sevencan
14.00-14.15 Basic Ultrasound Concepts and Device
14.15-14.30 Hand and Wrist Anatomy Ultrasound: Presentation
14.30-15.00 Practical Exercise
15.00-15.15 Elbow Anatomy Ultrasound: Presentation
15.15-15.45 Practical Exercise
15.45-16.00 COFFEE BREAK
16.00-16.15 Primary Nerves of Upper Extremity and Entrapment Neuropathies- Presentation
16.15-16.45 Practical Exercise
16.45-17.00 Ultrasound Assisted Methods in Hand and Elbow
17.00-17.45 Practical Exercise
  Refik Killi, Yusuf Gürbüz, Savaş Çömlek, Serbülent Gökhan Beyaz
13.00-13.15  Opening Ceremony
13.15-14.00 THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF HAND THERAPY Moderators: Aysel Enhoş, Salime Yılmaz
13.15-13.30  Past Gülin Karayağmurlar
13.30-13.45 Present Ali Kitiş
13.45-14.00 Future Barış Seven
14.00-15.00 REHABILITATION ON OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES Moderators: Hakan Uysal, Zeynep Hoşbay
14.00-14.10 Focal Dystonia Semin Akel
14.10-14.20 Pain Management  Gülnur Öztürk
14.20-14.30 Rehabilitation in First Carpometacarpal Arthritis Feray Karademir
14.30-14.40 Rehabilitation in Lateral Epicondylitis Hasan Atacan Tonak
14.40-14.50 Rehabilitation in Major Injuries  Ebru Yurga
14.45-15.00 Discussion
07.00-08.00 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 2 Moderators: Tahir Sügün, Hasan Arık
08:00-09:00 COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME Moderators: Murat Uzel, Arel Gereli
08.00-08.15 From the Pain Specialist's Point of View Savaş Çömlek
08.15-08.30 From the Surgeon's Point of View Sait Ada
08.30-08.45 From the Therapist's Point of View Kıvanç Delioğlu
08.45-09.00 Discussion
09.00-10.45 NERVE SESSION (JOINT SESSION) Moderators: Vedat Şahin, Sinan Engin
09.00-09.15 Neurophysiological Evaluation: Pre and Post Meral Kızıltan
09.15-09.30 Primary Nerve Repair Ayhan Kılıç
09.30-09.45 Secondary Nerve Repair Berkan Mersa
09.45-10.00 Nerve Transfers Nebil Selimoğlu
10.00-10.15 Tendon or Nerve Transfer? Mehmet Alp
10.15-10.30 Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation  Deran Oskay
10.30-10.45 Discussion 
10.45-11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.00-12.00 TRAUMA SESSION Moderators: Hayati Durmaz, Fahir Demirkan
11.00-11.15 Proximal Interfalangeal Joint Fracture Dislocations Yalçın Ademoğlu
11.15-11.30 Traumatic Distal Radioulnar Joint Problems Kadir Ertem
11.30-11.45 Traumatic Proximal Radioulnar Joint Problems Mehmet Ali Acar
11.45-12.00 Discussion
12.00-13.00 LUNCH
13.00-15.00 CONGENITAL HAND SESSION Moderators: Hüseyin Bayram, Nazım Karalezli
13.00-13.15 Classification of Upper Extremity Anomalies and Family Interview Ayşe Şencan
13.15-13.30 Pediatric Prothesis Designs with 3D Printers Aydın Öztoprak
13.30-13.45 Treatment of Complex Syndactyly Zekeriya Tosun
13.45-14.00 Treatment of Polydactyly Kahraman Öztürk
14.00-14.15 Treatment of Thumb Hypoplasia Ali Emre Aksu
14.15-14.30 Treatment of Radial Clubhand Levent Yalçın
14.30-14.45 Treatment of Radioulnar Synostosis İsmail Hakkı Çallı
14.45-15.00 Discussion
15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30-17.30 UNSUCCESFUL SURGERY SESSION Moderators: Ahmet Ekin, Mahmut Kömürcü
15.30-15.45 The Reasons of Unsuccessful Shoulder Rotator Cuff Surgery Mehmet Armangil
15.45-16.00 The Reasons of Unsuccessful Proximal Humerus Fracture Surgery Mehmet Demirtaş
16.00-16.15 The Reasons of Unsuccessful Shoulder Instability Surgery  Mustafa Özkan
16.15-16.30 The Reasons of Unsuccessful Elbow Fractured Dislocation Surgery Hakan Gündeş
16.30-16.45 The Reasons of Unsuccessful Entrapment Neuropathies Surgery Halil İbrahim Bekler
16.45-17.00  The Reasons of Unsuccessful Distal Radius Fracture Surgery Ufuk Nalbantoğlu
17.00-17.15 The Reasons of Unsuccessful scaphoid fracture Surgery Muhittin Şener
17.15-17.30 Discussion
08.00-09.00 OUTCOME METHODS Moderators: Oğuz Polatkan, Zeynep Hoşbay
08.00-08.15 The Importance of Outcome on Treatment  Levent Yalçın
08.15-08.30 Common Outcome Measurement Methods Gökçe Yıldıran
08.30-08.45 Culturel Adaptation of Result Measurements Zeynep Hoşbay
08.45-09.00 International Standardization of Outcome Measurement Methods on Hand & Wrist Injuries Çiğdem Öksüz
10.45-11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.00-12.00 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 3 Moderators: İbrahim Karaman, Erdinç Acar
12.00-13.00 LUNCH
13.00-15.00 RECONSTRUCTION Moderators: Türker Özkan, Taçkın Özalp
13.30-13.45 Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Perforator Flap Musa Kemal Keleş
13.45-14.00 Superficial Radial Artery Perforator and Free Posterior Interosseous Artery Flap Burak Erçin
14.00-14.15 Dorsoulnar Perforator Artery Flap Tekin Şimşek
14.15-14.30 Medial Planter Artery Perforator Flap and Comparison Alper Aksoy
14.30-14.45 Late Reconstruction Fatih Parmaksızoğlu
14.45-15.00 Discussion
15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30-16.30 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 4 Moderators: Ümit Kantarcı, Şükrü Şahin
16.30-17.30 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 5 Moderators: Levent Küçük, Ali Çağdaş Yörükoğlu
11.00-12.00 CONFERENCE Moderator: Çiğdem Öksüz
Magic of Intrinsic Muscles Ton Schreuders
12.00-13.00 LUNCH
13.00-15.00 FLAP REHABILITATION Moderators: Hakan Uysal, Gülin Karayağmurlar
13.00-13.30 Flaps Hakan Uzun
13.30-14.00 Flap Rehabilitation Damlagül Aydın Özcan
14.00-14.30  Edema after Flap  Yeşim Bakar
14.30-15.00 Wound Care Egemen Ayhan
15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30-17.30 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 6 Moderators: Gülnur Öztürk, Mehmet Yanardağ
08.00-09.00 CORTICAL INFUENCE IN HAND INJURIES (JOINT SESSION) Moderators: Erhan Coşkunol, Deran Oskay
08.00-08.15 Changes in the Cortical Map after Hand Injuries  Zeynep Tuna
08.15-08.30 Evaluation of the Cortical Activation on Upper Extremity Injuries Mehmet Demirci
08.30-08.45 Graded Motor Imagery Training in Hand Rehabilitation Burcu Dilek
08.45-09.00 Discussion
09.00-10.30 BRACHIAL PLEXUS SESSION (JOINT SESSION) Moderators: Cihangir Tetik, Aysel Enhoş
09.00-09.15 Physical Examination and Monitoring on Traumatic Palsy Gürsel Leblebicioğlu
09.15-09.30 Physical Examination and Monitoring on Obstetric Palsy  İrfan Ayan
09.30-09.45 Timing and Planning on Traumatic Palsy Atakan Aydın
09.45-10.00 Timing and Planning on Obstetric Palsy Aydın Yücetürk
10.00-10.15 Rehabilitation Approaches Tüzün Fırat
10.15-10.30 Discussion
10.30-11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.00-12.30 MANGLED HAND Moderators: Mustafa Kürklü, Serdar Tunçer
11.00-11.15 Diagnosis and Planning of Treatment  Şadan Ay
11.15-11.30 Primary Approaches Fatih Kabakaş
11.30-11.45 Secondary Approaches İlhami Kuru
11.45-12.00 Acute Approaches to Burned Hand  Ahmet Biçer
12.00-12.15 Rehabilitation Beray Keleşoğlu Işın
12.15-12.30 Discussion
12.30-13.30 LUNCH
13.30-14.15 DEBATE SESSION ON HAND FRACTURES Moderators: Taşkın Altay, Tahir Sadık Sügün
13.30-13.40 I use K Wires on Hand Fractures  Melih Bağır
13.40-13.50 I use Plate and Screw on Hand Fractures Eren Cansü
13.50-14.15 Discussion
14.15-15.15 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 7 Moderators: Serdar Tüzüner, Arsen Arsenishvili
15.15-15.30 RATIONAL DRUG USE Hasan Arık
11.00-12.30 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 8 Moderators: Abuzer Uludağ, Mehmet Baydar
12.30-13.30 LUNCH
13.30-15.15 THE OTHERS Moderators: Mehmet Yıldız, Ulukan İnan, Serdar Toker
13.30-13.45 Dupuytren Disease and Treatment Arif Türkmen
13.45-14.00 Treatment of Soft Tissue Tumors of the Hand Ali Cavit
14.00-14.15 Treatment of Bone Tumors of the Hand Yusuf Yıldız
14.15-14.30 Treatment of Acute Infections of the Hand  Seval Tanrıkulu
14.30-14.45 Treatment of Carpometacarpal Joint Arthrosis Adnan Kara
14.45-15.00 Injections in Hand Surgery  Erman Melikyan
15.00-15.15 Discussion
11.00-12.40 NEW PERSPECTIVES ON HAND REHABILITATION Moderators: Ebru Turan, Semin Akel
11.00-11.10 Using of Telerehabilitation Applications of the Hand  Ahmet Gökkurt
11.10-11.20 Cold Intolerance after Hand Injuries Özge Buket Cesim
11.20-11.30 Top Down/Bottom Up Approaches to the Hand Rehabilitation İlkem Ceren Sığırtmaç
11.30-11.40 New Approaches to the Hand Strength Assessments Seda Namaldı
11.40-11.50 Early Active Movement Applications and Splinting on Hand Rehabilitation Selda Mutlu
11.50-12.00 Using Electrotherapy Agent for Scar Management  Meltem Koç
12.00-12.10 EMG Biofeedback Education for Tendon Injuries Umut Eraslan
12.10-12.20 Importance of Proprioceptive Education on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Halil İbrahim Ergen
12.20-12.30 Industrial Design on the Hand Rehabilitation  Büşra Kaboğlu
12.30-12.40 Art Therapy for Pediatric Upper Extremity Rehabilitation  Salime Yılmaz

Abstract Submission

Important Dates

Date of Check in to the Hotel : November 15, 2020
Date of Check out from the Hotel : November 18, 2020
Deadline for Abstract Submission : Feb 10, 2020
Early Bird Registration : Jan 31, 2020
Early Bird Registration & Accommodation Deadline : March 5, 2020

Registration & Accommodation


Registration Fees EARLY BIRD FEE
(until Jan 31, 2020)
(from Feb 01 till March 05, 2020)
(from Mart 05, 2020 onwards and on-site)
Physician 200 EURO 235 EURO 255 EURO
Resident 150 EURO 165 EURO 180 EURO
Physiotherapy / Ergotherapists 100 EURO 115 EURO 130 EURO
Student 80 EURO 95 EURO 110 EURO
Company Representatives 150 EURO 165 EURO 180 EURO

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  • * Scientific Sessions and free courses
  • * Exhibition Area entrance
  • * Congress bag, pocket program, abstract book, name badge and certificate of attendance
  • * Student participation is limited


Tasigo Hotel
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