annual symposium
Big Hand Event 2018
13th April 2018 / Jaarbeurs • Utrecht • The Netherlands
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6 Essential Speakers
with quality of knowledge
Meet the Speakers

Our philosophy

The philosophy of the Big Hand Event is to cover the latest developments in hand surgery and hand therapy. The formula is unique because different input will be given from the perspective of plastic (hand) surgery, orthopaedic surgery, trauma surgery, rehabilitation medicine and hand therapy.

This years event:

For this year’s meeting 13 April 2018, a number of internationally renowned presenters will speak on a number of interesting subjects:

  • peripheral nerve problems and therapy
  • intrinsic muscles
  • musicians hand
  • biomechanics of the flexor tendons,
  • rotation problems of the lower arm,
  • Wrist: scaphoid fractures and SL ligaments

The language will be English all day.


• For all medical specialisms via GAIA

• For Dutch therapists:
– Fysiotherapeuten; KNGF Accreditatie
– Kwaliteits Keurmerk Fysiotherapie in aanvraag.
– Ergotherapeuten; Accreditatie in behandeling door ADAP (ergotherapie)

Photo impression of the 2018 event


Prof. Dr. Filip Stockmans

KU Leuven, Belgium

Donald Sammut

Hand Surgeon, Circle Hospital Bath and Fortius Clinic, London UK

Prof Dr Gürsel Leblebicioğlu

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology and Hand Surgeon in Ankara Turkey and currently the Chair of the Journal Committee, Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand and member of the Management Committee, Journal of Hand Surgery European.

Dr Birgitta Rosén

Associate Professor (OT PhD) at the Department of Hand Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, Sweden, including Experimental hand surgery/hand rehabilitation.

Dr Pascal Hannemann

Trauma surgeon Maastricht Limburg

Dr Fernando Corella

Hand Surgery Unit, Orthopaedic and Trauma Department, Madrid, Spain

Hans Aarsman


Program 2018

Day 1
29 May 2023
Day 2
13 Apr 2018

opening and welcome

Dr Fernando Corella
11:00 - 11:30

coffee break

flash presentation 3

Prof Dr Gürsel Leblebicioğlu
13:05 - 14:00

lunch break

flash presentation 4

flash presentation 5

15:20 - 15:50


Hans Aarsman
17:00 -

Closing ceremony


Juliana Room
+31 (0)10 703 31



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