2nd International Symposium of Rheumatoid Hand Surgery in Osaka, 2018

2nd International Symposium of Rheumatoid Hand Surgery in Osaka, 2018


Congress chair Yoshitaka Minamikawa
Secretary General Yoshitaka Hamada, MD
Place Hotel Monterey Osaka Grasmere
Date November 11 Sunday 2018
9:00 ~ 17:00 meeting
Main Guest Lecture Change of Paradigm in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Dr .Beat R.Simmen
Topics ・Instructional lecture
・Implant arthroplasty of the Hand & Wrist
・World RA Hand Surgery Now
Invited speaker ・Beat Simmen Simmen (Switzerland)
・Goo Hyun Baek (Korea)
・Kevin Chung (USA)
・Alexander Zolotov (Russia)
・Marco Rizzo (USA)
・Xie Qingping (China)
・Wang Xin (China)
・David Alagar (Philipine)
・J. T.Jerome (India)
Registration Doctor 10,000yen
Comedical 5,000yen
Organized by Rheumatoid Hand Surgical Soociety (リウマチ手の外科研究会)
Namba Hand Center (医療法人南川整形外科) 共催
Other Available Traveling fellow from Asian countries

Preliminary program


Opening remark



Instructional lecture

Moderator: S. Akita, A. Zolotov

Medication Momohara (Tokyo)
Elbow Mizuseki (Hiroshima)
Wrist Ishikawa (Niigata)
Finger Nakagawa (Kakogawa)
Ulnar driftKobata (Nara)


Symposium I: Implant arthroplasty of the finger & wrist

Moderator: Ikegami, Rizzo

Current topic Marco Rizzo (USA)
Silicone implant Masatomi (Osaka)
SLFJ Hamada (Osaka)
Total wrist A. Minami (Hokkaido)


Patient Guest speech

Moderator: Minamikawa

25 years against RA: My experience and advice to the Patients.

Fumiyo Yamaguchi

12:00-13:00 Lunch buffet

Main Guest lecture: Change of Paradigm in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Moderator: Nishida

Dr. Beat Simmen (Zurich Switzerland)


Symposium II:World RA hand Surgery Now

Moderator: Minamikawa & Kevin Chung

Report from first symposium in Tokyo 2014 Minamikawa
Report of the RA hand instructional course at Budapest Kevin Chung
Russia Alexander Zolotov
China 1 Xie Qingpig
China 2 Wang Xin
Korea Goo Hyun Baek
Philippine David Alagar
India J.T.J. Jerome

Registration Doctor 10,000yen
Comedical 5,000yen
Closing remark: H Ishikawa

About Traveling Fellows from the Asian countries

Young aggressive doctors will be selected for traveling fellows from the Asian countries. Hand surgeon, Orthopedic surgeon or Rheumatologist who experienced this field or willing to learn about rheumatoid hand problems and treatment are all welcome. Selected fellow should arrive to Osaka no later than Saturday November 10th, and attend “Live surgery course on Saturday 10th at Namba Hand Center”(details not confirmed), welcome reception and whole meeting on Sunday. We will arrange an opportunity to each fellow to visit nearby institutions observing surgeries and discussing about the rheumatoid hand problems after the meeting. Accommodation during the meeting are waved and additional days will be supported maximum 5 nights. Longer stay and visit other institution need travel should be your own. However, please inform your arrival and depature schedule, Therefore, financial aid of 100,000 yen (=882.5 U.S. dollars) will be reimbursed on your arrival for your travel. Once again, main purpose of this program is to educate, to discuss and to know each other, therefore, English ability is crucial and younger Doctor (under 45) has advantage but no strict regulation is settled.
This program is supported by Rheumatoid Hand Surgical Society Japan(RHSSJ). Please down road the application form.
Any question, please email to: nambahandcenter@gmail.com

Application will be accepted from January 1st 2018 and half of the fellow will be selected by end of April. Deadline of application is end of July. Final decision will be made by Aug 10th 2018.