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Monday 30th September 2019



SA Hand Surgery Society Annual Meeting

Monday 30th September 2019

Adelaide Convention Centre

The South Australian Hand Surgery Society Annual Conference is going to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 30th September 2019

The meeting is the only forum in South Australia for those interested in the upper limb. This meeting is open to those involved in plastics, orthopaedics including trainees, hand therapists and allied health specialists.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Dr Michael McCleave Dr Greg Bain 
President SAHSS Convenor 2019 Annual Meeting
The Royal Adelaide Hospital Flinders University of SA
Email: mmccleave@hotmail.com 

Meeting Sponsors

Principle Sponsor



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Guest Speaker


Professor Joseph Dias

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Head of Academic Team of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK

Joe Dias is Professor in Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Academic Team of Musculoskeletal Surgery (AToMS) at the University Hospitals of Leicester. He is a Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon for the University Hospitals of Leicester.

Professor Dias graduated from Bombay University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B;B.S) degree. He has since received Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and England and a Doctorate of Medicine from Leicester University.

He has a special interest in epidemiology of hand and wrist disorders, Dupuytren’s contracture, the outcome of interventions in upper limb and hand trauma and interventions in wrist disorders. His research has focused on clinically-based investigations of effectiveness of interventions for hand and upper limb disorders. He has a special interest in education.


SAHSS is not registered for GST and therefore all fees are GST free.


Conference Dinner
6.30 pm onwards
Location to be confirmed

Cost:  $100

The Dinner will be held in the city and the location will be advised shortly.  Please advise your intention to attend and any dietary requirements upon registration.


Abstract Submission

Due date:  Friday 1st September 2019

Abstracts can be emailed to: lara@themeetingpeople.com.au 

Abstract Format – General Guidelines

The abstract should provide sufficient information to allow the reader to assess fully the aims, methods, results and implications of the work undertaken. The abstract should include the following sections:

  • Introduction – the purpose of the study and a brief overview of relevant literature/current state of research in the field

  • Methods – a short explanation of data collection and processing

  • Results – presented in the form of text, graphics or tables

  • Discussion – major findings and conclusions from the work including implications for further research.

It is important that methods and results are clearly defined in the abstract; therefore, general statements such as "results will be presented" are not acceptable. 

Layout - Microsoft Word.doc format

  • Portrait orientation

  • Margins are all to be 20mm

  • Text should be single spaced

  • Font should be ARIAL typeface and 12 point character size

Title and Author

At the beginning of the abstract please include within the rectangular space described previously and each on a new line: 

  • The title (upper case)

  • The name(s) of the author(s) - please omit university degrees and titles eg John Smith, Mark Black etc

  • The name of the presenter to be underlined

  • Affiliation(s), city and country - please omit street address and postcode

  • Leave one line before commencing the body of the text

Section Headings & Paragraphs

  • The title of each section is to be in uppercase bold and left justified

  • Leave a 6-space indentation at the beginning of each new paragraph

  • Graphs, tables and references may be used throughout the abstract but must remain within the defined one-page limit