The International Hand and Wrist Congress

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2020 edition of the International Hand and Wrist Congress (IHWC) which will be held on 12 – 14 November 2020 in Dubai, UAE.

Over the years the International Hand and Wrist Congress has established itself as the region’s largest annual gathering of renowned orthopaedic experts, physiotherapists and occupational therapists specializing in hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and upper limb.

This year again the congress will feature an exciting and informative programme that will combine hands-on workshops, cadaver labs, case discussion sessions and insights into innovative treatment approaches.

The main congress sessions will have an extensive programme that covers various aspects of congenital hand anomalies, hand stiffness, peripheral nerve injuries and compression neuropathies, microsurgery in hand, wrist arthritis and salvage procedures, perilunate injuries, TFCC and DRUJ problems and more.

2020 will also see a 2 day full programme dedicated for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and hand therapists and a full day cadaver lab session providing hands-on workshops to various surgery techniques.

We would like to invite all our fellow colleagues and practitioners to join us at the important event and contribute to the debates and discussions that will further help us to collectively advance the speciality of hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and upper limb in the region.

Looking forward to welcoming you at the congress.

Thanks and kind regards,

Dr. Khaled Al Awadhi
Congress Chairman


Congress Objectives

  • To stay updated on the advanced surgical techniques in Orthopaedics
  • To discuss different pathologies prevalent in the Middle East and current surgical techniques
  • To create a platform where Orthopaedic Surgeons in the region can discuss their complicated cases and share evidence based treatment experience, ensuring better outcomes for their patients
  • To encourage doctors in the region to present their results and participate in scientific debates

2019 Congress Committee


Dr. Khaled Alawadi


Dr. Zuhair Al Fardan

Dr. Nebojsa Jovanovic

Scientific Committee:

Dr. Ehab Bassim Eldlyami

Dr. Chaitanya Gangadhar Dodakundi

Dr. Hamed Badawy

Dr. Christiana Savvidou