Confirmed Speaker Faculty

Dr. Abdulla Alharthy

Dr. Abdulla Alharthy

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery, Muscat Private Hospital, Oman

Dr. Abdullah Al Harthy, MD., FRCS. Senior Consultant Orthopedic & Hand Surgery with over twenty years of experience in treating general Orthopedic conditions from the low back pain, arthritis of the knee & hip joints, to foot & ankle conditions. In addition to Orthopedic trauma of the upper and lower limbs.

Dr. Al Harthy, Sub Specializes in Hand Surgery treating hand conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tendonitis, congenital hand deformities, Dupuytrens disease, to the most complex hand and wrist fractures such as fractures of scaphoid. He Has experience in treating complex hand injuries related to industrial and occupational accidents from crush finger injuries to tendon cuts to traumatic finger or upper limb amputations. He has specialized experience in treating shoulder and elbow conditions including complex fractures of the elbow and upper limb.

Dr. Amr Hamdi

Dr. Amr Hamdi

Orthopedic Specialist, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Andrea Atzei

Dr. Andrea Atzei

Consultant Hand Surgeon at Clinica Giovanni XXIII, Monastier di Treviso, Italy and Ospedale Koelliker, Torino, Italy

Dr. Andrea Atzei was trained in Orthopaedics & Traumatology and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Verona, Italy and attained the European Diploma in Hand Surgery (EBHS) in 1996.

Dr. Andrea Atzei practiced for about 20 years at the University Hospital of Verona, where his clinical practice was devoted to hand & wrist surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. He was appointed as Consultant in the Hand Surgery Unit, Associate part-time Professor at the Post-graduate program in Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery (1996 – 2011), Clinical Coordinator of the Master Degree in Hand Surgery (2001-2003).

Dr. Atzei is member of several Scientific Societies: Italian Society for Surgery of the Hand (SICM), President of the SICM Committee on Outcome & Guidelines; International Wrist Investigators Workshop (IWIW); American Society for Surgery of the Hand, International Member; International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Member of the IFSSH Committee on Arthroscopy; European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS), EWAS President (2014-2015).

Dr. Atzei has been invited as Chairman and Keynote speaker to several hand & wrist meetings and courses in Europe and overseas and has authored more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters, he was awarded the Whipple Prize (2007) by the EWAS, for recognition of the contribution to the development of wrist arthroscopic surgery.

Dr. Andrea Atzei is currently appointed as Consultant Hand Surgeon at Clinica Giovanni XXIII, Monastier di Treviso, Italy and Ospedale Koelliker, Torino, Italy

Charmaine Reed

Charmaine Reed

Physiotherapist, Mediclinic Middle East, UAE

Dr. Christiana Savvidou

Dr. Christiana Savvidou

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery - Microsurgery, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgery, The Children's Medical Center, UAE

Dr. David Newington

Dr. David Newington

Consultant Hand Surgeon, Swansea, UK, President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand

I have  been a Consultant (Orthopaedic) Hand Surgeon in Swansea, UK for 25 years. I have developed a large tertiary referral practice with my Orthopaedic and Plastic surgery colleagues and we host a prestigious RCS/JCST recognised advanced training post.

During my training, I undertook an ‘Interface Hand Surgery Fellowship’ at Nottingham and Derby and also worked in Bristol, Glasgow, Cardiff and Swansea.

I am the current (2019) President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and have served as a member of the BSSH Council since 2013. I will act as Past President in 2020.

I am passionate about Education and Training (E&T) and have run the successful Swansea Hand Surgery revision course for 15 years. I am a member of the BSSH E&T and Instructional Course Lecture Series committees and was a faculty member at the inaugural FESSH academy in Budapest this year.

I have represented the BSSH as the IFSSH and FESSH delegate between 2016-18 and attended many national and international meetings, delivering lectures and chairing sessions.

My particular interests are injuries to the PIP Joint, Scaphoid fracture/non union, Small joint arthritis/arthroplasty and DRUJ dysfunction to name a few.

Dr. Ehab Bassim Aldlyami

Dr. Ehab Bassim Aldlyami

Hand and Wrist Orthopaedic Surgeon, Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital, UAE

Dr. Francisco Chana Rodriguez

Dr. Francisco Chana Rodriguez

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Department, General University Hospital Gregorio Marañón, Associated Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Dr. Husam Basheer

Dr. Husam Basheer

Orthopedic Specialist, Kuwait

Dr. Johannes Winker

Dr. Johannes Winker

Dr. Jose Manuel Rojo Manaute

Dr. Jose Manuel Rojo Manaute

Consultant Orthopedic and Hand Surgeon, Medcare Hospital, UAE

Dr. José Manuel Rojo Manaute is a European Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and a European Board Certified Specialist in Hand Surgery.

He Aquires a Dual Spanish and Canadian Nationality and did his Specialty Training in Madrid (Spain), Paris and Nice (France) and Rochester (United States). He is also a Fully Certified Specialist in Sports Medicine. He also has an MSc, a PhD and have around 20 years of Experience in Experimental and clinical Research. After his Residency in Orthopaedics, He have worked as a subspecialist in Hand Surgery since 2008 (9 years). He also have a United states USMLE /ECFMG certification, a previous specialty in Family Practice, 59 publications, two of the Highest Spanish Academic Awards and Four research Awards by the American Academy of Orthopaedic surgery.

For the previous 3 years, He has been Working as a Hand Surgeon (Ortho.) at Dubai, United Arab Emirates (http://www.medcare.ae/en/physician/view/jose-manuel-rojo-manaute.html)

Dr. Khalid Alawadi

Dr. Khalid Alawadi

Consultant Hand and Plastic Surgeon, Trauma Department - Rashid Hospital, UAE

Dr. Khalid Alawadi is a German Board certified plastic surgeon (Fachartz) with many years of experience in the field of surgery and plastic surgery. He is board certified in plastic surgery from the European Board of Plastic Surgery (EBOPRAS), as well as in hand surgery from the Federations of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH). Dr. Alawadi has published numerous articles in his field and presented at several international conferences.

He is a member of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (DGPRAC), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the Emirates Medical association (EMA), as well as American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). Dr. Alawadi was recently elected by the Emirates Plastic Surgery Society as board member. He is a national delegate of the United Arab Emirates in the International Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Society (IPRAS).

Dr. Alawadi has extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery as well as in hand surgery. His main interest is body contouring, and facial cosmetic surgery, as well as non surgical contouring of the face (botox, filler). As a board certified hand surgeon, Dr. Alawadi has vast experience in hand injuries as well as soft tissue and joint deformities of the hand. He performs most of his surgeries as day cases which enables the patient to go home on the same day.

Leigh Bayo

Leigh Bayo

Occupational Therapist, Mediclinic Middle East, UAE

Marc Blij

Marc Blij

Product and Educational Specialist Physical Rehabilitation and Orthotics and Prosthetics, Orfit, Belgium

Dr. Martin Kirschner

Dr. Martin Kirschner

Member of the Executive Board, CTO, Syntellix, Germany

Dr. Mohammed AlQattan

Dr. Mohammed AlQattan

Orthopedic Specialist

Dr. Nebojsa Jovanovic

Dr. Nebojsa Jovanovic

Consultant Orthopedic, Hand Surgery and Microsurgery, Trauma Department - Rashid Hospital, UAE

Dr. Nicholas D Downing

Dr. Nicholas D Downing

Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen’s Medical Centre, University Hospital, UK

Dr. Peter Russell

Dr. Peter Russell

Consultant Hand and Plastic Surgeon, Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Royal Derby Hospital, UK

Dr. Sam Gidwani

Dr. Sam Gidwani

Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon, London Bridge Hospital, UK

Sebastian Giede

Sebastian Giede

Orthotist Prosthetist, Mediclinic Middle East, UAE

Dr. Ton A.R. Schreuders

Dr. Ton A.R. Schreuders

Hand and Wrist Rehabilitation, Erasmus MC, Netherlands