Annual Meeting 2022

  • 6 Oct 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Cloister on Sea Island


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The Cloister on Sea Island

100 Cloister Drive

Sea Island, GA 31561


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8:30 AM Light Breakfast/Refreshments
9:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction
Greg Kolovich, M.D., Savannah GSSH President

9:10 AM

Recent Improvements in Tendon Reconstruction Surgery
Don Lalonde, M.D., New Brunswick, Canada  

9:40 AM

Entrapment Neuropathies of the Upper Extremities: Anatomy and Imaging with focus on MRI and Ultrasound
Calvin Barnes, M.D., Savannah

10:00 AM

Cubital Tunnel at the Elbow: Diagnosis, Consensus, and Treatment
Michael Gottschalk, M.D., Atlanta 

10:20 AM Break
10:30 AM GSSH By Laws 
Greg Kolovich, M.D., Savannah, J. Wendell Duncan, M.D., Augusta
10:40 AM

A Novel Technique for Radioscapholunate Fusion
Stephen McCollam, M.D., Atlanta     

11:00 AM Carpal Instability and Perilunates, The Good, Bad, and the Ugly. 
Michael Gottschalk, M.D., Atlanta 
11:20 AM Hemitrapeziectomy with Auricular Cartilage Interposition for CMCJ Arthritis: Preliminary Results and Integration of a Plastic Surgery Technique Into an Orthopaedic Practice.

Fredrick O’Brien, M.D., Augusta  

11:40 AM Recent Improvements in Nerve Decompression Surgery. Don Lalonde, M.D., New Brunswick, Canada  
12:20 PM Closing Remarks Greg Kolovich, M.D., Savannah Chris Walsh, M.D., Atlanta
12:30 AM




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About Dr. Donald H. Lalonde, MD, BSc, MSc, FRCSC

Professor of Surgery Dalhousie University Saint John Canada

Past President of the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand

Past Chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Past President of the American Association for Hand surgeryPast President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons

Honorary member of the American Society of Hand Therapy

Over 150 papers and 30 book chapters

Editor of the Wide Awake Hand Surgery book Thieme Pub New York first edition 2016, second edition 2021

Dr. Lalonde is a professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Dalhousie University in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. In 2009, he became the first Canadian plastic surgeon to be elected to chair the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Past President of the American Association for Hand Surgery, Past President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and Past Chairman of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) specialty committee of Plastic Surgery and the examination board in Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Lalonde has shared his expertise around the globe. He has been an invited visiting professor more than 35 times in Canada and the US and has been an invited speaker to more than 200 international presentations. He was an invited speaker at the 2015 ASHT annual meeting in Denver, at which time he was also made an honorary member of ASHT. He has more than 100 peer reviewed journal publications and 10 book chapters, and he is currently the Continuing Medical Education/Maintenance of Certification section editor for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This past December he published Wide Awake Hand Surgery, a surgeon’s (and therapist’s) guide to Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet surgical technique, or WALANT.

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President: Dr. Gregory Kolovich

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