UT Southwestern Hansjörg Wyss Symposium

The UT Southwestern Department of Orthopaedic Surgery hosts the UT Southwestern Hansjörg Wyss Symposium, which focuses on orthopaedic case studies from special guest speakers from around the country and internationally.

The event was made possible by a generous endowment funded by the Hansjörg Wyss Medical Foundation. The gift was given to the UT Southwestern Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in honor of the great Dr. Roby Mize. This annual symposium alternates between centering around trauma and fragility fractures.

Hansjörg Wyss Geriatric Fracture Symposium 2023

June 2-3, 2023

Join us for the UT Southwestern Hansjörg Wyss Geriatric Fracture Symposium hosted by the UT Southwestern Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This event will be held June 2-3, 2023, at the Clements University Hospital Lecture Hall. Featuring guest speakers from across the country who will present on orthopaedic case studies and foster discussion on geriatric fractures.

CME: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 

2023 Speakers, Sponsors, Event Schedule

Marc Swiontkowski, M.D., keynote speaker

Introduction Keynote: Marc Swiontkowski, M.D., Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Session 1: Building a Geriatric Service

  • Keynote Speaker: Simon Mears, M.D.orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Professor of Orthapaedic Surgery in the College of Medicine at UAMS, Little Rock, AR
  • Geriatric Medicine: Sarah Wingfield, M.D.Assistant Professor, UTSW Department of Internal Medicine
  • Anesthesia (ERAS Program for hip fx): Anthony T. Machi, M.D., Assistant Professor, and Kapil Anand, M.D., both of UTSW Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
  • FLS Service at UTSW: Megan Sorich, D.O., Assistant Professor, UTSW Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 

Session 2: Hip Fracture

  • Keynote: Stephen Kates, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 
  • Resident Case Presentation
  • Hip Surgeon: Georges Bounajem, M.D., Assistant Professor, UTSW Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Bone Mineral Metabolism Speakers: Naim Maalouf, M.D., Professor, UTSW Department of Internal Medicine, and Associate Director of UT Southwestern’s Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research, along with Khashayar Sakhaee, M.D., UTSW Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Laura Kim Pak Professorship in Mineral Metabolism Research, Director of the Mineral Metabolism Clinic at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Session 3: Pathologic Fractures

  • Resident Case Presentation
  • Oncologist: Alexandra K. Callan M.D., Assistant Professor, UTSW Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care (to speak on pathologic benign cases), and Robert Weinschenk, M.D.,  Assistant Professor, UTSW Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (to speak on pathologic malignant cases)
  • Radiology Speaker: Avneesh Chhabra, M.D., MBA, Professor of Radiology at UTSW, Chief of the Musculoskeletal Radiology Division, and Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Parkland Hospital

Session 4: Distal Radius

  • Resident Case Presentation
  • Hand: Daniel Koehler, M.D., Assistant Professor, UTSW Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Section Chief for hand and upper extremity surgery
  • PT/OT: Rachel Herbeck, PT, DPT, GCS, of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit (to speak on PT), and Stephanie Pipes, OT, of UTSW (to speak on OT)
  • ED MD - Building a geriatric-certified ED: Carl Piel, D.O., Assistant Professor, UTSW Department of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Director of the Emergency Department at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

Session 5: Proximal Humerus

Session 6: Foot & Ankle Panel - hosted by department Chair Dane Wukich, M.D., with case presentations

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Hansjörg Wyss Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium 2022

The 2022 UT Southwestern Hansjörg Wyss Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium took place June 4-5, at The Statler Hotel in Downtown Dallas. The event focused on orthopaedic trauma case studies presented by guest speakers from around the world that fostered debate and introduce novel ideas to attendees.

2022 Symposium Highlights

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