Scientific Program

Scientific Program

The conference will be held virtually, over the course of ten weeks in late 2021. There will be a total of six 1-1.5 hour meetings. Each meeting will consist of a Keynote lecture, a break where videos of our sponsors are being played, and two to four free paper presentations. The Keynote will speak for 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions. Each free paper will last for 7 minutes with 3 minutes discussion. In addition, a recording of each session will be uploaded to a dedicated YouTube channel.

Please register for each Session separately to get access! There is no registration fee.

Best Paper Award

After each session a team of experts will select the best paper of that session and the winner of the Best Paper Award.will be announced immediately after each session. This Award carries a prize money of 100 €. It is funded by donations from patients (originally targeted to support travel expenses of young researchers).

Sessions of the virtual International Dupuytren Symposium 2021

Session 1: Wednesday 22nd September, Time: 19:00 UTC (20:00 BST)
Basic Science, Epidemiology, Pathology, Genetics

 

Keynote: Biomarkers and the International Dupuytren Databank
Dr. Charles Eaton, Dupuytren Research Group, USA

video presentation and discussion

 

 

+ additional papers
1. The association of antihypertensive medication with Dupuytren disease severity
S.A. Riesmeijer, Groningen, The Netherlands – Awarded Best Paper
video presentation and discussion
2. A meta-analysis reveals new genetic loci associated with Dupuytren disease
S.A. Riesmeijer, Groningen, The Netherlands
video presentation and discussion
3. Human Type I Protein Arginine Methyltransferases Are Key Regulators of Human Fibrosis Through PLA2G2A
N. Yang, Oxford, UK
video presentation and discussion
4. New synthesis of homotrimeric collagen (I), matrix metalloproteinase-3 and TIMP2 in Dupuytren’s disease    tissue
E. Laird, Liverpool, UK
video presentation and discussion

Session 2: Wednesday 6th October, Time: 19:00 UTC (20:00 BST)
Minimally invasive procedures

 

Keynote: Randomised controlled trials in Dupuytren Disease
Dr Joakim Strömberg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden

video presentation and discussion

 

 

 


Special Instructional Lecture: How I do it – difficult PIPJ contractures treated with PNF or collagenase

Dr. Gary Pess, New Jersey, USA

video presentation and discussion

 

+ additional papers
1. Relationship between Pre-treatment Contracture Severity and The Effectiveness of Collagenase in  Dupuytren’s Contracture
I. Motoroko, Victoria, Australia
video incl. discussion
2. Limited Fasciectomy versus Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum for Dupuytren Contracture: A Propensity Score Matched Study of Single Digit Treatment with Minimum Five-Year Follow-Up
J. Gruber, Boston, MA, USA – Awarded Best Paper
video incl. discussion

Session 3: Wednesday 20th October, Time: 19:00 UTC (20:00 BST)
Classical Surgical Approaches

 


Keynote: Classic Surgical Approaches in DD, including PIPJ Management

Prof. Paul Werker, UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands

video presentation and discussion

+ additional papers
1. Dupuytren’s disease: Prevalence, incidence, and lifetime risk of surgical intervention 
C. Broekstra, Groningen, The Netherlands – Awarded Best Paper
video presentation and discussion
2. Serious adverse events and risk of re-operation after Dupuytren’s disease surgery: a longitudinal population-based cohort study using Hospital Episode Statistics for England
O, Alser, Oxford, UK
video presentation and discussion
3. Skin Graft Review in Dermofasciectomy for Dupuytren’s Contracture within 48 Hours: Challenging Historical Practice
S.A. Ansari, Lancashire, UK
video presentation and discussion
4. Utility of Routine Pathologic Examination for Limited Fasciectomy for Dupuytren Contracture
D. Liu, Boston, MA, USA
video presentation and discussion

Session 4: Wednesday 3rd November, Time: 20:00 UTC (20:00 GMT)
Radiotherapy

 

Keynote: Radiotherapy for Dupuytren Disease
Dr. Richard Shaffer, The Dupuytren’s Practise, London, UK

video presentation and discussion

 

+ additional papers
1. A Randomized trial of Radiotherapy for Dupuytren’s Disease – DEPART
J. Martin, Newcastle, Australia
video_presentation and discussion
2. Radiotherapy for patients with Ledderhose disease: long-term efficacy, side effects and patient-rated outcome
A. de Haan, Groningen, The Netherlands
video presentation
3. Radiotherapy in patients with painful Ledderhose disease: a randomised, multicenter, prospective, double-blind phase III trial.
A. de Haan, Groningen, The Netherlands – Awarded Best Paper
video presentation and discussion

Session 5: Wednesday 17th November, Time: 20:00 UTC (20:00 GMT)
Measurement and Patient Experience

 

Keynote: Overview of PROMs in Dupuytren Disease
Mr. Jeremy Rodrigues, NDORMS, Oxford University, UK

video presentation and discussion

 

 

+ additional papers
1. Validation of a Spanish version of Unité Rhumatologique des Affections de la Main (URAM) scale
R. Sanjuan-Cervero, Denia, Spain
video presentation and discussion
2. Can a decrease in patient-perceived hand function measured with the URAM scale predict surgical intervention for DD?
B. van den Berge, Groningen, The Netherlands. Awarded Best Paper.
video presentation and discussion
3. Patient Preferences for Limited Fasciectomy Versus Collagenase Treatment for Dupuytren Contractures
B. Earp, Boston, MA, USA
video presentation and discussion

Session 6: Wednesday 1st December, Time: 20:00 UTC (20:00 GMT)
Experimental Treatments

 

Keynote: Re-purposing anti-TNF for Dupuytren’s Disease
Prof. Jagdeep Nanchahal, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford, UK

 

 

+ additional papers
1. Does injectable corticosteroid augment the durability of collagenase treatment for Dupuytren’s disease?
R. Phan, Victoria, Australia
2. Successful conservative contracture treatment in Dupuytren’s disease with a dynamic extension orthosis
W. Lenze, Bielefeld, Germany

Registration Link for Session 6
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ot1ugHy0T3KmSTIV0JqXnA

The whole program, including registration links, as PDF: Program_Dupuytren_Symposium_2021

We very much appreciate the support by our sponsors of the International Dupuytren Symposium 2021: sponsors