Dr Wolfgang Wach reports from the DGH, Oct 7 Dupuytren Program: “I attended the Dupuytren’s day at the Nuremberg conference of German hand surgeons and the Miami Dupuytren Symposium was pretty well covered there. Bernhard Lukas gave a review of the Miami conference and the current issue of the German hand surgeons journal which was distributed at the conference also contained a 3 page summary by Bernhard Lukas and Albrecht Meinel of the Miami conference. Lawrence Hurst presented collagenase. Albrecht Meinel presented an extended version of his Miami anatomy and his splinting papers, Bernhard Lukas presented his surgery paper, Holger Erne and Bernhard Lukas gave papers on NA, Ilse Degreef presented a summary of her papers, Hans Hennies presented an update on his genomics study and mentioned that, as result of the Miami Dupuytren Symposium, the UK, the Netherlands, and the German genomics study started cooperating and are exchanging samples. Great! I also gave a little patient talk.”.
The full conference program can be downloaded at http://www.dgh-kongress.de/dgh2010/Hauptprogramm_DGH2010.pdf. The DGH web site is http://www.dg-h.de. This new joint effort of researchers is a realization of a goal of the Dupuytren Foundation: to spur global collaboration to develop better treatment options for Dupuytren’s; to find a cure. It is happening.