Scientific Program

The conference will cover a broad range of aspects of Dupuytren Disease and Related Diseases. The final programm will be announced later. After the deadline for submission of abstracts the Program Committee will select the papers for the conference and will define according sections.

Tenetative areas to be covered are

  • Anatomy
  • Aetiology (incl. genetics) and pathogenesis
  • Epidemiology
  • Myofibroblast and cell matrix
  • Fibrosis/fibromatosis
  • Surgery
  • Needle Aponeurotomy / PNF  
  • Collagenase injection
  • Radiotherapy
  • New methods and therapies
  • Hand therapy
  • Patient affairs
  • Ledderhose and Peyronie
  • Trials and outcome measures
  • Research databases


Program Committee


Prof. Paul Werker, UMCG Groningen, The Netherlands

Prof. Joseph Dias, University of Leicester, United Kingdom


Prof. Marie Badalamente, Stony Brook University, New York, USA

Prof. Ulrich Lanz, Klinikum München-Perlach, Munich, Germany

Dr. David O’Gorman, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada


Organizational Board


Prof. Paul Werker, UMCG Groningen, The Netherlands

Dr. Wolfgang Wach, International Dupuytren Society, Übersee, Germany


Dr. Charles Eaton, International Dupuytren Society and Dupuytren Foundation, Palm Springs, USA

Patrick Khoe, UMCG Groningen, The Netherlands

Prof. Bert Reichert, Klinikum Nürnberg-Süd, Germany

Prof. Zsolt Szabo, FESSH, Budapest, Hungary

Christa Verver, Wenckebach Institute, Groningen, The Netherlands




International Conference on Dupuytren Disease and Related Diseases

Groningen, The Netherlands

22 / 23 May 2015


Supported by            Hosted by the

   FESSH            University Medical Center





Endorsed by the Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand FESSH