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ECUMANO is honored to be the Society that will organize the First IFSSH Mid-Term Course, which will be joined by the Second National Congress of Hand Surgery, to be held in the beautiful city of Quito – Ecuador, from January 31 to February 3, 2024.

Dr. Gabriel Alegría, ECUMANO President

I invite you to come together to unite the world of hand surgery from the very center of the planet.

Dr. Fidel Cayón, ECUMANO International Delegate

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Altitude awareness of the city of Quito:

Quito is located high on the slopes of the Andes, was built on the foundations of an ancient Inca city and is famous for its well-preserved colonial center. Quito is the highest capital city in the world, at 2850 m.a.s.l. so it is recommended to control hydration and saturation during your stay in the city.


Dr. Fidel Cayón

ECUMANO is a young Society but it has achieved significant growth, positioning itself as one of the most influential in Latin America in the specialty, this led us to be considered the ideal Society to organize the First IFSSH Mid-Term Course, responsibility and honor that we want to share with all the hand surgeons of Latin America and the world, we invite you to be part of this event, come and together let’s make this the bond of union of hand surgery from the very center of the planet.

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More than 100 hours of presentations, analysis of clinical cases, practical workshops, keynote talks and more.
Aida García

Aida García

Amy Moore

Amy Moore

Andrea Atzei

Andrea Atzei

Chaitanya Mudgal

Chaitanya Mudgal

Daniel Nagle

Daniel Nagle

David Warwick

David Warwick

Donald Lalonde

Donald Lalonde

Marc Garcia-Elias

Marc Garcia-Elias

Dr. Gabriel Alegría

ECUMANO President

We feel committed to receiving all IFSSH member societies worldwide in our country, Ecuador, where they will have the opportunity to enjoy wonderful landscapes, gastronomy and the warmth of our people.

We will have renowned Speakers who will come together to review updates on our specialty, discussion of complex cases, presentation of free papers, posters and workshops.

I encourage you to actively participate in dissemination and submit free papers or scientific posters.
We are waiting for you at the main scientific event for Hand Surgery worldwide, to share our experiences and strengthen ties of union and friendship between brother countries.

We are waiting for you!
Our event promises to be one of the main congresses held in Ecuador, we invite you to take part and learn about the latest scientific advances in our field of specialty.
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Dra. Aida García



Professional profile

Hand and upper limb surgeon, she has been a professor of the postgraduate courses of Orthopedics as well as the subspecialty in hand surgery of the New Granada Military University in Bogota, Colombia.

She is one of the most renowned hand surgeons and has achieved an increasingly important gender participation in Latin America, achieving the representation of women by being the organizer of several AO courses dedicated to the presence of women in hand surgery.

She participated in the Board of Directors of Asocimano (Colombian Association of Hand Surgery) as President during the period 2022 – 2023.

In the last World IFSSH Congress in London, she was elected as the representative of South America before the Executive Committee of the IFSSH, work that is still being done and from there she has achieved the participation of the IFSSH in multiple congresses in the region, achieving the growth of the specialty not only in Colombia but throughout Latin America.

Dra. Amy Moore

United States

United States

Professional profile

She is a plastic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, her specialty is peripheral nerve surgery for acquired nerve injuries and peripheral neuropathies.

Regularly perform procedures to reanimate limbs, relieve patients’ debilitating pain and restore sensation for those with nerve injuries.

She is one of the best peripheral nerve surgeons in the world, and is dedicated to growing this subspeciality to improve patients quality of life.

Her research is focused on developing treatments to make nerve regrowth more efficient and faster. She is also exploring strategies for rewiring nerves with the goal of preventing muscle atrophy, restoring motion and relieving pain.

She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to other publications.

She serve as the chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Also serve on the scientific advisory board for the International Symposium of Neural Regeneration, the board of the Plastic Surgery Research Council and the American Society for Peripheral Nerve.

She is member of ASSH and in our Course she is representing this Association.

Dr. Andrea Atzei



Professional profile

Dr. Andrea Atzei is Orthopedic and Plastic Surgeon and has obtained the European Qualification Diploma in Hand Surgery (recognized by the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand / FESSH).

Dr. Atzei worked at the Hand Surgery Operational Unit of the “GB Rossi” Polyclinic in Verona from 1993 (year of establishment of the department) to 2012. Currently, he collaborates as a freelancer at Private Facilities accredited to the SSN.

He has performed more than 7000 surgeries on cases of elective and emergency surgery in all fields of hand, wrist and elbow surgery and neuro-vascular reconstructive microsurgery.

The fields of greatest experience of Dr. Atzei are reconstructive microsurgery of the hand and arthroscopy of the wrist and small joints.

He is the author of numerous scientific publications at national and international level, being the author of one of the most used classifications actually for lesions of the triangular Fibrocartilage Complex
He is member of Italian Society for surgery of the Hand and its delegate before the IFSSH, Active member of FESSH and renamed member of IWAS.

Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal

United States

United States

Professional profile

Dr. Mudgal received his MBBS degree from Bombay University, India in 1983.

He completed an Orthopaedic Residency in Bombay (1988) as well as one in Liverpool, UK (1992) leading to his MS (Orth.) and MCh (Orth.) degrees.

Dr. Mudgal went on to complete an additional Orthopaedic Residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston, and a Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University.

He joined the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2004 and is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Mass General, he was responsible for the creation of and was the Director of the Hand Surgery Service at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA.

Dr. Mudgal is an expert in upper extremity trauma and has published extensively on fractures, tendon injuries affecting the hand, wrist forearm and elbow.

He is the Chairman of the AO North America Hand Education Committee. In this role, along with the members of the Committee, he has been responsible for the creation and dissemination of web-based educational content (Must know series) (Sage on Stage series) offered by AONA. He has either moderated or participated in multiple webinars in North America as well as in India.

Dr. Daniel Nagle

United States

United States

Professional profile

Dr. Daniel J. Nagle is an orthopedist in Chicago.

He received his medical degree from Universite Libre de Bruxelles Faculty of Medicine, he was resident at Northwestern University, McGraw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and be a Fellow in Hand surgery in the University of Louisville Hospital in Hand Surgery.

He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery as Orthopedic Surgeon and Hand surgeon.

He acted as President of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (1999 – 2000), President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand during 2010 – 2011, and Secretary General of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand in 2016.

He is now the President of the Executive Committee of the IFSSH.

Dr. David Warwick

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Professional profile

David Warwick is Consultant Hand Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton since 1998 as well as visiting Hand Surgeon to the States of Jersey and Bailiwick of Guernsey. He is Club Surgeon for Southampton Football Club.

His teaching, research, and administrative contributions were rewarded by the University of Southampton with an Honorary Professorship in 2013. His NHS contribution has been rewarded with a Bronze Clinical Excellence award in 2012 renewed in 2016. He was awarded the Gold Medal in the European Diploma of Hand Surgery in 2004 and was awarded the Hunterian Professorship in 1998 for his work on Orthopaedic Thrombosis.

He is was President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2020.

He is the current Secretary General of the International Federation for Societies for Surgery of the Hand, a leading role in world hand surgery.

He is on the Editorial Board of the BJJ and served 2 terms on the Editorial Board of the JHS(E).

He has written over 20 book chapters and is Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Hand Surgery (2009, 2018), the European Textbook of Dupuytren’s Disease (2015) and Apley & Solomon’s System of Orthopaedics and Trauma (2001, 2010, 2017, 2021).

Dr. Donald Lalond



Professional profile

Dr. Donald H. Lalonde, MD, BSc, MSc, FRCSC
He is clearly one of the most influential and innovative surgeons in the history of plastic surgery.

Dr. Donald Lalonde is a professsor in the divison of plastic surgery at Dalhousie University Saint John Canada.

Dr. Lalonde obtained his MD degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He did his residency training at McGill University in Montreal, where he also obtained his MSc in experimental surgery.

He is Past President of the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand and was the first Canadian to be elected to Chair of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is the Past President, of the American Association for Hand Surgery and Past President, Canadia Society of Plastic Surgeons.

He has over Over 150 papers and 30 book chapters and is the Editor of the Wide Awake Hand Surgery book Thieme Pub New York first edition 2016, second edition 2021.

He is now considered by many the “Father of WALANT surgery”.

Dr. Marc Garcia-Elias



Professional profile

After studying the specialty in Orthopedic Surgery, he traveled to the United States to the Mayo Clinic, where he developed an impressive research task in the field of biomechanics that earned him scientific recognition worldwide.

After his return to Spain, he co-founded the Institut Kaplan with Dr. Alberto Lluch. He continued to investigate his favorite topic, biomechanics, at the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona without losing contact with the biomechanics laboratory of the Mayo Clinic with which he has continued to collaborate, research that has earned recognition as one of the greatest leaders of this basic science in wrist and hand.

He has also been president of the Spanish Society of Hand Surgery and general secretary of the European Federation (FESSH), and of the International Federation of Hand Surgery Societies (IFSSH), Federation of which he was President in the period 2019 – 2022.

His teaching work is enormous and he has been invited in practically every country of the world to the National Congresses of his Hand Surgery Societies. Such has been the recognition of his lectures, an example of clarity.

He continues to collaborate with the biomechanics laboratory of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, an area that he is passionate about and manages incredibly, being one of the professors who handles the most clarity when exposing this topic.

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Tip 2: Coordinate your transfer with your hotel’s transfer service.

Tip 3:Take an official cab from the airport (average fare 40usd).

Address: Av. Portugal y Catalina Aldaz St. N34 267, Quito

Hampton Hotel By Hilton Quito La Carolina Park

  • Single room: 105 USD per night plus taxes (12% IVA): $117.60
  • Double room: 125 USD per night plus (12% VAT): $140.00
  • Includes self service breakfast

Address: Av. Eloy Alfaro N34-137 y Catalina Aldaz. Quito

Go Quito Hotel

  • Single or double room: 128 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $2.75): $158.91
  • June Suite: 148 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $2.75): $183.31
  • VAT is not charged according to the law on invoices in the name of foreign guests.
  • Includes: buffet breakfast for up to 2 adults.
  • Reservations:
    Attention Priscila Rodriguez
  • Code: IFSSH 2024
  • www.goquitohotel.com

Address: Av. República de El Salvador N34-377 e Irlanda, Quito

Dann Carlton Quito Hotel (Host Hotel)

  • Superior Rooms:
    Single room: 105 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $2.75 + $1.22 hotel insurance): $132.07
    Double room: 121 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $2.75 + $1.22 hotel insurance): $152.81
  • Suite rooms:
    Single room: 131 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $2.75 + $1.22 hotel insurance): $163.79
    Double room: 147 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $2.75 + $1.22 hotel insurance): $184.53
  • Executive floor rooms:
    Single room: 126 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $2.75 + $1.22 hotel insurance): $157.69
    Double room: 137 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $2.75 + $1.22 hotel insurance): $172.33
    Single suite: 158 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $2.75 + $1.22 hotel insurance): $196.73
    Double suite: 173 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $2.75 + $1.22 hotel insurance): $216.25
  • Includes buffet breakfast

Address: Av. Diego De Almagro E8 19, Y Bello Horizonte, Quito.

Ibis Hotel

  • Single room: 60.00 USD per night plus taxes (12% VAT): $67.20
  • Double or matrimonial room: 65.00 USD per night plus taxes (12% VAT): $72.80
  • Buffet breakfast included.
  • Reservations:
    Link: https://wa.me/593963963183
  • Code: Mid Term Course IFSSH 2024 or via email to: reservaciones.uio@ibisecuador.com with copy to ventas.quito@accor.com
  • To guarantee the reservation it is necessary to make the payment of the first night by Payphone (Visa or Mastercard).

Address: Finlandia 188, Quito, Ecuador

Finlandia Hotel

  • Single room: 60.00 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $1.50): $74.70
  • Double room: 72.00 USD per night plus taxes (22% + city tax $1.50): $89.34
  • Includes buffet breakfast.
    All reservations must be confirmed in writing at least 8 days prior to arrival, the mail must describe the guests name, passport number, check in date, check out date and a reference phone number.
  • PAYMENT METHOD: – To confirm the reservation, payment of the full amount of the reservation will be requested up to 8 days (working days before the arrival date).
  • RESERVATIONS: ventas@hotelfinlandiaquito.com