This annual conference gathers limb developmental biologists from all over the world to share our current understanding in limb embryogenesis and why things go wrong. The Scientific Programme runs from 23th-26th July. We currently have an exciting scientific programme with 10 sessions encompassing Evo-Devo, Initiation, Patterning, Regeneration and Morphogenesis.
In 2017, we are pleased to announce that we are also running an inaugural Clinical-pathological Workshop on 26th July, the last day of the conference, in our desire to bring clinicians and scientists together for the first time at the Limb Development Conference.
From the recent introduction of the new IFSSH Classification (OMT) to the growing expansion of the DDD database, we have seen exciting avenues opened up over the last 3-4 years for potential collaboration between surgeons, clinical geneticists, paediatricians and scientists, among others, in the field of congenital limb differences.
In addition to internationally renowned scientists like Marion Ros and Kerby Oberg, we have also invited several international surgeons such as Marybeth Ezaki, Steven Hovius and Stephane Guero, as well as local surgeons like Gill Smith and Brid Crowley.
It is hoped that this meeting would form new partnerships for national and international surgeon-scientist collaboration.
To celebrate the 14th International Conference on Limb Development and Regeneration the following Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) articles have been made freely available until 28 July 2017: http://journals.sagepub.com/page/jhs/ldr