ACT Special Interest Group Meetings

ACT Special Interest Group Meeting - MAY 2021

6:15pm Wednesday, 26 May 2021
8:00pm Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Special Interest Group Meetings
Woden Medical Specialist Centre
2/90 Corinna street Orthopaedics ACT
PHILLIP, Australian Capital Territory 2600

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We invite you to join the AHTA and Dr Igor Policinski, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hand and Wrist Microsurgeon at the ACT Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting. Dr Igor Policinski will provide an overview of Peripheral nerve conditions and surgical approach to managing these conditions and relevance to hand therapy practice, and assessment & management considerations.

Time: 6:15pm AEDT - 8:00pm

Topic:  An overview of Peripheral nerve conditions and surgical approach to managing these conditions and relevance to hand therapy practice, and assessment & management considerations.

Presenter:  Dr Igor Policinski, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hand and Wrist Microsurgeon

NOTE: due to COVID room restrictions the maximal number of face-to-face attendees is capped at 18, so those wishing to attend will need to RSVP & it will be on a first come, first serve basis.


Associate Professor Chris Roberts is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in hand and upper limb surgery. In 1982 he graduated with honours from the University of Sydney.

During his advanced orthopaedic training in Sydney, he worked at The Royal North Shore, Hornsby, Camperdown Children's, Sydney Adventist and Rachel Foster Hospitals. After passing the Australian Orthopaedic Specialist exams he underwent further advanced training with fellowships in hand and upper limb surgery at The Pulvertaft Hand Unit, Derby, England, and following this at the Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong.

In 1993, Chris moved to Canberra with his young family and has considered himself a “local” ever since.  He has worked at The Canberra Hospital, and The Calvary John James Medical Hospital throughout his 28 years in Orthopaedic Practice . He established the Upper Limb and Reconstructive Fellowship which has trained most of the upper Limb surgeons currently practicing in the ACT.

Chris practices in both public and private orthopaedics and teaches Accredited Orthopaedic Trainees at Canberra Hospital. From 1994 to 2003 he has served as the Supervisor of Surgical Training in Orthopaedics.

In 2003 he was a member of the committee establishing the musculoskeletal component of the Australian National University Medical School. He was a Clinical Senior Lecturer and has given lectures and tutorials every year on Anatomy and Orthopaedic Surgery. Since 1997 he has had regular medical student attachments throughout the year with individual teaching and on-line teaching.

In 2020 Chris was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor at the Australian National University

He is a current member of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Australian Hand Surgery Society NSW Hand Surgery Association.

Personal Assistant to A/Prof Roberts is Kate, who is assisted in this role by Medical Admin Assistant, Tasha. They aim to provide a supportive, friendly and supportive environment to patients on their journey through their treatment program and recovery.

$45.00 *
$45.00 *
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Contact Information

Email your ACT Divisional Meetings Representative for further information 

Victoria Gorringe


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About the Presenter:

Dr Igor Policinski, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hand and Wrist Microsurgeon

Dr Igor Policinski specialises in upper limb conditions, from the fingertips to the shoulder.

Once Dr Policinski completed his Australian Orthopaedic Training and received his Royal Australasian College of Surgeon Fellowship in 2014. He travelled for two years to USA and Europe to further sub specialise in microsurgery, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery. 

His American Fellowships included the world-renowned Fellowship of Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery.  His US Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery was at the Tampa Institute of Orthopaedics.  He completed his European Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at Institut Universitaire Locomoteur et du Sport in Nice, France.

Dr Policinski grew up and completed his secondary education in Canberra.   After completing his medical degree in Poland, he returned to Canberra to his many friends and colleagues and he remains strongly connected to the Canberra community.

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