FESSH HAND OUT
Information Letter on Hand Surgery in Europe
Welcome to the 19. issue of FESSH HAND OUT, a bimonthly information letter for hand surgeons
Welcome message of Daniel Herren, new FESSH Secretary General
It is with the greatest of respect, but also with huge enthusiasm, that I took on the role of FESSH Secretary General in September 2020. It is a great privilege to lead a Federation which stands on a firm basis and has been developed under past secretary generals
and council members, dedicated to serve the hand surgical community in Europe and beyond. With the impressive dynamic in Council, many projects have been realised and are set to be developed further.
FESSH, as an organisation understands itself as an umbrella under which our members, the national societies may thrive and prosper. For FESSH, it is important to stay in touch with you and to profit from your input and to understand your needs. Together we
can achieve many goals for the future development of Hand Surgery in Europe, following the proverb, 'if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together'.
On-demand access to full recorded FESSH-ON-LINE event is available at a reduced fee of €100 till 31 December 2020. Please note that the reduced fee excludes CME credit, Certificate of Attendance and Instructional Course Book voucher.
Please register through the
FESSH-ON(line)-WEEK 1-5 September in numbers
- 1148 registrations / 923 registered participants and 225 company participants from 61 countries
- 1597 minutes live streaming including lectures, live surgery and industry symposium
- 20 sections – 54 speakers – 442 free presentations
- 6 live surgery sessions – 15 surgeons – more than 5000 views over 3 days
Important deadlines in 2020
31 October: FESSH Basic Research Grant 2021
30 November: Travel Award
30 November: Application for the EBHS Exam 2021
30 November: Abstract submission to FESSH 2021 Congress in Rotterdam
1 December: FESSH Clinical Research Grant
31 December: FESSH – Foundation for Hand Surgery Clinical Grant
FESSH website for more information
FESSH Academy 2021 news
FESSH Academy has been postponed hoping that travel restrictions will be lifted by the new date. This 4 day basic course in Hand Surgery will be held between 21-24 April 2021.
In case you are interested to attend with special registration fee supported by FESSH, please contact your national FESSH delegate via your national society.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN
FESSH Congress 2021 – 16-19 June 2021 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Abstract Submission deadline: 30 November 2020
Registration opens: January 2021
FESSH Delegates' Assembly held on 2 September supported the bid of the Finnish Hand Society to organize the annual FESSH Congress in 2024.
Hand related sessions on Virtual EFORT Congress – 28-30 October 2020
Osteoarthritis of The Thumb Base: What's The Best Treatment Option? | Wrist & Hand
Instructional course on distal radius fractures in elderly
Free paper session on hand and wrist
Meet the FESSH member societies – History of Hand Surgery in Bulgaria
The history of hand surgery in Bulgaria started in the 1940s. Professor Ivan Matev established the Bulgarian Society for Surgery of the Hand that joined the IFSSH in 1986 and FESSH in 2002.
Corporate partners for 2020
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