Information Letter on Hand Surgery in Europe
Welcome to the 20. issue of FESSH HAND OUT, a bimonthly information letter for hand surgeons
ONE MORE WEEK TO SUBMIT ABSTRACT
FESSH Congress 2021 – 16-19 June 2021 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Abstract Submission deadline: 30 November 2020
Registration opens: January 2021
The Organizing Committee is working hard to find the most compelling content and format of the event. We would like to hear your opinion and kindly ask to take a moment to fill out the survey to offer you the best in June.
MESSAGE OF THE OUTGOING SECRETARY GENERAL
Dear FESSH Members,
The last three years as Secretary General were for me an enriching experience with many insights. I had the chance to organize the work of a great group of colleagues, professionals and friends. Together, we were able to develop old projects, to start new ones
and to lay the basis for future ones. Allow me to say that we can be proud of the achievements in many different fields: one of the best European Board Examinations, many different grants available for base and clinical research, a better Trauma Centres database,
improved relationships with sub-specialty groups and other specialties, more training and educational events and many more activities from all the committees. The intense work of the Managing Office is more important than ever for the smooth functioning of
all our working groups.
The contact with you, the members, was very rewarding and stimulating, and I'm very thankful for your support and enthusiasm. My biggest regret is that it was not possible to reach all of you and to have even more exchanges about your needs and expectations.
The last sanitary emergency obliged us to cancel the Basel congress and with it the opportunity to address and thank you all personally. I'm sure that we will have the chance in the near future to make up for this. FESSH has a bright future with you all.
On-demand access to the full recording of the 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 congress website
NORTH MACEDONIA – FESSH WELCOMES ITS NEWEST MEMBER!
The Society for Surgery of the Hand of Republic of North Macedonia (MSSH) is a recently established national society for surgery of the hand and upper extremity of the Republic of North Macedonia in 2019. It is a multi-specialty association that unites plastic
surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, trauma surgeons and general surgeons with a special interest in hand and upper extremity pathologies. In our country hand surgery is not a separate speciality (residency or fellowship). The Society became a full member of FESSH
on 2 September 2020.
REPORT ON THE EBHS EXAM 2020
Due to the pandemic the viva rounds of the EBHS Diploma Examination 2020 have been organised online via Zoom on 14-15 November. 28 examiners and 65 candidates participated in the oral sessions where a new online evaluation system has been launched to help the
work of the examiners which proved to be efficient. 58 candidates have successfully passed the exam this year.
The best candidate is Geert Buijze from France. Thanks to the examiners for their work and congratulations to the participants!
of successful candidates
Congratulations to Letizia Marenghi (Italy), the new president of YEHS, the organisation of Young European Hand Surgeons. Members of the YEHS board in 2021: Inga Besmens – vice-president from Switzerland, Elisabeth Haas – head of Social Media committee from
Germany, Alessandro Crosio – head of Advisory Scientific Congress committee from Italy and Camillo Fulchignoni – secretary from Italy.
YEHS is waiting for young hand surgeons to join and represent their interests within the hand surgery community.
FESSH is looking forward to cooperating with the new board.
FESSH OFFERS A PATRONIZED SURVEY FOR YOUR ATTENTION
The department of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Centre of BG-Klinik Tübingen (Germany) created an international survey about semi-occlusive dressing therapy in case of fingertip injuries. The survey intends to highlight similarities a./o. differences
especially in the indication and experiences of semi-occlusive dressing therapy. The survey will only take about 10 minutes and the participants will remain completely anonymous. Please add your opinion.
MEET THE FESSH MEMBER SOCIETIES – History of Hand Surgery in Portugal
The Portuguese Society for Hand Surgery (SPOCMA) was officially be constituted on 12 March 1968, as a Section of the Medical Sciences Society of Lisbon (Sociedade de Ciências Médicas de Lisboa).
In 2003, SPOCMA had the pleasure to organize the IX FESSH Congress in Lisbon is a memorable gathering for everyone.
For the past 15 years, we have a special connection with our "brother" Spanish Society (SECMA) with which we have a joint Iberian Meeting every 3 years. In 2018 we celebrated our 50th anniversary with a special meeting held in Academia de Ciências de Lisboa
with the participation of the Brazilian, Spanish and French hand surgery societies.
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 and FESSH – Foundation for Hand Surgery Clinical Grant
FESSH website for more information