Päivitetty 5.9.22

Dear All,

FESSH and BSSH are happy to invite you to the next event of the Hand in Hand with Ukraine webinar series on related topics to war injuries.

When: September 8, 2022 18:30 London time / 19:30 Central-European time/ 20:30 Ukrainian time
Title: Hand in Hand with Ukraine – Managing Infection in Conflicts
Presenter: dr Jowan Penn-Barwell, UK

The presentation will be followed by a discussion on cases presented by Ukrainian doctors.
Please share the news with your colleagues and join us. You can find a flyer with all info attached.

The webinar is free but registration is needed.
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Thank you for your kind help in sharing.
With kind regards,

Andrea GÖTZ
FESSH Office manager


Päivitetty 13.7.2022

Dear FESSH Delegate,

FESSH is happy to invite one experienced hand surgeon from each FESSH member society for a 3 day practical course with cadavers held 28-30 October 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. On the planned programme, the international faculty and the venue you can find more information here:

The application for the FESSH Academy Advanced Course is similar to the way for the traditional FESSH Academy Foundation Course:  FESSH Office is waiting for one nominee via each FESSH delegate.  This nominee should hold an EBHS diploma, should have practice in hand surgery and should have experience in arthroplasty.

Please send your Society’s nominee’s name (one person) and availibility by 15 August to andrea.gotz(at)fessh.com. After the deadline a registration key will be sent by e-mail to the national nominee directly.

The registration fee is requested to be paid by 1 September. The registration will be valid only if the fee has been paid by this date.
The registration fee for the national nominees is €750 that includes the following:
The course dinner can be held only if allowed by COVID safety regulations.

3-day scientific lectures
3-day cadaver work lab
Coffee breaks and lunches
Course dinner on Saturday
Hotel accomodation X

Thank you very much for your kind cooperation even in the hot summer period.
Awaiting your Society’s nomination.
Wishing you a marvellous summer time!
Andrea GÖTZ
FESSH Office manager

Päivitetty 23.3.2022

NEW LINK to the 24th March War Injuries / Hand in Hand with Ukraine webinar.
BSSH and FESSH Office are inviting you to the Zoom webinar on War Injuries on Thursday from 19.30 CET (UTC+1) .


Date & time: 24th March, 18.30 (UK) / 19.30 (Central Europe) / 20.30 Ukraine
Please be advised that you will need to register if you wish to view this webinar as an attendee.
Invited speaker: Professor Marko Bumbasirevic, Emeritus Profesor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology School of Medicine University of Belgrade


Please join using the link below:
The organizing team is welcome to join at 19.00 for preparations.
Please share this information with all interested.
For more information, please contact the FESSH Office at andrea.gotz@fessh.com .
Andrea Götz | FESSH
FESSH manager
FESSH Management Office
Tel: +36 70 360-0304
Fax: +36 1 350-0929

Päivitetty 18.12.2021

Information Letter on Hand Surgery in Europe
Welcome to the 27. issue of FESSH HAND OUT, a bimonthly information letter for hand surgeons

Professor Alessandro Caroli (1933–2021)
Obituary of dr Caroli, who called FESSH into being presenting a draft proposal for a European Federation constitution in 1989. All the people who had the privilege of working with him will miss him dearly.
Read obituary

FESSH Academy Foundation Course 2022
FESSH Academy Foundation Course – 23-26 February 2022 in Budapest, Hungary – In case the pandemic allows us to hold a live event, the standard registration will open in January.
Read more on event website

FESSH Academy Advanced Course 2021 – Report
FESSH Academy Advanced Course was held 18-20 November 2021. 208 participants from 39 countries were educated by 21 international faculty members. The 3 day webinar focused on arthritis in the wrist and hand. The course was aimed at established surgeons and included tips and tricks from internationally recognised experts in the field.

JHSE Journal Club – January
Journal Club on Wednesday 26th January 2022 – two interesting papers will be discussed at 19:30 UK time / 20:30 CET: 1. Measurement of finger joint motion after flexor tendon repair (Chen J. 2021) presented by L. Li, UK 2. Up to 5-week delay in primary repair of Zone 2 flexor tendon injuries: outcomes and complications (Munz, 2021) presented by A. Firsova, Russia

Päivitetty 6.11.2021Dear Delegates,

After the successful FESSH Academy 2021 we are happy to announce the next FESSH Academy as early as 23-26 February 2022.

If the pandemia situation allows it will be held in Budapest, Hungary as usual, in the Hotel Helia.

The 4-day course will cover all areas of hand surgery including theory, practical workshops and case discussions delivered by well-known, experienced European hand surgeons alike last years.

As in the last years all FESSH member national hand societies are invited to nominate 4 or 5 participants (depending on the size of the society) whose registration fee will be subsidized by FESSH.

The costs for the 4-day course (including the course, the catering during the day and some social events but excluding travel costs and accommodation) are expected to be the same as this year, €250/person.

The criteria how to find the best nominees are the competence of each member society.

Please be so kind as to send around a call for application for the members of your national hand society and after choosing the best 4-5 applicants by the Board of your society, please send a list of names and availabilities to andrea.gotz(at)fessh.com by 15th December 2021. If you agree one or two substitution person also might be collected for cases of cancellation.

Participation pre-conditions:
–          a valid immunity certificate recognised by Hungary
–          or a valid EU digital Covid certificate
(the immunity certificate cannot be replaced by a negative PCR test)
Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.
With kind regards,
Andrea GÖTZ
FESSH Office manager

Päivitetty 10.9.2021

Please be so kind as to contact the Board of your National Society as soon as possible and collect national nomination(s) by 31st October 2021 for the following FESSH officer positions:

1.       Secretary General
2.       Treasurer
3.       Congress Committee chair
4.       Relationship Committee chair
5.       Relationship Committee co-chair / Hand Trauma issues
6.       Academic Committee chair / Research issues
7.       Academic Committee co-chair/ Journal issues
8.       Communication Committee chair

All  nominations should be officially supported by the National Society, individual applications will not be considered.
All applications should contain:
–          CV of the applicant
–          motivation letter
–          support letter from the president of the Society

Dear FESSH Delegate,

FESSH Office is happy to forward you the message of the IFSSH 2022 Organizing Committee: „We just wanted to take the opportunity to let you know that the call for abstracts for the IFSSH, IFSHT & FESSH combined congress London 2022 is open. We’d be extremely grateful if you could share the following message with members of your society.

IFSSH 2022 Abstract Submission. The call for abstracts for the IFSSH, IFSHT & FESSH 2022 combined congress is now open! Full details can be found on the conference website: https://ifssh-ifsht2022.com. The deadline for submissions is: 15 September 2021. We look forward to hearing about your hand surgery research and hope to see you there!

Best wishes, IFSSH 2022 Team

 IFSSH 2022 Fellowships

We would also like to draw your attention to the IFSSH 2022 Fellowships. Applications for these fellowships are now open and the deadline for application is 1 October 2021.

Full details can be found on the conference website: https://ifssh-ifsht2022.com

Many thanks in advance and very best wishes,
Wee Lam, Jonathan Hobby and David Shewring
IFSSH 2022 Organizing committee


BASIC AND CLINICAL RESEARCH GRANTS still left for applicants. You can find more information here:




FESSH TRAVEL AWARD is available fore more applications.


YEHS, the youth organization of FESSH welcomes hand surgeons (below 37 years) among its members and asks help to promote the YEHS activities: http://yehs.eu/ Their aim is to build a network among young hand surgeons across Europe. At the moment they have around 30 members but they are not representing whole Europe. They are searching for active members from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Sweden.