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The British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the British Association of Hand Therapists are proud to host the joint congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand and International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy in London 2022. We are organising this with the IFSSH and the IFSHT in collaboration with the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand.
We will include all of the current major topics in hand surgery in the scientific programme, as well as some new ones.
We will be running an instructional course through the meeting the topic for which will be "Tendon problems in the hand and wrist".There will be interactive case-based debates on contentious issues, workshops and invited lectures from renowned international experts. This will be an unrivalled opportunity for exchange of ideas between hand surgeons, therapists, trainees and students, with sessions open to both surgeons and therapists. Please send in your abstracts so that we can share your experience.
London is one of the great cities of the world. Visitors can enjoy London's stunning historical architecture, world-renowned scientific and cultural museums (all of which are free to enter) and some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. London's "West End" is famous for its shopping, food and above all its theatre scene. Alongside Broadway in New York, West End theatre represents the highest quality theatre in the world. The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is home to The Royal Opera, as well as The Royal Ballet.
The congress venue is in the Docklands area of the city. ExCeL is an exhibitions and international convention centre in Custom House area of Canning Town, East London. It is located on a 100-acre site on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands, between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. We have excellent conference facilities, a diverse range of accommodation and unrivalled international accessibility. London is also an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the UK and Europe.
We invite you to come and disseminate and assimilate knowledge, to share new ideas, meet new friends and old from all over the world and, above all, to celebrate our wonderful specialty that is Hand Surgery.
We look forward to welcoming you to London in 2022.
David Shewring (Chair)
Wee Leon Lam
Australia/NZ: Tony Berger
Asia/China: Gus McGrouther, Jin Bo Tang, Wen Dong Xu
India: Raja Sabapathy
North America: Amit Gupta, David Ring, Kevin Chung, Charles Goldfarb, James Chang
South America: Eduardo Zancolli
FESSH: Steven Hovius, Michel Boeckstyns, Erik Walbeehm, Max Haerle
Africa: Mike Solomons
Jonathan Hobby (Chair)
Wee Lam (Deputy Chair)
Helen Buchanan (IFSHT)
David Clarke (ICHS Chair)
Chye Yew Ng
Fiona Sandford (BAHT)
Brigitte van der Heijden (FESSH)
David Shewring (Chair)
Grey Giddins (Editor)
Helen Buchanan - South Africa (Chair)
Fiona Sandford - UK (Chair)
Lisa Newington - UK (abstract reviewer co chair)
Donna Kennedy - UK (abstract reviewer co chair)
Elske Bonhof - Netherlands
Sarah Bradley - UK
Shrikant Chinchalker - Canada
Tracey Fairplay - Italy
Janine Hareau - Uruguay
Caroline Jensen - USA
Ahmad Yazid Jus - Malaysia
Danit Langer - Israel
Cecilia Li - Hong Kong
Tsitsi Murove - Zimbabawe
Luke Robinson - Australia
Angela Toeman - New Zealand
Kirsty van Stormbroek - South Africa
Marc Garcia-Elias - President
Daniel Nagle - President Elect
S. Raja Sabapathy - Secretary General
David Warwick - Historian
Jin Bo Tang - Member-At-Large Zsolt Szabo - Immediate Past President
Nicola Goldsmith – England – President
Peggy Boineau – USA – President Elect
Maureen Hardy – USA – Secretary General
Susan de Klerk – South Africa – Information Officer
Stacey Doyon – USA – Treasurer
Anne Wajon – Australia – Immediate Past President
Daniel B Herren - Secretary General
Alex Lluch - Treasurer
Frederik Verstreken - Relationship and Subspecialties Committee
Brigitte Van der Heijden - Congress Committee
In 2022, the BSSH in collaboration with IFSSH, FESSH and IFSHT, will host the international IFSSH/FESSH/IFSHT Congress in London (6 to 10 June). In conjunction, the best of hand surgery practice in the United Kingdom will be showcased through the UK Travelling Fellowship Scheme for a number of international fellows in the two weeks preceding the conference.
Hand surgeons from around the world (e.g. senior registrars, fellows and junior consultants or equivalent) may apply to complete a two-week observership at leading hand surgery units across the UK. The aim of the UK Travelling Fellowship Scheme is to promote excellence in hand surgery, support the development and delivery of high-quality care and to build global networks and collaboration.
Please see the application form for further guidance, including reference requirements.
A small number of fellowship grants will be made available to those applicants most in need of financial assistance during their stay in the UK. This could range from discounted registration to partial or full sponsorship of travel and accommodation. Successful applicants will receive free IFSSH congress registration. Please see the application form for further information.
The BSSH and the UK Fellowship Scheme organising committee is grateful for the generous financial support provided by IFSSH, FESSH, BSSH, BFIRST and others.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 1 October 2021 (23:00 UK time)
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Successful applicants will be notified by 1st November 2021.
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|12:30-13.30||Lunch break||Closing Ceremony|
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|16:00-18:00||Opening Ceremony||Concurrent Scientific Sessions||Concurrent Scientific Sessions||Concurrent Scientific Sessions|
|19:00||Welcome Drinks||Congress Dinner & Party|
|3 October 2021||Abstract submission deadline|
|30 November 2021||Author notification of acceptance.
Accepted authors will be asked to further prepare a 3 min video abstract.
|15 January 2022||Video abstract submission deadline|
|28 February 2022||Author notification for final acceptance|
Planning for the programme began in January 2020 and is well underway. The scientific program subcommittee, with input from international advisors from different continents, have put together a comprehensive program that will include all of the current major topics in hand surgery in the scientific programme, as well as some new ones.
We hope this will be a truly international meeting and our choice of plenary sessions would reflect the common pathologies seen worldwide. For this reason, we have chosen "Tendon Disorders of the Hand and Wrist" as the theme of the instructional course that will run throughout the meeting.
In addition, we desire that this meeting would enhance the collaboration between surgeons and therapists. Several parts of the programme would be joint sessions, including the free paper sessions.
Programme format would include interactive case-based debates on contentious issues, workshops and invited lectures from renowned international experts. There are several free paper sessions where successful abstract submissions will be invited for oral or poster presentations.
Deadline for workshop submission: 1 October 2021.
The Scientific Program Committee seeks workshop proposals that address topics that have current relevance to hand therapy globally. Preference will be given to workshops that represent a diversity of perspectives. Diversity can mean the approach presented, global composition of presenters, presenters at different stages of their careers, and inclusion of basic science, translational, and clinical perspectives. To ensure a well-balanced program, the Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to request changes of specific speakers and/or presentations.
Monday, 6 June – 16:00 – 18:00
ExCel Conference Center
Thursday, 9 June – 19:00 – 01:00
The successful hosting of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games put London in the world's spotlight. London continues to reinvent itself through continued investment and the creation of new attractions, venues and facilities.
ExCeL Centre London, which was one of the venues for the London 2012 Olympic Games, is one of the most advanced conference facilities in the world. It benefits from accessibility, stunning but functional architecture and state-of-the-art communication facilities. These attributes, as well as peerless educational display facilities make it the ideal venue. Its layout is perfectly suited for a mixture of academic sessions, plenary, breakout and parallel.
Crucially, the venue has ample space for exhibitors.
London's Eastside offers everything required to host a successful event.
Both international and domestic visitors are well served by the award winning London City Airport. Located five minutes to the East of ExCeL London, the airport operates 350 flights a day to 30 key destinations, including New York, Frankfurt, Paris and Madrid. The transformation of the area East of Tower Bridge has created an 'EVENTS DISTRICT' offering not only the facilities at ExCeL London but fantastic new hotels, excellent transport links and an impressive variety of social and entertainment venues.
Europe's largest urban shopping centre, Westfield Stratford City, is located 10 minutes from ExCeL London. The site has over 300 shops, as well as a 14-screen cinema and two hotels. Westfield Stratford City is adjacent to the 2012 Olympic Park & Stadium and is well connected via the Docklands Light Railway, London Underground and Stratford International Station, with Cross-rail services planned from 2018.
To the West of ExCeL London is Canary Wharf, the second largest financial district in Europe and home to the UK's tallest building. Over 100,000 people work there, with over 200 shops, bars and restaurants. To the South, is the World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, home to historic sites including the National maritime museum and the Royal Observatory. Greenwich is also the location for one of Europe's leading entertainment destinations – the O2 Arena.
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London is one of the world's busiest international business hubs and can be reached by more people, from more destinations, in less time than any other city in the world. It's known for its accessibility and wide range of low-cost rail and air links to global cities. Getting to ExCeL London couldn't be easier!Getting there
There are a number of hotels located very close to the venue. For more information please visit hotels page.Read More
ExCeL London has over 40 onsite cafés, bars and restaurants, including numerous concessions within the venue itself. There are restaurants with table-service for more formal dining as well as grab and go option. Breakfast, lunch, dinner — we've got it covered. Opening hours will differ based on which events are in the venue.Read More
If you are from a country outside the European Economic Area (https://www.gov.uk/eu-eea ) or Switzerland, you may require a visa in order to visit the United Kingdom for the purpose of the conference.
The type of visa required is a Standard Visitor visa. Eligibility can be checked and an application made at: https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa/apply
The following outlines all you need to know and consider: https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa
Some important highlights:
You need a blank page in your passport for your visa. Your passport should be valid for the whole of your stay in the UK.
If you require assistance obtaining a visa, please email secretariat_at_bssh.ac.uk.
Please note: This will only be supplied after completion of registration and payment.
We will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to delegates requesting an invitation letter for visa purposes. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply a commitment from the congress organisation to provide any financial support or to reimburse any expenses for medical treatment.
The delegate is obliged to provide insurance for any kind of medical treatment.
The letters will be sent by email. In case an express delivery is needed, the delegate shall order a courier at his/her expense. This application form must be correctly completed to be processed.
Szent Istvan krt 7, H-1055 Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 350-1854