International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand

Member Society Notice Board

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Member Society News

Vale – Adrian Flatt

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Adrian Flatt was born in England in 1921, raised in India, and undertook medical school in the United Kingdom before relocating to the USA. In 1992, at the 5th IFSSH Congress in Paris, he was recognised as an IFSSH Pioneer of Hand Surgery.

Dr Flatt’s achievements were published in the November 2013 IFSSH Ezine - http://www.ifssh.info/pdf/ISSUE12_November_2013.pdf

Dr Terry Light’s tribute is available via the ASSH website: http://www.assh.org/For-Physicians/Member-Resources/Member-News/Details/ArticleID/55186/Remembering-Dr-Adrian-Flatt-1921-2017

Adrian Flatt passed away on October 14, 2017. His life and work will be remembered by the IFSSH community and our sympathies are extended to his family and colleagues.

Vale –Ridvan Ege

Turkish Society for Surgery of the Hand

With regret,the Turkish Society informed the hand surgery community that RidvanEge died on 8th June 2017. He was the Honorary President of the Turkish Society for Surgery of the Hand and was honoured as an IFSSH Pioneer of Hand Surgery at the 6th IFSSH Congress in Helsinki, Finland.

A piece on Professor Ege was published in the May 2015 IFSSH ezine- http://ifssh.info/pdf/ISSUE2_May_2015.pdf

On behalf of the membership, the IFSSH Executive extend our sympathies to his family, the Turkish Society and all colleagues.

Vale - Albrecht Wilhelm

German Society for Hand Surgery - Deutsche GesellschaftfürHandchirurgie (DGH)

Albrecht Wilhem was born on August 21st 1929 in Bohemia and passed away in April 2017. He was honoured as an IFSSH Pioneer at the 2004 Budapest congress. The German Society paid tribute to Professor Wilhelm at their 2017 meeting.

The IFSSH Executive pass on its membership’s condolences to his family and colleagues.

Vale - W. Bruce Conolly

Australian Hand Surgery Society

It is with sadness that the IFSSH Executive informs its membership of the passing of Associate Professor W. Bruce Conolly. Bruce Conolly was born on the 1st February, 1935 and died on the 21st February, 2017, age 82.

Bruce Conolly was honoured as an IFSSH Pioneer in 2007. He was a Past-President of the Australian Hand Surgery Society, Past-President of the Asian-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, and one of the more influential teachers of hand surgery throughout Australia and internationally. A tribute is available in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery (European)

Our sympathies are extended to his wife, Dr Joyce Conolly and his family.

European Diploma in Hand Surgery
The European Diploma in Hand Surgery is now open to IFSSH Society Members.

Further information is available on the FESSH website – www.fessh.com
Contact: Dr Zsolt Szabo - Zsoltszabo@axelero.hu

IFSSH ARCHIVES
The IFSSH Historian has compiled extensive archives for the IFSSH. These contain administrative and financial histories, member nation information, congress material, Pioneer awards, etc. The IFSSH celebrated the 50th anniversary of its formation at the 2016 Buenos Aires Congress and therefore the material in the archives is of great importance.

We welcome contributions of any relevant information that you may have.

In particular, we seek copies of the minutes of the following meetings:

Executive Committee - 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1997.

Please forward any contributions to - administration@ifssh.info

Member Society News – South Africa

Baragwanath Hand Surgery Fellowship Programme

Two IFSSH Educational Bursaries were granted to Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg. The successful applicants, Drs George Omondi Afulo and Philemon Owino Oduor from Kenya, have completed their Fellowship programmes and provided the following reports.

2018 Meetings

73rd Annual Meeting of American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

September 13-15, 2018
Boston, MA, USA.

For further information:
www.assh.org/annualmeeting

ISSHCON 2018 - 42nd Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand

5 - 7 October, 2018
Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India

For further information:
www.isshcon2018.com

German Society for Surgery of the Hand
59. Congress of DGH & 23. Congress of DAHTH e.V.

11 - 13 October, 2018
Mannheim, Germany

For further information:
dgh-kongress.de

54th Congress of the Société Française de la
Chirurgie de la Main (GEM)

20 - 22 December, 2018
Paris, France

For further information:
www.gemcongres.com

2019 Meetings

2nd International Symposium on Surgery of the Spastic Upper Limb

5-6 April, 2019
Venice, Italy

For further information:
www.symposium-spastic-hand.com

International Symposium: Institut de la Main
Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction

12 - 13 April, 2019
Paris, France

For further information:
www.symposium-institutdelamain.com

5th Jixia Hand Surgery Forum; Wide-awake Hand Surgery
Symposium; Pre-congress of IFSSH

13 - 15 June, 2019
Pan Pacific Hotel Tianjin, Tianjin, China

Email - Chao Chen (meeting secretary): charly_cc.chen@foxmail.com
Presentations in English are welcome

For further information:
jixia5.handsurgery.cn

14th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH)

In conjunction with the 11th IFSHT Congress
June 17 - 21, 2019
Berlin, Germany.

 

74th Annual Meeting of American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

5-7 September, 2019
Las Vegas, NV, USA.

For further information:
www.assh.org/annualmeeting

2020 Meetings

12th APFSSH Congress: “Hand Surgery and the Digital Revolution”

Asia Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the
Hand In conjunction with:

  • Australian Hand Surgery Society
  • New Zealand Hand Surgery Society
  • Asia Pacific Wrist Association

11-14 March, 2020
Melbourne, Australia.

For further information:
www.apfssh2020.org

German Society for Surgery of the Hand
60. Congress of DGH & 24. Congress of DAHTH e.V.

8th – 10th October, 2020
Münster, Germany

For further information:
dgh-kongress.de

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