The FESSH 2018 Annual Meeting is being held in Copenhagen on June 13-16, 2018, Convener is Michel Boeckstyns. More information: www.fessh2018.com
Abstract submission deadline - 3 weeks to go!: 30 November 2017
FESSH HAND OUT
Information Letter on Hand Surgery in Europe
Welcome to the first issue of FESSH HAND OUT, a bimonthly information letter for hand surgeons.
YOU are member of FESSH
According to the Bylaws of FESSH the full members of the Federation will be the National Societies for Surgery of the Hand belonging to the countries that are members of the Council of Europe, represented by their Delegates. It also means if YOU are member in your National Hand Society, YOU are automatically a FESSH member, as well. Please be aware of this fact when you check the registration fees for the next FESSH Congress in Copenhagen in 2018.
Greetings from the Secretary General
Apply for the European Board of Hand Surgery (EBHS) Exam 2018 by 30 November 2017
The Hand Surgery Training Committee administers financial support each year for surgeons, both in training and established, to visit other Hand Centres with the purpose of furthering their knowledge of Hand Surgery. The Awards create a forum for exchange of information and concepts in Europe and help to spread best practice. Preference will be given to the following:
» travel with 4 weeks minimum
» visits to a different country from your own
» salary not available for the post
» applicants from a FESSH member country.
The FESSH Award is to be used for travel, accommodation and subsistence, to visit a single centre for a clinical activity.
» 2 page curriculum vitae including photograph
» letter of acceptance from the host centre
» two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from the applicant's head of training
in the case of trainee hand surgeons (combine into one file)
» 1 page description of the proposed visit to include approximate costs and alternative or
additional sources of funding.
» 500 word personal statement. This should describe your commitment to Hand Surgery, your learning goals
from the visit, your future ambitions and how the Travel Award will help. You should also mention
whether you have, or will consider sitting, the European Board Examination in Hand Surgery.
» Written confirmation that if the travel does not occur for whatever reason the money is to be returned.
Applications may be submitted after the 1st July in the current year with a closing date on the 30th November the same year. Successful candidates will be informed by 31st December of that year and the grant will be available shortly after.
The visit must be completed within 12 months of the FESSH Award being awarded.
The Council will be awarding funds up to 4000 Euros. The amount of money and number of awards will be at the discretion of Council. Two thirds of the fund will be paid to the successful applicants prior to their travel. The final third will be paid after the visit when the below requested 2 documents has been sent to the Chairman of the Training Committee:
» Signed confirmation from the Head of the host centre that the visit took place
» 2 page pdf Report, in illustrated poster style. This will be kept as a record in the FESSH archive and will be put up as a Poster at the next FESSH Congress.