The FESSH 2017 Annual Meeting is being held in Budapest, Hungary - 21-24 June 2017. Details are available at the Congress website. Abstract submission deadline is 30th November 2016.
Message from the FESSH Management Office
It is my pleasure to send you the slide presentation that is based on all the reports and information presented at the FESSH Delegates Meeting in Santander in June.
As the original ppt file is too big to enclose without problems of getting through to your mailbox, please download it at the following link in case you wish to use it in this form
On behalf of the FESSH Council, I kindly request you to show these slides at your national Hand Surgery meetings and to forward them to each of your Society Members. As you will see, the slides include a lot more data for your kind information such as: 1) a summary of the reports of the Secretary General and Committee Chairs, 2) the changes of mandates in the FESSH Council, 3) and statistics of the Santander congress (incl. registrations, abstracts submitted, diplomas etc.)
With kindest regards,
FESSH Management Office
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.