We are very pleased to invite you to attend the 2024 FESSH meeting in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Due to the Covid pandemic, we had to change the meeting in 2021 to an online meeting only. Fortunately in 2024, we are very happy to host the FESSH congress which will have lots of opportunities for both educational exchange as well as social interaction with colleagues and friends.
With our experience of organizing in 2021, we will put together a fantastic program.
The program includes multiple parallel sessions to offer as much educational content as possible for everyone’s interest. Together with the Journal of Hand Surgery European volume, we will offer several sessions, for example on for best cited and most downloaded papers, how to write best a paper, statistics and more research related sessions. Also, the program will have several instructional courses, case discussion, workshops and the traditional EWAS session. Even live surgery sessions in the Cad lab will be included.
As the theme of the meeting is peripheral nerve surgery, we will focus on all aspects of nerve surgery ranging, from brachial plexus to neuropathic pain
The social program includes the FESSH Party on very trendy location in Rotterdam.
In closing, we are looking forward to welcoming you to Rotterdam in June 2024. The venue location is in a vibrant city with great cuisine, exquisite art and Europe largest harbor with an impressive skyline. It is not a surprise that Rotterdam has been awarded the number 5 destination in the Lonely Planet.
It promises to be a fantastic program that will only get better with your input as participants!
Come to join us, to innervate and excite!
Brigitte van der Heijden & Henk Coert
Presidents FESSH 2024
President: Brigitte van der Heijden (NL)
President: J. Henk Coert (NL)
Johan Vehof (NL)
Mick Kreulen (NL)
Krisztina Szigedi (HU)
Nandor Matrai (HU)
Chairman: Piotr Czarnecki (PL)
Frederik Verstreken (BE)
Jan Debeij (NL)
Gürsel Leblebicioğlu (TR)
Daniel Herren (CH)
Niels Schep (NL)
Zaf Naqui (GB)
Simon Farnebo (SE)
Philippe Liverneaux (FR)
Pierluigi Tos (IT)
Luria Shai (IL)
Radek Kebrle (CZ)
Ana Pinto (PT)
Alex Lluch (ES)
Leila Harhaus (DE)
Erik Walbeehm (NL)
Kim Casañas (ES)
Ole Reigstadt (NO)
Anne Vochteloo (NL)
Ilse de Greef (BE)
Balazs Lenkei (HU)
Special Issue Editors:
J. Henk Coert (NL)
Pierluigi Tos (IT)
Tim Hems (GB)
Brigitte van der Heijden (NL)
Arthritis small joints
Corrective osteotomies of the hand and forearm
Diagnostics in hand/wrist surgery
Distal radio-ulnar joint
Distal radius fracture
Fracture small joint
Lymphatic problems of the hand and upper extremity
Nerve compression syndromes
Small joints arthroscopy
Soft tissue reconstruction
Tetraplegia and spasticity
Tissue engineering in hand surgery
Ulnar side wrist pain
Junior doctor session presentation
A junior doctor session is meant to be a session, where juniors make presentations which they believe are interesting for junior doctors and which do not need to reach the same scientific level as in regular sessions. The number of presentations in this session will be quite restrictive.
Abstracts of accepted presentations will be published as an online pdf available through the FESSH website.
Submission deadline: 30 November 2023
Notification to authors: 15 January 2024
How to submit
We welcome participation in a variety of ways:
If you are interested, please ask for a detailed offer:
De Doelen ICC
3012 CL Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Rotterdam has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The city is an excellent venue for congresses, fairs and other events catering to the business sector, NGOs and associations. Not only because of the multitude of great facilities and attractive business locations, but also because of the huge range of leisure activities on offer in Rotterdam.
Experience Rotterdam as a port city, for example. Nowhere else in the Netherlands is the port such an integral part of the city as in Rotterdam. This is obvious to the visitor from all the things going on around the water and indeed on it. You can also experience Rotterdam as a cosmopolitan city. The more than 170 different nationalities living here add so much to what the city has to offer the visitor. Its multicultural cuisine is just one good example.
Experience Rotterdam as a city of architecture. Its skyline is peppered with iconic buildings, glittering architectural jewels begging you to take a photograph. You can also experience Rotterdam as a city of festivals. Visitors can enjoy the internationally celebrated North Sea Jazz Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam or the multicultural festival, Robin Rotterdam Unlimited, to name but a few