Welcome to FESSH 2024 in Rotterdam

Dear Colleagues,

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!

Warm greetings,

Brigitte van der Heijden & Henk Coert
Presidents FESSH 2024

Main theme

Innervate and excite

Instructional Course

Peripheral nerve surgery of upper extremity

Congress dates

26-29 June 2024

Abstract submission deadline

30 November 2023

Author notification

10 January 2024



Organizing Committee

President: Brigitte van der Heijden (NL)
President: J. Henk Coert (NL)

Johan Vehof (NL)
Mick Kreulen (NL)
Krisztina Szigedi (HU)
Nandor Matrai (HU)

Scientific Committee

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)

Instructional Course

Special Issue Editors:
J. Henk Coert (NL)
Pierluigi Tos (IT)
Tim Hems (GB)
Brigitte van der Heijden (NL)


Abstract Submissions

Main topics

3D applications
Arthritis small joints
Arthritis wrist
Basic research
Bone reconstruction
Brachial Plexus
Congenital malformations
Corrective osteotomies of the hand and forearm
Diagnostics in hand/wrist surgery
Distal radio-ulnar joint
Distal radius fracture
Dupuytren’s disease
Fracture small joint
Ligament reconstruction
Lymphatic problems of the hand and upper extremity
Nerve compression syndromes
Nerve pain
Nerve repair/reconstruction
Nerve transfer
Outcome measurement
Pediatric Surgery
Rheumatoid arthritis
Scaphoid fracture
Scaphoid reconstruction
Small joints arthroscopy
Soft tissue reconstruction
Tendon transfer
Tendon surgery
Tetraplegia and spasticity
Tissue engineering in hand surgery
Ulnar side wrist pain
Wrist arthroscopy
Wrist biomechanics

Presentation types

Oral presentations
E-poster presentation
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.

Publication of abstracts

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

Abstract submission is now open

How to submit

  1. Apply for password
    For submitting an abstract you must apply for a password by clicking the abstract submission button below and select "password request".
  2. Get password by e-mail
    Password is sent in e-mail. Should your password not arrive in 3 hours send a short note to the email below instead of making a double registration.
  3. Log-in to the system
    Login name and password are case sensitive. Do not use a password, which you use at other sites.
  4. Ask for assistance
    Should you need assistance send a message to abstract@fessh2024.com.

Submission System


Exhibition & Sponsorship

We are excited to present our plans for the 2024 FESSH Congress in Rotterdam. With the help of your valued contribution, we are aiming to bring together all colleagues from the field of hand surgery.

We welcome participation in a variety of ways:

  • Different levels of sponsorship
  • Exhibition space
  • Lunchtime industry sessions
  • Advertising opportunities

If you are interested, please ask for a detailed offer:


We look forward to welcoming you in Rotterdam!



De Doelen ICC
Schouwburgplein 50
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

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