Evidence based data in hand surgery and therapy

XXII. FESSH Congress & XII. EFSHT Congress

21-24 June 2017 | Budapest, Hungary


Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues !

Welcome to EuroHand 2017, welcome to Budapest!

In June 2017 Budapest will not only be the center of Europe but also the Capital of hand surgery and hand therapy. An outstanding scientific program including all topics of hand surgery focusing on the available evidence based data will be an excellent opportunity to refresh your knowledge. Planning a never seen large number of free papers will enhance the possibility to hand surgeons of all generations to present their cases, their results and share their experience. Joint sessions with hand therapists can build an even closer relation between surgeons and therapists. Accommodation and catering facilities of all rates will make participation affordable for everyone.

The many years of experience of the organizers guarantees a successful, unique and memorable event.

Needless to say that beside a high level scientific program the well known Hungarian hospitality, gastronomy and cultural life make your presence a must in the capital of Hungary.

Looking forward to seeing you in Budapest,

Zsolt Szabó
Congress Chair

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the European Federation for Societies of Hand Therapy and both the organizing and scientific committees of the Xll EFSHT Congress I am honored to welcome you to Budapest, Hungary.

This triennial FESSH-EFSHT combined congress is organized in collaboration with the European Federation for Societies of Hand Surgery and The Hungarian Society of Hand Surgery. The therapists’ program is divided into two parts – a separate therapists’ program and a combined program with FESSH. The therapists’ program consists of keynote lectures, focus sessions and workshops to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and clinical perspectives in several topics. The main theme of the FESSH-EFSHT combined sessions will be Evidence Based hand surgery and hand therapy, where clinically relevant topics will be viewed and discussed from the current evidence point of view.

You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred topics from the concurrent programs, and with the chance of mixing both lectures and workshops, this will provide an interesting and versatile entity for therapists from different backgrounds and work settings. The extended FESSH-EFSHT combined sessions will provide the participants with interesting scientific lectures and the opportunity to deepen the collaboration and understanding between surgeons and therapists.

In addition to the compact scientific program, the social program will allow you to meet and spend time with colleagues and see beautiful Budapest. Budapest offers you a great location to combine the scientific event to culture, history, sights and urban life.

I offer you a warm welcome to the Eurohand 2017 Congress and look forward to seeing you in Budapest!

Saara Raatikainen
President of EFSHT

Abstract Submission

Main topic

Evidence based data in hand surgery and therapy

Sub topics

Carpal instabilities
CMC osteo arthritis
Compression neuropathies
Congenital hand
Distal radius
Dupuytren disease
Extensor tendons
Fingertip reconstruction
Flexor tendons
Future in hand surgery
Hand fractures
Outcomes measures
Pain (CRPS)
Soft tissue reconstruction
Spastic hand
Therapist program

  • Opening of abstract submission: 1 August 2016
  • Abstract submission deadline: 30 November, 2016
  • Notification on abstract acceptance: 15 January, 2017
How to submit
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Abstract submission rules
  • Abstracts must be submitted using the online submission system available through the link provided
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English
  • Only plain text is allowed: do not use tables, tabs, listings, any other formatting (bold, colours, etc).
  • You must choose one of the following two types of abstracts:
    • Oral presentation: traditional podium presentation, duration of the talk will be specified after revision by the scientific committee.
    • E-poster presentation: e-poster session will be organized during the congress, posters can be presented on computer stations.
  • All accepted oral abstracts will be published in the Journal of Hand Surgery (JHS) European volume (Attention: posters will not be published in JHS!)
  • Maximum word count of the abstract is 500 words
  • The abstract needs to be structured as follows:
    1. Objective: this section should contain 1-2 sentences that clearly indicate the scientific question of the study and its clinical (or other) importance.
    2. Methods: this section should contain sufficient information to be able to understand the experimental design, the analytical techniques and the statistics used in the study.
    3. Results: this section should contain objective data to answer the scientific question(s).
    4. Conclusions: this section should provide only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and overgeneralisation.
  • Evidence level must be marked at each abstract. Description of evidence levels are available here.


  • Wednesday, 21 June

    On-site Registration

    Opening & Welcome Reception

  • Thursday, 22 June

    Presentations & Exhibition

    FESSH Delegate Assembly

    Presidential dinner

  • Friday, 23 June

    Presentations & Exhibition

    FESSH Party

  • Saturday, 24 June

    Presentations & Exhibition


Exhibition & Sponsoring

The congress expects to attract more than 1.000 international delegates who are experts and opinion leaders in the field of hand surgery. Delegates cover a wide range of professionals including clinicians, hand surgeons, hand therapists and other hand care professionals.

With more than 1.000 participants expected, the FESSH 2017 Congress is the perfect opportunity for your company to gain broad, international exposure.

The exhibition will be located at the Foyers of Budapest Congress Center close to the sessions, the e-poster area and all catering points.

Early bookings are advised. Orders are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, with Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors taking priority.

A wide variety of products is available: exhibition booths, lunch workshops, satellite symposia, promotional materials, printed items and much more.

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel information will be available in October 2016


Registration information will be available in October 2016

Congress Venue

Budapest Congress Center

H-1123 Budapest, Jagelló út 1-3.

The Budapest Congress Centre provides the largest, most modern congress and meeting facility in Hungary.



+36 1 350 1854

Szent István krt. 7., H-1055 Budapest, Hungary