Due to the pandemic situation 2021 FESSH Congress goes virtual again. The meeting will be held on the original dates. More information and communication will follow.
11 February 2021


Main theme


Instructional Course

Management of complications in common hand and wrist surgery

Registration launch

7 March 2021

Author notification

10 February 2021 - SENT OUT

Abstract submission




Organizing Committee

President: J. Henk Coert
President: Brigitte van der Heijden

Johan Vehof
Mark Smeulders
Tom van Mulken
Krisztina Szigedi
Nandor Matrai

Scientific Committee

Chairman: Gürsel Leblebicioglu

Fernando Corella
Piotr Czarnecki
Lars Dahlin
Jan Debeij
Ilse Degreef
Juan José Hidalgo Diaz
Mireia Esplugas
Sybille Facca
Uri Farkash
Simon Farnebo
Angel Ferreres
Pascal Hannemann
Leila Harhaus
Hebe Désirée Kvernmo
Gürsel Leblebicioglu
Philippe Liverneaux
Shai Luria
Marjolein Mulders
Zaf Naqui
Montse Ocampos
Guy Rubin
Niels Schep
Pierluigi Tos
Matthias Vanhees
Frederik Verstreken
Anne Vochteloo
Esther Vögelin
David Warwick
Stephanie Zielinski

Instructional Course

Brigitte van der Heijden
Jan-Ragnar Haugstvedt
J. Henk Coert


Abstract Submissions

Main topics

3D applications
Arthritis small joints
Arthritis wrist
Bone reconstruction
Brachial Plexus
Complex trauma
Congenital malformations
Corrective osteotomies of the hand and forearm
Diagnostics in hand/wrist surgery
Distal radio-ulnar joint
Distal radius fracture
Dupuytren's disease
Flexor tendon surgery
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
Rheumatoid arthritis
Scaphoid fracture
Scaphoid reconstruction
Small joints arthroscopy
Soft tissue reconstruction
Tendon research
Tendon surgery
Tetraplegia and spasticity
The ischemic hand
Tissue engineering in hand surgery
Ulna impaction syndrome and other 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 oral presentations will be published as an online supplement of Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume).


EXTENDED Submission deadline: 10 December 2020

Notification to authors: 31 January 2021

Abstract submission is now closed

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