Evidence based data in hand surgery and therapy

XXII. FESSH Congress & XII. EFSHT Congress

21-24 June 2017 | Budapest, Hungary

Detailed Program Schedule

Online Registration


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

Scientific Committee
Mariusz Bonczar (Chair)
Zsolt Szabó
Maurizio Calcagni
Marc Garcia Elias
Daniel Herren
Balazs Lenkei
Gürsel Leblebicioglu
Grey Giddins
Massimo Ceruso
János Rupnik

Organising Committee
Zsolt Szabó (Chair)
Max Haerle
Daniel Herren
Brigitte van der Heijden
Balázs Lenkei
János Rupnik
Nándor Mátrai
Krisztina Szigedi

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

Scientific Committee
Saara Raatikainen (Chair)
Ton Schreuders
Ruud Selles
Bernadette Ammann
Turid Aasheim
Paul De Buck

Organising Committee
Paul De Buck (Chair)
Gabriela Versuemer (Co-Chair)
Turid Aasheim
Glykeria Gounaropoulou
Karin de Boer
Hans van den Berg
Nikki Burr
Ali Kitis
Saara Raatikainen

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

  • Extended abstract submission: 11 December 2016 - midnight CET
  • Acceptance notification: 15 February 2017 - extended!
How to submit
  1. Apply for password
    For submitting an abstract, first you must apply for a password. You can do this by clicking the abstract submission button below and selecting "password request" in the upcoming window.
  2. Get password by e-mail
    The system automatically sends you a password by e-mail when you finished previous step. Receiving the password into your mailbox depends on the traffic load of the internet, and it may be a longer delay. 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
    Please take note of your login name and password which are case sensitive. You need your personal password to submit or edit abstract.
  4. Ask for help
    Should you need help on how to use the abstract system please send a message to casm@asszisztencia.hu.
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.

Submit Your Abstract

Late submission deadline: Sunday midnight - 11 December 2016 - Budapest time


Check Detailed Program Schedule

Instructional Course
The Instructional Course, chaired by Grey Giddins (UK) and Gursel Leblebicioglu (Turkey) is focusing on the availability, importance, usefulness of evidence based data in hand surgery. Covering the most important chapters of hand surgery the organizers will try to help the participants to have an overview of the evidence based data of some of the specific problems of each chapter. General knowledge on medical decision making, the importance of evidence based data and the use of these data in our every day activity will be presented in various ways. Lectures, invited speakers, debates, panel discussions will try to summarize the availability and sometimes the controversial importance of these data. First time in the FESSH congresses history best abstracts will be included in the scientific program like examples of our “every day scientific activity” providing feed back on the way we try to achieve evidence based data and once having them, how we, do we, use them?

The instructional course book will include more than 20 chapters and the best chapters will have the possibility of a live presentation in the plenary hall of the Congress. Some of the most interesting topics will be discussed together with the hand therapists in order to cover the burning questions of the comlex treatment of these topics.
CME Credits
An application will be made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event
  • Wednesday, 21 June

    On-site Registration

    FESSH Educational Afternoon

    Opening & Welcome Reception
    Exhibition Opening

  • Thursday, 22 June

    Presentations & Exhibition

    FESSH Delegate Assembly

    Presidential dinner (by invitation only)

  • 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

The organizers agreed on special deals with a selection of hotels, offering special room rates for delegates till the reservation deadline. Room reservation is available directly at the hotels, using the link or booking form provided below. Please check the deadline and conditions of reservation at the hotel booking page as they may be different at the hotels.

Novotel Budapest City - Congress venue

H-1123 Budapest (Buda side), Alkotás u. 63.
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Stay in a 4-star comfort on the congress venue. Novotel Budapest City is situated 20 minutes walk from the castle district and 10 minutes from the downtown by public transportation.

Standard single room: 158 EUR/night
Standard double room: 172 EUR/night

Book now

Deadline: 22 May 2017

Hilton Budapest

H-1014 Budapest (Buda side), Hess András tér 3.
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Hilton Budapest is located in historic Buda Castle District, 20 minutes walk from the congress venue.

Single guest room: 195 EUR/night
Double guest room: 215 EUR/night
Single superior room: 220 EUR/night
Double superior room: 240 EUR/night

Book now

Deadline: 08 May 2017

Danubius Hotel Gellért

H-1111 Budapest (Buda side), Szent Gellért tér 1.
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The hotel is located in 15 minutes by public transportation from the congress venue. Shares its building with the famous Gellért Spa, one of the city’s most beautiful thermal bath. Excellent business facilities, super food in the brasserie and a charming coffee shop serving traditional pastries.

Single room with shower and inner court view: 65 EUR/night
Single room with bath tube and inner court view: 75 EUR/night
Double room with hill or river view: 120 EUR/night

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Deadline: 08 May 2017

Danubius Hotel Flamenco

H-1113 Budapest (Buda side), Tas vezér u. 3-7.
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Set in green surroundings by a charming lake, with metro access (M4), only 10 minutes from the heart of the city. 347 rooms, 8 suites with air conditioning, bath, telephone, minibar, TV, radio. Accessible rooms, non-allergene rooms, wireless internet connection available throughout the hotel, safe in most rooms, coffee and tea making facilities in executive rooms.

Single economy room: 89 EUR/night
Double economy room: 99 EUR/night
Single standard room: 99 EUR/night
Double standard room: 109 EUR/night

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Deadline: 08 May 2017

Mercure Budapest Buda

H-1013 Budapest (Buda side), Krisztina krt. 41-43.
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Centrally-located, 4-star Hotel Mercure Budapest Buda, 5 minute walk through a nice park from the Castle District, 4 metro stations from the city center (Deák tér station), direct access to public transport (Deli pu. station). Easy to reach from M1/M7 motorway. Hotel Mercure Budapest Buda is perfect for a weekend or business travel.

Special early bird rates till 16 April 2017:
Standard single room: 117 EUR/night
Standard double room: 129 EUR/night

Book now

Deadline: 22 May 2017

Art O’tel Budapest

H-1011 Budapest (Buda side), Bem rkp. 16-19.
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With spectacular views across the Danube towards the Hungarian Parliament, Art’otel Budapest is a jewel in the city’s crown. We’re close to landmark sights such as the historic Buda Castle, the panoramic Chain Bridge, the 15th-century Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion.

Standard single room: 139 EUR/night
Standard double room: 149 EUR/night

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Deadline: 03 May 2017

Intercontinental Budapest

H-1052 Budapest (Pest side), Apáczai Csere János u. 12-14.

InterContinental Budapest is located at one of the most prestigious areas of Hungary’s capital – beside the landmark Chain Bridge along the charming Danube Promenade, both Unesco world heritage sites. With dazzling views over the Royal Palace and the magnificent Budapest riverscape, the hotel boasts one of the city’s most sought-after locations. Discover the art of hospitality in our stylish, modern guest rooms featuring state-of-the-art technology and lifestyle-enhancing amenities. Guests can enjoy sweeping views of Budapest in one of the 402 elegantly appointed rooms and suites.

Classic single room: 186 EUR/night
Classic double room: 206 EUR/night
Superior single room: 226 EUR/night
Superior double room: 246 EUR/night

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Deadline: 19 May 2017

Mercure Budapest City Center

H-1052 Budapest (Pest side), Váci utca 20.
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You will enjoy being in the heart of the historical and business center of Budapest at Mercure Budapest City Center hotel on Váci street. The River Danube, museums, stylish restaurants and famous baths are within an easy reach. We offer free WiFi throughout the hotel and an Internet corner at the bar. It is a straight road from the airport to the hotel and limited onsite parking is possible.

Special early bird rates till 16 April 2017:
Standard single room: 146 EUR/night
Standard double room: 158 EUR/night

Book now

Deadline: 22 May 2017

Roombach Hotel Budapest Center

H-1075 Budapest (Pest side), Rumbach Sebestyén utca 14.
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ROOMbach Hotel Budapest Center is located in the district that offers infinitive entertainment and wide selection of cultural and gastronomic excitement, in the neighbourhood of Király utca and Gozsdu udvar. With the dynamism of colours and fresh projective and geometric elements reflected in the architecture, the hotel awaits you with a warm welcome. Our trendy rooms are equipped with air-condition, smart tv and laptop size safe. We offer free WI-FI internet, as well.

Standard single room: 89 EUR/night
Standard double room: 95 EUR/night

Book now

Deadline: 22 May 2017

Registration information


Early fees
before 15 March 2017
Standard fees
15 March - 5 May 2017
Late & Onsite fees
after 5 May 2017
FESSH Members*450 €550 €650 €
Non FESSH Members500 €600 €670 €
EFSHT Members/Therapists**280 €320 €360 €
Residents / Fellows**200 €250 €300 €
Company Delegates***200 €200 €250 €
FESSH Party 45 €

* Participants from FESSH member countries are entitled for FESSH Member registration fee.

** A supporting document should be sent to our Congress Secretariat to confirm that you are eligible for this discounted rate: registration@eurohand2017.com.

*** Extra badges for exhibitors’ staff during the congress. This fee excludes doctors and the congress documentation. The fee does not entitle to visit scientific sessions.

The congress fee includes: attendance to all scientific sessions & exhibition, program book, opening ceremony, welcome reception, lunch on Thursday and Friday, coffee breaks and VAT.

Please note: At least one author of each accepted abstract has to pay the registration fee no later than 15 March 2017.


Registration fee and FESSH Party must be paid to ASSZISZTENCIA Kft. in advance

Bank transfer

Send one bank draft per registration or per group of registrations. Make the bank draft

Bank:K&H Bank ZRt.
Bank address:Lechner Ödön fasor 9., H-1095 Budapest, Hungary
IBAN:HU18 1040 1000 5051 5048 5750 1013
Reference:add your name + "FESSH2017"
Banking costs:kindly instruct your bank that all charges are at your expenses

Bank cards

Ordered services may also be paid by VISA, Eurocard and Mastercard online.
American Express cards can not be used for online payment, you can use AMEX card Authorization Form to make traditional mail order payment.


Taxable invoice will be issued on all incoming payments. Invoices will be prepared for the customer name indicated on the registration form. Please note that the Congress Secretariat will not modify the customer name on issued invoices so please take care of the right billing address when you fill in the registration form.

Catering costs

Registration fees include catering (welcome reception and coffee breaks). In line with the Hungarian tax regulations the prices of these catering services should be displayed on the invice separately. Therefore the registration fees will be displayed on invoices in two separate rows: registration fees and catering costs included on the registration fee.

Supplier information for purchase order

Your organization may need to register ASSZISZTENCIA Kft. as a supplier to receive invoices and make payment. Please use below official company details for this process.

Company name:Asszisztencia Kft.
Address:Szent Istvan krt. 7., H-1055 Budapest, Hungary
VAT number:HU10724318
Bank:K&H Bank ZRt.
Bank address:Lechner Ödön fasor 9., H-1095 Budapest, Hungary
IBAN:HU18 1040 1000 5051 5048 5750 1013


All cancellations should be sent in written form to ASSZISZTENCIA Kft.

Cancellation of registration and FESSH Party: If cancellation arrives before 20 May 2017 - 80% refund will be made.
No refund is available after this date, though substitution in person will be accepted.

No show up cases

The organizers take efforts to run a successfull conference. Based on the list of registrants and order status conference services will be provided in sufficient numbers. Please consider that after deadlines some conference materials and meals or hotel rooms cannot be cancelled or resold and therefore no refund is available. However substitution in person is always accepted.

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

Registration questions

Abstract and scientific program


General information

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