International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH)

Fédération internationale des sociétés de chirurgie de la main

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1966-01-20 Chicago IL USA


20 Jan 1966, Chicago IL (USA), at annual convention of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, when Charter was developed. Charter amended: 1972; 1983; 16 Feb 1986; 10 Apr 1989, Tel Aviv; 26 May 1992, Paris (France); 19 Jun 2008, Lausanne (Switzerland).


Coordinate activities of societies for surgery of the hand by: maintaining liaison; promoting exchange of knowledge; increasing opportunities for study; establishing standards of nomenclature, classification, evaluation and treatment; collecting and disseminating information; improving education and research; studying socio-economic impact of disorders of the hand; furthering availability of hand surgery and cooperation among hand surgeons.


2028 | Singapore, Singapore – Triennial Congress
2025-03-24 | Washington, DC USA – Triennial Congress

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