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FESSH - ON (line) - WEEK | EFSHT - Online! - Week
Virtual Congress

Daniel Herren

FESSH Congress President

Maurizio Calcagni

FESSH Congress President

Vera Beckmann-Fries

EFSHT Congress President

Marianne von Haller

EFSHT Congress President

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

This year there will be no physical, face-to-face congress of the FESSH for the first time in 25 years. This decision of the FESSH Executive Committee is based on Rationality, Fairness and Solidarity.

Why Rationality?
We all had to learn in the last three months that even in our societies the only certainty is the uncertainty. The impressive dynamics of the disease and the consequential public health decisions, changed parts of our live, more than once, over night.

For example the Swiss government decided recently that events with more than 1000 participants are banned at least until the end of August, depending on the disease activity. So the FESSH congress in Basel starting September 1st. would have been one of the very first events in Switzerland with this amount of people. It is more than likely, if it would be possible to open the doors, that it would go along with major restrictions including social distancing, which would affect the so important personal interaction fundamentally. Not only would it be impossible to have a regular opening ceremony, the FESSH party or any other major get-togethers, but the whole industrial exhibition would be regulated the way, that our industrial partners would be much more isolated than usual.

In addition the often quoted and feared second wave of infections, could be a major game changer again and even with the best concept inhibit the event with short notice.

We felt the last days and weeks, that more and more colleagues, industrial partners and member societies would be relieved to have a decision about the event in Basel. It is easier to cope with a decision, if you like it or not, than with the uncertainty. A survey among the presidents and the delegates of our member societies showed that the majority thinks that they have major difficulties to attend the meeting.
Therefore, together with the still existing travel restrictions, it seems rational to search for an alternative format for the FESSH anniversary meeting 2020.

Why Fairness?
Not all countries, nor in Europe neither in the rest of the world, have been hit the same way and at the same time of the pandemic crisis. Individual political solutions have been taken and the fact that within Europe different dynamics of the disease spread have been observed, lead to a heterogeneous pattern of the individual local situation. Although different countries started to re-open their lock-down measures it will take months to unify Europe again in terms of personal freedom. Traveling within Europe and even more trans-continental will be significantly affected at least the rest of the year. Unequal conditions, provoked by the pandemic, cause diverse opportunities among our member societies. In addition colleagues, who belong to a risk population, would be double punished. For the Executive Committee it seems therefore just a matter of fairness to offer a meeting format, which is open for all.

Why Solidarity?
The virus provoked an economical crisis, which is just at the beginning to show its ugly face. Not only individuals are touched, but also the whole MedTech industry. We all had or still have a significant lowering of the workload and the subsequent revenue. Especially the colleagues in private, with running fixed expenses might even get at their financial limits. The lower turnover and the vanishing sales volume are forcing the companies to go over their budgets again and to reduce expenses significantly. Unfortunately this will also affect budgets for congresses and educational activities. We already had several companies withdrawing their engagement for the Basel congress. FESSH also feels responsible for our loyal partners and would like to offer a helping hand to trim the costs but still offer hand surgical education on high level in 2020. This is for us an act of solidarity which we take serious.

For all these reasons the FESSH Executive Committee decided to resigned from a face-to-face congress in September in Basel but would like to offer an attractive alternative at the same dates.

The so-called FESSH-ON(line)-WEEK from the 1st to 5th of September will provide excellent educational events in different formats. Centerpiece will be the two full day event Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of September with live surgical cad-lab demonstrations and battles. On the other days early morning sessions and late night shows offer a great opportunity to combine work and education.

For a minimal fee maximal content shall be offered.

Please show solidarity as well and join on us for the FESSH-ON-WEEK in September!


Daniel Herren and Maurizio Calcagni
The Presidents of the FESSH Congress Organizing Committee

Dear Colleagues and Friends

To our greatest regret, we have to cancel the face-to-face FESSH-EFSHT-Congress 2020 in Basel. The current pandemic situation does not allow us to go on, as too many uncertainties and constraints such as travelling restrictions and physical distancing would make attending the congress a tedious, if not impossible, experience.

Nevertheless, we still wish to offer you the possibility to attend the congress and to benefit from the many interesting symposia our session organisers have put together. We are therefore preparing a web-based congress at the same dates (Sept. 1-4, 2020), with sessions in the late afternoons, enabling you to work and still take part in the congress and be inspired by new ideas and concepts.

We will provide more information, as well as a detailed program, in the next few weeks. We are looking forward to share this new experience with you, and very much hope to greet you virtually in September!

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!

Best wishes


Vera Beckmann-Fries and Marianne von Haller
EFSHT Congress Presidents

Program

Virtual Congress
Please note that the schedule is subject to change
Indicated times are on Central European Summer Time - CEST (GMT +2) Online event platform displays times in your local time
Live sessions can be replayed

Separate fees for FESSH and EFSHT live streams

Therapists need to register with a Therapist fee for joining the FESSH live streams

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Tuesday, 01 September 2020
20:00-21:15OPENING CEREMONY & KEYNOTES
Moderators: Maurizio Calcagni (Switzerland), Daniel Herren (Switzerland)
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Wednesday, 02 September 2020
07:30-08:15FESSH TALK SHOW
The SL-ligament complex: what works when? The Big Scapho-Lunate Debate: Learn how the experts deal with the cases you see in your practice

Moderator: Frederik Verstreken (Belgium)
Interactive discussion by recognized experts on different scapho lunate injury cases. Focus will be on decision making and practical tips and tricks for treatment.
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08:15-09:15INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE LECTURES 1
Arthroplasty at PIP, MCP and Thumb

Moderators: Stephan Schindele (Switzerland), Hermann Krimmer (Germany)
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20:00-20:20FESSH Journal Committee panel
Moderator: Gürsel Leblebicioğlu (Turkey)
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20:25-20:50FESSH Research Committee panel
Moderator: Simon Farnebo (Sweden)
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20:55-21:40INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE LECTURES 2
Arthroplasty at the Wrist

Moderators: Grey Giddins (UK), Philippe Bellemère (France)
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Thursday, 03 September 2020
07:30-08:00FESSH Social Media Committee panel
Social Media: Powerful Tools for Hand Surgeons

Moderator: Zaf Naqui (UK)
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08:05-08:25Young European Hand Surgeons panel
Moderator: Inga Besmens (Switzerland)
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08:30-09:15INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE LECTURES 3
Arthroplasty at the Distal RadioUlnar Joint (DRUJ)

Moderators: Grey Giddins (UK), Michel Boeckstyns (Denmark)
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14:00-15:15Educational Afternoon 1
AO: Carpal fractures including Scaphoid

Moderator: Brigitte van der Heijden (The Netherlands)
Fractures of the carpal bones are frequent, but often missed and most fractures occur in young otherwise healthy individuals. Adequate imaging and treatment are therefore mandatory to prevent longstanding sick leave or late problems. CT scans should be performed early to establish the diagnosis. Surgical treatment is indicated in some, but not all scaphoid fractures and indications and relevant details of conservative and surgical options are presented. Fractures of the other carpal bones are detected more frequently since CT scans are performed more often, and most of them can be effectively treated with immobilization of the wrist joint. In the cadaver lab surgical approaches to the scaphoid and other carpal bones are demonstrated.

Speaker:
Renato Fricker (Switzerland)
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15:45-17:00Educational Afternoon 2
IBRA: CT Based Treatment Oriented Classification in Radius Fractures

Moderator: Daniel Herren (Switzerland)
Reconstructing the mechanism of the injury gives insight into which structures are involved, such as ruptured ligaments, bone fragments as well as the dislocated osteo-ligamentous units.
This educational event attempts to show how to define certain key fragments, which seem crucial to reduce and stabilize each type of DRF. It is devided in a short theoratical explanation followed by an live lab demonstration on two pre-fractured specimens representing a dorsal key fragment and a palmar key fragment.

Speakers:
Wolfgang Hintringer, Vienna, Austria
Hermann Krimmer, Ravensburg, Germany
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17:30-18:45Educational Afternoon 3
BIRG: Patient Specific Forearm and Distal Radius Reconstruction/Correction

Moderator: Maurizio Calcagni (Switzerland)
Malunion of the distal radius and forearm in posttraumatic or congenital disorders are rare diagnosis but can lead to considerable complaints and problems. In the event of a symptomatic malunion, especially in young patients, correction must always be considered to achieve the most anatomical result.
3D-virtual planning and mirroring of the opposite side is a well know procedures established in the last decade. To give justice to the individual anatomy also printed individual titanium-implants, first introduced in maxilla-fascial surgery, are now available for radius and forearm reconstruction. We present the technical planning and implementation of this new procedure as well as the experience with such patient specific guides and 3D printed plates will be discussed and illustrated by specific cases.
During the session two demo surgeries of an intra-articular radius malunion and of a forearm malunion will be performed. After going through the case planning and the virtual 3D reconstruction, the cases will be treated with 3D printed guides and 3D printed patient specific plates.

Speakers:
Niels Schep, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Radek Kebrle, Mladà Boleslav, Czech Republic
Stephan Schindele, Zurich, Switzerland
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Friday, 04 September 2020
08:15-08:55Industry Symposium
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09:00-10:40Live Surgery 1
Distal Radius fractures

Moderators: Radek Kebrle (Czech Republic), Hermann Krimmer (Germany)
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10:45-11:30MINI COURSE 1
Outcome measurement in daily care; towards big data in hand surgery

Moderator: Ruud Selles (The Netherlands)
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11:30-12:00Industry Symposium
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12:00-13:50Live Surgery 2
PIP Arthroplasty, PIP/ DIP fusion

Moderators: Elisabet Hagert (Sweden), Stephan Schindele (Switzerland)
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14:00-14:45MINI COURSE 2
Hand rejuvenation

Moderator: Nicole Lindenblatt (Switzerland)
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16:25-16:55Industry Symposium
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17:00-18:45Live Surgery 3
Partial wrist fusion, Wrist arthroplasty

Moderators: Wolfgang Hintringer (Austria), Zaf Naqui (UK)
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18:50-19:20Industry Symposium
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Saturday, 05 September 2020
09:00-10:40Live Surgery 4
Ulna session / DRUJ

Moderators: Radek Kebrle (Czech Republic), Philippe Bellemère (France)
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10:45-11:30MINI COURSE 3
Managing the nerve gap

Moderator: Dominic Power (UK)
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12:00-13:40Live Surgery 5
Thumb CMC

Moderators: Maurizio Calcagni (Switzerland), Alex Lluch (Spain)
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13:45-14:45MINI COURSE 4
Controversies in the Treatment of Common Congenital Hand Anomalies - Virtual round table

Moderator: Daniel Weber (Switzerland)
The panel introduces and discusses cases with several experts presenting potential solutions. The audience can vote online on therapeutical options before and after the discussion to see whether the discussion has influenced the opinion of the audience.
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15:00-16:40Live Surgery 6
Complex distal radius, Scaphoid non union

Moderators: Renato Fricker (Switzerland), Frederik Vertstreken (Belgium)
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Separate fees for FESSH and EFSHT live streams

Surgeons with FESSH live streams registration have to register separate for EFSHT live streams at a reduced rate

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Tuesday, 01 September 2020
15:30-15:45Opening Ceremony and Congress Presidents' Welcome





Address of the EFSHT President

Vera Beckmann-Fries
Helle Puggaard

Marianne von Haller
15:45-17:00Knowledge Transfer: Implementation of Evidence Based Practice in the field of Hand Therapy
Evidence Based Practice is widely recognized as a desirable practice for therapists and physicians. How feasible is it to incorporate this into everyday clinical practice? The speakers in this session will examine therapists' perceptions of EBP, how EBP is taught, and provide insights from practical experiences with EBP and incorporating the patient in this process.
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Sarah G. Ewald, OTR, MA Ed, Swiss CHT, ECHT
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17:15-18:301st CMC Joint: Stability, Instability and Rehabilitation
The basal thumb joint provides a strong and stable platform for power, precision and varied function. We will look at what contributes to the balance and stability of the thumb with consideration of the anatomy, proprioception and neuromuscular components and methods for management of unstable painful basal joints.
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Sarah Mee, OT, MSc
19:15-20:00Ask the Expert: Not demanding but helpful: Benefits of Routine Outcome Measurement in Hand and Wrist conditions
Measuring the outcome of your patients - why bother?
Take the chance to discuss this topic via live-chat with Dr. Robbert Wouters!

Dr. Robbert Wouters, PT CHT
Wednesday, 02 September 2020
15:45-17:00Client-centered practice in Hand Therapy
There is evidence to support client-centredness as an approach in rehabilitation. It is reported to improve functioning in everyday living and increase level of satisfaction with the treatment result. Individualized rehabilitation, shared decision making and goal-setting are some of the client-centred practice topics to be discussed in this focus session. As an introduction we will provide an overview of client-centred practice and person-centred rehabilitation according to the literature and interviews with patients. Other topics include how decision aids and individualized prediction modelling can be used to facilitate shared decision making, and how the Patient-specific functional scale (PSFS) can be used in goal-setting and treatment evaluation. Furthermore, the Pictorial representation of illness and self measure (PRISM) and its use in clinical practice to better understand patients and support a client-centred approach will be presented.
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Alice Ørts, OT, Ph.d., Postdoc

Anja Skriver, OT
Keynote presentation:
PRISM: The method for visualization in (Hand)-Therapy
On-demand video presentation (duration cca 45-60 min), avalailable all time

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Büchi (Switzerland)
17:15-18:30Chronic Hand Conditions
The hand joints are the frequent sites of involvement in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is a common form of arthritis in children and teenagers, frequently affecting the upper limb joints.
Conservative interventions such as splints, joint protection advice, and exercises play an important role in reducing pain and improving hand function in rheumatoid arthritis and hand osteoarthritis. This session will focus on conservative treatments of hand osteoarthritis and hand exercises for rheumatoid arthritis. We will also discuss the updated German guidelines for managing juvenile idiopathic arthritis and patho-mechanical principles in the development of upper limb deformities.
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Cynthia Srikesavan, PT PhD

Beate Jung, OT, HT-DAHTH
19:15-20:00Ask the Expert: the versatility of relative motion splints
Come prepared with your questions about all things Relative Motion. Don't miss this great opportunity to interact with Julianne Howell (USA) and Melissa Hirth (AUS)!

Julianne Howell (PT, MS, CHT) and Melissa Hirth (OT MSc)
Thursday, 03 September 2020
15:15-15:40Orfit Workshop
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15:45-17:00Upper Limb Amputations and Prosthetics
For individuals with upper limb amputations or absence, prosthetic fittings are the standard of care in Europe. This session gives an overview of current prosthetic options, psychological considerations and state of the art recommendations for rehabilitation. Furthermore, novel surgical techniques and recent technical developments, as well as their implications for hand therapy will be presented.
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Agnes Sturma, PT, PhD
17:15-18:30Neuropathic Pain: Treatment Options
The treatment of neuropathic pain represents a major challenge in medicine and therapy.
In this session, we present the established methods as well as new assessment and treatment options for patients with neuropathic pain.
The presentations focus on the assessments as well as information regarding drug treatment and additional methods such as somatosensory rehabilitation and transcranial magnetic stimulation.
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Ulla Jörn Good, OT

Charles Mayor, OT, MSc
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19:15-20:00Ask the Expert: Addressing a Wicked Problem: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
You have the exclusive opportunity to ask THE expert about CRPS in this live-chat! Come and join in this session with Dr. Tara Packham (CAN)!

Dr. Tara Packham, OT Reg(Ont)
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Friday, 04 September 2020
15:45-17:00Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation: Evidence Meets Clinical Challenges
Background: Despite intensive studies and debates over the past decades, postoperative rehabilitation regimens for flexor tendon injures remain globally diverse. Lack of consensus might result from poor evidence to define the optimum mobilisation strategy and from diverse expert opinions. Purpose: The purpose of this session is to provide insights into current clinical practice and to discuss these with experts. Methods: Overview of the state of the art of current flexor tendon evidence and panel discussion with hand therapy experts.
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Bernadette Tobler, OT, PhD

Tamara Hauri, OT, cand. PhD
17:15-18:30Hand Fractures: What's up?
In many pathologies, hand therapists have in mind the will to "mobilize early and appropriately", which is most important when treating hand fractures.
As a matter of fact, in this kind of injuries, a delayed or inadequate mobilization can compromise functional recovery by disturbing the glidings between the anatomical elements involved, among other things.
This "early and appropriate mobilization" must consider the bone healing, but also the anatomical, physiological and environmental elements affected by the injury. They can, in fact, change the modalities of the mobilization.
What is the evidence about the ideal modalities of "early mobilization" after a hand fracture? Should we give more importance to the conservative treatment in these pathologies, in order to facilitate early mobilization? Is using WALANT bringing new options ? What kind of therapy shall we use in case of complication ?
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Grégory Mesplié, PT

Mireia Esplugas, MD
18:35-19:00Farewell

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Free Paper Presentations On Demand

As part of the FESSH-EFSHT virtual congress the Scientific Committee provides a platform to all authors with accepted oral presentation to upload the presentation as a pre-recorded powerpoint slideshow. Presentations can be viewed on demand through a password protected website with option for voting and discussing. Access to the presentations will be granted to registered participants till the end of the year.

Authors are kindly asked to register for the virtual congress to be listed in the program.

Registration and upload platform is now launched.

Upload instructions are emailed to each author.

E-Poster Presentations On Demand

As part of the FESSH-EFSHT virtual congress the Scientific Committee provides a platform to all authors with accepted eposter to upload the e-posters as a one page pdf file. E-posters can be viewed on demand through a password protected website with option for voting and discussing. Access to the presentations will be granted to registered participants till the end of the year.

Authors are kindly asked to register for the virtual congress to be listed in the program.

Registration and upload platform is now launched.

Upload instructions are emailed to each author.

Friday, 04 September 2020
08:15-08:55Medartis Symposium
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16:25-16:55Zimmer Biomet Symposium
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11:30-12:00Xiros Symposium
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18:50-19:20Acumed Symposium
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Information for presenters

Upload deadline 15 August 2020
Deadline for author registration 15 August 2020

As previously announced, all authors of accepted oral presentations for FESSH-EFSHT 2020 are required to upload a pre-recorded video of their paper presentation.

The presentation can be recorded by any of the co-authors and will be available on-demand from 1 September 2020 till 31 December 2020. We will follow up with more information about opportunities to interact with attendees for questions and answers.

We request you to prepare and upload a video of your voice over slides for your presentation. This is a requirement for your oral presentation to be included in the FESSH-ON(line)-WEEK and EFSHT Online! Week program. Please note that the file must be a video file in MP4 format (more details below). Please do not try to upload Powerpoint or PDF files.

In order for videos to be verified by the scientific committee, there is considerable urgency in preparing and uploading your video. Accordingly, we ask you that you please finalize and upload your video by 15 August, along with your event registration.

We recommend to use a three step method with MS PowerPoint:

  1. Create a Voice Over Power point file
  2. Convert it to MP4 with MS PowerPoint - use the lowest resolution
  3. Finally compress your MP4 video file to reduce the file size with up to 80% without losing quality

Once your video is created please upload it on our server. As an author you have been received a personal email with a special upload link uniquely associated with your presentation. If you have not received this message please ask for resending. Please check your spam folder first as our message might have landed there.

Besides the PowerPoint option there are several video conferencing tools available to easily record a presentation. In this method you can display your slides as you talk. You can use any meeting software as long as you get a good quality recording and your final file is in the MP4 format.

Here are some links to instructions on recording a meeting on common platforms:

GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING YOUR VIDEO

Duration: 6 minutes
File size: 80MB max - always compress your MP4 file, see above!
Video file format: mp4
Dimensions: Minimum height 480 pixels, aspect ratio: 16:9

Please note the final specifications will be checked at the time of submission and files not compliant may not be uploaded.
Please be sure the video includes the title of the paper, the authors, and a mention to FESSH-EFSHT 2020.

FILE FORMAT

  • All files must be in MP4 Format
  • Less than or equal to 1mbps bitrate: To check the bit rate, right click on the file name, click on properties, go to the details tab, and look for total bitrate.
  • Resolution = maximum 720p HD
  • Please use the following naming convention: A-00XX.mp4, the code that was entered in front of your abstract confirmation messages. 

TIPS FOR RECORDING:

  1. Use as quiet an area as possible
  2. Avoid areas that have echo
    • Rooms should be fairly small
    • Sound dampening with carpeting, curtains, furniture
  3. Hardline internet connection recommended, but if unavailable, a strong Wi-Fi connection
  4. Good headset with microphone close to mouth BUT away from direct line of mouth to reduce "pops".  Avoid using default built-in microphone on computer.
  5. Do a test recording of a couple of minutes and review the sound and picture quality, MP4 format, and bit rate before recording the entire presentation.  Make adjustments if needed.

UPLOADING YOUR VIDEO (DEADLINE: 15 AUGUST)

1. Click on the unique upload link sent to you
2. Upload your MP4 video file

If you have any issues with uploading your presentation, please contact abstract@fessh2020.com).

As a reminder, videos that are not received by the deadline will be considered no-shows.
We look forward to making FESSH-EFSHT 2020 a success within this virtual conference format. We thank you for your cooperation in this endeavor.

As previously announced, all authors of accepted e-poster presentations for FESSH-EFSHT 2020 are required to upload the e-poster file in pdf format.

E-poster presentations will be available on-demand from 1 September 2020 till 31 December 2020. We will follow up with more information about opportunities to interact with attendees for questions and answers.

We request you to prepare and upload a pdf file. This is a requirement for your e-poster to be included in the FESSH-ON(line)-WEEK and EFSHT Online! Week program. Please note that the file must be a one page pdf file format (more details below). Please do not try to upload Powerpoint or other.

In order for e-posters to be verified by the scientific committee, there is considerable urgency in preparing and uploading your file. Accordingly, we ask you that you please finalize and upload your pdf by 15 August, along with your event registration.

  • Only material in PDF format is accepted.
  • All eposters should have one page only, in landscape.
  • To assure the best quality of your ePoster, we recommend that the .pdf file has the size of an A0 sheet (1189mm x 841 mm or 46.81 × 33.11 inches).
    In case you are using Photoshop to create your eposter, you can also see its resolution, which should be a minimum of 200dpi.
  • Hyperlinks, animated images, animations and videos are not permitted for eposters and will be non-functioning.
  • QR Codes can be included.
  • Always compress your pdf online before uploading. Maximum file size for uploading is 10MB

Once your eposter is created please upload it on our server. As an author you have been received a personal email with a special upload link uniquely associated with your presentation. If you have not received this message please ask for resending. Please check your spam folder first as our message might have landed there.

Some tips on how to create a better research poster in less time, can be found here.
Here is a short info on how to prepare your (paper or virtual) poster.

Registration Fees

Separate registration is needed for FESSH (surgeons) live stream and EFSHT (therapists) live stream sessions
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Early Fees ** EXTENDED **
paid before and on 31 July 2020

€ 190 FESSH members *

€ 250 Non FESSH members

€ 125 Surgeons below 35 **

€ 50 Therapists registration for FESSH On(line) live streaming

Registration fees include

  • Scientific sessions
  • Program book (pdf)
  • Abstract book (pdf)
  • Opening ceremony online
  • Virtual Exhibition (interactive online)
  • CME Credits
  • VAT

Remarks

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Participants from FESSH full member or associate member countries are entitled for FESSH Member registration fee. Check countries at fessh.com/member-societies
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Surgeons born after 1 September 1985 are entitled for this reduced fee. A supporting document should be uploaded/forwarded to the Registration Secretariat as a proof of your age when registering with this fee.

Registration FAQ

No, you are not automatically registered for the virtual congress. You need to register again for the Virtual Congress through this website from 15 June 2020.

Your registration fee paid for the Basel congress will be fully refunded by Medworld AG. Please note that this reimbursement process can take up to 1 month (as of 10 June).

Payment
All fees are referred to in Euros and are including VAT. All payments should be made in Euros.

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The online registration platform is a secure site. Payment by credit card is highly recommended as the registration can be confirmed immediately. Major credit cards (American Express, VISA and MasterCard) are accepted. Please enter all relevant information on the registration form. Upon completion of the online registration process, you will receive an invoice / receipt by email.

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Please make sure to transfer the registration fees to our bank account within two weeks after you have registered. Your registration is only confirmed once the registration fees have been received in full.

All cancellations or amendments must be sent in written to the Registration Secretariat in email.

The following cancellation fees will apply:

Registration fees
- Cancellations received before or on 31 July 2020 will be refunded for 80%
- Cancellations received after 31 July 2020 will not be refunded, , though a substitute person from the same institute/organisation will be accepted.

From 10 June 2020: Registrations and payments for the new Virtual Congress is collected by
Asszisztencia Kft
Szent Istvan krt. 7., H-1055 Budapest, Hungary
Phone +36 1 350 18 54
Email: virtual_at_fessh2020.com


Registrations and payments for the cancelled Basel congress was collected by
Medworld AG
Sennweidstrasse 46, CH-6312 Steinhausen, Switzerland
Phone +41 41 748 23 00
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Actual Fees

Fee categories


€ 120 Therapists
€ 600 Group registration up to 6 pax *
€ 900 Group registration up to 10 pax *
€ 50 Surgeons with FESSH-On(line)-Week registration **

Registration is now open

Registration fees include

  • Scientific sessions
  • Program book (pdf)
  • Abstract book (pdf)
  • Virtual Exhibition (interactive online)
  • VAT

Remarks

*
Group fees:
During the online week only one access code will be provided for a group of participants attending the web-congress together. A list of the participants will be required after the event to provide individual access codes for browsing on-demand content and receiving confirmation of attendance for all participants on the list.

Group registrations cannot be upgraded. Any additions to the group should be treated as individual registrations (or another group registration can be opened).
**
Surgeons
with valid registration to the FESSH-On(line)-Week are entitled to purchase this ticket for the EFSHT Online Week program.

Registration FAQ

No, you are not automatically registered for the virtual congress. You need to register again for the Virtual Congress through this website from 22 June 2020.

Your registration fee paid for the Basel congress will be fully refunded by Medworld AG. Please note that this reimbursement process can take up to 1 month (as of 10 June).

Payment
All fees are referred to in Euros and are including VAT. All payments should be made in Euros.

Payment by credit card
The online registration platform is a secure site. Payment by credit card is highly recommended as the registration can be confirmed immediately. Major credit cards (American Express, VISA and MasterCard) are accepted. Please enter all relevant information on the registration form. Upon completion of the online registration process, you will receive an invoice / receipt by email.

Payment by bank transfer
Please make sure to transfer the registration fees to our bank account within two weeks after you have registered. Your registration is only confirmed once the registration fees have been received in full.

All cancellations or amendments must be sent in written to the Registration Secretariat in email.

The following cancellation fees will apply:

Registration fees
- Cancellations received before or on 31 July 2020 will be refunded for 80%
- Cancellations received after 31 July 2020 will not be refunded, , though a substitute person from the same institute/organisation will be accepted.

From 22 June 2020: Registrations and payments for the new Virtual Congress is collected by
Asszisztencia Kft
Szent Istvan krt. 7., H-1055 Budapest, Hungary
Phone +36 1 350 18 54
Email: virtual_at_fessh2020.com


Registrations and payments for the cancelled Basel congress was collected by
Medworld AG
Sennweidstrasse 46, CH-6312 Steinhausen, Switzerland
Phone +41 41 748 23 00
Email: registration_at_fessh2020.com

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General information: info_at_fessh2020.com
Abstracts and program: abstract_at_fessh2020.com
Sponsoring and Exhibition: exhibition_at_fessh2020.com

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General information

Following the FESSH-ON-WEEK virtual event all registered participants will receive a code granting a special reduced price for the printed 2020 IC Book.

However, ordering the 2020 IC Book with the special code will be available through the online registration page of FESSH 2021 Congress only. You can arrange payment for the 2021 FESSH Congress registration fee and for the 2020 IC Book on the same page.

Printed copies will be delivered to Rotterdam and handed over at the FESSH booth in the exhibition area during the congress.
FESSH and EFSHT organize different live streams sessions for surgeons and therapists. You need to buy separate tickets to join the different live streams.

FESSH and EFSHT tickets differ only in the live streams: FESSH ticket does not include EFSHT live streams and EFSHT ticket does not include FESSH live streams.
Both ticket types will include however the accepted presentations for the Basel Congress as an on-demand format (both FESSH and EFSHT free papers and eposters).
Live streams can be replayed after 2 hours the streaming is over.
The FESSH Opening Ceremony starts on 1 September at 20:00. The FESSH ON(line) Week will take place from 1 to 5 September 2020, the content is accessible until 31st December 2020.
The EFSHT Online! Week starts on 1 September at 15:45. The EFSHT online! Week will take place from 1 to 4 September 2020, the content of the entire event is accessible until 31st December 2020.
The content of the online week will be available on a virtual congress platform. To attend the Congress, you will need a good internet connection, your device or computer as well as a valid registration. You will receive login details via email a few days prior to the congress. Please note that you can log in only from one device at a time (laptop, smart phone, ipad, etc.), parallel login from two or more devices is not possible.
Your technical issue may be caused by your internet browser. Please try to open the live session with several browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.). Another reason could be your firewall or internal IT blocking the congress platform. If you have missed the live session or would like to watch it again, the recording will be available till 31 December 2020 on the congress platform. Your login will be valid until that date.


Registration and payment

Participants who have already registered and paid for the Basel Congress will receive full reimbursement. Medworld AG will contact each registered participant individually via email. Please note that this process started on 10 June 2020 and can take up to 1 month.
No, you are not automatically registered. You need to register again for the Virtual Congress through the Congress website.
Yes, sessions and lectures will be available until 31 December 2020. All registered participants can access it with their conference login.
No, you have to register for the EFSHT Online Congress and for the FESSH-ON(LINE) WEEK separately.
If you cannot attend, please inform us via email at virtual@fessh2020.com without delay. In such cases the cancellation policy published on this website applies, unless another person from the same institution takes your place. The Congress Secretariat will transfer your registration to the person you name in your cancellation email.
Small group registrations cannot be upgraded. Any additions to the group should be treated as individual registrations (or another small group registration can be opened). Please note that in case of group registration the group login does not allow parallel logging in during the Virtual Congress. After the event each registered member of the group will receive an individual login, which gives full access to all recorded sessions until 31 December 2020.
The Congress Secretariat will contact you directly regarding your participation.


Program

Authors are kindly asked to register for the virtual congress to be listed in the program. Upload instructions will be e-mailed to each author directly after 15 June 2020.
Please note, that the submission process for the Congress is closed, notifications have been sent to all accepted authors.
Your abstract will be activated upon your request, you do not need to submit it again. Please send a message to abstract@fessh2020.com.
All sessions will be pre-recorded. The Q&A after the sessions with the speaker will be moderated live. Please kindly note that not all questions submitted in written via the event platform and will be answered in the live sessions.
Yes, all accepted abstracts of those who register for the online congress will be included in the abstract book (pdf form). The abstract book will be available for participants via the website.
Certificates will be available in pdf format, sent via e-mail. Please contact the Congress Secretariat at info@fessh2020.com.
An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of FESSH online congress. Full accreditation is expected to be confirmed shortly before the online Congress.
21 CME credits have been granted for FESSH-ON(line)-WEEK: Download CME Accreditation Letter.
To obtain CME credits you need to be registered before the end of the congress. The completion of the online evaluation survey form sent after the event is mandatory for the CME credits. Once the form is completed, participants will be able to download the CME certificates.


Exhibition

Yes, industry sponsored workshops of 30 or 20 minutes can be organised outside the times dedicated to the scientific program. These symposia will have to be pre-recorded and will be available for one month after the closing of the online congress.
Each exhibitor will be able to register 2 company representatives free of charge. This registration will allow the company representative to attend the scientific program and receive the CME credits.