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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

Preliminary Program

Virtual Congress
Please note that the schedule is subject to change
Indicated times are on Central European Time - CET (GMT +1)
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

TUESDAY, 1 September 2020
20:00-20:15 OPENING CEREMONY
  Congress Presidents' welcome Maurizio Calcagni, Daniel Herren
FESSH movie
20:15-21:30 KEYNOTE LECTURES
Quality of life and Covid Ruud Selles
Leading in times of Covid  Kevin Chung
A journey through the hand surgical universe, spanning from molecules to socioeconomic factors Lars Dahlin
Congress program info and toast from Congress Presidents Maurizio Calcagni, Daniel Herren
WEDNESDAY, 2 September 2020
07:30-08:15 FESSH 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
Interactive discussion by recognized experts on different scapho lunate injury cases. Focus will be on decision making and practical tips and tricks for treatment. Moderator: Frederik Verstreken (Belgium)
Faculty: Andrea Atzei (Italy), Alex Lluch (Spain)
08:15-09:00 INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE LECTURES 1
Arthroplasty at PIP, MCP and Thumb
Why we should use silicone Interposition arthroplasty for MCP and PIP joints? Kevin Chung, Michigan, USA
Failure analysis and disadvantage of silicone implants in MCP and PIP joint Grey Giddins, Bath, UK
The treatment strategy and surface replacement in PIP joint arthroplasty Daniel Herren, Zurich, Switzerland
Discussion and Questions online
Systematic review of thumb CMC joint arthroplasty Nadine Hollevoert, Gent, Belgium
Why I use Total thumb CMC joint arthroplasty? Bruno Lussiez, Monaco
Why I use Pyrocarbon around the thumb? Ludovic Ardouin, Nantes, France
Discussion and Questions online
20:00-20:45 FESSH Journal Committee presentations
20:00-20:05 Journal Statistics Gürsel Leblebicioğlu
20:05-20:10 Editor-in-chief Jin Bo Tang
20:10-20:13 Controversies and best practices for acute scaphoid fracture management. Nina Suh, Ruby Grewal. Volume 43 Issue 1; 10.1177/1753193417735973
20:13-20:16 Is Dupuytren's disease really a 'disease of the Vikings'? Dominic Furniss, Daniel J Lawson, Bruce Winney, Michael Ng. Volume 45 Issue 3; 10.1177/1753193419882851
20:16-20:19 Selective denervation of the wrist for chronic pain: a systematic literature review. Kenneth W. T. K. Chin, Thomas M. van Gulik, Anton F. Engelsman, Simon D. Strackee. Volume 45 Issue3; 10.1177/1753193419886777
20:19-20:20 Introduction of Dr Henk Coert
20:20-20:45 FESSH Research Committee presentation
20:20-20:45 How to write a successful grant application Simon Farnebo
20:45-21:30 INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE LECTURES 2
Systematic review of wrist arthroplasty Onur Berber, London, UK
Is Surface replacement wrist arthroplasty an alternative to arthrodesis? Michael Boeckstyns, Copenhagen, Denmark
Why I use Pyrocarbon implants in the wrist? Philippe Bellemère, Nantes, France
Discussion and Questions online
THURSDAY, 3 September 2020
07:30-08:15 FESSH Social Media Committee:
Social Media: Powerful Tools for Hand Surgeons
07:30-07:33 Intro and SoMe Fessh Update Zaf Naqui (UK)
07:33-07:36 The Linked-In FESSH Case Forum. What you need to know and why Justin Hasenecker (Germany)
07:36-07:43 A Wide Awake World - How WALANT used SoME to Awaken the Planet Egemen Ayhan (Turkey) & Don Lalonde (Canada)
07:43-07:46 COVID & Academia: How SoMe broke the Lockdown Mireia Esplugas (Spain)
07:46-07:52 The legitimacy and future of SoMe in Hand Surgery Education & Training. A debate Nikolai Karpinski (Russia) vs Thomas Apard (France)
07:52-07:56 Q&A for Chair
07:56-08:15 Young European Hand Surgeons
  Residency 2.0: how online education platforms are changing medical education - the benefits of blended learning Dominique A. Rothenfluh (UK)
08:15-09:00 INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE LECTURES 3
Systematic review of DRUJ arthroplasty Grey Giddins and Laurence Moulton
Is hemiarthroplasty at the DRUJ useful? Jörg van Schoonhoven, Bad Neustadt, Germany
In which situation we should use Salvage DRUJ arthroplasty with Aptis implant? Maurizio Calgani, Zurich, Switzerland
Discussion and Questions online
14:00-15:15 Educational Afternoon 1 - AO: Carpal fractures including Scaphoid
Cadaver lab demonstration Renato Fricker
15:45-17:00 Educational Afternoon 2 - IBRA: Radius fractures key fragment concept 
Cadaver lab demonstration Wolfgang Hintringer, Hermann Krimmer
17:30-18:45 Educational Afternoon 3 - BIRG: Radius correction 
Cadaver lab demonstration Stephan Schindele, Radek Kebrle
FRIDAY, 4 September 2020
09:00-10:30 Live Surgery demonstrations and Debate Online 1
Distal Radius fractures  
Distal Radius fractures including ulna styloid
10:35-11:20 Mini Course 1
Outcome measurement in daily care; towards big data in hand surgery
17:00-17:10 Introduction Ruud Selles
17:10-17:19 Big hand surgery data in the UK; the NHS dataset and BSSH registry Jeremy Rodrigues
17:19-17:28 Standard outcome sets: the Hand and Wrist ICHOM set Steven Hovius and/or Robbert Wouters on behalf of the International ICHOM Working Group
17:28-17:37 Implementing the ICHOM outcome set in Switzerland Maurizio Calcagni
17:37-17:47 Discussion
12:00-13:30 Live Surgery demonstrations and Debate Online 2
PIP Arthroplasty
DIP/PIP fusion
13:35-14:20 Mini Course 2: Hand rejuvenation
Micro- and Nanofat grafting Nicole Lindenblatt
TBD
17:00-18:30 Live Surgery demonstrations and Debate Online 3
Partial wrist fusion
Wrist arthroplasty
SATURDAY, 5 September 2020
09:00-10:30 Live Surgery demonstrations and Debate Online 4
  DRUJ  arthroplasty
  Ulnar shortening / Sauvé-Kapandji 
10:35-11:20 Mini Course 3: Nerve Reconstruction
TBD
12:00-13:30 Live Surgery demonstrations and Debate Online 5
  Thumb implant arthroplasty
  Thumb resection arthroplasty
13:35-14:20 Mini Course 4: Pediatric hand
TBD
15:00-16:30 Live Surgery demonstrations and Debate Online 6
  Distal Radius fractures
  Scaphoid non union

Separate fees for FESSH and EFSHT live streams

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TUESDAY, 1 September 2020
15:30-15:45 Opening Ceremony
Congress Presidents' Welcome

Vera Beckmann-Fries

Marianne von Haller
15:45-17:00 Knowledge Transfer: Implementation of Evidence Based Practice in the field of Hand Therapy
Sarah G. Ewald, OT MA Ed.
17:15-18:30 1st CMC Joint: Stability, Instability and Rehabilitation
Sarah Mee, OT, MSc
19:15-20:00 Ask the Expert TBD
WEDNESDAY, 2 September 2020
15:45-17:00 Client-centered practice in Hand Therapy
Alice Ørts, OT, Ph.d., Postdoc

Anja Skriver, OT
17:15-18:30 Chronic Hand Conditions
Cynthia Srikesavan, PT PhD

Beate Jung, OT, HT-DAHTH
19:15-20:00 Ask the Expert: the versatility of relative motion splints
Julianne Howell (PT, MS, CHT) and Melissa Hirth (OT MSc)
THURSDAY, 3 September 2020
15:45-17:00 Upper Limb Amputations and Prosthetics

Agnes Sturma, PT, PhD
17:15-18:30 Neuropathic Pain: Treatment Options
Ulla Jörn Good, OT

Charles Mayor, OT, MSc
19:15-20:00 Ask the Expert TBD
EFSHT-Party!
Join us for our virtual EFSHT-Party-Night and win a gift set by Louis Widmer
Click for more information
FRIDAY, 4 September 2020
15:45-17:00 Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation: Evidence Meets Clinical Challenges
Bernadette Tobler, OT, PhD

Tamara Hauri, OT, cand. PhD
17:15-18:30 Hand Fractures: What’s up?
Grégory Mesplié, PT

Mireia Esplugas, MD
19:15 Farewell

Award for the best two free papers of the EFSHT Online! Week

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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.

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
Please click the button below to get more information.

Late and Onsite Fees
paid after 15 July 2020

€ 240 FESSH members *

€ 290 Non FESSH members

€ 150 Surgeons below 35 **

€ 75 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

*
Participants from FESSH full member or associate member countries are entitled for FESSH Member registration fee. Check countries at fessh.com/member-societies
**
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.

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 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
Email: registration_at_fessh2020.com

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

FESSH Corporate Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Please consult below answers before mailing to the secretariat.
Please use below contact addresses if you do not find the answer to your question
Registration and payment: virtual_at_fessh2020.com
General information: info_at_fessh2020.com
Abstracts and program: abstract_at_fessh2020.com
Sponsoring and Exhibition: exhibition_at_fessh2020.com


General information

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.
Yes, there is a new mobile app developed for FESSH that will be used for polls and voting, and for asking questions during the live Q&A sessions.


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. The Q&A is only accessible while the session is live, it will not be archived and cannot be viewed at a later stage. Please kindly note that not all questions submitted via the mobile app during the Q&A can 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.
CME credits will be delivered based on the delegate's attendance of live sessions. The pre-recorded presentations included in the scientific program are considered live sessions for the sake of CME credits. You will receive a link to the survey in an email after the event. The completion of the online evaluation survey form 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.