The Emergency Hand Care and Microsurgery Society (ACELEMDER) completed the foundation process on 20/07/2012 with the generation number 34-185/160.  The society declares its main goal as “The enabling and improvement of Hand Surgery and Microsurgery activities in our country, and maintaining the support, scientific, and social cooperation among the people and foundations working for various disciplines.”  The Regulatory Statute of the Society was evaluated by the Governorship of Istanbul, and it was approved on 23/07/2012 in accordance with The Law of Societies numbered 5253.


The first Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of The Emergency Hand Care and Microsurgery Society was held on 25/08/2012.  The announced agenda was discussed, and decisions were made.  The organs of the Society were elected in accordance with the Regulatory Statute, and the tasks were distrubuted among the elected members.  The Society commenced to execute its activities

       Robert E. Carroll Hand Club ASSH Dinner was organized on 11 September 2015 Friday.


Left to Right: Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD (Robert E. Carroll Professor of Hand Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center; Director, Trauma Training Center / Hand Fellowship) Dr. Türker Özkan and William H. Seitz, Jr., MD (ASSH Congress President)


        “4. Brunelli El Cerrahisi Kulübü Toplantısı”

5 Aralık 2015 tarihinde, Brescia, İtalya’da gerçekleştirildi.

Dr. Giorgio Brunelli (solda) ve Dr. Türker Özkan.


          The 25th anniversary of the Turkish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery was celebrated.



          The 13th Congress of the European Federation of Societies for Microsurgery in conjunction with the 7th National Congress of the Turkish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (TSRM) will be held on April 21-24, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey. During the Congress EMTRA (European Microsurgical Training and Research Association) will organize Symposia and details of those Symposia will be announced from the website.

The XXIth FESSH Congress will be held on June 22-25, 2016 in Santander, Spain with the presidency of Dr. Paco Piñal.

The 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

was organized in Seattle, USA, between 10-12 October 2015.

Dr. Ulrich Mennen, (Handed over the duty of presidency of the IFSSH That he had been exciting for the last three years to Dr. Micheal Tonkin for the coming three years on 8 March 2013. The ceremony was held in Delhi, India on the closing day of the “12th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for surgery of the Hand Surgery” which was between 4-8 March 2013

         The IFSSH Past-President, Ulrich Mennen, is proud to bring you the IFSSH Ezine, a digital publication available to the global Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy communities free of charge. It has been established with the purpose of uniting the global hand surgery community and is intended to be a publication for IFSSH members, by IFSSH members:

          The "12th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand Surgery” which is organised once in three years was held on 4-8 March 2013 at New Delhi, India.


On 4 March 2013, during the awards ceremony, the prestige award of the Federation “IFSSH Pioneers of Hand Surgery”, Award was given to Prof.Dr. Ayan Gülgönen the honorary president of ACELEMDER.


Prof.Dr. Rıdvan Ege (1995) and Prof.Dr. Merih Eroğlu (2001) both from Turkey, had been honored with this award before.


 IFSSH Terminology for Hand Surgery.


White Book on Hand Surgery Europe

(Update version 12 December 2014)