In two weeks, hand surgeons and therapists from across the globe will gather in Argentina to attend the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) and International Federation of Societies of the Hand (IFSHT) Congress, a week of presentations devoted to hand surgery and hand therapy. The joint congress will be held in Buenos Aires on October 24-28, 2016. IFSHT was founded in 1989 and represents over 8500 therapists around our world. Both physical and occupational therapists specialize in treatment of the hand and upper extremity and IFSHT plays an important role in connecting therapists from different cultures and backgrounds to one another. Currently IFSHT represents therapists and hand therapy organization from 43 countries.
Successful IFSHT congresses have been held every three years in exotic places around the world. Past hosting countries include:
1989 Tel Aviv, Israel
1992 Paris, France
1995 Helsinki, Finland
1998 Vancouver, Canada
2001 Istanbul, Turkey
2004 Edinburgh, Scotland
2007 Sydney, Australia
2010 Orlando, USA
2013 New Delhi, India
IFSHT’s mission is “to provide global networking and educational opportunities to develop and enhance the practice of hand therapy”. Check out www.ifsht.org for more information.
The congress in Buenos Aires promises to be an exciting and enriching event. Details of the educational content are already available online so that attendees can already plan their daily schedule. Make sure to visit the exhibition where Orfit Industries will have a great booth featuring our thermoplastic materials and tips and tricks for orthotic fabrication. Orfit Product Specialists Jean Christophe Arias (France) and Debby Schwartz (USA) will be happy to greet you and assist you with orthotic fabrication questions. Please be sure to check out Debby’s poster on “Cost Saving Ideas for Activities” and paper presentation on “Static Progressive Orthoses”.
Orfit Industries is proud to be a commercial member of the IFSHT!