History ESSHM

Recent History of the
Egyptian Society for Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery
ESSHM

شعار


A dream of a small group of surgeons who were dedicated to establish hand surgery as a surgical subspecialty and to form an organization responsible for teaching and promoting hand surgery education in Egypt

Egyptian Society for Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery
ESSHM

  • The ESSHM is a relatively young society Applied for in 2004 and licenced in 2006 .

  • Started wit less than 30 members and has been growing & Now it has approximately 250 active members.

3

Egyptian Society for Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery
ESSHM

4

The society concentrates its effort on educational activities.

  • Annual meeting for ESSHM was held in Cairo on in April. The meeting is always well attended with close to 250 attendees.

6

5

7

Egyptian Society for Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery
ESSHM

8

The society concentrates its effort on educational activities

  • Another Annual meeting → Mediterranean Wrist conference has been held in Alexandria since 2007. It is one of the most popular meetings in October

Egyptian Society for Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery

ESSHM

910

The society concentrates its effort on educational activities

• A Third Annual meeting for ESSHM was held in (Upper) Southern Egypt or on the red Sea in January/ February

Egyptian Society for Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery

ESSHM

11

The society concentrates its effort on educational activities

The society started a program me for reaching out to different governesses throughout Egypt. So, on a monthly basis the society arranges for a special hand surgery educational program me in different cities in Egypt, which has been very popular and successful. It has been instrumental in educating orthopedic and plastic surgeons as well as primary care physicians

Egyptian Society for Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery

ESSHM

12

  • ESSHM is a society member of IFSSH
  • Many (17) of the members of the ESSHM participated in the IFSSH annual congress in Delhi, India with several podium presentations (24) and posters

Egyptian Society for Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery

ESSHM

13

  • Several of the ESSHM members participated in other European and International meetings including the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
  • The current political environment in Egypt has been a challenge to the society in pursuing its educational objectives. But the educational activities continued in spite of the difficult circumstances that the society had to endure.