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The British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the British Association for Hand Therapy are proud to host the joint congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand and International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy in London 2022. We are organising this with the IFSSH and the IFSHT in collaboration with the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand.

We will include all of the current major topics in hand surgery in the scientific programme, as well as some new ones. We will be running an instructional course through the meeting on a topic to be decided. There will be interactive case-based debates on contentious issues, workshops and invited lectures from renowned international experts. This will be an unrivalled opportunity for cross pollination of ideas between hand surgeons, therapists, trainees and students, with sessions open to both surgeons and therapists. Please send in your abstracts so that we can share your experience.

London is one of the great cities of the world.  Visitors can enjoy London’s stunning historical architecture, world-renowned scientific and cultural museums (all of which are free to enter) and some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. London’s “West End” is famous for its shopping, food and above all its theatre scene. Alongside Broadway in New York, West End theatre represents the highest quality theatre in the world. The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is home to The Royal Opera, as well as The Royal Ballet.

The congress venue is in the heart of the city. We have excellent conference facilities, a diverse range of accommodation and unrivalled international accessibility. London is also an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the UK and Europe.

We invite you to come and disseminate and assimilate knowledge, to share new ideas, meet new friends and old from all over the world and, above all, to celebrate our wonderful specialty that is Hand Surgery.

We look forward to welcoming you to London in 2022.

David Shewring

President: British Society for Surgery of the Hand 2018

Chair: Organising Committee London 2022

qeii inside view

The Congress Venue

The successful hosting of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games put London in the world’s spotlight. London continues to reinvent itself through continued investment and the creation of new attractions, venues and facilities.

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre


QEII Centre London

The QEII Centre London is the largest dedicated conference and exhibition space in central London.  The venue offers world class facilities for high profile conferences, conventions, exhibitions and corporate events, hosting over 400 national and international events a year.

Situated in the shadow of “Big Ben” and Westminster Abbey (both visible through the panoramic windows), the Centre is served by outstanding transport links providing easy access to everything London has to offer. It is within an hour’s transfer from five international airports.

Since being opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1986, the QEII Centre has gained a reputation as a premier event venue in central London, offering flexible meeting space to accommodate the programme and associated meeting space requirements of an international medical association congress. 

The Congress is scheduled for 27 June – 1 July 2022. This will avoid the most expensive times for travel but take full advantage of the beauty of London in the late springtime.

The QEII Centre is very accessible for those international and domestic delegates travelling to London. Westminster and St James’s Park tube stations are within a few minutes’ walk – ideal if you are travelling by tube, on the Heathrow Express from Heathrow Airport, or on the Eurostar from St. Pancras International. Victoria Station is just 1km away and has regular connections to Gatwick Airport, with a train journey time of 30 minutes.


Central Hall Westminster

Immediately adjacent to the QEII Centre, this Grade II listed building was built in 1912.  Its main meeting space is the Great Hall which offers an intimate setting enabling excellent opportunities for communication between speakers and the audience. The opening ceremony will be held here.


At the heart of London…

Westminster is recognised by many as the centre of the Capital. Home to the Houses of Parliament, the seat of the UK Government, it is the location of many of London’s most iconic buildings including the Palaces of Westminster, “Big Ben”, 10 Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the more modern London Eye.

Delegates attending IFSSH / IFSHT 2022 at the QEII Centre will also enjoy the vibrancy of being in the centre of this international capital city.




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