• Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand

History of the APFSSH

The discussions which finally led to the formation of the Asian-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (APFSSH) were conducted in Hong Kong on the 30th April and 1st May, 1994. Representatives of all founding societies, except India, were present at these meetings during which the name of the Federation and its objectives were established. A tentative structure was established with a Delegates’ Council, consisting of representatives from each prospective member society, and an acting Executive Committee, with appointments to be confirmed at a the next official Council meeting after individual member societies had accepted a formal invitation to join the Federation.

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Latest Updates

  • FESSH 2021

    16th to 19th June, 2021 at Rotterdam

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  • IFSSH 2022

    6th to 10th June, 2022 at London

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  • The Second Combined ASEAN Hand Society Meeting

    3rd to 5th Sept, 2021
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • 13th Congress of the APFSSH and the 9th Congress of the APFSHT

    31st May 2023 to 3rd June, 2023 at Singapore

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Journal of
ASIAN Volume

World Scientific

Member Societies

  • Dr S Raja Sabapathy



  • Dr Anthony Berger


    President Elect

  • Dr Fuminori Kanaya


    Secretary General

  • Dr Goo Hyun Baek

    South Korea

    Past President

  • Dr Alphonsus Chong



  • Dr Michael Boland

    New Zealand

    Member at large

  • Dr Sandeep Sebastin


    Member at large

  • Dr Norimasa Iwasaki


    Member at large