Message from the Organizing Chairman

“Vankkam” to all, as we say “greetings” in Tamil. First, let me wish you and your family a safe journey through these troubled times of the Covid -19 Pandemic. Nothing is more important than our own safety and the safety of our Family members! And together, we shall continue our efforts to heal hands, even during this period!

We are indeed honoured to be conducting the prestigious 44th Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH) on the 6th and 7th of August 2021 as the very first Virtual Conference of the Indian Society for the Surgery of the Hand!

What gives us more pleasure is that the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) is participating as the Guest Society and the members have been keenly supporting us in the arrangements for ISSHCON 2021!

We will be missing the opportunity to host you all at Chennai, to savour the traditions and tastes of South India, as it is a Virtual Conference!

But hold it! We can do even better in so many other ways! The reason to attend any Conference is to learn something new or refinements of existing science, connect with old friends, make new ones, and shake hands over a cup of coffee!

Except the last one, we will make sure you get everything else!

Apart from the regular Scientific Sessions, we have absolutely NEW Sessions:

  • a. For Undergraduate students and General Surgery/Orthopedic Surgery students about Hand Surgery
  • b. For the General Public about common procedures in Hand Surgery!!

The organizing Committee will spare no effort in making this event a memorable one.

This will not be just a Conference, it will be a Celebration of LIFE, and a celebration of what we all love - HAND SURGERY!

We look forward to welcoming each and every one of you.

Dr G Karthikeyan
Organising Chairman