Jorma Ryhänen, MD, PhD


Dear surgeons and therapists,

As the president of the 26th Scandinavian Hand Society Congress, it is my great pleasure to invite you to Levi, Finland.

The Finnish Society for Surgery of the Hand (FSSH) together with The Finnish Hand Therapy Society invites you to join the SSSH 2016 meeting to Levi, Lapland, Finland. The time for the congress will be March 31st - April 3rd 2016.

The focus of the meeting will be sports-related injuries of the elbow and the wrist, brachial plexus and nerve transfers, tendon transfers, tendinopathies and new concepts and techniques in hand surgery.

The speakers of the meeting will be international specialists as well as Scandinavian leading authors. There will be free paper and poster sessions, interesting workshops and sponsor exhibition too.

Congress & Exhibition Centre Levi Summit offers a unique high quality setting with multipurpose facilities to make it an excellent venue for SSSH2016 congress. The meeting-venue buildings and hotels are all located compactly in the beautiful fell surroundings.

Besides the high quality scientific program you will enjoy good services, relaxing atmosphere and diverse natural environment. There will be excellent facilities for all kind of winter sport too. Levi is easily accessible by flight connections between Helsinki and Kittilä.

We hope you to book this meeting to your calendar now. You can also bring your family with you to enjoy possibilities of the Levi.

See you in Levi!

Jorma Ryhänen,
President of the SSSH 2016 congress

Saara Raatikainen

On behalf of the Finnish Hand Therapy Society and both the organizing and scientific committees of the 26th Scandinavian Hand Society Congress I am honored to welcome you to Levi, Finland.

The therapists’ program consists of focus sessions on new insights on central pain mechanisms and the role of fascia in upper limb pain. We also get to deepen our understanding in peripheral neuropathies, the central changes related to them and the clinical means in measuring them. And finally bring all this together when interpreting functional and sensory assessment results into clinical practice. Workshops related to these same topics will provide you with a clinical perspective to support your theoretical knowledge.

A therapeutic view will also be included in the main hand surgeons’ sessions including tendon transfers and tetraplegic rehabilitation, brachial plexus injuries and tendon repair. Therapists’ and surgeons’ combined program focuses on sports related injuries of the wrist and elbow.

You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred topics from the concurrent programs, and with the chance of mixing both lectures and workshops, this will provide an interesting and versatile entity for therapists from different backgrounds and work settings.

In addition to the compact program, the congress location allows you to enjoy the Finnish Lapland. Levi provides you the settings for having fun, relaxing and enjoying different winter sports and activities.

I offer you a warm welcome to the 26th Scandinavian Hand Society Congress and look forward to seeing you in Levi in 2016!

Saara Raatikainen
Chairperson of the therapists’ organizing and scientific committees