Irish Hand Surgery Society (IHSS) and Belgium Hand Group (BHG) Combined Meeting 2017



Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March 2017.

Venue: Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

The outline programme consists of a mixture of free papers and invited talks on the Friday, including a session on “How I do it” which will hopefully be stimulating. There will be a parallel session on the Friday afternoon consisting of Master Classes aimed specifically at the trainees and a number of useful topics have been chosen for these. Many of you will be contacted and asked to contribute to one session or another so we hope you will accept.

The AGMs of both societies will be held at the end of the scientific session.


In order to get you all out of bed on Saturday morning we have chosen 4 controversial topics as debates. This format has worked well at other meetings and we hope that the debates will be lively and interesting. The meeting will end at lunchtime Saturday.



This will be held in the Guinness Storehouse on the Friday night and we encourage all delegates +/- partners to attend.



A number of rooms have been reserved at the Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street, D2.  at a price of €135.00 bed and breakfast per room per night for a single room and €145.00 bed and breakfast per room per night for a twin/double room . The reference for the booking is “ IHSS and BHG meeting 2017” and reservations can be made by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 003531 4759666 .These rooms will be held until 1 month before the meeting and any unreserved rooms will be released to general public at that stage.

If you will need accommodation we would advise you to reserve early.

Hotel rooms in Dublin on a Friday night are at a premium and it was difficult to reserve these rooms at this price.


Free papers

Abstracts for free papers will be accepted up until Sunday 19th February 2017 so plenty of notice to get these prepared


We will be in touch again once the programme is finalised and with further details.


Kind regards


Catherine Bossut

Patricia Eadie

Michelle O’Donnell