10th Triennial IFSHT Congress; Buenos Aires, Argentina; October 2016
Learning Laughing Friendship Sharing Tango
We would like to congratulate Beatriz Inés Piso, local organizing committee chairperson, and her conference organizing and hospitality committees, for their efforts in holding such a successful Triennial Congress in October. There were 362 therapists registered for the Congress. Bea Piso worked closely with the local surgeon’s organizing committee and IFSHT. The congress offered translation from English to Spanish in the main auditorium. Thanks must also go to our outgoing President, Sarah Ewald who along with Birgitta Rosén, as program co-chairs worked with a committee of 17 therapists from around the world to develop a hugely successful scientific program in Buenos Aires. There were 92 invited presentations, 48 free papers and 35 E-posters in the IFSHT program. Abstracts from the free papers were published in the journal Hand, vol. 11, Supplement 1, September 2016. Participants could choose between 21 topic based sessions, 5 free paper sessions and 10 workshops in the IFSHT program or attend any of the sessions in the IFSSH program.
CRISTINA ALEGRI INNOVATION AWARD, BUENOS AIRES 2016
We would like to congratulate Birgitta Rosen, Sweden, who was awarded the inaugural Cristina Alegri Award during the Congress in Buenos Aires. A blinded international evaluation committee, recognized Birgitta’s new methods for early sensory reeducation. A summary of these were recently published in detail in the IFSSH Ezine.
Sarah Ewald, Immediate Past President, put together this super illustration of the nationalities of the attending therapists which demonstrates what a truly international congress it was.