South American Federation for Surgery of the Hand - SAFSH - FSCM
The South American Federation for Surgery of the Hand (FSCM) was founded in Lima, Peru, in 1965. It gathers active members from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Venezuela, accredited by the IFSSH. Likewise Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru have members in the FSCM.
The Argentine Association for Surgery of the Hand (AACM) was founded in 1974.
It has 149 active and certified members and 131 adherent members. Every year, the AACM organises two main scientific events: an Updating Course and a National Congress.
The association is also in charge of the development of the surgery of the hand throughout Argentina by means of Regional Courses, theoretical and practical courses of pathologies related to the field, clinical meetings and the Course of Specialisation in Hand Surgery together with the University of Business and Social Science.