The GEM Congress 2019 has announced a rich programme of events, with a touch of whimsy and creativity as an added bonus. The seminar will take place from 19 to 21 December 2019 at the Palais des Congrès at Porte Maillot. With more than 1,000 participants last year, the organizers of the French Society for Surgery of the Hand are intent on repeating that success. Many topics under the banner of innovation will be examined: between minimally invasive surgery, 3D printing and regenerative medicine, a veritable kaleidoscope of hand surgery will be presented from philosophical, historical and legal perspectives. This year, the country of honour will be the Land of the Rising Sun! This means that Japanese experts will be sharing their latest innovations. At the President’s Dinner, you can enjoy a cabaret performance put on by members of the Society! It just goes to show that science and social occasions are perfectly compatible!