About the Silent Auction 2022
The legendary triennial IFSHT Silent Auction will take place on Thursday 9th June 2022 at the Congress in London. This is a very important date in the IFSHT diary with significant funds raised to enable IFSHT to support speakers to attend the next Congress.
In the months leading up to the Congress, please collect items which can be sold in this auction. This congress, for the first time, we will be actively seeking both physical items and promises. Physical items can be, for example, scarfs, jewellery, models, books, hand therapy tools and other items. Many items are donated with a hand theme but a wide variety of items helps to draw the crowds. Promises include the offer of, for example, one hour of teaching on a topic of your choice, free access to a paid online training module, delivery of a lecture to a hand therapy department etc.. This enables therapists from around the world to connect. Please also donate items representing your country. We very much welcome surgeons to participate with donations and with purchase.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Please register your items before the Congress if possible by completing the form below.
Please bring your items to the designated auction area on Monday 6th June between 4 pm – 6 pm or Tuesday 7th June between 7.30 – 8.30 am, 10.00 – 10.30 am and 12.30 – 13.45 pm.
If you are not attending in person you can still register items for donation by completing the form below and send the item with someone who is attending to drop off as above or consider donating a “promise”/virtual item. See above.
BIDDING AT THE AUCTION
The auction goes live on Galabid at 8.00 am on Tuesday 7th June and you can start bidding straight away. On Thursday 9th June all the physical items will be displayed.
Register for bidding by downloading the Galabid App from https://app.galabid.com/handcongress2022
Item collection: Items will be available on Thursday 9th June between 5 – 6.30 pm (or send a representative to bring it home for you). Successful bidders on the promises items will receive an email voucher in order to redeem the item.
Thank you for your support. It really makes so much difference.
Can I bid if I am not attending in person? Yes. You may enter a bid via the Galabid platform but them arrange with an attendee from your home country to collect your item and bring it home for you.
Can items be posted to me? No. Items cannot be posted. Promises will be sent to you on a voucher by email but physical items need to be collected.
Will I be told if I am outbid? Yes. You will be e-mailed immediately if you are outbid. You can then raise your bid.
How will I receive my items? Physical items must be collected between 5 – 6.30 pm on Thursday 9th June. Promise items will be sent to the winner on a voucher by email after conclusion of the Congress.
How do I register for Galabid to join in with the Silent Auction?
TO REGISTER via SMS
- Text: handcongress2022 followed by your full name to +447481337598
- For example: handcongress2022 John Smith
- Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to log in and place bids
TO REGISTER VIA A BROWSER
- Visit: galabid.com/handcongress2022
- Click on the “Register” button
- Enter your details and click “Register”.
You will then receive a text to your mobile phone with a verification link. Either enter the verification code into your device, or simply click the link in the SMS to login. You are now ready to bid.
How the Auction works
If you are attending the congress in person,
You may bring items that you have registered as outlined above, to the Congress. Bring your items to the designated place on Monday 6th between 4 pm – 6 pm or Tuesday 7th June between 7.30 – 8.30 am, 10.00 – 10.30 am, and 12.30 – 13.45 pm.
If you are not attending the Congress in person,
You may still register items to be brought to the Congress by somebody who will be in attendance to deliver to the designated place on Monday 6th between 4 pm – 6 pm or Tuesday 7th June between 7.30 – 8.30 am, 10.00 – 10.30 am and 12.30 – 13.45 pm.
Can I bid if I am not attending in person?
Yes, you may enter a bid via the Galabid platform, but then arrange with an attendee from your home country to collect your item following the conclusion of the Silent Auction on Thursday 9th June between 5 – 6.30 pm.
How will I receive a promise item?
This will be emailed to you after the conclusion of the Silent Auction.
How do I place a bid?
Click into the item that you would like to bid on, then enter your bid where the box has ‘enter bid amount’. To submit the bid, click ‘bid now’.
It must be equal to or above the ‘next minimum bid’ which is displayed under the item name. If your bid is successful you will see a ‘winning’ label next to the item name.
If you are not registered for the auction you will be prompted to enter your details and register before placing your bid.
How do I know if I’ve been outbid on an item?
If you are outbid, you will receive an SMS notification with a link back to the item. You can click this link to take you directly to the item where you have the option to place a higher bid.
The item you have been outbid on will have an ‘outbid’ label next to the item name.
You can also check by going to the ‘my account’ tab and clicking on ‘activity’.
How do I know if I’ve won an item?
If you win an item, you will be notified via SMS when the auction closes. The SMS will contain a link that you can click to view your invoice and make payment for the item/s.
How do I edit my details?
To make changes to the details that you entered when registering for the auction, click on the ‘my account’ tab and then ‘account details’.
Make a donation
IFSHT welcomes donations to our speakers fund. Please follow the link below to provide funds for the next congress. We allocate funds with an emphasis on people attending from lower GDP countries. Many thanksAll Grants and Donations