The three-day 35th annual conference of Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSHCON–2011) organised by the Kasturba Medical College and Hospital began here on Friday. President of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand S. Rajasabhapathi said the field of surgery of the hand had a great future. Because of improvement in safety standards in the industry, the injuries to the hands were expected to come down in 10 years. But surgeons would have to deal with different kinds of injuries to hands. All these called for learning by surgeons by participating in conferences , he said.