What is new with Hand-e and what will you see at the Annual Meeting?

Volunteer Note

Warren C. Hammert, MD | Hand-e Editor
The Hand-e Editorial Board has been working throughout the year to make improvements to Hand-e. During the Annual Meeting in Austin, Editorial Board members will have a ribbon on their badge so that they can be easily identified to answer any questions you may have about Hand-e. We will also conduct demonstrations and ASSH staff will be available to answer questions at the Tech Lab, which will be located in the Atrium. I also recommend that you attend the Instructional Course, Hand-e 2016: What is New and How to Get the Most From It on Friday at 4:45 pm.

We have continued to add content to Hand-e, predominantly with videos in the surgical skills section. You now have access to over 3650 videos, with several new anatomical and surgical technique videos. The AAOS Specialty Day is available for viewing and we are in the process of posting the videos from the recent Comprehensive Review Course, which will be available for view by early September. We have also posted videos submitted from members on a variety of topics.

For the upcoming Annual Meeting, we have accepted over 30 new videos that will be available for viewing at The Hand-e Video Theater and uploaded to Hand-e immediately following the meeting in Austin. We will have the content from the Annual Meeting reviewed and available for viewing later this fall.

Along with the new ASSH website, we have made changes to the web appearance of Hand-e. The Hand-e landing page has been modified to reflect the sections most commonly visited and make it easier to navigate.

We are developing a new section – Ideas and Innovations. This section will allow members to share tips, short surgical videos and other ideas with the entire membership. We have been working to improve the search function to make it easier for you to find the videos you want.

The commercial support committee is working with our industry partners to build the industry forum section and we will see changes in this over the next several months. Finally, the Residents and Fellows committee and young leaders from 2015 are working on educations modules and will have the first group available following the Annual Meeting.