Winter Council Meeting 2012

Governance Update

Edward Akelman, MD
This weekend, the Council and members of our Young Leaders Program are convening at ASSH’s Chicago offices for our annual
winter meeting.  Several exciting initiatives are on the agenda, including expanding our international outreach and improving educational opportunities through ASSH.  Council members will be discussing an extensive proposal from Dr. Chung, chair of the International Task Force, to expand our international reach, and we will also be considering a bold proposal to make ASSH the premiere online depository for education and information pertaining to surgery of the hand and upper extremity. 
We are also welcoming this year’s Young Leaders, who are exploring three issues that will shape the future of ASSH: expanding the member base for ASSH, the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand, and cost-effective delivery of hand care.  I am excited to hear the presentations from our Young Leaders, and look forward to the contributions they will bring to ASSH in the years to come.
Look for more information from the winter Council meeting in the next few weeks.