Attend the 2014 Comprehensive Review Course

Volunteer Note

Thomas B. Hughes, MD and Robert J. Strauch, MD

Join myself, and co-chair Robert Strauch, MD for the  ASSH Comprehensive Review in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.  This year’s meeting is being held July 18-20th at the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel.  This intensive, three day review is designed to prepare hand surgeons of all backgrounds for subspecialty certification and recertification in surgery of the hand administered through the American Boards of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Surgery.  The course will provide both young and seasoned surgeons with consolidated synopses of the evidence behind current treatment trends.
The course provides in depth coverage of all topics from the elbow to the hand.  Lectures will discuss relevant anatomic, biomechanical, and pathologic features of common upper extremity conditions and their treatments.  The invited faculty will summarize and critically appraise the published research, which is directing the field of hand and upper extremity surgery.  We will build on the success of last years course, using the audience response system to allow interactive question and answer sessions during panel discussions.  In addition to common hand problems, the course will also cover tetraplegia, burns, brachial plexus, nerve transfers, upper extremity prosthetics, and skin cancers.
This course follows the General Orthopaedic Review, co-sponsored by the AAOS and the ASSH.  The General Review taking place on July 17th provides an enormous amount of digestible material in a one-day session on orthopaedics outside of the hand.  This offers hand surgeons the chance to keep up-to-date on broader orthopaedic conditions and prepare for the general orthopaedic questions on the hand subspecialty examination.
Both the Comprehensive Hand Review (22.75 CME credits) and the General Orthopaedic Review (8.25 CME credits) are CME approved programs and registration is closing June 25th.  Whether you consider attending this course in preparation for board examination, recertification, or to expand and update your knowledge, we expect that this year’s course will meet your needs.  We look forward to seeing everyone in Chicago.