The Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference Committee's charge is to run the Residents and Fellows Conference, which is a full-day course held on the eve of the official opening of the ASSH Annual Meeting.
Committee members are responsible for reviewing and grading abstracts, ultimately determining which ones will be accepted for papers and posters. Committee members also help develop the curriculum for the meeting and are involved in the conference, serving as reviewers of papers for scientific sessions, grading the presentations for selection of the Joseph H. Boyes Award for the outstanding paper, and participating in panel discussions and debates.
This year, the conference will include debates on scaphoid fractures, management of PIP joint fracture dislocations, a lightning-round session where panelists discuss their approaches to challenging cases, and the always-popular "Hand Jeopardy."
In addition to the Richard J. Smith Lecture, we will have special presentations on "Thumb Duplication," "Ethical Billing Practices" and "Your First Contract."
Volunteering for this committee is a great way to become involved in the ASSH. The committee has defined guidelines, and all volunteers are given the opportunity to contribute. If you have an interest in organizing and planning a conference or are looking for a committee where you can be involved and contribute to the ASSH, consider volunteering for the Residents and Fellows Conference Committee.