Weekly Member Update - April 11, 2014

Volunteer Note

Registration for Wrist Course Closes on Monday

Time is Running Out!  Meet Your CME Goals

HandCare App

Health Volunteers Overseas Opportunity

Listserv Hot Topic - Dupuytren's Disease

Thank You to AFSH Donors


Volunteer Note

hughesStrauchThomas B. Hughes, MD, Chair
Robert J. Strauch, MD, Co-Chair
2014 Comprehensive Review Course

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 year's 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.  Read more.

Registration for Wrist Course Closes on Monday

Wrist14_200x200_ETWhat Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About the Wrist: Distal Radius, Carpus and Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain
May 2 - 3, 2014
Sheraton Austin, Austin, TX
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 14

This course will present the latest research and techniques regarding disorders of the wrist. It will cover all of the common conditions of the wrist and wrist conditions that are rare. The program for this two-day course includes all the best tips and knowledge that you need to provide state-of-the-art care to your patients.

Register Now.

Time is Running Out!  Meet Your CME Goals

SA14_200x200-border2014 ASSH Self-Assessment Exam
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 14

You know the deal.  You can earn an incredible amount of CME at an unbeatable price from the ASSH Self-Assessment Exam.  Don’t miss this year’s opportunity to earn credits with great new content at your own pace, on your own schedule and from anywhere you have internet access. 

Registration is closing on Monday, so the time to act is now.  Earn 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with our open-book format and test-pausing capabilities.  It’s just too good to miss!

Register Now
ASSH members: $195
Nonmembers: $235

CME Credit Hours
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

HandCare App

HandCare App IconAvailable as a free download through the Apple App Store, HandCare serves as a personal library of patient education information available at the touch of a fingertip. Through the app, physicians can access information on a patient's condition, write personalized notes, and email them directly to the patient or staff. Patients can use the app to learn more about a hand or arm condition independently.

To find the App, use your iPad to search for "HandCare" in the App Store.

Health Volunteers Overseas Opportunity
Are you interested in volunteering abroad?  Health Volunteers Overseas is offering this opportunity relevant to hand and upper-extremity specialists:
One to two hand surgeons needed to go with a team for a 1 week assignment June 22 - 28.  Hand surgery volunteers must be board certified in orthopaedics, plastics, or general surgery.  Contact their program department for more information.

Listserv Hot Topic - Dupuytren's Disease
This week, the ASSH Physician Listserv has been home to a lively discussion on the unique challenges of treating Dupuytren's Disease.  Would you like to weigh in on the discussion by sharing your own experiences and wisdom?  Visit the ASSH Physician Listserv archives and scroll down to any of the following threads:

  • Dupuy recurrences
  • Painful Dupuytren's nodules
  • Xiaflex - Patient Self-Manipulation

If you don't remember your Listserv password, you can reset your password here.
The ASSH Physician Listserv is a place where members can collaborate on clinical questions, share tips and techniques and interact with other members.  To sign up for the Listserv, visit the Listserv page.

Thank You to AFSH Donors

Stephan Ariyan, MD
Basil R. Besh, MD
James F. Brinkman, MD
Matthew D. Bush, MD
Raymond A. Capone, Jr., MD
Domenico Defazio, MD
Joseph C. DeFiore, Jr., MD
Michael L. DiDonna, MD
Peter Fitzgibbons, MD
Guy D. Foulkes, MD
Steven J. Heithoff, DO
Kevin A. Hildebrand, MD
Stuart M. Hilliard, MD, FACS
Donald H. Holder, MD
Bert F. Jones, MD
Ryosuke Kakinoki, MD
Amy F. Kells, MD, PhD
Tosca Kinchelow Kulendran, MD
W.P. Andrew Lee, MD
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
Mathias A. Masem, MD
Steven A. Maser, MD
Steven J. McCabe, MD
Patrick T. McCulloch, MD
Michael A. Milek, MD
Rodrigo Neira, MD
Leon J. Nesti, MD, PhD
David T. Netscher, MD
Michael J. Palmer, MD
William T. Payne, V, MD
Wesley G. Schooler, MD
Steven S. Shin, MD
Nathan L. Taylor, MD
Richard H. Tessler, MD
Obinwanne F.C. Ugwonali, MD


These donors have written a check, gone online, given through OREF or donated stock to support the Foundation.  Have you?  Visit today to make your 2014 annual contribution.

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