Attend the Annual Meeting Guest Lectures

Volunteer Note

Scott Kozin, MD

The Annual Meeting Program Chairpersons (Bobby Chhabra, MD and Jennifer Wolf, MD), ASSH Council, and Central Office staff are gearing up for another exciting Annual Meeting in Boston. The theme is Hands Helping Hands to emphasize that giving your time and skill is rewarding beyond belief and can change lives in a meaningful way.

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that's wrong with the world.”
— Dr. Paul Farmer

I am honored to welcome Presidential Guest Lecturer, Paul Farmer, MD, PhD., an American physician who is a pioneer in humanitarianism. He has worked to provide “first world” health care for the “third world”, beginning in Haiti where the Touching Hands Project just returned. Dr. Farmer has inspired many of us to pursue global health equity in hand care and I know he will inspire you as well. His talk is Friday afternoon and one that should not be missed.

We are proud to announce that this year’s Founders lecture will be given by Peter Carter, MD, a huge contributor to hand surgery, education, and volunteerism. Our international lecturer is Michael Solomons, MD. Michael is a pioneer educator and teacher in South Africa. Mark Baratz, MD will be our Richard Smith Lecturer and his theme “What is Your Favorite Tune" will be enlightening and inspirational.

While the Annual Meeting has always been a rich source of education, it is also one of our best opportunities to connect with colleagues and friends. I hope that you will join us for the opening reception at Fenway Park on Thursday, September 18. The $99 admission fee includes a two-hour open bar and hors d'oeuvres. We will gather at the newly renovated Third Base Deck, have access to the batting cages and music from the infamous Sagittal Band. This evening promises to be a great night.

Be sure to check out the full program on our website and register today.

© 2016 American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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