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Volunteer Note
August 24, 2012
The Self-Assessment Exam Committee is pleased to report that the response to the new Web format was overwhelmingly positive.  Ninety-three percent of those who took the post-exam survey responded favorably when asked their impressions of the exam.
Volunteer Note
August 17, 2012
The Fellowship Directors Task Force is a forum where current fellowship directors meet to discuss concerns and share ideas on issues as diverse as funding, curriculum, certification and candidate matching.
Survey Summary
August 10, 2012
Results from the August 10, 2012 One Question survey asking members about their consumption of audio content.
Volunteer Notes
August 10, 2012
Historically, the AFSH has focused primarily on hand surgery research projects.  However, its mission also includes funding of education and outreach programs, and in conjunction with its 25th anniversary, the Foundation is poised to dramatically expand its scope and vision in all three of these areas.
Volunteer Note
August 03, 2012
This group is responsible for the financial well-being of our Society.  It meets regularly to review financial statements, reassess investment strategy and ensure that your dues and donations are used in the most prudent manner.
Volunteer Note
July 27, 2012
Doctors cannot continue to shoulder the costs of health care.  The US Government's Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) needs to be repealed or significantly modified.
Member Accomplishments
July 27, 2012
Morton Kasdan, MD receives the University of Louisville's Samuel D. Gross, MD, Distinguished Career of Service Award
Survey Summary
July 27, 2012
Results from the July 27, 2012 One Question survey asking members if they have purchased a tablet in the past year.
Presidential Update 07/12
July 21, 2012
One of my Presidential themes this year is inclusion, and we have strived to provide our members with more opportunities to be included in all aspects of the Hand Society.  In addition to enhancing the Council Director application and eliminating any bias toward academics, the Identity Task Force, led by Steve Glickel, MD, has taken an additional step toward promoting transparency and openness in leadership selection.  I am pleased to announce that for the first time in ASSH history, we will open two positions on the Nominating Committee for nomination and election by you, our members.
Member Accomplishments
July 20, 2012
It is our pleasure to announce that Hand Society member L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS was recently elected to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Regents.  Dr. Levin's term will begin this year and will conclude in 2021.
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