April 1, 2011
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Did you know that the ASSH is conducting an evaluation of all ASSH member products and services? This Member Value Survey helps us determine the value of courses, programs, publications and current initiatives, along with ideas that we may implement in the future.
If you have not already responded to the survey, you will receive an email reminder tomorrow. Please take a moment to respond with your opinions by Monday, April 4th. We will randomly draw three respondents’ names to receive a prize of $100 gift certificate for any ASSH product.
The ASSH Staff invites you join the effort to support the Hand Puppeteers of America. This group holds a special place in the hearts of ASSH staff who have dedicated many hours volunteering at the Happy Hands Institute of Illinois. Learn how you can support this worthy cause
The ASSH Central Office staff would like to thank Dr. Steve Lee, Chair of the Public Education Committee, for taking some great photographs for the Hand Society like the one we used to create this new email header. We are always looking to improve our stock of photos and our image library, so grab your camera and willing patients! Cases and clinical photos can be shared via the ASSH Image Library
, and those feel-good shots can be shared with our marketing team by sending them to Nicole Renn (firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not miss your opportunity to earn to earn 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™! Registration for the 2011 Self-Assessment Examination closes Today, Friday, April 1st.
To register for the exam, learn the minimum passing score requirement, the fee for participation etc., visit the Self - Assessment web page
. To verify that you are registered for the 2011 Self-Assessment Exam, simply log into your ASSH account
and click ”My Transactions.” Here you can view your registration and print the invoice for your records.
Orthopaedic Learning Center - Rosemont, Illinois
Program Co-Chairs: Mark S. Cohen, MD & Scott H. Kozin, MD
November 4-5, 2011
Registration now open!
Participants will enjoy hands-on learning in an arthroplasty lab covering the hand, wrist, and elbow. This Master Skills program offers a unique course format that focuses on the ultimate lab experience. Each of the six scheduled labs allow attendees to choose from the leading manufacturers to practice surgical skills with guidance from hand and upper extremity experts. Particular emphasis will be placed on operative pearls relative to each implant. There will be no formal didactic lectures. Instead, case study leaders will moderate case reviews and facilitate discussion to highlight the pearls and pitfalls of hand, wrist, and elbow arthroplasty. A low participant to faculty ratio means better facilitation, interaction, communication, and learning. This is one lab program you do not want to miss! Learn more about this program
Thanks to the partnership of hundreds of donors each year the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand continues to make a difference in patient care, research, and education. We especially thank these donors who made a contribution to the Foundation in the past week.
Anne-Marie Bedard, MD
Gregory M. Buncke, MD
Jeanne L. DelSignore, MD
Kenneth J. Easterling, MD
Randi A. Galli, MD
David H. Hildreth, MD
Drew E. Kiernan, MD
Robert S. Leak, MD
Neil J. Maki, MD
Erika McPhee, MD
Khader Muqtadir, MD
Paul F. Nassab, MD
Jerry E. Nye, MD
Richard W. Pope, MD
Eghtedar Sadeghpour, MD
Gary M. Sherman, MD
James E.B. Stuart, MD
A. Marc Tetro, MD
Donald A. Vichick, MD
Lance G. Warhold, MD
Curtis S. Young, MD, MS, FACS
5 Ways Meaningful Use Will Change Your Practice – from the AMA
Practicing medicine will present new challenges and opportunities after new rules are implemented -- for you and for your patients. Complying with meaningful use rules can earn bonus money for your practice from Medicaid or Medicare -- but it also can shake up the way your office operates and the way you interact with patients.
As hospitals and practices prepare for attestation of having met the requirements, many convened at the 2011 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference in February in Orlando, Florida to learn what they can expect after going electronic. Read more from the AMA