February 11, 2011
In partnership with the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) and the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH), the Hand Society is pleased to announce the availability of the first Upper Extremity Fellowship Grants (UEFG).
These grants will be used to fund comprehensive two-year fellowship programs in upper extremity surgery based on the rotation pathways
and Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity Curriculum
(SHUE) created by the Enhancing Education Task Forces led by Marty Boyer, MD and James Chang, MD.
All ACGME accredited programs are invited to apply.
The grants will support an additional year of fellowship for two years beginning in 2013.
Visit the ASSH website to learn more about the UEFG application
requirements and to download the application.
The deadline to apply is July 1, 2011.
The grants recipients will be announced in September 2011.
Receive top-notch practice management coaching from the comfort of your own home or office by attending the ASSH's first webinar “What Hand Surgeons Should Pay Attention to Now and Why."
Led by practice management and reimbursement leaders from Karen Zupko & Associates, this informative webinar will cover four key areas and explore easy action plans.
If you would like to be more profitable, avoid audits, paybacks and penalties, reduce your risk or cash in on government incentives, then this webinar is for you. You'll receive practical insights and advice, not vague theory or recitation of government white papers.
The webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd
at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PT. Register today
Instead of spending funds to print a membership directory that is out of date before it hits your desk, ASSH has developed a new online Membership Directory
that automatically updates every time you or your colleague edits your profile.
Not only will you have continual access to the most recent information available, but there are several helpful features including:
- Searching for colleagues by name, email or location
- Downloading a complete or partial searchable PDF to have available offline or to print.
- Sharing a “professional view” sheet of an individual’s contact information with patients or other professionals which only shows name, photo, office address, office phone and website, so personal information remains confidential.
- Immediately updating your own profile and photo at your own convenience.
Login to the website
to explore the directory and update your information.
Keep an eye out for future tips and tools about the Membership Directory in upcoming Weekly Member Updates.
Join expert consultants and your colleagues on Tuesday, March 1 to discuss real cases and recommended treatment options. Case Submissions are due today – Friday, February 11
Post your case in the ASSH Image Library and it may be selected for discussion during the consultation webinar. Learn more here
Register now for this advanced review course to refresh your knowledge of the topical concepts of anatomy, biomechanics and pathology as well as diagnostic and treatment methods relating to hand, wrist and elbow surgery. See a full list of topics and faculty here
The deadline for Paper Presentations submissions is rapidly approaching.
To be considered for presentation at the 2011 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, please submit your proposal by Monday, February 21. Read the call for abstracts
Do you know a Resident or Fellow with an outstanding research study?
The Residents and Fellows Conference Paper/Poster abstract deadline is also Monday, February 21.
Read the call for Residents and Fellows
for important Policies and Procedures.
Are you ready to submit your abstract for consideration? Visit the Abstract submission website to upload your proposal
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 recently made a contribution to the Foundation.
To learn more about the Foundation or to make a contribution, visit www.afsh.org
Michael J. Dunn, MD
Gerald L. Farber, MD
Tosca Kinchelow Kulendran, MD
Paul Zidel, MD
What governmental rules and regulations are most burdensome to your practice? Tell the American Medical Association (AMA) by participating in a short survey, which will help inform AMA advocacy efforts on your behalf. The survey will collect physicians' input on rules and regulations that increase their administrative costs and paperwork burden or interfere with patient care without a significant benefit to patients, physicians or the government.
The AMA developed the survey in response to an executive order, issued in January by President Obama, calling on all government agencies to complete an analysis of rules that may be ineffective, insufficient or excessively burdensome.
The AMA sees this as an opportunity to reduce physicians' administrative burden. Learn more and take the survey
The AMA lauded the U.S. Senate's vote to repeal an IRS 1099 reporting requirement for businesses that was included in the Affordable Care Act. The provision would require businesses, including physician offices, to file a 1099 form with the IRS if the total amount of payments made to another business in exchange for goods and services is $600 or more in a year.
AMA President Cecil B. Wilson, MD "applauds the Senate’s vote in support of the Stabenow amendment to repeal the unnecessary and burdensome IRS 1099 reporting requirement that was included as part of the health reform law." Read the complete AMA news release