March 18, 2011
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Special Emphasis Grants for Clinical and Basic Science Researchers
Join the Prestigious Editorial Team at JHS
Only Two More Weeks to Register for the 2011 Self-Assessment
ASSH/AFSH Annual Meeting Scholarships
AFSH-HVO Young Surgeons Overseas Traveling Fellowship
ASSH Webinar On-Demand: "What Hand Surgeons Should Pay Attention to Now and Why!"
Health Volunteers Overseas – Orthopaedic Sub-specialists Needed
AFSH Donors This Week
The Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand leadership elected to cancel the combined JSSH/ASSH meeting to be held next week on Maui. We certainly understand and agree with this decision given the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor accident. Our thoughts are with the Japanese people and our Japanese hand surgery colleagues. We stand ready to assist our Japanese friends in any we can. To our members who register for the meeting please know your registration will be fully refunded. We are currently working with the JSSH regarding hotel accommodation refunds. Please look to our website for further developments.
Count your blessings,
Last week we wanted to know if you ever applied to join and ASSH volunteer workgroup. View the results of the poll here
. This week, we’re interested in learning in an average year, how often you attend CME courses for which you have to travel, and for which you do not? Answer this week’s One Question
Through the generosity of our industry partners the AFSH is announcing support for original research on topics related to:
• Nerve and soft tissue function, injuries and diseases.
Grants for either clinical research or basic science projects will be considered. Awards are up to a maximum of $20,000 a year for two years. Proposals should follow the format for the clinical research
and basic science
research programs supported by AFSH presently and be identified as intended for consideration under this Special Emphasis Note
. Submissions will be reviewed by the Research Management Committee in June 2011. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2011
This grant was generously provided by the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH).
The JHS Journal Advisory Group (JAG) is now accepting applications for the In Brief Deputy Review Editor
. Join the JHS editorial team by sending your CV, letters of recommendation, and letter of intent to Tara Havenga (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Applications must be received by April 4, 2011
to be considered for the position. The Journal Advisory Group will announce the new Deputy Editor in mid-April.
To read the full job description and learn more about how to apply for this position, visit us online
Registration for the 2011 Self-Assessment Examination is coming to a close on April 1st, 2011. Make sure you don’t miss out on this easy opportunity to earn 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
! For an affordable fee of just $155 for members, you can participate in the exam. To learn more about the exam, the minimum passing score requirement, the fee for nonmember participation etc., visit the Self Assessment web page
Resident, Fellow or Active-Duty Military? Apply for a scholarship before May 2
Residents, Fellows and Active Duty members of the United States Armed Forces are encouraged to submit an application for the ASSH/AFSH Annual Meeting Scholarships. Scholarship recipients receive funding to help defer the cost of the 29th Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery and the 66th Annual Meeting expenses such as registration fees, airfare and lodging. Apply online today
! Deadline is May 2, 2011.
The AFSH thanks the generosity of our partners at Stryker Orthopaedics, Acumed LLC, and OsteoMed, L. P. for their support.
Applications for the 2011 American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand - Health Volunteers Overseas Young Surgeon Overseas Traveling Fellowship
are being accepted until April 8. All eligible surgeons (R3, R4, R5, Fellows and Surgeons within three years of completing their fellowship) with an interest in spending 4 weeks at an appropriate HVO teaching site in a developing country are invited to apply. Visit us to learn more about the AFSH-HVO Young Surgeon Overseas Traveling Fellowship or email email@example.com
This fellowship is available due to a generous grant from the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH).
Get top-notch practice management coaching from the comfort of your own home or office at a special introductory price. This 60 minute webinar, recorded on February 22, is now available on-demand
. For a special introductory price of only $49, you'll have unlimited access for 60 days. 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 a great investment.
Generalists and sub-specialists are needed in Managua, Nicaragua for two-week assignments in the spring and summer 2011. Volunteers are also needed in Peru for two- to four-week assignments in the spring and summer 2011. Contact the program department
for additional information and get involved.
Learn more about hand surgery through Health Volunteers
Overseas and apply for a 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.
Hubert B. Bradburn, MD
Stuart J. Elkowitz, MD
Ginard I. Henry, MD
Neal L. Hochwald, MD
Thomas D. Magnell, MD
George D. Papanicolaou, MD, PA
Umesh I. Raturi, MD