- Requires national and international collaboration.
- Fosters the principles of scholarship of the ASSH.
- Has a clearly delineated theme in a specific area of clinical interest, a scientific pursuit, or an educational mission.
The Committee will select the Bunnell fellow based on the applicant’s scholarship, ASSH contributions, and the strength of the proposed collaborative project. Learn how to apply
on our Bunnell webpage. Please contact Alexzandra Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org
While winter and summer were fighting for their survival in the opposite hemispheres of the world, our community of hand surgeons was able to celebrate the birth of a new wonderful creation - the ezine of the IFSSH. Thanks to its President, Ulrich Mennen, MD, in February 2011 the IFSSH started a new era in information and communication. This electronic magazine, called “ezine”, developed and edited by Ulrich Mennen, MD plans to improve communication between IFSSH members and co-workers. The outstanding quality and content of the first issue assure us that it will be an important tool in our aim to build a stronger hand surgery community.
The first issue was distributed to over 1,500 surgeons directly, plus many more via the IFSSH Member Society Delegates, and is helping promote the IFSSH in many countries. If you wish to receive this, or have contributions or suggestions, please email email@example.com
. Read the complete IFSSH E-Zine
Applications for the 2011 American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand - Health Volunteers Overseas Young Surgeon Overseas Traveling Fellowship are being accepted until today, Friday April 8
. All eligible surgeons (R3, R4, R5, Fellows and Surgeons within three years of completing their fellowship) with an interest in spending four 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This fellowship is available due to a generous grant from the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH).
Health Volunteers Overseas announced today that ASSH member Michelle James, MD, is a recipient of the sixth annual HVO Golden Apple Award. As part of its World Health Day observances, HVO created this award to recognize the extraordinary educational contributions of volunteers to international program sites. Each volunteer honored with this award has demonstrated a strong commitment to HVO’s educational mission by working on curriculum development, teacher training, didactic or clinical training, or the enhancement of educational resources.
Dr. James initiated a program in pediatric hand surgery in Managua, Nicaragua in 2009 and has served as site director since then, returning biannually to work with the surgeons and patients. Previously, the hospital was unable to manage the simplest of pediatric hand conditions. Dr. James has given her time, instruments, and invaluable education to surgeons and residents who are now traveling to various regions throughout Nicaragua and performing basic pediatric hand surgery. Read more about the HVO Golden Apple Award
and the 2011 Golden Apple Honorees
Resident, Fellow or Active-Duty Military may apply - Deadline 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 66th Annual Meeting expenses such as registration fees, airfare and lodging. Apply online today
The AFSH thanks the generosity of our partners at Stryker Orthopaedics, Acumed LLC, and OsteoMed, L. P. for their support.
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.
Stacey H. Berner, MD
George P. Bogumill, MD, PhD
Dawn M. Briskey, CAE
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Mark A. Deitch, MD
Michael L. DiDonna, MD
Lana Kang, MD
Osvandre Lech, MD
Boyd C. Lumsden, MD
Chad R. Manke, MD
Mathias A. Masem, MD
George Nanos, MD
Albert A. Panozzo, FRACS
Nicholas E. Rose, MD
E. Bruce Toby, MD
Neal B. Zimmerman, MD
The 11th United States Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta granted the Obama administration's motion for an expedited hearing regarding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The administration is appealing a January decision made by U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson who ruled the law's requirement to buy health insurance or pay a penalty unconstitutional.
The court will randomly select a three-judge panel to hear the appeal on June 8, 2011 and each side will get one hour to present oral arguments. Ordinarily, consideration of such a complex case would take longer for a ruling to be issued, but opponents of the law say it is necessary for courts to act quickly because parts of the law are already being implemented. A June hearing could enable the Supreme Court to get the case as soon as late this year or early in 2012. Read more