- 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 with questions.
The value of a Journal Club is not only the article reviews, but the interactive discussion between readers of hot button issues and attention-grabbing articles. With this in mind, we are proud to launch the third edition new Journal Club and introduce April’s Featured Article:
Take a moment to read the commentary by Evidence Based Practice Committee Chair, David Ring, MD, PhD. You are also invited to share your own reaction to the article by visiting the Online Journal Club Discussion Board. Read the complete April Issue
Resident, Fellow or Active-Duty Military May Apply - New Deadline May 16
Additional Scholarships have been made available through the generous support of Stryker, Acumed, OsteoMed and the Indianapolis Hand Society. 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
Pre-application deadline is June 28th
The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) just announced $50 million in grant opportunities for a variety of fields including osteoporosis and related bone disease, Paget’s disease and post-traumatic Osteoarthritis. The vision of the FY11 PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military service members, veterans and beneficiaries.
Through four different award mechanisms, the PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address one of the FY11 congressionally directed topic areas with original ideas that foster new directions in basic science and translational research; novel product development leading to improved therapeutic or diagnostic tools, or improvements in clinical policies/guidelines; or clinical trials that address an immediate clinical need. Learn how to apply for this award
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.
David C. Bush, MD
Jerry L. Ellstein, MD
Richard M. Howell, MD
Ghalib A. Husseini, MD
Richard T. Martin, MD
Stephen J. O'Connell, MD
Lance Arthur Rettig, MD
Jeffrey A. Rodgers, MD
Claude S. Williams, III, MD
An updated "how-to" guide can help physicians and other health care professionals make informed decisions about how and when to transition from paper to e-Prescribing systems. The 2011 edition of "A Clinician's Guide to Electronic Prescribing," released Tuesday by the AMA and several other organizations, is an update to the original version published in 2008.
The health care environment has changed dramatically since the guide’s original release with continued growth in e-Prescribing adoption and use as well as congressional passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, the Affordable Care Act and the Drug Enforcement Administration's rule allowing e-Prescribing of controlled substances. Each of these topics and their implications for practices and e-Prescribing are discussed in detail in the 2011 guide. Read more
or download the new guide
Although a great deal of media attention has focused on federal healthcare reform, orthopaedic surgeons know that what happens on the state level is just as—if not more—important. State politics may actually have more impact and influence on our practices than federal politics. State laws affect every aspect of orthopaedic care. State legislatures introduce thousands of bills each legislative session, and an increasing percentage of these relate to health care.
Many state laws—such as those related to managed care and contracting, prompt payment, licensure and liability—apply to all medical specialties. Other bills may have more relevance for orthopaedic surgery, such as those dealing with scope of practice, imaging and ownership of surgery centers, self-referral practices and consulting. Read more
or find your elected officials