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 Weekly Member Update - December 7, 2012


Recording Now Available – Crash Course in Meaningful Use

It's Time to Register for Comprehensive Care of the High Level Athlete!

Give Yourself the Gift of Knowledge this Holiday Season

Looking for More CME in 2012? Pick Up Your JHS

Listserv Hot Topic: Henry Buhl Auction at Sotheby's

Thank You to AFSH Donors


A recording of last week’s “Crash Course in Meaningful Use:  A Practical Guide for Hand Surgeons and Their Staff” is now available for purchase through the ASSH eLearning Portal. The 60 minute webinar, presented by Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA, explains the components of Meaningful Use, and is especially geared to hand surgeons.  In addition to a recording of the webinar which includes the PPT presentation, a comprehensive resource guide for implementing Meaningful Use is included with the product. Login to the ASSH website at and then click on this link or search for “meaningful use” to get to the webinar product.  Price is $50 for ASSH members.
Browse all ASSH webinar recordings at our eLearning Portal.
May 3-4, 2013 * Palmer House Hilton * Chicago, IL
Program Co-Chairs: Michelle G. Carlson, MD, Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, Thomas A. Wiedrich, MD
Join us for a dynamic program that will focus on common hand and wrist injuries in elite athletes.  This comprehensive course will cover diagnosis, treatment, therapy, dealing with 3rd parties (coaches, trainers, agents, media) and other issues regarding return to play.  Attendees will enjoy learning from an elite field of hand surgeons as well as from a trainer, a lawyer, an agent, a sports psychologis, and a professional athlete.  Decision making will be discussed at the professional, college, high school and recreational level.
Some of the topics to be covered include: scapholunate ligament injuries, central TFCC tear, ulnar impaction, scaphoid fractures, boutonnière deformity, pulley rupture, mallet finger, phalangeal fractures, PIP joint injuries, thumb ligament injuries, carpal fractures, wrist tendonitis, and ganglions and other bumps.  Participants are encouraged to submit cases in advance of the program which will be discussed by faculty onsite.
Deadline to register is April 8, 2013.  Learn more about this course.
Complete your collection of ASSH’s popular Master Skills Series this holiday season, and enjoy 20% OFF all e-books or free shipping and handling on all other orders.  You deserve it!  At check out, use discount code 2012YEEPUB20 for e-books and all orders that require shipping and handling will automatically ship for free. 
Many titles are available as e-books and hard copy books: MS_trio (2).jpg

Tendon Transfer Surgery of the Upper Extremity
Hard copy or e-book
Arthritis of the Hand and Upper Extremity
Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity
Hard copy or e-book
Flap Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity
Hard copy or e-book
Upper Extremity Nerve Repair - Tips and Techniques
Hard copy
Fractures of the Upper Extremity
Hard copy
Wrist and Elbow Reconstruction & Arthroscopy
Hard Copy
Also, don’t miss the popular Hand Surgery Update V in hard copy or e-book.  Special discounts are available for members who would like both the hard copy and the e-book.  Email Carrie ( for more information. 

Looking for more CME in 2012?  Pick up your JHS

Don’t leave CME credits on the table (or your bookshelf) at the end of the year.  In each issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery, you’ll find articles with CME credits.  To claim credits, complete the test at the end of the article online and pay the activity fee. Visit the JHS website to browse for these articles in any 2012 issue. Learn more.
Certificates for any complete exams for which you have earned credit are available at > Member Center > My CME.  For assistance logging in for your transcript, email or call (312) 880-1900.
If you need assistance logging into the JHS system, please contact our partners at Elsevier:
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 6:00pm, EST
Tel: (800) 654-2452 (Toll Free US & Canada)
Tel: (314) 447-8871 (Outside US & Canada)
Please note: in order to receive CME credit for these JHS exams you must complete the tests and pay your activity fee of $20 per exam. Learn more.

Listserv Hot Topic: Henry Buhl Auction at Sotheby's

This week, a member drew attention to "A Show of Hands: Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl," an upcoming auction at Sotheby's.  On December 12 and 13, Sotheby's will be auctioning a portion of Buhl's collection of hand images from such artists as Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, Dorthea Lange, and lesser-known names.  Proceeds will benefit the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE), Buhl's charity.  Learn more about the auction.
If you have already signed up for the ASSH Physician Listserv, you can contribute to the discussion about the Henry Buhl collection by visiting the archives and scrolling down to the thread titled, "Sotheby's Auction."  If you don't remember your Listserv password, you can reset your password here.
The ASSH Physician Listserv is a place where members can collaborate on clinical questions, share tips and techniques and interact with other members.  To sign up for the Listserv, visit the Listserv page.

Thank You to AFSH Donors 

Rannie AlSamkari, MD
Michael A. Baskies, MD, FACS, FAAOS
Peter J. Campbell, MD
David T. Chiu, MD, FACS
Michael B. Clendenin, MD
Michael P. Coyle, Jr., MD
Teri S. Formanek, MD
Donald L. Hager, MD
Robert H. Hartwig, MD
Kenneth A. Hieke, MD
William E. Hooper, MD
Richard F. Howard, DO
Curtis C. Johnson, MD
Pamela L. Jones, MD
Mark S. Leslie, MD
Brandon Z. Massey, MD
Robert J. Maurer, MD
Michael A. McClinton, MD
Joe A. Morgan, MD
Monica L. Morman, MD
Richard P. Murphy, MD
Sanjiv H. Naidu, MD, PhD
Richard D. Perlman, MD, MPH
James E. Popp, MD
Mark Rekant, MD
John M. Saletta
Anthony Sapienza, MD
David B. Siegel, MD
Daniel I. Singer, MD
Joel D. Thompson, MD
John W. Toye, MD
David J. Tulipan, MD
Takuro Wada, MD
Bruce I. Wintman, MD
Joan F. Wright, MD
Brian K. Yorkgitis, DO​



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