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 Weekly Member Update - March 15, 2013

Invitation from Ryan P. Calfee, MD, MSc, Comprehensive Review Chair

Alert Your Young Colleagues to the Clinician Scientist Development Program

Did You Know?

Thanks to AFSH Donors

How much time do you spend volunteering for the following types of organizations?
  • Professional (i.e. ASSH, AAOS, ASPS etc.)
  • Medical (i.e. Health Volunteers Abroad, Doctors Without Borders, etc.)
  • Charitable
  • Religious or Faith-Based
  • Community-Based
  • School/Local Athletics
To submit your answer, visit our survey site.

One Week Left to Apply for an ASSH Committee

The deadline for ASSH committee applications is fast approaching.  Take advantage of your opportunity to volunteer with the Hand Society and apply now!  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 22.

There are openings in all four ASSH activity areas (education, outreach, practice, and research), with nearly 40 committees accepting applications.  More information on these committees can be
found on our Volunteer Opportunities webpage.  Please contact Olivia Moran ( or 312-880-1918) with any questions.
As part of your registration fee, you will receive a print syllabus and downloadable digital syllabus at the course, and a full screen PDF of the presentations for continued review after the

There’s more:  If you are preparing for the general orthopaedics section of the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand, be sure to include the AAOS/ASSH General Orthopaedic Review in your registration.  This additional fee program is held the day before the Comprehensive Review course (July 11), this is a lively and convenient program with all of the generally accepted principles of orthopaedics that you need to study.  Our skilled faculty knows what you need to know and will give a focused, straightforward review of the other orthopaedic specialty areas on the exam. 
Plus, if you're a Bon Jovi fan, you're in luck!  They are playing that Friday at Soldier Field, just a short taxi ride away.  Get your tickets now!

Is Your ASSH eBook Library Complete? 

The ASSH eBook library continues to grow, now offering eight popular titles!  These easy-to-use eBooks can be read on your desktop using Adobe Digital Editions, on your iOS or Android device using the Bluefire Reader app or any on Adobe supported e-reading device.

Click the links below to purchase your eBook.  Once you purchase it, you will immediately receive an email with a link to download the book and instructions on how to sync it to each of your

For instructions and more information, visit our website.
There are only 5 days left to submit e-posters

E-poster displays are the perfect medium for unusual or multiple clinical case presentations.  There are many benefits to having an e-poster displayed – more room for creativity, ability to
incorporate multi-media (i.e., video), and additional space for content.  Submit your e-poster today!
Don’t miss lectures from the top hand care professionals on the diagnosis, treatment, and therapy of the high level athlete, learn how to work with 3rd parties (agent, lawyer, psychologist,
chiropractor), and participate in special panel discussions with athletic trainers and athletes from Northwestern University and the Chicago Bears.  Register now!
Interested in bringing Allied Health professionals for half-off?  Contact Diana at
Be sure to book your hotel room TODAY!

This course will take place at the Palmer House Hilton, located in downtown Chicago.  This AAA four-diamond rated hotel has been hosting visitors to the Chicago Loop for over 140 years.  Today, the
Palmer House Hilton continues to thrive in the heart of the theatre and financial district, just steps from the Art Institute, Millennium Park and State Street shopping.  Reserve a room online or
call (877) 865-5321 and use code HLA to receive the special ASSH rate of $184/night.
The deadline to apply for the AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scientist Development Program (CSDP) is March 27.  They are seeking applicants in their PGY2-PGY5 residency years, in fellowships, and Junior Faculty through year three who have the potential and desire to become orthopaedic clinician scientists.  Up to fifteen participants are selected to participate in the one and a half day CSDP training workshop.  ASSH will sponsor one hand surgeon applicant to attend.
The workshop will run September 26-28.  The CSDP provides participants with an orientation to the research environment including research history, funding sources and orthopaedic research
organizations.  The workshop also provides the opportunity to meet and interact with research professors and establish a mentor relationship with selected faculty.
Learn more about the program.
The application period for the 2013-2014 academic year will be open through Friday, May 3, 2013, 5pm CDT.  Grants up to $5,000 help provide for an orthopaedic residency program's basic needs
  • Books and journals for program use (hard copy or electronic)
  • Educational courses, including online course, self-assessment courses, and other learning aids
  • Journal club support (not to conflict with JBJS program)
  • Development of novel curricula and/or educational resources
  • Skills lab
  • Cadaver sessions
  • Visiting professors/Grand Rounds speakers
ASSH membership offers a wealth of valuable benefits.  For instance, ASSH members are encouraged to submit case photos to the Image Library, a resource that allows participants to share images and reuse them for education purposes, such as classroom lectures and presentations.  You can also use the Image Library to submit photographs to our free online Consultation Corner, where members can obtain the opinions of their peers on difficult cases via a live webinar.

Learn more about the ASSH Image Library.

Thank You to AFSH Donors

John T. Chance, MD
Leslie P. Dean, MD
George S. Edwards, Jr., MD
Daniel John Fletcher, MD
Robert I. Gelb, MD
Saul J. Kaplan, MD
F. Thomas D. Kaplan, MD
Donald R. Laub, Jr., MD, FACS
Charles P. Melone, Jr., MD
Charles L. Metzger, MD
S. John Millon, MD
Leslie E. Sisco, MD
David K. Subin, MD
Christopher J. Walsh, MD
Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD
Please join us in thanking our Corporate Donor in support of Soft Tissue/Nerve Repair: