One Question Results - Volunteer Activity
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David Ruch, MD
Practice Division Director
The committees in the Practice Division of the ASSH are working on various fronts to support, educate, enhance and promote Hand Society membership. Here are a few highlights of the work being done:
The Business of Hand Surgery Committee is working on another coding webinar with Mary LeGrand for later this spring. Look for registration details soon. They continue to send out their newsletter to keep members updated on practice-related issues.
Some members of the Government Affairs Committee will travel to Washington D.C. in May to meet with members of Congress, advocating on your behalf.
Neil Jones, MD and Jeffrey Friedrich, MD are currently traveling for the Plastic Surgery Visiting Professorship program, providing a hand surgeon mentor to plastic surgery residents around the
Steve Lee, MD and the Patient Education Committee are working closely with Warren Hammert, MD and David Ring, MD of the Evidence Based Practice Committee to create patient educational materials which can be easily understood by all of our patients. One exciting note, the committee continues work with the Information Technology Advisory Group to build an App based on the patient education brochures, initially for Apple iPads. It will be for the public, patients and surgeons to use.
The ASSH above all else a "volunteer" organization whose members are committed to the advancement of the study and education in the field of Hand Surgery both at home and abroad. These committees represent a small part of the many committees that are giving their time and resources to promote our society to our government and protecting our rapidly dwindling reimbursement for the services which we give to our patients. Thanks to all of the members of this division who give so freely of their limited time and resources.
Last week, we asked members about their participation in volunteer work. View results here
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April 15, 2013 is final deadline for payment of your 2013 ASSH membership dues. You can pay online
or contact Jeanne Bloesch, membership manager at email@example.com
If you are a new ASSH Candidate or Affiliate Member for 2013 you cannot pay your initial dues online (if you logon it will say your membership dues are paid even though they are still outstanding) – please contact Jeanne Bloesch to verify your dues are paid for 2013.
Members with unpaid 2013 dues balances after the April 15th deadline will have their names submitted to Council for determination at the May 2013 Council Meeting.
Please contact Jeanne Bloesch, membership manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 312/880-1905 with any questions regarding your ASSH membership.
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
Monday, April 15, 2013 * 8:30 PM EST
brings the experts on scapholunate instability together to discuss your cases in this no-nonsense webinar, free to all ASSH members, that combines the candid feedback and lively discussion of an ASSH course with the convenience of online learning. Join Warren C. Hammert, MD, Keith A. Segalman, MD, Robert J. Strauch, MD and host, Scott D. Lifchez, MD for a full hour of:
- discussions on your cases
- audience opinion polling
- question/answer periods
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2013
for the Self-Assessment Exam
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Applications for the 2012 American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand - Health Volunteers Overseas Young Surgeon Traveling Fellowship are being accepted.
Eligible surgeons include: R3, R4, R5, Fellows and Surgeons within three years of completing their fellowship. All eligible surgeons with an interest in spending a minimum of four weeks at an appropriate HVO teaching site in a developing country are invited to apply.
At their meeting on Monday, the AAOS Board of Directors approved the Academy’s first appropriate use criteria (AUC) on the treatment of distal radius fractures. AUC, explained Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, chair of the Council on Research and Quality, “are another step in ensuring that orthopaedic patients receive high quality, cost-effective, and appropriate musculoskeletal care.”
According to William C. Watters III, MD, chair of the AUC section of the Committee on Evidence-Based Quality and Value, AUC are guideline derivatives, “a product based on the evidence generated by a high quality clinical practice guideline (CPG) to which has been added an extreme dose of clinical expertise by people who treat the condition and perform the procedures the guidelines address.” AUC cover a range of treatment options and are designed to assist physicians and other medical personnel in clinical decision making. Read more
ASSH Past-President Don L. Eyler, MD passed away at the age of 94. Dr. Eyler practiced orthopedic medicine in Nashville, TN from 1951 until his retirement in 1983. He was a renowned hand surgeon and past president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Read his full obituary here
Jonathan F. Cook, MD
Thomas F. Hitchcock, MD
Alice Anne Hunter, MD
Bert F. Jones, MD
Michael T. LeGeyt, MD
Louis E. Murdock, MD
In 2012, AFSH received donations from 608 donors. ASSH has over 3,200 members. Which group are you in? Visit www.afsh.org/donate
now to support the Foundation that supports the future of our specialty.