ASSH Job Board Can Help You Find What You're Looking For
Edward Diao, MD
Member, ASSH Council
Chair, Corporate Advisory Council
Chair, Corporate Support Committee
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand Commercial Support Committee (CSC) was established in 1999 to monitor and develop relationships with industry partners and as a way to interact with industry in an ethical way to support the education, patient care, and research missions of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. The steady growth in corporate support has enabled ASSH members to enjoy an ever-increasing menu of educational options, offerings at the ASSH annual meeting and have the opportunity to interact with companies and their products at ASSH-hosted events. Key initiatives that have enjoyed commercial support committee participation include:
- The white paper on the “10 Commandments on How ASSH, Its Members, and Corporate Partners Will Interact for the Improvement of Patient Care in the Hand and Upper Extremity Arena.”
- The initiation of a market research initiative with a “best in industry” response rate of 35% by our members, allowing for the development of new programs and directions for medical education and surgical skills course.
- The sponsorship of a symposium regarding the market research initiative at the 2013 ASSH annual meeting.
- The involvement of the CSC in helping to achieve corporate sponsorship for the two-year complete upper extremity fellowship programs fueled by past president, Bob Szabo, MD.
The Commercial Support Committee has recently undergone a significant revamping to create a “commercial ambassadors” program where committee members engage with corporate partners in addition to the ASSH leadership and Corporate Advisory Council members. The main objective is to deepen synergies between the ASSH and industry. This program has been very successful and we invite ASSH members to become involved in this endeavor.
Furthermore, committee members are encouraged to participate in face-to-face meetings at the ASSH annual meeting and if possible, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery annual meeting as well, and participate in communications and committee work regarding the market research initiative and other activities.
Recently, leadership at the ASSH including Fred Fakharzadeh, MD, AFSH President; Bill Seitz, MD, ASSH Vice-President and Previous Chair of Corporate Advisory Council and Corporate Support Committee; and Edward Diao, MD, ASSH Council Member and Present Chair of Corporate Advisory Council and Corporate Support Committee met with Stryker Corporation’s leadership team. The ASSH team met with Vivian Masson, President of Stryker Trauma and Extremities Division; Peter Valente, Global Head of Surgical Education; and half a dozen key members of the Orthopedic Extremities Group. There was robust conversation and interchange particularly regarding the Touching Hands Project (ASSH outreach program). This initiative had particular resonance with Stryker and they firmly stated a desire to provide humanitarian and philanthropic activities in the musculoskeletal arena. Additionally, there was recognition that the upper extremity space has much opportunity for advancement and improvement in terms of products. The rich material that was obtained in the ASSH market research survey 1.0 in which the “Top 10 Unsolved Problems in Hand and Upper Extremity” provides valuable insight for industry to focus their research and development resources upon. Other topics of discussion included the SHUEHORN Digital Platform for Comprehensive Upper Extremity Educational Content, and the eAlgorithm/eCatalog demonstration project that is underway.
In closing, the commercial support committee members have the opportunity to be important players in many of the important priorities at ASSH as determined by ASSH Presidential Line Leadership and council. Your future involvement in this committee will help to shape
ASSH’s growth through collaboration with various industry partners. The committee is supported by the ASSH staff and Kris R. Delas Armas, ASSH Meetings & Corporate Relations Manager. Please feel free to contact him or myself for further information regarding the
Commercial Support Committee. Thank you to all of the past and present committee members, and all of the members who have volunteered their time to participate in the questionnaire programs and make our industry forums successful.
Are you aware that the 68th ASSH Annual Meeting in San Francisco is going to be paperless and that means the following:
- There will be no preliminary program.
- There will be no abstract book.
- There will be no program book.
- That all program information will be made available for download on either a smartphone or a tablet.
A group of nearly two dozen volunteers, consisting of many former Young Leaders and current ASSH leaders and members is gathering today and tomorrow at the ASSH Central Office in Chicago to tag content for SHUEHORN. Tagging is the process of assigning descriptive terms
for web-based content that allows the content to be organized and discovered by search tools. They will be also be creating keywords to improve search access to the extensive ASSH collection of Annual Meeting, Comprehensive Review, Specialty Day and other course recordings, DVDs, webinars, back issues of Correspondence News, and the figures and videos associated with the upcoming American Society for Surgery of the Hand Textbook of the Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.
In total, these generous volunteers will be reviewing over 5000 pieces of content, including 2000 textbook images, 950 articles and 2000 videos. This tremendous effort will help to make these valuable resources more accessible to members. Tagging all of this content is integral to the process of realizing the SHUEHORN vision, and ASSH is grateful for the invaluable contributions of these volunteers.
July 11-14, 2013
Whether you are preparing to take the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand or simply need an overall review, our first-rate faculty
will deliver! Join us for 3 days filled with relevant concepts in anatomy, biomechanics and pathology, as well as diagnostic and treatment methods related to hand, wrist and elbow surgery. Expect to see:
- High yield key concepts,
- Testable evidence behind current practice trends,
- An abundance of test questions and answers,
- And more. See the course program.
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 course.
Now, for the Fun:
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. Register today
This week, a member requested opinions regarding treatment of a wrist fracture patient with lymphedema of the affected arm. Other listserv users weighed in with their expertise, offering potential courses of treatment and advice based on their experience. Do you have any useful advice to share on this topic?
Do you have a complicated case for which you would like a second opinion, or would benefit from the experiences of your peers?
If you have already signed up for the ASSH Physician Listserv, you can contribute to the discussion by visiting the archives and scrolling down to the threads entitled, "Lymphedema with Wrist Fracture" or "X-rays of Lymphedema Pt." 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
Explore career opportunities anytime of the day or night with JobTarget. Visit the ASSH Online Career Center at jobs.assh.org
. The site, which is being upgraded to improve the user experience, offers a host of services for various needs:
- Post an anonymous resume
- View jobs
- Create a Job Alert, and new jobs that match your search will be emailed to you
- Create a Job Seeker Account
- Post a job
- View resumes
- Utilize recruitment products
In addition to helping job seekers and employers/recruiters, the Job Board
can even help you sell your practice.
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These donors have written a check, gone online, given through OREF or donated stock to support the Foundation. Have you? Visit www.afsh.org/donate
today to make your 2013 annual contribution.