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 Weekly Member Update - May 17, 2013



Paperless Technology to the Rescue!

Click on the image above to watch a video invitation to the 68th ASSH Annual Meeting from co-chairs Michael Hausman, MD and Fraser Leversedge, MD.


Give a Man a Program...

Give a man a paper program, and he will learn at the Annual Meeting, but teach a man to use our meeting app, and he will learn for a lifetime. 
How, you say?  Well the app is full of useful tools and incredible content, and its search functionality takes you right to what you need.  So when  you’re in clinic in January and you want to recall that great diagnosis tip from the meeting in October, just pull out your phone, and search the app.   And two months later when you want to review the podcast of a new technique you’d like to use, it’ll be waiting for you, still on the app.  Let’s say you met a new colleague, and instead of scribbling her name in your paper program, to be forever forgotten, you took a note in the app.  Now when you run into her again at the 2014 meeting, you can quickly search your notes from last year, and shake her hand without skipping a beat, “Claudia!  Great to see you again.  Are you still at Northwestern?” 
The app is not just a guide to the meeting; it can be used to discover new things and to help you implement what you’ve learned for months and even years after you leave San Francisco.  So join us for the kick-off to another year of lifelong learning at the 2013 ASSH Annual Meeting.  

One Question: eLearning Portal

Have you used the ASSH eLearning Portal to access online content?
What types of content have you accessed using the eLearning Portal?
  • Self-Assessment Exam
  • Pre- or Post-Tests for ASSH courses
  • Annual Meeting recordings
  • Comprehensive Review recordings
  • Webinar recordings
  • Surgical skills videos
  • Videos associated with an ASSH publication
  • CME courses
  • Course Syllabi
  • Other
To submit your answer, visit our survey site.

Last Chance to Register for the Modifier Update for Hand Surgeons Webinar

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
8:00PM EST/5:00PM PT

Register Now!

Are you having difficulty being paid for both procedures when modifier 50 is appended? Are you unsure when to report an E&M with a minor procedure? Do you know the difference between modifiers 58 and 78? Then this webinar is for you! Common hand related scenarios will be used to illustrate general modifier principles. Learn more about the webinar.

Registration is now open! 


November 8-9, 2013
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, IL
Join us for hands-on cadaver workshops and panel discussions of clinical cases and debatable topics!
Experts in the care of elbow, forearm, and wrist injuries will bring you up to speed on the current approach to trauma of the elbow, forearm, and wrist.  The emphasis on adult learning in a case-based format rather than the traditional lecture-based format will provide opportunities to interact with experts on the management of trauma in the upper extremity and the hands-on lab will provide education on the newest techniques in the subject.  Check out our program and register today!

Deadline Approaching for ASSH/AFSH Annual Meeting Scholarship Applications!

Residents, fellows and active duty armed forces are invited to apply for this scholarship to attend the 31st Annual Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery and the 68th ASSH Annual Meeting.  These scholarships are intended to support attendees by reducing expenses such as registration fees, travel and housing.  If you are active duty armed forces or have a resident or fellow interested in attending the Annual Meeting, please read the requirements and submit your application here by June 1.  For questions, please contact Diana Shkap.

AFSH to Sponsor Two Members to Attend US Bone and Joint Initiative Grant Workshop Series

Deadline July 15
The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand will sponsor two ASSH members to attend the US Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) Young Investigators Initiative and Workshop Program.  This program is designed to provide early-career clinical investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field and to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.  This workshop series is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral researchers who wish to secure funding for hypothesis driven research.  It is also open to senior fellows that are doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed.
Any ASSH active or candidate member may apply.  Applications should be sent directly to the USBJI, and applicants should clearly state on their paperwork that they are an ASSH member.  If selected, the Hand Society will reimburse for travel and the registration fee.  For more information please visit the US Bone and Joint Initiative website.

Thank You to AFSH Donors

Irfan Haroon Ahmed, MD
Carl R. Coleman, MD
David Harrison Gilbert, MD
Warren C. Hammert, MD
David H. Hildreth, MD
Paul K. Ho, MD
Lawrence C. Hurst, MD
James C. Johns, MD
Saul J. Kaplan, MD
Michael T. LeGeyt, MD
Neville A. Lewis, MD
Jose J. Monsivais, MD
Stephen W. Pournaras, MD
Todd C. Smith, MD
Virak Tan, MD
Angela A. Wang, MD
Kirk L. Wong, MD
In 2012, AFSH received donations from 608 donors.  ASSH has over 3,200 members.  Which group are you in?  Visit now to support the Foundation that supports the future of our specialty.