Ryan Calfee, MD, MScThomas Hughes, MD
Co-Chairs, Comprehensive Review Course
The annual ASSH Comprehensive Review in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
is being held July 12-14th at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown hotel. This intensive, three day review is designed to prepare hand surgeons of all backgrounds for subspecialty certification and recertification in surgery of the hand administered through the American Boards of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Surgery. The course will provide both young and seasoned surgeons with consolidated synopses of the evidence behind current treatment trends.
The course provides in depth coverage of all topics from the elbow to the hand. Lectures will discuss relevant anatomic, biomechanical, and pathologic features of common upper extremity conditions and their treatments. The invited faculty will summarize and critically appraise the published research which is directing the field of hand and upper extremity surgery. In response to feedback from prior attendees, this year’s course will use an audience response system to allow interactive question and answer sessions during panel discussions. We have also added additional topics including nerve transfers, upper extremity prosthetics, and skin cancers.
This course follows the General Orthopaedic Review which is co-sponsored by the AAOS and the ASSH. The General Review taking place on July 11th is an all encompassing one day update on orthopaedics outside of the hand. This offers hand surgeons the chance to keep up to date on broader orthopaedic conditions and prepare for the general orthopaedic questions on the hand subspecialty examination.
Both the Comprehensive Hand Review and the General Orthopaedic Review are CME approved programs and registration is closing June 21st. Whether you consider attending this course in preparation for board examination, recertification, or to expand and update your knowledge, myself and co-chair Thomas Hughes expect that this year’s course will meet your needs. We look forward to seeing everyone in Chicago.
Deadline: June 21
Comprehensive Review and General Orthopaedic Review
July 11-14, 2013 * Chicago
Register early and save at the 2013 ASSH Annual Meeting in San Francisco!
Share your knowledge, learn new skills and be part of our global Hand Surgery community by joining your colleagues at the 68th Annual Meeting of ASSH, where our rich tradition of education meets the latest in technology. Personalize your schedule to match your needs. This year we have:
Don’t miss out on San Francisco – it will be a meeting to remember! Register in the next 24 hours for big savings on registration. Also, if you don’t have a mobile device that can support our app, be sure to indicate you’d like to rent one
in your on-site registration form.
For those of you still working on the Self Assessment Exam, this is a reminder that the deadline has been extended until Friday, June 21st. You need to complete the exam and evaluation in order to obtain your CME. You can access the exam by logging into the eLearning Portal
. Questions? Check our exam web guide
, or call the ASSH office at 312.880.1900.
ASSH invites you to head over to our online store to check out our newly renovated site. We have redesigned the store to improve navigation and ease of use, creating a simplified browsing and shopping experience that highlights our exciting and informative products to the fullest. Come experience everything we have to offer in the new ASSH Store!
In 2012, ASSH was able to fund 34 scholarships out of 124 applications for an ASSH/AFSH Annual Meeting Scholarship. This year, we have received 76 applications, but can only fund 67 scholarships.
So far, we have received pledges of $83,000 from our industry partners, plus an additional pledge of $17,500 from AFSH. Help us nurture the next generation of hand surgeons by urging your Hand Club or alumni group to make a matching donation. Your contributions can help us award a scholarship to every applicant for the first time in ASSH history. Contact the ASSH Central Office at (312) 880-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to donate today!
After conferring with state and local orthopaedic societies, AAOS has elected not to endorse the 2012 report, Surgeon-Industry Relationships in the Discipline of Orthopaedic Surgery, from the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the Orthopaedic Institute of Medicine (OIOM). In lieu of an endorsement, AAOS encourages all orthopaedic surgeons to read the report and consider its recommendations on their own. Find the report here
Congratulations to ASSH Member Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, FACS, FRCSC, who was named the recipient of the Jacobson Innovation Award by the American College of Surgeons last week. Dr. Mackinnon was honored with this international surgical award in recognition of her leadership in the innovative use of nerve transfer procedures for treatment of patients with devastating peripheral nerve injuries. The prestigious Jacobson Innovation Award honors living surgeons who have been innovators of a new development or technique in any field of surgery and is made possible through a gift from Julius H. Jacobson II, MD, FACS, and his wife, Joan. Dr. Jacobson is a general vascular surgeon known for his pioneering work in the development of microsurgery.
Are you interested in volunteering abroad? Health Volunteers Overseas is offering the following opportunities relevant to hand and upper-extremity specialists:
A hand therapist is needed at Wenzhou Medical School to assist in the post-traumatic prevention and treatment of hand stiffness. The volunteer would also work with a hand surgeon (already selected) to assess the needs of the physical therapy department relative to hand. The assignment would be for 1.5-2 weeks in September 2013 with the weeks being flexible. For more information contact their program department
Volunteers are needed at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center for 2-4 week assignments. Volunteers provide training through lectures and presentations, participating in clinics and rounds, as well as hands-on demonstration of techniques and methods during surgery. Generalists and sub-specialists are needed. Please contact their program department
for more information.
|Gregory M. Alberton, MD
Marshall L. Balk, MD
Timothy A. Beer, MD
Richard A. Bernstein, MD
David C. Bush, MD
Douglas H. Chin, MD, PhD, FACS
George S. Edwards, Jr., MD
Vermon S. Esplin, MD
Pamela Ellen Glennon, MD
Douglas A. Gordon, MD, FRCSC
John V. Hogikyan, MD
William E. Hooper, MD
|Paul C. Horn, MD
Jonathan E. Isaacs, MD
Laurie Depfer Koch, MD
Jerone T. Landstrom, MD
Dawn M. LaPorte, MD
Sang-Gil P. Lee, MD
Charles F. Leinberry, MD
Robert D. Mastey, MD
James D. Matiko, MD
Robert J. Maurer, MD
Vikram P. Mehta, MD, FACS
Heidi E. Michelsen-Jost, MD
|Michael S. Murphy, MD|
Brian A. Murphy, MD
Roberto L. Nevares, MD
Terrence M. O'Donovan, MD
Khaimchand Panday, MD
James L. Pertsch, MD
Glenn B. Rankin, MD
George A. Richardson, MD
Mark Ross, FRACS
Kenneth Stephens, PhD, DO
Craig R. Stirrat, MD
Have you made your annual donation to the Foundation? Visit www.afsh.org/donate
now to support research, education and outreach in the field of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery