Scott P. Steinmann, MD
Mark Baratz, MD
Co-chairs, Advanced Techniques in Elbow Surgery
Advanced Techniques in Elbow Surgery
will be the only course in 2013 to cover all aspects of elbow surgery including trauma and arthroscopy. The first day will allow for significant cadaver lab experience in all aspects of elbow arthroscopy. Significant time has been set aside to allow for case discussion and faculty debate on timely issues.
The second day will cover all aspects of trauma including distal humerus, coronoid and radial head fractures. The course will finish with significant laboratory time dedicated to elbow arthroplasty and a discussion of revision elbow arthroplasty.
Last week, we asked members how likely they would be to volunteer in hand surgery in under-served countries if they were provided travel funds by ASSH or similar organization.
In the next 12-15 months, ASSH will be introducing a new online learning platform that will house all of the Hand Society's clinical content (e.g., articles, images, videos, newsletters, books and more). It will allow you to search an incredible amount of resources for exactly what you need, and even save important items to your own online collection. We are very excited to be able to offer this incredible resource to our members, and we need your help to come up with a name for this incredible tool.
We are looking for suggestions that capture the spirit and mission of hand and upper-extremity education with a catchy, easy-to-remember moniker. The submission deadline is July 12, and the author of the winning idea will receive bragging rights, and satisfaction in the knowledge that he or she has made their stamp on the history of hand and upper extremity education. Click here to submit your ideas
We would like to be able to give this platform a fresh name befitting of its breadth and value. Thank you in advance for your creativity.
If you completed an Early Bird registration for the 68th ASSH Annual Meeting
this October 3-5 in San Francisco, please check the Annual Meeting website to find updated symposia
and industry forums
that may have been "TBD" when you initially registered. Don’t miss out on informative presentations from industry or scintillating symposia! Review your Annual Meeting itinerary and make any necessary changes today!
The Members Business Meeting Topic Survey
is now open. This is your opportunity to help shape the agenda for this year’s meeting and let us know which issues are most important to you. Once you submit your feedback, we will pull the most popular responses and call for a vote to finalize the topics.
This year’s Members Business Meeting takes place on Thursday, October 3 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM as part of the 68th Annual Meeting
. It will also include a call for Nominating Committee nominations. Be sure to attend to join our important discussions.
All survey responses are due by Monday, July 22, 2013.
In response to feedback from users and stakeholders, CMS Physician Compare
now has an updated database and enhanced search functions. Watch this video
to learn more about the Physician Compare redesign and to explore the site's key features.
Physician Compare, which meets Affordable Care Act of 2010 requirements, helps patients search for and select physicians and other healthcare professionals enrolled in the Medicare program. Beginning in 2014, Physician Compare will also include quality of care ratings for Group Practices. Ratings for individuals will be added in the future.
Congratulations to ASSH Member Stacey H. Berner, MD, who has been named president of SurgCenter Development (SCD), one of the largest and fastest growing developers of de novo surgery centers throughout the US, developing more than 120 Centers in 20 states over the past two decades.
As President, Dr. Berner will provide leadership to the company and assist the Board of Directors in the development of a strategic plan to advance the company’s mission and growth as an organization. He will oversee operations to insure production efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management of resources. Dr. Berner joined SCD as a principal in 2012 after a successful career in private practice as an orthopaedic surgeon in Baltimore for 18 years. He has previously served as the medical director of the Hand Centers at Carroll Hospital Center and Northwest Hospital Center, as well as chief of the Division of Hand Surgery and the Medical Staff at Northwest Hospital Center.
In this week's most popular thread on the ASSH Physician Listserv, a member asked participants to share their experiences with treating intersection syndrome, in addition to requesting references to articles dealing with the condition and its treatment. Have you treated intersection syndrome in your practice and have wisdom to share with your colleagues? Would you like to read the articles shared by other Listserv members?
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 thread entitled, "Intersection Syndrome." 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
William E. Billings, Jr., MD
Kostas J. Constantine, MD
Randall W. Culp, MD
J. Clinton Walker, MD
Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Megan M. Wood, 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.