ASSH is happy to announce a winner in the SHUEHORN naming contest! After reviewing over 70 creative and thoughtful submissions from members, the SHUEHORN Steering Committee, consisting of Edward Akelman, MD, Michael Hausman, MD, and Ray Raven, MD, settled upon Hand-e as the new name for this exciting and valuable educational resource. Thank you to everyone who submitted a suggestion to the effort, and stay tuned for future updates on the progress of Hand-e!
This week, we are launching a new feature for WMU that we are calling, “Clinical Question.” Similar in format to our One-Question Surveys, we are posing a clinically themed question to our membership in the hopes of creating a mini-forum for members to discuss various issues of significance within the field of hand surgery. After collecting responses, we will then post them for all members to see.
Our first Clinical Question comes to us from ASSH Young Leader, Anthony Mollano, MD:
What is your procedure of choice for surgical treatment of advanced thumb CMC arthritis?
To submit your response, click here
. If you have an idea for a Clinical Question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS
University of Michigan Health System
Charles B.G. de Nancrede Professor in Surgery
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs (Instructional Track)
Congratulations to Kevin Chung, MD, who will assume his new position as Research Division Director at Annual Meeting! He succeeds Brent Graham, MD, whose three-year term will end this year.
Dr. Chung joined ASSH in 1999. He is Chair of the International Relations Committee, Vice-Chair of the Publications and Products Advisory Committee, and a member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee, Surgery of the Hand Outcomes Workgroup, Annual Meeting Committee, SHUEHORN Steering Committee, and Maintenance of Certification Committee. He also serves as the Hand Society’s IFSSH liaison and as an ACS Governor, and he edited ASSH's popular Hand Surgery Update V publication.
Join us for a state-of-the-art course on open and arthroscopic techniques of elbow surgery. The program will include lectures, panel discussions and hands-on training in the cadaver laboratory (one cadaver specimen for every two participants). Specific techniques covered in detail include:
- Elbow Arthroscopy
- Elbow Instability
- Elbow Fractures
Take advantage of this opportunity to perform surgical procedures in the laboratory and bring problem cases for discussion with the experts. This is the only course offered domestically this year on elbow surgery. Do not hesitate and wait until 2015 for the next one! Check out the course brochure
and register today
Basic Science Award Recipients
Roger Cornwall, MD
Anne Gingery, MD
Amy Moore, MD
Mark Wang, MD
Jennifer Wolf, MD
Robert Wysocki, MD
Tai-Hua Yang, MD
The committee meeting schedule for the Annual Meeting has been posted. Members can find the schedule here
. Be sure to double check all meeting locations, as some are being held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square (333 O’Farrell Street) and some at the Moscone West Convention Center (800 Howard Street). Staff liaisons will be contacting committees soon. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Meyer Hughes at email@example.com
This research opportunity is designed specifically for residents and fellows, offering a small amount of funding to seed innovative projects related to hand surgery. The scope of the project is smaller, and the time to funding is faster than the traditional AFSH basic science and clinical research grants.
Eligibility: Hand surgery fellows or surgical residents in ACGME-accredited programs are eligible to apply. Funding will be limited to one applicant per institution. Up to $4,000 will be awarded
Timeline: Deadline for proposals is August 1, 2013. Applicants may be required to make revisions to their proposals prior to receiving funding.
Kenneth J. Garrod, MD
Erich E. Hornbach, MD
Michael M. Kearney, MD
Kevin F. Lutsky, MD
Thomas L. Mehlhoff, MD
Edward R. North, MD
Dina Popovic, MD, FRCSC
Mari Thiart, MBBS
Richard K. Thomas, 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.