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 Weekly Member Update - August 9, 2013



Volunteer Note

Clinical Question Results

What made Roy Meals, MD Shout for Joy this Week?

ASSH Subsidizes iPad Rental:  Tablets are Better than Phones

Summer Savings: 50% off and FREE Shipping!  Last Day to Act

IFSSH August eZine Now Available

Thanks to AFSH Donors


Volunteer Note

 
Edward Akelman, MD
ASSH President
 
Since its inception in 2004, we have considered the Young Leaders Program a great success.  It has so far offered more than 100 young ASSH members the opportunity to become involved with our leadership.  The program participants have studied many important topics and made some lasting recommendations to Council.  Most of our Young Leaders continue to stay involved with the Hand Society, and many have joined ASSH leadership as committee chairs and even Council members.
 
This year, we want to provide the same opportunities for those who have dedicated years to our Society by launching the pilot
Mid-Career Leadership Program.  This program is something we have never done before.  Those with eight or more years of membership can now gain insight into our leadership process and forge relationships with those involved in the major decision making of our Society.
 
Those selected for the program will begin by researching some important topics related to our profession and are given the rare opportunity to present their findings to Council in December.   I look forward to hearing from some of our more seasoned members.  Applications for the Mid-Career Leadership Program are now available, and I encourage those in the middle of their career to apply.  This is your opportunity to make a difference in our Society and in our profession as a whole.
 
The Mid-Career Leadership Program webpage has all the information you need.  With questions, feel free to contact Olivia Moran (omoran@assh.org) at the ASSH Central Office.

 

Clinical Question Results

 
Last week, Young Leader LCDR. Leo T. Kroonen, MD asked members about their use of screw fixation for displaced scaphoid wrist fractures, and many of you weighed in with your opinion. 
 
 
 
All JHS issues—from the journal’s inception in 1976 through today—are now available online!  Whose presidential address was the first to publish in the JHS?  And what did Dr. Peter R. Coggins say in his 1977 book review of Dr. Joseph Boyes’ On the Shoulders of Giants?  Until now, our online archives were missing many key foundational articles, and we’re proud that the collection is now complete. 
 
To view the JHS archives, go to www.jhandsurg.org and click on Articles and Issues (top left), then navigate to the issue you wish to peruse.  Abstracts and references are fully searchable, and journal subscribers can access PDFs of full articles.  Check out the expanded www.jhandsurg.org today!  And be sure to look for Dr. Meals’ editorial about this new feature in the September issue of JHS.
 
Note: The JHS Editorial Board, the ASSH and Elsevier would not have been able to provide you with electronic access to these past issues without the journal donations of our members, for which we are very grateful.  We would also like to thank Roy Meals, MD, for his dedication to making this happen.
 
 
Reading abstracts, maps and ePosters will be much better on a tablet than on a phone.  ASSH wants you to have a great experience at our 2013 Paperless Annual Meeting, and this is so important that we are sharing in the cost of iPad rentals for those that do not have tablets.  Here’s the breakdown:
 
Cost per iPad                                     $100
ASSH contribution                             -$50  
Your Cost                                           $50
 
Cost of not straining your 
eyes to view Annual Meeting
content on your phone………………………PRICELESS.
 
Our Annual Meeting app is supported by iPhone, iPad, Android phones and Android tablets, but the best method to access this content is with an iPad.  What are the benefits of using an iPad? Here are a few:
  • Large, 7x9 screen
  • Pre-downloaded ASSH Annual Meeting app
  • 10 hours of continuous use before needing a charge
If you have questions about navigating this paperless meeting, please contact the ASSH Central Office at 312-880-1900 or email meetings@assh.org
 
To secure your rental, modify your registration online or call the ASSH Central office at
312-880-1900.  The deadline to reserve an iPad is September 13, 2013.
 
 
We are offering 50% off select titles below and free shipping on the entire site until 11:59 p.m. CST on 8/10.  Use code SS50P0810 at check out to receive your discount.
 

JHS Select, edited by Michael R. Hausman, MD, is the perfect summer read.  Based on readership data, this publication pulls the 25 most popular scientific articles from JHS in 2010 and offers savant critiques on the real impact of the science.  Exercise those neurons and dig deeper into the hottest topics of hand surgery with JHS Select.  Purchase the print book or the e-book.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Advanced Concepts of Hand Pathology & Surgery, edited by Randy R. Bindra, MD and Teresa L. Brininger, PhD, is a seamless fusion of surgical and therapeutic perspectives on the management of upper extremity disorders.  This go-to manual features alternating surgeon/therapist chapters to help you optimize outcomes from the point of presentation onward.  As a guide or as a gift, Advanced Concepts can enlighten your practice.  Purchase the print book or the e-book.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IFSSH is proud to bring you the August issue of the IFSSH Ezine, a digital publication available to the global Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy communities.  Click here to view the Ezine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thanks to AFSH Donors

Mark A. Deitch, MD
Thomas R. Dennis, MD
David L. Evans, MD
R. Glenn Gaston, MD
Norman K. Poppen, MD
P. Andrew Puckett, 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.