Management of Complex Trauma in the Upper Extremity
AFSH 25th Anniversary Campaign: Our Future in Hand
Chair, Annual Meeting Scientific Displays Committee
Over the last six months, the volunteers on the Scientific Exhibits Committee have worked extensively reviewing posters and papers for our Annual Meeting in San Francisco. We were fortunate to have 139 submissions for poster only presentations. With so many excellent papers submitted for podium presentations and due to limited space, the Scientific Exhibits Committee also reviewed 325 papers for electronic poster presentations. After our review, we were able to accept 152 posters; as always these were difficult decisions and we wish we could have accepted even more.
The authors worked extensively developing powerpoint presentations that will be displayed at our exciting electronic kiosks. This electronic format allows archiving of all the presentations and inclusion into the ASSH electronic library. The committee then reviewed the top powerpoint presentations, and chose five that the committee deemed exceptional. These will be displayed in a traditional poster format, for all members to review. Finally Drs. Hausman and Leversedge have added an exciting interactive poster sesssion. The Annual Meeting chairs chose eight posters that will be displayed in a traditional poster format and will be presented by the authors and discussed by a reviewer with the audience. An incredible amount of scientific research has been done by our members, residents, fellows and medical students. The volunteers on the Scientific Exhibits Committee have worked many hours, and I am sure our members will be excited to review these incredible scientific works in San Francisco.
What is your favorite San Francisco restaurant? Alternately, what restaurant are you most excited to try during this year's Annual Meeting?
There’s still time to be a part of our most technologically advanced meeting yet! Onsite registration prices are now in effect, but you can avoid the lines at onsite registration and register online
or via fax through Sunday, September 29
. To ensure your registration is processed in time, mailed registrations are no longer being accepted.
Registration is now open for the new Practice Management webinar “Understanding Causation and Return to Work Issues in Workers' Compensation,” scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Presented by Mark Melhorn, MD and Jay Pomerance, MD, this course will focus on how to determine causation for workplace injuries and how to develop effective return-to-work approaches.
This webinar comes as a $75 package that includes the live presentation and a recording. Learn more about this webinar on the registration page
November 8-9, 2013 * Rosemont, IL
Attention surgeons who treat fractures and are interested in the latest techniques and treatment approaches: Register for Master Skills Course: Management of Complex Trauma in the Upper Extremity
. The faculty is a Who’s-Who of hand surgery, trauma surgery in particular. The interactive course format along with the ability to approach faculty at the breaks and reception will allow you to get all your questions answered by the experts. You should leave feeling well grounded in upper extremity trauma. Check out our program
and register today
New this year! You will receive a Passport to Prizes Game card when you pick-up your registration packet. We encourage you to play and learn all about the unique products/services at this year’s Annual Meeting. All you have to do is visit all the booths of the participating partners and obtain a signature. The completion of the game card by Saturday, October 5th at 10:00am makes you eligible to win one of three iPad Minis. Good luck!
Reaching. Teaching. Touching.
During the 25th Anniversary Campaign, our Foundation has committed to doubling its size by raising $5 million to strengthen and expand support for research, education and outreach. We are reaching
into the future of hand and upper extremity care by funding larger and more impactful
research grants. We are committed to education by teaching
through new, online resources and by offering residents and fellows scholarship opportunities. We are dedicated to touching
the lives of our patients through outreach efforts to help meet the needs in underserved communities. Our Future is in OUR Hands: Reach, Teach, and Touch your community by giving a gift in support of the AFSH today!
Make a pledge of $25,000 or more (paid over 4-5 years) and have a custom hand statue created for display in our Show of Hands wall in the Chase Library. Join us at the AFSH booth during the Annual Meeting where the hand sculptor will be available onsite, Thursday, October 3 from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM to take your hand impressions. Pledge online at http://bit.ly/Pledge25
or for questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerald Blatt, MD
William P. Cooney, MD
Charles S. Day, MD
Mark Dodson, MD
John W. Durham, MD
J. Ollie Edmunds, Jr., MD
Michael B. Grillot, MD
Kurt Icenogle, MD
Brent C. Nossaman, DO
Alan Rosen, MD
Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD
Tamara D. Rozental, MD
Robert J. Strauch, MD
James W. Strickland, MD
Daniel N. Switlick, MD
Peter Tang, MD, MPH
Michael R. Ugino, MD
Rafael M. Williams, MD
Join these colleagues and the 377 others (so far) who have already made their annual donation to the AFSH. Visit www.afsh.org/donate
now to support the Foundation that supports the future of our specialty.