68th ASSH Annual Meeting Edition
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Lifetime Member and Past-President, Harold Kleinert, MD, FACS who departed on Saturday, September 28. Dr. Kleinert was an internationally reknowned hand and upper extremity surgeon, and founder of Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center in Louisville, KY. Under his leadership, more than 1,200 physicians from 58 countries trained as Hand Fellows. We were honored to have him as a member among us, and his many contributions will be remembered in the field for generations to come.
As we celebrate the many accomplishments in hand surgery over the past year at the 68th Annual Meeting of ASSH, let us pay tribute to the giants whose dedication has brought us here. Please look for a tribute to Dr. Kleinert in next week's Weekly Member Update.
On Wednesday, October 2, over 183 Residents and Fellows convened for the 31st Annual Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery. Chaired by Julia A. Katarincic, MD, this year's Resident and Fellows Conference featured six paper sessions, the annual Quiz Bowl and the Young Members Forum. The J. Richard Smith Lecture was delivered by A. Lee Osterman, and was entitled, "You Can't Shake hands with an iPhone. "
Julia A. Katarincic, MD, Chair of the 31st Annual Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery with A. Lee Osterman, MD.
During Thursday's Opening Ceremony, Peter-Arnold Weiss, MD, Managing editor of The American Society for Surgery of the Hand Textbook of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
presented a demonstration of textbook.assh.org
, the exciting, content-rich online platform accessible to those who purchase a copy of the Textbook. Meeting attendees are welcome to stop by the ERC to experiment with the platform for themselves. ASSH is pleased to offer a flat shipping rate of $20 on orders over 5 lbs on all ERC purchases in honor of the Textbook.
Also during the Opening Ceremonies, ASSH Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Anderson, FASAE, CAE, introduced the new HandCare App to members. Available as a free download through the Apple App Store
, HandCare serves as a personal library of patient education information available at the touch of a fingertip. Through the app, physicians can access information on a patient's condition, write personalized notes, and email them directly to the patient or staff. Patients can use the app to learn more about a hand or arm condition independently. To find the App, use your iPhone or iPad to search for "HandCare" in the App Store.
Thursday evening, major AFSH benefactors were recognized at the Founders' Circle Reception. Members of the Founders Circle pledge $10,000 - $15,000 over the course of four years, and
are eligible for:
- preferred housing at the ASSH headquarters hotel during the Annual Meeting
- access to the Founders Circle Lounge at the ASSH Annual Meeting with refreshments and
- free internet access throughout the Meeting
- an invitation to an exclusive cocktail party with leaders of the Hand Society and the Foundation
- Founders Circle member pin
- acknowledgement in the Annual Giving Report
AFSH Chairman, Richard Gelberman, MD, with outgoing ASSH President, Edward Akelman, MD.
Thanks to everyone who is attending the Annual Meeting - have a great time tomorrow! If you weren't able to be here, stay tuned for streaming content later this fall.