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 Volunteer Service Kit

The ASSH Volunteer Service Committee, in conjunction with American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) member editors and Spanish translators, have produced a two-disk set for hand surgeons who are volunteering overseas.  One disk contains edited PowerPoint slides on general hand surgery and hand care in English.  The second disk contains the Spanish translation of the ASSH's Crucial Elements in Hand Surgery DVD. See the ASSH Bookstore for a product description of Crucial Elements in Hand Surgery.  Additionally, a limited number of new copies of the 1990 reprinted The Hand: Examination and Diagnosis (The Blue Book) are available.

Who's eligible to receive the Kit?
Both CDs and the Blue Book are available free to surgeons when the following two criteria are met:

1. The surgeon reviews and agrees to the license agreements. Any violation of the agreements can result in revocation of the licenses to use the content.  You will also receive a paper copy of these agreements with your CDs.

2. The surgeon produces written confirmation of his/her upcoming overseas volunteer trip for hand surgery services.  A date must be provided.  An email from the volunteer organization with a specified date is acceptable.

I am eligible for the Kit and have read through the license agreements. How do I order?
Please contact Sarah Meyer Hughes at the ASSH Central Office via email ( or phone (847) 384-8300. Indicate which items you want for your trip.  You will be asked to provide written confirmation of your upcoming trip (i.e., from the organization such as Health Volunteers Overseas or Interplast or from the site itself).  Note: These CDs or books are not available for purchase through the ASSH Bookstore.