The Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery is specifically geared toward hand surgery fellows and residents in orthopaedic, plastic and general surgery and allows paper participants to present their work on subjects within the specialty of hand surgery. The opportunity for dialogue and the exchange of information makes this conference a valuable resource. The conference is generously funded by the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand through the Adrian E. Flatt Endowment Fund.
The one-day conference is traditionally held the Wednesday immediately before the official opening of the three-day ASSH Annual Meeting on Thursday.
- Presentations of papers by residents and fellows. A call for abstracts is generally issued eight months or so before the meeting.
- The Richard J. Smith lecture presented by a noted hand surgeon.
- The Joseph H. Boyes award presented by the Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference Committee. It is awarded to the best paper/presentation at the annual Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference. The winning author presents his or her paper again during that year’s ASSH Annual Meeting.