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 Partnership & Advertising Opportunities

Partnership Philosophy
Founded in 1946, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand is the oldest medical specialty society in the United States devoted to continuing medical education related to hand surgery. ASSH members are hand surgeons and medical professional who specialize in the treatment of hand and upper extremity related conditions.

We believe that a partnership between industry and ASSH should first and foremost serve the needs of our members and meeting attendees.  A partnership to us means finding solutions to best connect our society community with key suppliers and innovators.  Join us as we continue to serve our mission, "to advance the science and practice of hand surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners." 

Learn more about the Hand Society's partnership philosophy by reading our "10 Commandments" for forming ethical relationships between physicians and commercial corporations. 

Year-Round Partnership Support Levels & Recognition

Why Become a Partner?  Develop meaningful interaction with ASSH membership to enjoy heightened visibility in the hand and upper limb community, position your company as a leader in the field and make a lasting, positive impression with ASSH members!

  • Elite Partnership is reached by committing $100,000 or more
  • Premier Partnership is reached by committing $50,000 - $99,999 in support
  • Classic Partnership is reached by committing $20,000 – $49,999 in support
  • Standard Partnership is reached by committing $1,000 – $19,999 in support​ ​

Some of the unique benefits include:

  • Elite partners get a sneak peak at the 2014 exhibit hall to select their booth in advance, prior to publication in exhibitor prospectus!
  • Premier partners receive upgraded listings in program materials and are featured in quarterly newsletter to members. 
  • Classic and Standard partners receive discounts on advertising and bonus priority points for exhibit hall placement.
  • All this and more! 

Partnership status is activated by supporting an education, training or research grant.  Continue to earn credits toward Standard, Classic, Premier or Elite Partner status through advertising and other promotional activities (print and digital) as well as exhibiting at our stand-alone courses and at the Annual Meeting.  Our partnership program is designed to maximize your company’s exposure while providing you with key benefits to acknowledge your support of both the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand. Your support allows us to keep costs low while continuing to offer the most advanced educational courses as well as fund the most promising research fellowships. Recognition begins as soon as your partnership is activated!

Corporate Partnership Program Rules

  • Current supporters have first right of refusal and must decide within 24 hours of being contacted if they will continue to support an item/activity.
  • A letter of agreement must be signed for all support opportunities.  The commercial supporter must agree to abide by the conditions put forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support.
  • Partnership is activated through education/training/research grant support and commercial/promotional commitments.  Exhibition and advertising fees contribute to partnership level but do not constitute a partnership in itself. 
  • 12-month support program begins and is renewed with each ASSH Annual Meeting and is based on advertising/commercial support, educational grants, AFSH contribution and exhibition fees paid.
  • Product purchases, including items from the ASSH store, mailing labels and market research products do not count towards partnership level.  

Ready to become a 2014 Corporate Partner?  Contact Kris R. Delas Armas, Meetings & Corporate Relations Manager at or by phone at (312) 880-1913 to develop a custom support package. 2014 Year Round Opportunities Brochure


69th ASSH Annual Meeting Support Opportunities
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

We encourage new activation ideas that best match your marketing goals.  Please contact us at to discuss new support opportunities.  Please note all commercial support must meet all standards set by the ACCME, PhRMA, AdvaMed and the U.S. Government.

Featured Annual Meeting Partnership Opportunities

Industry Forums (formerly Product Demonstration Workshop) 
Industry forums are commercially supported educational activities held in conjunction with the ASSH Annual Meeting.  These 60-minute sessions offer commercial groups the opportunity to highlight their products through an in-depth presentation.  Session format includes lecture, debate, case discussion and demonstration.  Industry Forums are the best way to gain exposure for your products and teach surgeons how to properly use your equipment.  Session content and faculty are selected by the vendor.  Forums will be promoted in all meeting programs, through email and web promotion and onsite.  Fee includes session room set-up, basic A/V package, and registration/promotion services.  Sign up early to maximize attendee awareness and registration! Click here to apply and book your time slots today!  First slot – $10,500 – each additional slot(s) – $7,500. 

Annual Meeting Mobile Event “App”  SOLD - Multiple advertising options still available!!
The app allows attendees to easily access event sessions, speakers, exhibitors, and organizer messages. Available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  As an App Supporter your logo will be seen each time the app is opened via the app “splash page”.  Additionally, you will receive a hyperlinked banner which will appear on the app’s landing page, an expanded section in the Expo listing, option to include (1) video in the media section and a highlighted booth on the exhibit hall map.  $60,000 exclusive

E-Poster Stations 
The Hand Society’s scientific posters are now available in electronic form before, during and after the Annual Meeting. E-Posters offer attendees the opportunity to view poster content in a PowerPoint format along with a PDF of each poster presenter’s accepted abstract. This is a great way for you to support an education initiative while receiving increased brand exposure. As the E-Poster supporter you will receive banner recognition onsite along with a computer screensaver featuring company logo and booth number. Recognition for E-Posters will also be referenced on meeting website and any communication to attendees about accessing the E-Posters. $10,000 each
Internet Stations (and/or WiFi) Support 
Internet kiosks will be set up in a convenient location at the Annual Meeting with banner signage and computer screensaver recognizing support. ASSH is currently investigating options for industry to also sponsor WiFi hotspots for attendees to access high speed internet on their personal device. Internet supporters would also receive recognition in any communication to attendees about internet access on show site. $20,000 exclusive or $10,000 - shared
General Session Viewing Lounge in the Exhibit Hall
Enjoy viewing general scientific session presentations, including keynote lectures, paper presentations and symposia without having to leave the exhibit hall. The viewing lounge will be a comfortable seating area in the exhibit hall where the main general session will be streamed onto large screens. Supporters will receive onsite banner signage recognizing their support, custom meter board advertising within lounge area, recognition in pre-event emails to attendees and will be listed on the ASSH website for their support as part of the promotion of the viewing area. $10,000 each

Educational Resource Center (ERC)
Take advantage of this new promotional opportunity by supporting the ERC, formerly known as the ASSH Book Store.  Hundreds of attendees stop by ERC each day of the meeting picking up select ASSH products.  Your educational grant will help supply a convenient tote to carry scientific texts, DVDs and other materials during the show.  Supporters have the option of placing corporate logo on the ERC bag or having a premium insert available at check-out, distributed to all attendees that stop by the ERC.  Educational Grant of $15,000 
Resident/Fellow Annual Meeting Scholarship Program  Commitment Deadline: April 2014
Partner with the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand by pledging to support one or more scholarships to help a resident or fellow in financial need to attend the Annual Meeting.  Scholarships are awarded at $1,500/each.

AFSH 25th Anniversary Campaign
In recognition of the 25th AFSH Anniversary, the Hand Foundation has set a goal of raising 5 million dollars over the next four years. The capital campaign will focus donor giving on three areas to service the full AFSH mission: Research, Education, and Outreach. Recognition begins as soon as a pledge agreement has been made. Both individual and corporate donors will have the opportunity pay their pledge over a four year period with all pledges paid in full by 2016. In addition to ongoing AFSH recognition for their support of the 25th Anniversary Campaign, yearly pledge payments will contribute to your Partnership Status for that specific year it is given. Suggested pledge levels: $50,000 / $100,000 / $250,000+. Click here to donate​!

Questions? Contact Kris R. Delas Armas, Meetings & Corporate Relations Manager at or by phone at (312) 880-1913. 2014 Year Round Opportunities Brochure