News Updates

2018 Independent Mission Funding Recipients Announced
February 20, 2018
Congratulations to the 10 individuals who received independent outreach mission funding from AFSH. These hand surgeons will travel around the world, from Honduras to Rwanda, performing free hand surgery to patients in need.


Call for Peer Reviewers
February 16, 2018

The ASSH is seeking motivated and qualified peer reviewers to join the Research Management Committee to evaluate, critique, and identify high-quality research projects for potential AFSH grant support.  Committee members are selected for their subject matter expertise, experience with the reviewing grants, and their ability to evaluate objectively the quality and potential of a study submission.  Committee applications are due March 11, 2018.

Call for Proposals: Quality Healthcare Assessment in Hand Surgery 2-Year $100K Grant
February 8, 2018

The AFSH is now accepting clinical grant applications on the topic of “Quality Healthcare Assessments in Hand Surgery" through June 1, 2018.

A Message from the THP Team Leader
December 31, 2017

The Touching Hands Project (THP) has expanded from an idea to something that changes patients’ lives for the better all over the world. In three years, the project has grown from an idea to a reality (inception to implementation). This achievement would not have been possible without the unwavering support of the ASSH and the AFSH.

Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program Call for Applications
November 30, 2017

The USBJI Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program Call for Applications is open!  Submit your application by January 15, 2018 to be considered.  To be considered for ASSH sponsorship submit your letter of interest and C.V. to [email protected] by December 15, 2018.

Call for 2018 Basic Science and Clinical Research Grants
November 14, 2017

The 2018 Call for Basic Science and Clinical Research grants is now open!  All topics related to hand and upper extremity will be considered.  New - designated funding is available this year for projects on peripheral nerve.  Projects within this area will receive special attention by the Research Management Committee.  Apply for a basic or clinical research grant by April 2, 2018 to be considered.

2016 Two-Year Clinical Nerve Research Grant Progress Report
October 16, 2017

In 2016, Sameer B. Shah, PhD was awarded a two-year $100K grant for his project on the "Impact of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Diabetes on Nerve Structure." Learn more about the progress made since work began in January 2017.

AFSH President's Message
September 19, 2017
We are fortunate to have had Dr. John Bednar as our Foundation President for these last 4 years.   John produced extraordinarily good results for the Foundation.  John has led by exemplary example, been mission driven and strategic in his approach to the Foundation.  Last year the Foundation, for the first time ever, was able to award over $1,000,000.00 in grants for hand surgery education, research, and outreach! 


2017-2018 International Hand Surgery Fellowship Recipients Announced!
August 31, 2017
Launched earlier this year, the International Hand Surgery Fellowship (IHSF) offers a unique opportunity for U.S.. hand surgeons in the early phase of their training to participate in a visiting fellowship abroad, either in China or India, over a three-month period.  We are happy to announce our inaugural 2017-2018 International Fellowship class.
2017 Hentz Scholarship and Riordan Awards Announced
August 15, 2017

The Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Committee, on behalf of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, the Vincent R. Hentz Fund, and the Riordan Hand Society are excited to announce this year's special travel scholarships to attend the Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference and the ASSH Annual Meeting in San Francisco. 

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