News Updates

OMeGA Review Committee Accepting Applications through September 19, 2016
August 17, 2016

OMeGA Medical Grants Association is currently seeking applications for 2017 Review Committee member positions. Committee members evaluate graduate medical education program applications using OMeGA’s merit-based process.

AFSH President’s Message

I would like to thank all of the ASSH members, corporate partners, and Hand Clubs who participated in the 25th Anniversary campaign and especially the ASSH Presidential line and Council for their tremendous support and generosity in making it a great success.

2017 OREF Grant Cycle Now Open
June 17, 2016
OREF is now accepting applications for individual research grants addressing issues in the field of orthopaedics.
Call for AFSH Board of Trustee Vice Chair Applications
June 15, 2016
The AFSH Nominating Committee is now soliciting qualified candidates to serve as Vice Chair on the AFSH Board of Trustees. & The AFSH seeks candidates with a diverse range of professional and volunteer experience. & Candidate attributes can include, but are not limited to, previous service on a nonprofit board, fundraising and development experience and past leadership in ASSH/AFSH activities. & Deadline to apply is August 15, 2016.
Urgent Call for Funding: Proposed Touching Hands Project Mission to Honduras
June 14, 2016
The ASSH Touching Hands Project (THP) team performed 122 procedures during our March 2016 trip to Honduras. We are incredibly proud of that work, but a follow-up trip is crucial. THP is the only group that has brought upper extremity outreach to Ruth Paz Hospital, and there are no physicians in the area trained to administer the follow up care that these patients desperately need. & The people of Honduras suffer from upper extremity injuries that can result from high amounts of violence in their country. In addition, Honduras has no hand surgeons and is lacking a stable infrastructure. It is a poor country that needs assistance from our surgeons.
Council Announces Annual Meeting Scholarship Donation Match
June 3, 2016
Last week, ASSH Council gathered for its mid-year board meeting and we are proud to announce a new partnership with the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.&
Your Dollars at Work - Education Year in Review
May 19, 2016
2015 Education Programs Highlights 
Learn more about the accomplishments of the Hand Foundation and how your dollars were put to work last year.  View the 2015 AFSH Annual Report.

The “Teaching Hands” education fund was designed to support educational initiatives serving ASSH members, residents, and fellows.  This fund will help finance new projects as well as expand on existing educational programs.  Education dollars are used to support the Innovation in Education grants program, Annual Meeting Traveling Scholarships, A. Lee Osterman Excellence in Education award, and more.

Follow THP in Bolivia
May 16, 2016
Touching Hands Project  volunteers Robin Neil Kamal, MD and Erin Thomas, OTR/L, CHT arrived in La Paz, Bolivia on Saturday with the ReSurge International team.
Young Investigators urged to apply for USBJI Career Development and Grant Mentoring Program
May 16, 2016

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada are dedicated to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases.  The USBJI has developed a grant mentoring program to provide early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.  The next workshop is scheduled to take place November 4-6, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario.

Your Dollars at Work - Research Year in Review
May 13, 2016
Did you know, in 2015 alone, the AFSH awarded $461,00 for clinical and basic science research grants and awards.  Under the ASSH Research Division Director, Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS, we continue to strengthen and expand our research program.

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