News Updates

Apply for the 2017 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program
January 9, 2017

Apply today for a spot in the AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP).  Topics include the peer review process, grant writing, career training and more!  The Hand Society is excited to announce it will sponsor one qualified hand surgeon to attend CSCDP as a Specialty Society participant.  Deadline to be considered for ASSH sponsorship is March 1.

Apply for the Hentz Scholarship or Riordan Award to attend the 2017 ASSH Annual Meeting
January 5, 2017
Special named travel scholarships to attend the 72nd ASSH Annual Meeting in San Francisco are now available, including the Vincent R. Hentz Scholarship recognizing a worthy plastic surgery resident or plastic hand fellow, and the Daniel C. Riordan Award honoring a talented resident or fellow with financial need.  Residents and fellows may apply for a travel scholarship online through May 12, 2017.
Pay it Forward – Chairman’s Message from Dr. Glickel
December 20, 2016
As the 2016-2018 Chairman, my goal over the next two years is to raise awareness of how the Foundation supports our field, demonstrate how members can benefit from Foundation offerings, and show how important membership support is to realize the mission and goals of the Foundation.
2016 THP Annual Report
December 6, 2016
In 2016, the Touching Hands Project team made a bigger difference than ever before. After 6 successful missions in 2015, the team increased to 10 missions this year, serving more than 500 patients. Read the 2016 Annual Report to see how the volunteers changed lives. 
Independent Outreach Missions: Funding Opportunity
November 30, 2016
The Outreach Advisory Group has allocated special funding in 2017 to support independent outreach missions.  Individuals or groups may apply.  Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2017.
ASSH Member Helps Publish Groundbreaking Study
November 14, 2016
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body’s ability to repair its own cells, which they hope will lead to better diagnosis and treatment of traumatic nerve injuries, like those sustained in car accidents, sports injuries, or in combat.
2016 Annual Meeting Award Recipients
October 18, 2016

View the full list of award winners from the 71st ASSH Annual Meeting in Austin, including best paper/poster awards, research awards, education and travel awards, and this year's scholarship recipients.

Make an IRA Charitable Contribution to the Hand Foundation
October 17, 2016
The IRA Charitable Rollover provision of the PATH Act allows individuals 70 ½ and older to make tax-free contributions of up to $100,000 from their Traditional IRAs directly to qualified charities without recognizing the assets transferred as taxable income.  The IRA Charitable Rollover is the perfect tool to use to support any number of the Hand Foundation's unrestricted or designated funds.
Congratulations 2016 AFSH-HVO Fellows
October 11, 2016

Hear from the 2016 AFSH-HVO Fellowship class who will participate in HVO volunteer trips over the 2016-2017 year.

Message from 2015 Innovation in Education Grant Winner Chris Anthony, MD
October 11, 2016
Watch a video update from Chris Anthony, MD, winner of the 2015 Innovation in Education Grant for his project on "A Technology Platform for Surgical Video Coaching in Orthopaedic Resident Training."

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