News Updates

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."
USBJi Career Development Program for Young Investigators Now Accepting Applications
October 5, 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.  ASSH sponsorship to participate is available.

2016 Hentz Scholarship and Riordan Awards Announced
September 19, 2016

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 named travel scholarships to attend the Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference and the ASSH Annual Meeting in Austin.  Each winner will receive a $1,500 stipend to cover registration, airfare and housing.

Innovation in Education Grant Update at the Tech Lab in Austin
September 2, 2016

On Friday, September 30, 2016 Benjamin Sandberg, MD will provide an update on his education grant, "Utilization of a Smart Phone Application for Tracking Hand Surgery Milestones" in the Tech Lab at the ASSH Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.

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