Council Announces Annual Meeting Scholarship Donation Match

June 3, 2016

Michelle G. Carlson, MD

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. The Hand Society has pledged a $30,000 donation match now through July 15, 2016 for each donation made in support of the Annual Meeting Traveling Scholarship Program. Dollar for dollar your donation will be matched, doubling the impact of your contribution!

Many members of Council and central office have taken the lead and pledged their support including:

  • Julie E. Adams, MD

  • Mark C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE

  • Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)

  • Michelle G. Carlson, MD

  • James Chang, MD

  • Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS

  • Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD, MS

  • Neil F. Jones, MD

  • D. Kay Kirkpatrick, MD

  • Steven L. Moran, MD

  • David T. Netscher, MD

  • Ghazi M. Rayan, MD

  • William H. Seitz, Jr., MD

  • Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD

Next week we will share our total amount raised from these gifts along with all the donations received over the coming week. We will continue to report back on our progress until we meet or exceed our $30,000 goal. Help us meet the match by making your donation online at

The Annual Meeting Scholarship Program supports residents, fellows and active duty military to travel to the Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference and the ASSH Annual Meeting. Since 2008, 413 scholarships have been awarded, with 88 scholarships awarded last year alone. This year, we received a record 188 applications but only have funding for 50, and we need your help!

Each scholarship is $1,500 to cover registration, housing and airfare to attend the meeting. 100 percent of your donation goes directly to the recipient, and there is no administrative fee. The ASSH will MATCH all donations up to $30,000 meaning every dollar donated between now and July 15 will be doubled! Maximize your support of this important program by making your donation today.

The AFSH thanks those individuals who have already supported the program by making a gift as part of their Annual Meeting registration or have directed their annual donation to this initiative, including Mark E. Baratz, MD; James Chang, MD; Jeanne L. DelSignore, MD; Ryan M. Jander, MD; James M. Saucedo, MD, MBA; Peter F. Townsend, MD and Craig B. Willis, MD. A special thank you to the Brown University Hand Club, Indianapolis Hand Society, Riordan Hand Society, the Adrian E. Flatt endowment and the Vincent R. Hentz Scholarship donors, along with our industry partners, Stryker, Smith & Nephew and Innomed, who have also contributed this year.

Be a mentor by influencing the career of our young surgeons and helping our active duty military. Please help support the education of these surgeons who will influence the future of hand surgery.