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AFSH at the Annual Meeting
The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand is the Hand Society’s charitable arm and is committed to supporting research, education, and outreach.

AFSH Booth

Location: Atrium Lobby

  • Meet with AFSH leadership to learn how your donation is put to work.
  • Make a pledge in support of the 25th Anniversary Campaign and make a lasting impact on the area you care about most – research, education, or outreach.
  • Learn more about the Touching Hands Project and how you can get involved.
  • Enjoy special perks and privileges by joining an AFSH Giving Circle.


Hand Casting - One Day Only!

The AFSH has once again invited back artist Sean Michael Bell to take hand impressions at the Annual Meeting.  Each unique hand impression will be turned into a beautiful hand cast that will be displayed in our “Show of Hands” wall at the ASSH office.

The Show of Hands wall is exclusively open to those who have pledged $25,000 or more (over a five year period).  For those who wish to have a second hand sculpture made for their home or office, the additional fee is $500. 

Artist's Schedule
Location: Room 438
Friday, September 11 (ONE DAY ONLY)

  • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Impressions are limited!  To reserve a spot, contact the AFSH at in advance of the meeting or onsite at the AFSH booth (pending availability).   Impressions take approximately five minutes to complete.


AFSH Robert E. Carroll Founders Lecture

Memories, Moments, Mentors – A Recommended Journey
William H. Bowers, MD
Thursday, September 10
4:02 - 4:32 PM
Learn more.


AFSH Symposium 01: Reach, Teach, and Touch: Accomplishments and Vision of the AFSH

Friday, September 11
8:00 – 8:45 AM
Learn more.


VIP "Giving Circle" Lounge (by invitation only)

Members of the Benefactor, Leadership or Founders Circle as well as those who belong to the Order of the Complus Manus are invited to our VIP lounge.  Escape to a quiet gathering place with comfortable seating, light refreshments, and access to computers and a printing station.  The lounge is open during regular registration hours, starting on Tuesday, September 8 at 3:00 PM and closing on Saturday, September 12 at 4:00 PM.  The Lounge is located in room 4C-1 at the Convention Center.


ASSH/AFSH Welcome Reception (ticketed event)

Location: Olympic Sculpture Park
Thursday, September 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

New!  The ASSH/AFSH Welcome Reception will take place at the Olympic Sculpture Park where attendees will be able to enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound along with featured artwork from the Seattle Art Museum’s collection of sculpture.  A wide selection of food trucks will offer a variety of cuisine.  Musical entertainment will be provided by The Saggital Band.  All major donors of the AFSH are eligible for (1) complimentary ticket to attend the welcome reception (must RSVP by July 17).  To claim your ticket, please RSVP by July 17.  After July 17 you may purchase a ticket to attend (pending availability).


AFSH Board of Trustees Meeting (by invitation only)

Friday, September 11, 6:00 – 7:45 AM in the Aspen Room at the Sheraton Seattle hotel.


Thank You, Donors!

Watch the video for the AFSH 25th Anniversary Campaign.

1,277 individuals and 11 organizations have contributed to the campaign since it began in late 2011.  See the full list.

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