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Frequently Asked Questions

Onsite Information

What is the Educational Resource Center?
Where is the speaker ready room and what are the hours?

Meeting App

How do I download the Annual Meeting app?
How can I sync my registration with the app?

CME

How do I get my CME certificate? 
Who accredits this meeting? 
Does this meeting qualify for CEU?
Does this meeting satisfy any patient safety credit hours?
Do I have to complete a pre-test or post-test for CME?
How do I access the pre-test and post-test?

Program

When does the meeting start?
Where can I find the session calendar and session information?
What courses will be recorded and sold?
What is the appropriate attire for the meeting?
Where can I get handouts?
Where can I get abstracts for the meeting?
Where can I view the e-Posters at the meeting?
Where can I view the e-posters after the meeting?
How can I submit an abstract?
What are the dates for future annual meetings?

International Attendees

How do I get a letter of invitation?
Are there special registration discounts for international attendees?

Registration

How do I register? 
Can I register onsite?
What is the cancellation policy? 
What is the youth attendance policy?
Will my registration materials be mailed to me?
How do I get a copy of my invoice?
How do I know if you have received my registration? 
Who can I contact if I have questions about my registration? 
I am a speaker, do I need to register? 
Can I register to only visit the Exhibit Hall?
What is included with my registration?
I am an exhibitor, can I attend sessions?
What is the Annual Meeting attendance requirement for ASSH Active members?

How to download the Annual Meeting app

*The 2015 meeting app is not yet available for download. Please check back in spring 2015.

For iOS App Store – iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod users:
1.On your device, open the App Store app
2.Search for ASSH Annual Meeting 2015
3.Install and run

For the Android devices 2.3 and higher, go to the Play store:
1. On your device, open the Android Market app
2. Search for ASSH Annual Meeting 2015
3. Install and run

All other mobile devices:

Enter the download link (coming soon) in your mobile device’s browser address bar (not the Google search bar).  The web app is designed for mobile viewing and requires continued Internet ac


What is the Educational Resource Center?

 

The ASSH Educational Resource Center will provide information on all ASSH activities, publicationscoursesfuture annual meetings, patient education brochures, self-assessment examinations, apparel and more.  ASSH staff members will be available to answer your questions, fill publication orders and accept course registrations.

 


Where is the speaker ready room and what are the hours?

 

The location of the speaker ready room is TBD. The hours are:

Tuesday, September 27 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 28 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, September 29 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, September 30 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 1 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

 


How do I download the Annual Meeting app?

 

Information about the annual meeting app for the 2016 event will be available in the weeks prior to the meeting.

 


How can I sync my registration with the app?

 

More information will be available in the weeks prior to the meeting.  

 


 

How do I get my CME certificate? 

The Hand Society’s Certificate of Course Completion form is available online only. Upon the completion of the meeting you will be able to login on the My CME page to verify the hours you attended and the number of CME credits you have earned by participating in the ASSH Annual Meeting. Claiming your hours online is quick, easy and automatically updates your CME transcript for immediate printing!  If you are a new attendee or forgot your login information, please contact the ASSH by email at meetings@assh.org or call (312) 880-1900 to obtain your login information. 

DO NOT create a new online account if you have trouble logging in –– your registration record is attached to your original login and your education credits will not appear if a new login is created. For assistance with using the website or accessing your CME information online, stop by the registration desk onsite or contact the Hand Society.

 


Who accredits this meeting?

 

The ASSH Annual Meeting has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

 


 

Does this meeting qualify for CEU?

No.  However, non-physician attendees can claim proof of attendance by following the same steps listed above for claiming CME.

 


 

Does this meeting satisfy any patient safety credit hours?

Please check the ASPS website. If a session has patient safety hours it will be noted in the description.

 


 

Do I have to complete a pre-test or post-test for CME?

Pre-course, Post-course and MOC-approved instructions courses have pre-tests and post-tests to help assess attendee learning.  You will receive an email notification to access your tests if you are registered for one or more of these sessions.

 


 

How do I access the pre-test and post-test?

Visit the ASSH testing portal and login to see all your available pre/post-tests.


 

When does the meeting start?

The official start of the 2016 Annual Meeting is on Thursday, September 29, 2016.  However, some activities begin as early as Monday, September 26, 2016.

 


 

Where can I find the session calendar and session information?

Check the Program page to get started.


 

What courses will be recorded and sold?

The American Society for Surgery of the hand will capture audio lectures and video PowerPoint presentations on selected sessions during the ASSH Annual Meeting.  Everyone with access to Hand-e will have access to the recordings.


 

What is the Annual Meeting attendance requirement for ASSH Active members?

ASSH Active members must attend at least one ASSH Annual Meeting Society every three years. “Attendance” at an ASSH Annual Meeting is considered a full paid registration and is not fulfilled by single day registrations, individual pre or post course registrations, or acting only as faculty/presenter/discusser for a course.


 

What is the appropriate attire for the meeting?

Business casual.


 

Where can I get handouts?

Handouts will be available on this website and also on the Annual Meeting app. For the Coding course only, the syllabus will be provided to attendees in print format, which will be available at the registration desk when you pick up your badge.


 

Where can I get abstracts for the meeting?

Meeting abstracts will be posted on this site prior to the meeting.  An e-mail notification will be sent to annual meeting attendees as soon as the abstracts are available.  Abstracts from prior meetings can be found in the Annual Meeting archives in Hand-e.


Where can I view the e-Posters at the meeting?

 E-poster kiosks will be set-up in the ASSH Exhibit Hall for viewing during the 2016 Annual Meeting.

 


Where can I view the e-posters after the meeting?

 All of the e-Posters are available for viewing in the online poster gallery.

 


 

How can I submit an abstract?

Review the information posted on the abstracts page for submission instructions, requirements and deadlines.


 

What are the dates for future annual meetings?

72nd Annual Meeting of the ASSH
September 7-9, 2017 * San Francisco, CA
Residents & Fellows Conference and Precourses begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017
 
73rd Annual Meeting of the ASSH
September 13-15, 2018 * Boston, MA

Residents & Fellows Conference and Precourses begin on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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How do I get a letter of invitation?

 

If you need an official letter of invitation to attend the ASSH Annual Meeting, please contact staff at meetings@assh.org.


 

Are there special registration discounts for international attendees?

Attendees from Japan, the 2016 International Guest Society, are entitled to a registration discount.  Your discount will automatically be added when you register for the meeting. If it does not enter automatically, please contact meetings@assh.org.


 

How do I register? 

Visit the registration page for three different ways to register.


 

Can I register onsite?

You may register on site by visiting the registration desk. Learn more about onsite registration.


 

What is the cancellation policy? 

Please visit the registration policies page for details on the refund and cancellation policy.  


 

What is the youth attendance policy?

Adults 18 years of age and older may visit any area of the annual meeting, provided admittance requirements are met according to the information that follows. These policies are strictly enforced.

Exhibit Hall - Children 6-17 years of age must purchase an exhibit hall pass at the ASSH Registration Desk to gain admittance to the exhibit hall. Parents or legal guardians are required to sign a release and waiver of claim for children between 6-17 years of age and must accompany them at all times while in the exhibit hall. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to enter the exhibit hall under any circumstances.

Guest Program - All individuals participating in a tour must purchase a ticket and sign a release and waiver of claim. Some activities have a minimum age limit. Optional tour tickets are nonrefundable once purchased.


 

Will my registration materials be mailed to me?

No. You will not receive registration materials in advance of the Annual Meeting.  However, two weeks prior to the Annual Meeting, you will receive an e-mail notification that provides you with detailed information regarding your attendance at the Annual Meeting.  This will include instructions on location and times when you can check in and pick up your registration material, access your itinerary, and more.


 

How do I get a copy of my invoice?

Please login to your account and view your purchase history to access any ASSH invoice.


 

How do I know if you have received my registration?

Please login to your account, click on purchase history and then click on registrations to view your registration history.


 

Who can I contact if I have questions about my registration? 

For registration questions, please call (312) 880-1900 or email meetings@assh.org.


I am a speaker, do I need to register? 

 

Yes, all speakers are required to register and pay to attend the Annual Meeting.


Can I register to only visit the Exhibit Hall?

 

Yes, exhibit-only passes are available, check the Fees page for rates.


What is included with my registration?

 A full meeting registration entitles you to the following:
  • Access all the scientific sessions including symposia and clinical paper presentations, instructional course lectures, interactive case reviews and industry forum sessions
  • Access to the Exhibit Hall
  • Daily box lunch
  • Complimentary downloadable handouts for symposia and instructional course lectures, as well as the abstract book.

There is an additional fee required if you plan on attending any of the following:

  • Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference
  • Optional Precourses and Postcourses
  • Hands-on Lab Courses and Demonstration Lab Courses
  • Tours and Social Events

 


I am an exhibitor, can I attend sessions?

 

Exhibitors registered as staff representatives may attend General Sessions.  To attend any of the additional fee sessions, interactive case reviews, consultation corners, or instructional courses, etc. you must be registered as an attendee.  For more information about pricing, contact meetings@assh.org

 

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