Frequently Asked Questions

Onsite Information

What is the Educational Resource Center?
Where is the speaker ready room and what are the hours?
Where can I find the Annual Meeting handouts?

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?

Program

When does the meeting start?
Where can I find the program information?
What courses will be recorded and sold?
Where can I view the e-Posters?
What awards are given out at the Annual Meeting?  When are they given?
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?
What is the international reception and how do I get invited?
How can I become an International Member of ASSH?

Registration

How do I register? 
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? 
What sessions are require an additional fee?
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?

General Questions

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

What is the appropriate attire for the meeting?
Where can I learn more about the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand? 
Where can I learn more about the products offered by ASSH? 
Where can I learn about applying for membership to ASSH? 

 

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 is where you can purchase ASSH publications, receive technical help, and learn more about courses, future annual meetings, patient education brochures, self-assessment examinations, and more.  Visit the ERC this year in the first level foyer at Moscone West.

 


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

 

The speaker ready room location is 2014 Overlook at the Moscone West Convention Center. The hours are:

 Tuesday, September 5   6:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
 Wednesday, September 6   6:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
 Thursday, September 7  6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 Friday, September 8  6:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
 Saturday, September 9  6:00 AM - 4:00 PM 


Where can I find the Annual Meeting handouts and abstracts?

The annual meeting handouts and abstracts will be available in the meeting app in September through December 31, 2017. They will also be emailed to attendees once ready.  Beginning January 1, 2018 available handouts and abstracts will be posted in Hand-e's Annual Meeting Archive. For the Coding course only, the syllabus will be provided to attendees in print format at the course.

 


How do I download the Annual Meeting app?

 

The Annual Meeting app can be downloaded at http://www.assh.org/AM-App.

 


How can I sync my registration with the app?

 

Your registration will automatically sync when you log into the app. You can login with your primary ASSH email address. Your password is your six-digit ASSH ID number.

 


 

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 [email protected] 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 72nd 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?

No. There are 0 patient safety credit hours during this meeting.

 


 

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.  These tests are not required, but they are encouraged.  You will receive an email notification to access your tests if you are registered for one or more of these sessions. 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 2017 Annual Meeting is on Thursday, September 7, 2017.  However, some activities begin as early as Monday, September 4, 2017.

 


 

Where can I find the session calendar and session information?

Check the Program page to get started.


 

What courses will be recorded and sold?

All precourses, labs, ICLs, keynote lectures, clinical paper presentations, and symposia are recorded.  Everyone with access to Hand-e will have access to the recordings.


Where can I view the e-Posters?

i-Poster kiosks will be set-up in the ASSH Exhibit Hall for viewing during the Annual Meeting. After the Annual Meeting, the i-Poster site will still be available for viewing here: http://www.assh.org/annualmeeting/Program/General-Programming/iPosters


What awards are given out at the Annual Meeting?  When are they given?

Grants, awards and recognition are announced during general sessions. View the general sessions for this meeting.  


 

What are the dates for future annual meetings?

Visit our Future Annual Meetings page to view all future dates.

 


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 [email protected].


 

Are there special registration discounts for international attendees?

Attendees from Canada, the 2017 International Guest Society, are entitled to a registration discount.  If your primary address in your ASSH account is listed in Canada, you will automatically receive the discounted price.


 

What is the international reception and how do I get invited?

The International Reception is open to all international attendees and their guests.


 

How can I become an International Member of ASSH?

Learn more about joining by visiting our membership page and scrolling to the International Member section.


 

How do I register? 

You can register online or via our PDF form. Visit the registration page to learn more. You can also register onsite. Visit the onsite registration page for more information. If you need to select or purchase tickets, you may do so onsite. All tickets are on a space-available basis. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

 


 

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 profile to view all of your registrations and purchases. 


 

How do I know if you have received my registration?

You may login to your profile to verify your registration has been processed.  


 

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

For registration questions, please call (312) 880-1900 or email [email protected].


 

What sessions are require an additional fee?

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 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

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 [email protected]

 



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 learn more about the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand?

Learn more at the AFSH website.


 

Where can I learn more about the products offered by ASSH? 

Learn more by visiting the ASSH Store.


 

Where can I learn about applying for membership to ASSH? 

Learn more about joining ASSH.