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Annual Meeting Scholarships

Applications now open! Apply by May 18, 2016.

Through the generosity of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, and through its donors including individuals, hand clubs, and our corporate partners, the AFSH is proud to offer Annual Meeting Traveling Scholarships to Residents*, Fellows* and active duty military surgeons^. 

Applicants will have the opportunity to receive a scholarship to support travel-related expenses to attend the 34th Annual Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery (September 28, 2016) as well as the 71st Annual Meeting of the ASSH (September 29-October 1, 2016). This scholarship is designed to help cover travel expenses as well as meeting registration fees.   All scholarship recipients are required to attend the scientific sessions and cannot participate in social tours/events when CME programming is taking place.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application, where you will include the following:
    • A brief personal statement addressing your current interest in hand surgery, goals/desires of attending the meeting, plan of incorporating knowledge gained and future interest in hand surgery
    • A letter of endorsement/support and verification of your eligibility for these scholarships from your Program Director, Department Head, Directorate of Surgery, Executive or Commanding Officer indicating you will be allowed to attend the entire annual meeting (September 29 - October 1).

Deadline to apply is May 18, 2016.

Contact information (including NPI number) of all scholarship recipients will be shared with corporate supporters after the Annual Meeting.

*Note for Residents and Fellows: Scholarships are intended for North American Resident and Fellow applicants only

^Note for military applicants: The application is open to orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, and other specialty-trained physicians who believe this experience would benefit them, their patients, and military medicine. You must be on active duty at the time of application and for the duration of the ASSH Annual Meeting.

Questions?

Contact Katherine Ort (kort@assh.org) or call the ASSH Central Office at 312-880-1900.


Daniel C. Riordan Award

Daniel C. Riordan, MD October 3, 1917 – October 27, 2012 
President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (1960)

A preeminent surgeon, 
A true gentleman, 
A wise mentor, and a good person. 
From a humble beginning, he achieved greatness and inspired others to do the same.


Dr. Riordan was an outstanding clinician, teacher, and role model.  He was respected worldwide for his expertise in congenital, arthritic, degenerative, and neurological conditions of the hand.  The Daniel C. Riordan award will recognize a promising surgical resident or hand fellow with a $1,500 scholarship to cover travel, housing, and registration to attend the Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference and the ASSH Annual Meeting.  

One or more Riordan Award winners will be selected each year based on applicant need and response to survey questions included in the Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship application.  Recipient(s) are selected by the Residents and Fellows Conference Committee.

The Daniel C. Riordan Education Fund is sponsored by the Riordan Hand Society and administered by the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.
 

To apply, please complete the general Annual Meeting Scholarship application and check "yes" when asked if you would like to be considered for the Riordan Award.  Read more about Dr. Riordan.  Applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Recommendation from their Residency or Fellowship Program to Katherine Ort (kort@assh.org) for consideration of the Riordan Award. 

Interested in making a donation in support of the Riordan Fund?  Contact the AFSH at afsh@assh.org or visit the online AFSH donation page.


Vincent R. Hentz Scholarship

Dr. Hentz served in many capacities with the ASSH, including as President of the ASSH and Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery.  As Chief of Hand Surgery and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Stanford University he established an impeccable reputation for excellence, and his passion for hand surgery is unparalleled.  He is a master technician, a respected researcher, and a superior teacher and mentor.  Dr. Hentz dedicated his career to ensure the next generation is prepared and we are happy to extend this legacy through the Hentz Scholarship.

One lucky plastic surgery resident or plastic hand fellow will be selected annually to receive the Hentz Scholarship of $1,500 to attend the Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference and the ASSH Annual Meeting.  The winner is selected by the Residents and Fellows Conference Committee based on applicant need and response to survey questions included in the Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship application.

The Vincent R. Hentz Education Fund was established by Stanford plastic surgery alumni and is administered by the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.

Interested in making a donation in support of the Riordan Fund?  Contact the AFSH at afsh@assh.org or visit the online AFSH donation page.

A note from the AFSH President, John M. Bednar, MD

I would like to thank all of the corporate partners, individual ASSH members, and hand clubs who have made a contribution to the Annual Meeting Scholarship Program.
You are supporting the education of the surgeons who will influence the future of Hand Surgery. 

Brown University Hand Club
Indianapolis Hand Society
Innomed Inc.

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