2017 Abstract Submissions

The 72nd ASSH Annual Meeting is designed for surgeons to share new concepts and revisit established principles pertaining to hand and upper extremity.  Hand care professionals from around the world will come together to share, discuss and learn about breakthrough techniques and procedures advancing the care and treatment of hand and upper extremity.

Abstract Submission Process

Review the policy and procedures for the abstract activities currently accepting submissions:

  Symposia Abstracts   Deadline has passed  
  Instructional Course Abstracts  
  Deadline has passed
  Video Theater Abstracts   February 6, 2017
  Scientific Paper and Poster Abstracts     February 6, 2017
  Residents and Fellows Conference Abstracts     February 6, 2017
  International Guest Hand Society Posters     February 6, 2017


Deadlines Subject to Change - All deadlines are in effect at 11:59 PM (central) on the day indicated.

Links to the specific submission forms are posted on these pages.  Follow the instructions provided on each page of the submission form, entering required information as you go.

After your abstract has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email detailing your abstract login information.  You can continue to login and update your abstract until the submission deadline for the abstract type you initially submitted.  Your abstract will not be reviewed until after the deadline, unless otherwise indicated.

If you have questions about the form, contact Selena Quiroz at meetings@assh.org or (312) 880-1900.


Notification Schedule

Clinical Papers and iPosters, Hand-e Video Theater, Residents & Fellows papers and iPosters, and the International Guest Society iPosters will receive notifications in March/April 2017.  Authors will have the opportunity to make any final changes to their abstract for a limited period of time after they have been notified of the abstract’s acceptance.

To contact the ASSH about your submission, please email meetings@assh.org.  Please reference your abstract number and the name of your primary author in any communication to help us identify the correct abstract.  

ASSH Policy & Procedures

  1. NOTE: The ASSH does not pay for any meeting related costs for accepted presenters including hotel travel or registration fees.  Special arrangements for international guests for Instructional Courses or Symposia to cover lodging and/or meeting registration fees must be made in advance and receive approval from the Program Chair(s).  
  2. If you are chosen to be a presenter you are required to register and pay to attend the conference. 
  3. Scientific Abstracts (Clinical Papers and R/F Conference presentations; iPosters and International iPosters) must include the following sections: Hypothesis Methods Results and Summary Points and are limited to a maximum of 400 words.  An abstract may be edited and published by the ASSH if accepted.
  4. Scientific Abstracts are marketed as “never-before-heard” material.  Please do not submit paper or poster proposals which have been published presented or are scheduled for presentation/publication prior to September 7, 2017. 
  5. A maximum of two images may accompany an abstract submission (includes any graphics tables or charts).  All images must be “print-ready” with a minimum 300 DPI at the time of submission.  If accepted, the abstract and images will be reproduced in an abstract book. 
  6. The Societies require that all speakers at programs granting Continuing Medical Education credit provide a financial/commercial disclosure statement. All financial interests in the product or process involved with the research must be properly identified. This includes stock ownership, membership on an advisory board or board of directors, corporate sponsored research or any other substantive relationship.  A disclosure statement will be collected from EACH author listed on the abstract.  It is the responsibility of the submitting author to obtain these disclosures from each author!
  7. An accepted abstract may be edited and published by the ASSH.
  8. Those who have an accepted abstract for paper presentation by the ASSH Program Committee (for the General Session and/or the Residents and Fellows Conference) will be required to provide a manuscript for review by the program discusser.