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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Oct1

Thursday, 1st Oct 2020Saturday, 3rd Oct 2020

From email received 27 May 2020:

Dear ASSH Members,

It is with a strong intention to create the finest learning experience possible that we announce the 2020 ASSH Annual Meeting will be held virtually. While some of us will mourn all that was planned for San Antonio, it is clear that, in order to serve our membership safely and effectively, we need to adjust our approach. Making this decision now allows us time to execute a virtual meeting of the highest caliber.

ASSH leadership, together with our two program chairs Drs. Dawn LaPorte and Ryan Calfee, are reviewing every detail of the meeting to bring our members as much learning and collaboration as possible. In the following weeks, you will see more information regarding the details of the program and registration, but right now, we can share the following:

  • We will not shorten the program. About half of the sessions will be pre-recorded and available to registrants on-demand up to two weeks before the meeting, and the other half of the sessions will be broadcast live, October 1-3. Only the skills labs will not take place.
  • The number of CME credits available at the meeting will more than quadruple! By attending live and on-demand sessions, registrants will be able to earn up to 90 CME credits.
  • The registration fees will be reduced substantially, some by more than 40%.
    Registration with reduced fees will open within a couple of weeks, and the early bird deadline will be extended to August 1. Those who have already registered at the full price will receive a partial refund.

Our ASSH is always striving to be on the forefront of education, technology and service, and we are excitied about the opportunities for learning that this meeting will offer to experience our ASSH Annual Meeting with a minimal cost and minimal disruption to our members' daily lives. We are nothing if not adaptable, and we are optimistic about the myriad of new opportunities that this new 'venue' provides. Not only will this be the 75th Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, but it will be an historical event in its own right.

We sincerely hope that you will join us, and remember the words of the late Viktor Frankl z"l: "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

Thank you to all,

Martin I Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)
President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand