AAHS Newsletter

Hand Association News
Winter 2017
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Happy Holidays from AAHS President Chris Pederson
Message from the President
William C. Pederson, MD
Happy Holidays

Another year is winding down and the holiday season is upon us. On behalf of the AAHS Board of Directors, I would like to wish you and your family happy holidays and a prosperous new year. I look forward to seeing many of you in Phoenix in 2018. Cheers!

Sincerely,
Chris Pederson


Message from the HSE President: Jonathan Isaacs, MD
Message from the HSE President
Jonathan Isaacs, MD

As we approach the end of 2017, I wanted to update Association members on their Hand Surgery Endowment (HSE). The HSE is the philanthropic wing of the AAHS. In line with the key values of the AAHS, the Endowment promotes innovation, synergy, inclusion, and outreach. The overriding strategy over the last few years has been the support of mission work, which is often done in conjunction with the ASSH and other organizations. By often using established mission-infrastructures in underserved areas, our resources go further in supporting the surgeons and hand therapists who generously donate their time, energy, and skills. Our dedication to "promoting global hand health" is evidenced by trips to Honduras, Nicaragua, Ghana, and Vietnam, just to name a few. Though many deserving patients receive care from our members, the knowledge and experience we share with local caregivers benefits those communities well beyond the visit.

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Have You Registered for the 2018 AAHS Annual Meeting in Phoenix Yet?

The 2018 AAHS Annual Meeting at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona is fast approaching. If you haven't registered yet, it's not too late! Visit the AAHS website to register today. To view the complete program and family friendly social events visit the AAHS website at meeting.handsurgery.org. Remember that spouses, guests and children of AAHS members receive complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting!

Don't forget to support to the Hand Surgery Endowment (HSE) and Guatemala Healing Hands at the Silent Auction, which will take place throughout the meeting and final bids collected during the Annual Meeting Dinner Dance on Friday January 12th. If you are interested in donating an item to the auction, please contact the AAHS administrative office.


You Can Still Fund a Roth IRA as a High Wage Earner (so can your partner and kids!)
You Can Still Fund a Roth IRA as a High Wage Earner (so can your partner and kids!)
Richard J. Tosti, MD

It has been said that, "your bed is wonderful for great and many things, but storing your money under the mattress is NOT one of them." Most financial experts would agree that your savings are better invested than stored in order to outpace inflation. One of the best ways to efficiently grow an investment is through tax-protected retirement accounts such as 401(k), 403(b), traditional IRA, and Roth IRA. While it is out of scope to describe the differences of all of these accounts, let's take this article to more closely examine the Roth IRA.

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Message from the Editor

Message from the Editor
John Fowler, MD
I am proud to present the newest edition of the AAHS Newsletter. The Holiday Season is upon us and I wish you and your family good tidings and health. The annual meeting is less than one month away. I am looking forward to the scientific portion of the meeting and catching up with friends and colleagues. I wish you safe and speedy travels. I hope that you find this edition of the Newsletter informative. If you have any ideas for feature articles or topics (one time article or a recurring theme) that may be of interest to our readers, please let us know by contacting us.

Save the Date

AAHS/AAOS/POSNA Webinar
Controversial Fracture Treatment of the Pediatric Upper Extremity: Should we operate or not A Case Based Discussion
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
8:15 PM ET / 7:15 PM CT / 5:15 PM Pacific
Registration will be available soon.


2018 Specialty Day
Agree to Disagree: Hot Topics in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
March 10, 2018
New Orleans, LA
Register here.


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AAHS Awards Announcements

Please join the AAHS in congratulating the following award recipients to be honored in 2017!

2018 Humanitarian Award
Michael Murphy, MD
Baltimore, MD

2018 Lean & Green Award
Peter C. Rhee, DO
San Antonio, TX

2018 HAND Journal Award
Kenneth Means, Jr., MD
Baltimore, MD
2018 Annual Research Grant
Comparison of Sildenafil and Alprostadil in Angiogenesis in a Single Dose and Sustained-Release In-Vitro Model
Sara Low, MD
Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

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