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COVID-19 UPDATE: During this time of crisis and uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, the American Association for Hand Surgery hopes for the health and safety of all in the hand care community. The Hand Association leadership is continuing to monitor the developments daily on the Coronavirus and the recommendations of the CDC and WHO, along with the policies set by states and institutions. The Central Office is closed and all staff are working virtually. We are unable to accept payments by postal service at this time and encourage member to continue to support the AAHS by making payments online. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay strong.

2021 AAHS Annual Meeting
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Welcome to the website of the American Association for Hand Surgery

The American Association for Hand Surgery represents a diverse but cohesive mix of hand surgeons and hand therapists. With a mission to work together to advance global hand care and education, the AAHS continues to grow and expand its programs each year.

Comprised of over 1,400 members including orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, microsurgeons, hand therapists, nurses, and basic scientists, the Hand Association is an inclusive organization that welcomes individuals who are interested in joining the organization to fulfill its mission.

June 1, 2020: An Important Message to Members of AAHS

As we watch our country go through pain and convulsions in response to the murder of Mr. George Floyd, and as we hear the cries of thousands and thousands of people asking for justice and equality, the American Association for Hand Surgery wants to assure all our members that we value all lives equally. Every life is precious.

We welcome all members regardless of their ethnicity, race, religion, creed or sexual orientation. Equality and justice are important elements of any democracy.

We add our voices to those crying for justice and equality. And we are saddened by the violence, property destruction, and looting which takes away from the nobility of making our voices heard.

Let us work together to ensure that every human being is treated equally and that the justice system is fair for everyone regardless of their economic, ethnic or religious status. We continue to strive for reflecting the diversity of all of our patients in this country through our members, committees, and Board of Directors. It is with this commitment that we will fulfill our goal of providing the best culturally competent clinical care and which guides us in our work on behalf of our members and our patients.

Yours sincerely,

Nash Naam, MD

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the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons The American Society of Hand Therapists American Society for Surgery of the Hand Argentine Society for Surgery of the Hand Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation Hand Rehabilitation Foundation Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN) Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy Romanian Society for Surgery of the Hand Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia da  Mão VuMedi German Society for Hand Surgery