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Awards

The Hand Association is proud to honor the following members through its Awards programs.

Clinician/Teacher of the Year

This Clinician/Teacher of the Year honors an individual who has made a major contribution to clinical and/or teaching in the field of hand surgery.

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Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award honors a deserving Association member who has made or continues to regularly make unique or special contributions, and/or personal sacrifices for the betterment of humanitarian efforts.

The AAHS is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Humanitarian Award. Please submit descriptive nominations to the attention of the Awards Committee at contact.org. Please note that self-nominations will not be considered by the Awards Committee and current members of the Award Committee and Board of Directors are ineligible for the Humanitarian Award.

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HAND Journal Award

The HAND Journal Award is given annually by the Journal Committee to the lead author of a paper which is identified by the Journal Committee, Editorial Board and membership as the most impactful and innovative paper from the previous year’s issues of HAND.

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Lean & Green Award

The Lean & Green Award honors an AAHS member who has decreased the amount of waste generated by any activity related to hand surgery or therapy as well as decreased the total costs related to hand surgery or therapy, within their home institution or elsewhere. The qualifying contributions of this individual could include publications, presentations or other actions that had a significant impact on reducing the garbage production and/or costs of any activity related to hand surgery or therapy.

The AAHS is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Lean & Green Award. Please submit descriptive nominations to the attention of the Awards Committee at contact@handsurgery.org. Please note that self-nominations will not be considered by the Awards Committee and current members of the Award Committee and Board of Directors are ineligible for the Lean & Green Award.

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Resident Annual Meeting Presentation Award

The Resident Annual Meeting Presentation Award is given to a resident who has been identified by the Program Committee as having the best trainee presentation of the Annual Meeting,

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Vargas Award

The Vargas International Hand Therapy Teaching Award is named in honor of Dr. Miguel Vargas, a hand surgeon who practiced in Puerto Rico and was an international emissary for education. The Award is an outgrowth of the AAHS's mission. Its intent is therapy outreach - to foster an exchange of educational ideas between therapists in the AAHS and in the host country to result in improved patient care for upper extremity problems. The Vargas Award is hand therapy education driven. Education is the foremost purpose and mission of the Award, with a portion of the trip emphasizing hands-on postoperative care of the upper extremity in host countries where surgery is applicable and possible. As volunteers, awardees collaborate with others to provide informative hands-on training to improve patient care and host site education.

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