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2020 ASSH/AAHS Specialty Day: Controversies and Challenges in Hand Surgery

March 28, 2020
Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Florida
This ASSH/AAHS Hand Surgery Specialty Day Program is focused on Controversies and Challenges that are encountered in hand surgical practice. The morning portion of the program is aimed at “What’s New and What’s Next” in hand surgery, with cutting edge topics and specific debatable issues in mini symposia sessions on scaphoid fractures and nonunions, evaluation and treatment of ulnar sided wrist pain, updates in nerve pathology, elbow injuries and carpal instability. Experienced faculty will present case-based scenarios and engage in lively discussion and debate with point and counter point style presentations; audience participation and questions are encouraged. In the afternoon session, expert faculty will share “What You Need to Know NOW about Common Hand Conditions”. This session is ideal for the residents, fellows, advanced practice providers, and general orthopedists, but is also of interest and applicable to the practice of experienced and expert hand surgeons. An emphasis on common conditions encountered in hand surgical practice with a specific focus on what the books don’t tell you about how to manage specific challenges and complications will be provided. Practice enhancement and optimization as well as experienced words of wisdom from seasoned surgeons will round out the program. This program is essential for residents, fellows and new practitioners, but seasoned surgeons will also find pearls for their practices!
Specialties covered
Hand and Wrist


What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know About the Wrist: Distal Radius, Carpus and Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain

May 29, 2020 to May 30, 2020
San Diego, California
This course will present up-to-date information and techniques regarding disorders that are treated by hand surgeons. In addition to covering common conditions and ensuring the participants have the best information and knowledge to provide state-of-the-art care, the course will also review conditions which are less frequently seen and less well understood. This will enable participants to apply current research and knowledge into their clinical practices and provide optimal care to their patients.
Specialties covered
Hand and Wrist


Arthroplasty of the Hand and Wrist: An ASSH Cadaveric Skills Course

June 6, 2020
Rochester , MN 55905
Mayo Clinic and American Society of Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) are offering a non-CME course designed for established hand surgeons and hand fellows interested in improving their hand and wrist arthroplasty operative skills. Mayo Clinic faculty members will provide evidence-based overviews covering finger, thumb, and wrist arthroplasty. Case presentations will focus on managing problems and complications which will allow participants to see how experts avoid and approach problems.

The course will be delivered by expert clinicians who can share their practical tips and tricks during the cadaveric lab workshop. Learners will have the opportunity to work with instructors and industry leaders in the cadaveric lab.

The course size will be capped at 30 participants to keep faculty-to-participant ratio low and provide ample time for one-on-one attention in the skills lab.
Specialties covered
Hand and Wrist

Maine Orthopaedic Review

June 22, 2020 to July 3, 2020
Maine, ME
The Maine Orthopaedic Review has provided orthopaedic board preparation continually since 1959. It presents a unique opportunity for study and review for residents, board candidates, and practicing orthopaedists looking toward recertification. The course is a comprehensive review with strong sections in pediatric orthopaedics, trauma, adult reconstruction, spine, basic science, orthopaedic oncology, hand and upper extremity, and sports medicine. Our faculty are well-known subspecialists with national and international appointments.

The Maine Orthopaedic Review has an extensive online question bank with over 11,000 review questions, linked to our proprietary library of board preparation materials. Our tests are now customizable to adapt to individual learning styles and needs. Spend time in a setting going over questions like the ones you will see on the written boards.

The Maine Orthopaedic Review is the only board review that provides participants with up to 50 AMA Category I CME credits. The Maine Orthopaedic Review is held at Colby College, a typical quaint New England college with a scenic, well-equipped campus. It is the perfect setting to get away from the hustle and bustle and focus on board preparation. At the end of the first week, join us for a world-famous Maine lobster bake as a reward for your hard work and time well-spent.

The rural campus of Colby College offers an ideal atmosphere for study and recreation. Spend two weeks with us in Maine this June!

All classes will be held in the air-conditioned Ostrove Auditorium in the Diamond Building. Casual clothing is the style for all occasions.

Computer-assisted Orthopaedic Education

The computer component of the course provides a unique opportunity for interactive, self-paced individual education with self-assessment exams and online references, throughout the length of the course.

A Computer lab with a small number public workstations are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to midnight. Participants may bring an ethernet-equipped or wireless computer with access (24/7) to these review materials from on-campus locations.

More information about computers at the Review.

Course Objectives

The Maine Orthopaedic Review Course is designed to meet the needs of the board candidate or practicing orthopaedist for a thorough review of current orthopaedic practice.

The registrants will:

Increase their fund of knowledge through daily lectures and course syllabus,
Improve their orthopaedic x-ray interpretative skills through daily unknown cases and discussions with orthopaedic radiologist,
Improve their ability to apply the above skills and knowledge in an examination setting through the use of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Self-Assessment and Specialty Examinations with detailed explanations.
Case Presentations and Discussions

This is a outstanding opportunity for the Oral Examination (Part II) candidate to present cases to a subspecialist and the class, receive important feedback, and hone the skills necessary for board success. Our goal is for each candidate to present all cases at least once to a faculty member, with constructive feedback necessary for passing the oral boards.


Colby College has been host to educational programs for the medical and allied health professions since 1945 and is the only private liberal arts college in the nation accredited to offer Category 1 credit for the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

Colby designates this CME activity as meeting the criteria for up to 50 hours in Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

MOR is MOC (Maintenance of Certification) eligible
Specialties covered
Foot and Ankle
Hand and Wrist
Hip and Knee
Orthopedic Oncology
Shoulder and Elbow
Sports Medicine