Published 2/1/2009
Andrew J. Weiland Medal

Time to submit abstracts, applications for awards

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) honors the work of Andrew J. Weiland, MD, with the creation of the Weiland Medal, an unrestricted award of $20,000 for a surgeon in mid-career who is less than 55 years old or is less than 15 years from hand fellowship training.

Nominations and/or applications are now being accepted. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and a review manuscript describing the body of research, in the JHS format, that may eventually be published if selected. Applications are due April 1, 2009, and can be submitted electronically to Sarah Meyer Hughes at smeyerhughes@assh.org.

Clinical Trials and Outcomes Planning Grant
The ASSH is now accepting applications for the Clinical Trials and Outcomes (CTOC) Planning Grant. Applicants should have a successful track record for clinical research and the potential to be competitive at the NIH level. Applicants need to complete the AFSH grant application form. Applications are due by April 1, 2009, and can be submitted electronically. For more information, visit

Call for abstracts
Abstract proposals for the 2009 Combined Annual Meeting of the ASSH and the American Society of Hand Therapists are now being accepted at

The deadline for scientific poster and international scientific poster abstracts is March 2, 2009; video theater abstracts are due by April 6, 2009.

Apply now for OREF/CCJR Award
OREF and Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR), through the auspices of the Current Con­cepts Institute, invite applications for the 2009 OREF/CCJR Award. The successful primary author/award recipient will be given the opportunity to present his or her paper at the December 2009 CCJR meeting. All orthopaedic surgeons who have completed residency and/or fellowship training, particularly those in private practice, are eligible. Recip­ients will be selected through OREF’s independent peer-review process. Applications are due April 1, 2009. For more information, visit www.oref.org/grants or contact Jean McGuire, CFO/vice president grants at
mcguire@oref.org or (847) 384-4348.

OTA Resident Education
The Orthopaedic Trauma Associa­tion (OTA) will hold a Compre­hensive Fracture Course for Residents, March 26–29, in Rosemont, Ill., under co-chairs Kevin J. Pugh, MD, and David F. Hubbard, MD. This course provides PGY2s and PGY3s with an overview for treating orthopaedic trauma patients in a fast-paced, interactive environment.

For PGY4s and PGY5s, the OTA conducts its 5th Annual Trauma Techniques Course for Residents, April 24–25, in St. Petersburg, Fla., under co-chairs Thomas F. Higgins, MD, and James P. Stannard, MD. This course is designed for the advanced level orthopaedic trauma resident with basic surgical fracture fixation.

Scholarships are available. Contact the OTA staff office or visit the Web site (www.ota.org) for details. Online registration is also now available.