AFSH at the Annual Meeting

The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand is the Hand Society’s charitable arm and is committed to supporting research, education, and outreach.


Text: AFSH25
To: 312-361-8693

It's quick and easy! Simply text AFSH25 to 312-361-8693 to let us know you would like to support the AFSH. You will receive a text back asking for your donation amount. You can then pay online or do nothing and we will invoice you after the meeting! Not into texting? No problem!  You can also email your intent to donate by sending us a line at and a staff member will follow-up with you for details. 

Note: an incorrect "text to pledge" number appeared at the ASSH Annual Meeting mobile app.  Please note that number above is correct "312-361-8693."

Thank Your Donors!

We are incredibly grateful to those who have made an impact by making a donation or pledge in support of the Foundation.  Additionally, a big thank you goes out to the many volunteers who have dedicated their time and resources both as fundraisers and organizers for our many AFSH programs and initiatives.  It is through the dedication of our members, hand clubs, and corporate partners that we are able to fulfill the AFSH mission and continue to advance research grants, support scholarships, and give back to the community.

25th Anniversary Campaign 

"Our Future in Hand"

Campaign Vision: To Reach, To Teach, To Touch the lives of our patients.  The AFSH is celebrating 25 historic years of advancing the science and care of hand and upper extremity disorders.  Make a difference by supporting the campaign today!

Watch the Campaign Video!

Learn more about the Hand Foundation and how to give by visiting or contact us at
AFSH Activities at the Annual Meeting

AFSH Booth
Location: Level 1 Lobby, Hynes Convention Center (across from registration)
Meet with AFSH leadership to learn how your donation is put to work.
Make a pledge in support of the 25th Anniversary Campaign and make a lasting impact on the area you care about most – research, education, or outreach.
Learn more about the Touching Hands Project and how you can get involved.
Enjoy special perks and privileges by joining an AFSH Giving Circle.

Special Opportunity: Hand Casting available for ONE DAY ONLY!
The AFSH has once again invited back artist Sean Michael Ball to take hand impressions at the Annual Meeting.  Each unique hand impression will be turned into a beautiful hand cast that will be displayed in our “Show of Hands” wall at the ASSH office.

The Show of Hands wall is exclusively open to those who have pledged $25,000 or more (over a five year period).  For those who wish to have a second hand sculpture made for their home or office, the additional fee is $500. 

Artist Schedule
Location: Hall B, Plaza Level - VIP Lounge (Hynes Convention Center)

Friday, September 19 (ONE DAY ONLY
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Impressions are limited!  To reserve a spot, contact the AFSH at in advance of the meeting or onsite at the AFSH booth (pending availability).   Impressions take approximately five minutes to complete.

Presidential Address: The Richness of Caring for the Poor
The Development and Implementation of the Touching Hands Project
Scott H. Kozin, MD
Thursday, September 18
1:39 - 2:19 PM
Learn more.

AFSH Robert E. Carroll Founders Lecture
A Christmas Gift: Richard von Volkmann, Charles Dickens and the Children
Peter R. Carter, MD
Thursday, September 18
2:59 – 3:44 PM
Learn more.

AFSH Symposium 02: To Reach, To Teach, To Touch
Friday, September 19
8:00 – 8:45 AM
Learn more.

Robert A. Chase Library and Museum - Imaging of the Hand: From Littler to the Future
Location: Auditorium Foyer, 2nd Level (Hynes Convention Center)
Visit the Chase Library & Museum exhibit, open during meeting hours to learn more about the past and future of hand surgery.  Interested in supporting the Chase Library & Museum fund?  Stop by the AFSH booth (located on Level 1, across from registration) to learn more and make a donation.  Or make a donation online

VIP “Giving Circle” Lounge (by invitation only)
Location: Hall B, Plaza Level (Hynes Convention Center)
Members of the Benefactor, Leadership, and Founders Circle are invited to our VIP lounge.  Escape to a quiet gathering place with comfortable seating, light refreshments, and access to computers and a printing station.  The lounge is open during regular registration hours, starting on Tuesday, September 16 at 3:00 PM and closing on Saturday, September 20 at 4:00 PM.

Giving Circle & Order of the Complus Manus Reception (by invitation only)
Location: Backbay Ballroom B (Sheraton Hotel)
Thursday, September 18, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
The AFSH Board of Trustees warmly welcome donors giving at the Benefactor, Leadership, Founders Circle, and Order of the Complus Manus level.  Corporate donors, members of Council, and other key contributors are also invited.  

A special thank you to Medartis, Inc. for their support of the AFSH reception.

AFSH Board of Trustees Meeting (by invitation only)
Location: Room 300 (Hynes Convention Center)
Thursday, September 18, 7:00 – 9:00 AM
Review full list of all committee meetings taking place at the Annual Meeting.


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