Plastic Hand Surgeons Living in an Orthopedic World: Building an Elective Hand Surgery Practice Sun, Sep 22 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Currently, hand surgery is divided into plastic surgery and orthopedic surgery practices. The hand surgery world is dominated by orthopedics due to larger numbers of orthopedic surgeons, however, plastic surgery has much to offer to patients and trainees. Nevertheless, it can difficult to navigate as a plastic surgeon doing hand surgery. There is a need to educate our membership on successful ways to have a hand surgery practice co-existing with orthopedic surgeons.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Identify ways to collaborate effectively with orthopedic surgeons.
  2. Discuss conflicts that arise doing hand surgery in the hospital setting.
  3. Outline aspects of the optimal hand surgery training program.
  4. Discuss how to set up an elective hand surgery practice.
  5. Identify ways to get involved in organized hand surgery nationally.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.