NEHS 41st Annual Meeting Highlights

Thank you to all those that attended the successful 41st Annual Meeting of the NEHS held on December 6, 2013, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel. More than 230 members and presenters attended the meeting which featured guest speaker, James Strickland, MD, panel discussion and more than 30 abstract presentations throughout the day. Resident papers were eligible for the H.Kirk Watson Award and from the eleven submissions, judges awarded Dr. Purnell Traverso for his presentation and abstract, "Resilience of the SLAC Four-Corner fusion: Long term follow-up - Preliminary Results". All 2013 abstracts (and prior years) are posted on this site for your information and reference.

Congratulations to NEHS Executive Board members who move into new positions, Samuel Scott, MD (ME), NEHS President, Charles Cassidy, MD (MA), NEHS Vice President, Hervey Kimball, MD (MA), NEHS Secretary-Treasurer and newly elected Member At Large officer, Richard Bernstein, MD (CT). Therapist representatives will be Jeff August, OTR/L,CHT (NH), Therapist Liaison and Suzanne Brand, OTR/L,CHT (RI) will serve as Therapist Membership Liaison. Special thanks to Karen Carney, OTR/L,CHT (RI) , Immediate Past Therapist Liaison for developing, planning and implementing a relevant and educational program for therapists.

Save the Date – 2014 NEHS 42nd Annual Meeting, Friday, December 5, 2014 at Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA. Details to Follow.

A Special Thank You to Immediate Past President, David Ring,

On behalf of the New England Hand Society, its members and the Executive Board, thank you for your many years of service to the Society and our colleagues. Thanks to your leadership and commitment the Society's membership continues to grow and you have fostered a learning and respectful partnership with the therapist members by integrating them in all aspects of the Society's annual meeting.

Your careful development of the Society's Annual Meeting has created a premier event with innovative abstracts, lively discussions and thought provoking presentations to the NEHS community.

Thank you for your leadership and I look forward to continuing the work to grow our organization.

Sincerely, Samuel Scott, MD – NEHS President

NEHS Membership Information

The New England Hand Society welcomes your membership. Membership in the Society is vital to providing hand surgeons, resident, therapists and physicians assistants throughout New England with an organization that strives to meet the educational and informational needs of the hand surgery specialty, through the sharing of information and resources.

Your membership and dues payment includes the registration fee for the Annual Meeting, with credits, newsletter communications, email updates and a directory listing for patient referrals on

To submit your application for consideration.

Physicians Application
Therapists Application