Dr. Bobby Chhabra is an orthopedic surgeon who possesses more than two decades of experience. In addition to his position as chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery within the University of Virginia Health System, Dr. Bobby Chhabra is a member of the Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity Curriculum Task Force, a branch of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).
The ASSH, which held its first official meeting in 1946, aims to “advance the science and practice of hand and upper extremity surgery through education, research, and advocacy.” In addition to established American physicians, the organization offers memberships to military medical personnel, international surgeons, and medical fellows and residents.
Each year, the ASSH hosts an annual meeting dedicated to educational advancement and networking in the field. The 2016 installment took place at the end of September in Austin, Texas. Over the course of five days, the event accommodated numerous ASSH committee meetings and workshops and receptions for new resident and fellowship members.
In addition, many informative sessions were offered to attendees. Pre-courses on the first full day included topics such as hand and wrist trauma reconstruction and microsurgery techniques for complex upper extremity reconstruction.
The final two days of the meeting consisted of various symposia that explored practical discussions on legal and ethical aspects, as well as instructional course lectures and clinical sessions.
Entitled Evolution, Exploration, Empowerment, the ASSH 2017 annual meeting will be the 72nd installment of the event. It will take place in early September, in San Francisco, California.