Hello ASPN members,
On behalf of the membership, I would like to thank Dr. Thomas Tung for his outstanding service as ASPN President last year and extend my gratitude to Dr. Ida Fox for organizing a wonderful Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. We had great participation and engagement of the membership and attendees, and I hope this momentum will continue into 2016 and the 2017 Annual Meeting in Hawaii.
The American Society for Peripheral Nerve is the leading international organization for the study of the peripheral nervous system which is a testament to the involvement, dedication, and leadership of our members. Our Societal mission is to advance the science of nerve research to facilitate a better understanding of nerve healing and regeneration, and to implement this knowledge to help our patients. In an effort to keep with the ASPN mission, we will focus our attention on expanding the Society’s global outreach by inviting international leaders in the field to join the Society and participate in our activities, and increase Society awareness.
To better facilitate communication between researchers, physicians, and patients over the coming months we will identify core areas of interest and expertise within peripheral nerve medicine among our members (trauma, compression, tumor, pain, basic science, etc.) and develop a platform that allows for members to be searched on the website based on specific fields of expertise. From there, these focused sub-groups may work together on various initiatives pertaining to education within their specific fields of expetice.
The leadership is also working to modernize the ASPN logo and I look forward to sharing the results with the membership in the near future.
On behalf of the ASPN leadership, I welcome you to our website and request your feedback on all ASPN matters by contacting our administrative office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martijn J.A. Malessy
Save the Date
January 13-15, 2017
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii