2018 Annual Meeting
January 12-14, 2018
Arizona Biltmore Hotel
Dear Members of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve,
I want to announce once again, the transfer of our annual January meetings of the American Society of Peripheral Nerve (ASPN), the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) and the American Society of Reconstructive Surgery (ASRM) from the El Conquistador hotel in Puerto Rico to the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. I want to thank the staff of all three organizations for their amazing and efficient work in this transfer that followed the recent devastating hurricanes in the island of Puerto Rico. Their work was swift, following a wait period to allow the hotel in Puerto Rico the slim hope of opening the hotel in time for the meetings in January 2018. Thank you very much Crystal Beatrice and Sarah Boardman.
The destination of Puerto Rico was originally designated because of the prior enjoyment of the site for the January meetings of the ASPN, AAHS, and ASRM in 2005. As you know, the scourge of the Zika virus was resolved as the island was declared Zika free this past year, but the island has suffered devastating hurricanes over the years with the worst one yet suffered the past month. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the islanders which we intend to follow up with donations towards their recovery.
We were very happy to receive a record number of abstracts that were submitted for presentation at the ASPN meeting of 2018. Our co-chairs Alison Snyder-Warwick and Greg Borschel have organized an amazing program and we are anticipating a wonderful meeting in Arizona.
Thank you all for your contributions to the success of the ASPN whose membership grows year by year. Peripheral nerve is a very important area of clinical work and research and has been subject to intensive research from our clinical and basic scientific colleagues. We anticipate that the awareness of this work will continue to attract new and talented colleagues in the future.
I, the hardworking and dedicated staff, executive and working committees of the ASPN all look forward to welcoming you in Phoenix for a stimulating, exciting, and always fun time at the meetings of the ASPN, AAHS, and ASRM. Be sure to reference the excellent program assembled by Alison Snyder-Warwick and Greg Borschel, and register for the 2018 meeting.
With all the best,
Tessa Gordon PhD, DSc