On behalf of the organizing committee, I am delighted to invite all of you to the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. The meeting will be held at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas, January 23-25, 2015. Abstracts are accepted until Sunday, July 13, 2014 at http://peripheralnerve.org/meeting/. We are celebrating this milestone by holding a number of special events, including an ASPN Founders and Past Presidents' Panel, a special International Panel, and several unique instructional courses.
This meeting promises be the most highly-coordinated yet, with programming specially tailored to the needs of our members in conjunction with our sister societies, the AAHS and ASRM. On Friday morning we will showcase a program coordinated with AAHS, including a workshop on nerve transfers, six combined instructional courses, and the AAHS/ASPN Joint Invited Speaker -- our very own Susan Mackinnon. On Saturday we will enjoy six combined AAHS/ASPN/ASRM instructional courses, followed by panel on affordable health care and our role in the transition. The Joint Presidential Keynote Lecture will be delivered by noted technology expert and author Ramez Naam. Sunday will include six more instructional courses specifically designed for ASPN attendees, followed by the ASRM/ASPN panel on free functioning muscle transfers in brachial plexus injuries, followed by a combined ASRM/ASPN paper session. Fausto Viterbo will provide a special International Guest Lecture, followed by Nash Naam's Presidential Address on "The Power of Touch." We will also feature an expanded venue for interactive poster sessions with special Caribbean libations and flair.
We will continue our tradition of focusing on programming during the day and adjourning early to enjoy the fabulous Bahamian outdoors. See you in the Bahamas!
Gregory H. Borschel, MD, FAAP, FACS
2015 ASPN Program Chair