Meetings

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Hand Study Group.  We are a collegial group of hand surgeons, therapists and other clinicians who take care of children with hand differences. Please see the History page for details of our 22 year history.    

In order to honor the memory of Dr. Paul Manske, a PHSG founding member, we have created the Paul Manske Pediatric Hand Research Fund to:

  1. support research on hand differences by offering grants for institutions hosting our annual meetings;
  2. offer an annual award for the pediatric hand research article that provides the greatest potential impact on the treatment of hand differences.
  3. provide scholarships to non-surgeons to attend the PHSG Annual Meeting
  4. provide a scholarship to an international pediatric hand surgeon from a resource-poor country to attend the annual meeting

We welcome your support!  Please read this section carefully, as our donation process has changed:

  • Upon donation, you will receive an email with a password to the Member Resources section of this website. 
  • Your password will provide access to the option to register for the PHSG Annual Meeting and / or the PHSG lunch at the ASSH Annual Meeting during the calendar year of your donation, in addition to access to new, additional Member Resources (member list, research projects, job listings, and publications/research*). We hope that these Resources will entice you to donate even if you can’t attend the meetings!
  • As you contemplate the amount you wish to donate, please consider that the cost per attendee for the last several meetings has exceeded $250. The donation requested from non-surgeons has increased, but is still less than half the cost per meeting attendee, so we are continuing the tradition of requesting a more generous donation from surgeons in order to provide meeting scholarships for non-surgeon members.

Hand Surgeons

Mirror Hand Level – $10,000

  • You will earn one year of gratitude of your fellow hand surgeons by sponsorship of one entire PHSG meeting, in addition to lifetime access to the member portion of the mailing list.  .
    • Boston Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery Foundation – 2013
    • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – 2017

Hypoplastic Thumb Level – $250.00

  • Surgeons who donate at this level will receive a password for the Member Resources section of the PHSG e-mail list (see above for details).
  • This level supports the annual PHSG meeting and the Paul Manske Award for the best congenital hand article

Polydactyly Contribution – $350

  • Surgeons who donate at this level will receive a password for the Member Resources section of the PHSG e-mail list (see above for details).
  • This level supports the annual PHSG meeting and the Paul Manske Award for the best congenital hand article, and provides a scholarship for one non-surgeon (therapists, residents, fellows, etc.) to attend the annual meeting.  You’re on the honor system – you don’t have to identify the individual (and please consider this level of donation even if you don’t invite a non-surgeon, as many non-sponsored non-surgeons would like to attend the meeting!

Madelung Level – $500.00

  • Surgeons who donate at this level will receive a password for the Member Resources section of the PHSG e-mail list (see above for details).
  • This level supports the annual PHSG meeting and the Paul Manske Award for the best congenital hand article, and provides scholarships for two non-surgeons to attend the annual meeting.  You’re on the honor system – you don’t have to identify the individuals you invite – and please consider this level of donation even if you don’t invite a non-surgeon, as many non-sponsored non-surgeons would like to attend the meeting!
  • This level also supports a scholarship for an international pediatric hand surgeon from a resource-poor country.

Non-Surgeons only (Therapists, Research Coordinators, Residents, Fellows, PA’s, NP’s, Nurses etc.)

Syndactyly Level  $100.00

  • This level of donation does not support research or the Manske Award, nor is it sufficient to support meeting attendance without a scholarship donation by a hand surgeon (see above).  It does not provide access to the Member Resources section of the website.      
  • Non-surgeons who donate at this level will receive an email with a password to PHSG Annual Meeting Registration page of the website, and will be awarded a scholarship to attend the PHSG Annual Meeting.   

Please contact Freddie Burnett, Ann Van Heest or Michelle James if you have any questions.

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