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Policies

ASSH Conflict of Interest Policy
The integrity of ASSH and the activities it undertakes depend on the avoidance of conflicts of interest, or even the appearance of such conflicts, by the individuals involved in those activities.  At the same time, ASSH recognizes that the elected and appointed leaders of ASSH, as well as other individuals acting on its behalf, also have significant professional, business and personal interests and relationships.

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Related: ASSH Council Conflict of Interest policy.
Electronic Public education materials usage policy
ASSH members will be allowed to import the content of the ASSH patient education brochures to their personal website(s), at no cost.
ASSH Logo and Name Usage Guidelines

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand ("ASSH") provides guidelines to assure the proper and consistent use of its name and logo.  Permission to use the logo is limited to those who meet the then applicable criteria, and those who no longer meet the criteria must discontinue the use of the logo.  Any use of the Logo that is not consistent with these guidelines is strictly prohibited.

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ASSH Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics and Professionalism for Hand Care Professionals has been adopted by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and sets forth aspirational standards of conduct that define the essentials of honorable behavior for the Hand Care Professional.

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Corporate Support Policy

The ASSH strives to avoid conflicts of interest as it relates to corporate support.  While the Society will accept corporate support under certain circumstances, the Corporate Support Policy ensures ethical decision making.

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ASSH Council Conflict of Interest Policy

Any ASSH member who wishes to apply for a Council position must disclose his or her relationships with other organizations/entities, employment, consultancies, ownership interests, honoraria, and research funding.  Some relationships may prevent you from joining Council.

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Disciplinary Procedures

Members of ASSH are expected to abide by the Society bylaws.  Any violations will be addressed using the Disciplinary Procedure.

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Intellectual Property Policy

ASSH members have the right to reproduce their own materials that were presented during an ASSH program or activity.  The Hand Society works to preserve the rights of our contributors.

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Rights and Responsibilities of Affiliate Members

Affiliate Members of the ASSH must agree to a set of rights and responsibilities in order to maintain their status.

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Rights and Responsibilities of Candidate Members

Candidate Members of the ASSH are expected to agree to a set of terms in order to maintain their status.

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Social Media User Policy

ASSH actively participates in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.  We encourage our members to do the same in representing the hand and upper extremity specialty.

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Internet CME Policy

To be in compliance with the ACCME Policy on Internet CME, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) requires that General CME Information must be transmitted to the learner prior to the educational activity.

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Enduring Materials - CME Policy

For enduring CME activities in which the learner participates electronically (e.g., via Internet, CD-ROM, satellite broadcasts), it is the policy of American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) that the following CME information be transmitted to the learner prior to beginning the CME activity in such a manner that the information must be read, without an opt-out option, before proceeding to the content of the activity.

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