I had the honor and privilege to being the Program Chair for the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hands. President Bill Sietz selected me to organize his meeting with a focus on the practice of hand surgery. It was held in Seattle, Washington under beautiful sunny skies for the entire week. It featured over 2,700 attended of which 440 were from other countries.
The black-tie dinner for the American Society Surgery of the Hands was held at the Space Needle. We walked through the Dale Chihuly Garden which was astounding! We then took the elevator up to the top of the Space Needle for breathtaking views of the harbor. The buffet was sumptuous, the drinks were plentiful, and the traditional “roast” of the ASSH President by the incoming president was incomparably delivered by Neil Ford Jones of the University of
California, Irvine, and my friend for 30 years from our days at the Massachusetts General Hospital.