Save the Date
Westin Kierland Hotel
January 16-19, 2016
Scottsdale, Arizona


Col. Rick Searfoss, Invited Lecture

As one of less than a hundred people ever who have actually ever commanded a human space mission, Colonel Rick Searfoss speaks on leadership, teamwork, and personal performance with authority born of in-depth personal experience. He has piloted two Space Shuttle missions and commanded a third, with over 939 hours in space and 5400 hours flying time in 61 different types of aircraft.

His first space flight in 1993 set the record for the longest duration Space Shuttle mission. In 1996, he piloted Atlantis to the Russian space station Mir.  With the STS-90 “Neurolab” mission on Columbia in 1998, Rick commanded the most complex scientific research space mission ever flown, with unparalleled mission success.  Rick has over twenty-five years of experience as a leader in some of the most demanding team endeavors possible – human space flight, test flying, and tactical military aviation. Unsurpassed credibility and experience coupled with out-of-this-world speaking skills!

Jp (Joon Pio) Hong, M.D., Ph.D., Godina Lecture

Marko Godina was a visionary reconstructive microsurgeon, an insightful and enthusiastic teacher, and a remarkable man. He led the way for a generation of microsurgeons in understanding the care and treatment of complex extremity injuries through early reconstructive microsurgery. The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery honors the memory of Marko than through an ongoing investment into promising, upcoming, committed surgeons, who will, through study and investigation, continue to expand the horizons of our field. In this regard, the Godina Traveling Fellow has been established to allow a deserving individual, chosen by the ASRM to travel among numerous microsurgical centers

Dr. Joon Pio Hong was selected as the Godinat Traveling Fellow in 2014 and will finish his travels in Scottsdale, Arizona to share with us his remarkable experiences as he traveled the globe. 

"Marko Godina's enthusiasm for reconstruction is not only found in his enormous experience with microsurgical flaps but I was told he had a magical influence and transference of his enthusiasm to whoever visited him." -- JP Hong 

Professor Alain Gilbert, MD, Buncke Lecture

The Harry J. Buncke Lectureship has been created with the support of the California Pacific Medical Center to honor Dr. Buncke's remarkable contributions to the field of microsurgery. Dr. Harry Buncke played a major role in the development of our specialty and helped develop several microsurgical laboratories across the globe. He influenced countless residents and fellows as well as numerous department chairs throughout the world. Professor Alain Gilbert, MD has been selected to give the 2016 annual Buncke Lecture. 

Professor Gilbert is one of the most renowned pioneers in the field of microsurgery. His contributions are enormous and groundbreaking, especially in the fields of replantation, free flaps, and long bony defect reconstruction. Professor Gilbert, during his entire career, has dedicated himself to excellence in education of young medical students, residents, and fellows. He tirelessly worked to provide the best teaching courses for brachial plexus palsy. His students today are the leading microsurgeons, especially in brachial plexus reconstruction.




Future Meeting Dates



2016 Annual Meeting
 The Westin Kierland
 Scottsdale, Arizona
January 16-19, 2016


2017 Annual Meeting
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Waikoloa, Hawaii
January 14-17, 2017




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