Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, October 3, 2019
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pre-Conference Institute
  • Hand Therapy in Pediatrics: Collaboration for Best Outcomes for Pain-related and Neurological Conditions – Minimizing Impairment and Maximizing Function
  • Hands On Orthotics - Simplifying Static Progressive Orthoses
  • Head in Hand: Blending Pain Science into Our Daily Practice to Optimize Outcomes
  • Manual Therapy for Management of Painful Diagnoses
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Plenary Session 1 : Opening Session
  • Arthroplasty of the Shoulder, Elbow and Fingers: Update on Surgical and Therapy Management
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 4, 2019
6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session I
  • 50 Tips in 50 Minutes
  • Become a Detective: Teaching Patients How to Get to the Bottom of Their Overuse Pain
  • Growing Your Research Literacy: A Closer Look at Study Design
  • Nutritional Support and the Hand Therapists Role
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session II
  • Cross-Education: Current Evidence and Potential Applications in Upper Limb Rehabilitation
  • Kinesiophobia: Clinical Implications from a Surgeon and Therapist Perspective
  • Talking to the Hand: Application of Pain Neuroscience Education Principles to Management of Upper Extremity Chronic Pain Conditions
  • Wound and Scar Management for the Advanced Practitioner
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Plenary Session 3:
  • 2019 Presidential Address: A Shared Vision: Creating Meaning
  • ASHT Presidential Invited: Functioning Muscle Flaps for Restoring Forearm Flexion/Extension: Reanimation of the Volkmans Contracture Limb
  • Nathalie Barr Lecture: Getting Ahead of the Curve: Preparing for the Future of Hand Therapy
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Instructional Concurrent Session III
  • Extensor Tendon Repair, Releases, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
  • Joint Hypermobiity: "Hyping" up Our Knowledge for Improved Patient Outcomes and Professional Collaboration
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes: Differential Diagnosis from the Cervical Spine to the Fingertips!
  • Reaching New Heights in the Successful Treatment of Simple to Complex Shoulder Injuries
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
American Hand Therapy Foundation Happy Hour with a Scholar
  • The Magic of the Placebo: The Role of the Placebo in Medicine, Surgery and Therapy
Saturday, October 5, 2019
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session IV
  • Diaphyseal Humeral Fracture Non-Operative Treatment: Biomechanical Basis of the Co-Aptation Orthosis
  • How to Use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Inform Hand Therapists Treatment of Patients with Chronic Pain and Disability
  • Introducing Occupation Kits: A Low Cost, Evidence-Based Intervention to Promote Functional Hand Rehabilitation
  • Keeping up on a PROMIS: An Introduction to the Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS)
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session V
  • Introduction to Hand Teletherapy: The Benefits Reach Beyond our Grasp
  • Management of Dupuytren’s Contracture From Start to Finish: A Collaborative Effort Between Physician and Therapist
  • Orthosis Fabrication for the Injured Athlete
  • Rehabilitation of Flexor Tendons: What We Know & Where We Can Go
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Plenary Session 4:
  • International Invited Guest Lecture: The Wrist: A New Perspective on Anatomy, Imaging and Reconstruction
10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Plenary Session 5:
  • ASHT 2019 Business Meeting & Emerging Issues
  • Current Trends Impacting Hand Therapy Practice: A Practice Division Update
  • Incoming Presidential Address: WHY?
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
International Committee Luncheon
  • International Experiences in Hand Therapy Service
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Plenary Session 6:
  • AAHS Presidential Invited Lecture: The Magic Power of TOUCH
  • Innovations in Surgery and Rehabilitation for Complicated Elbow Fractures
4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Plenary Session 7:
  • Not all Wrist Fractures are Created Equal
  • Practice Analysis 2020: Hand Therapy Trends and the CHT Examination
  • Talk to the Hand Provider: Inter-Provider Communication Strategies for Maximizing Patient Outcomes
Sunday, October 6, 2019
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session VI
  • I got an OBI Makeover at ASHT! Incorporating Occupation-Based Intervention (OBI) in Your Clinic
  • Pearls and Pitfalls of Successful Grant Writing
  • Rehabilitation in Hand Transplantation: Clinical Reasoning to Optimize Outcomes
  • Surgical Considerations, Rehabilitation Principles and Lymphedema Prevention in the Breast Cancer Population: Collaborative Care is Key
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session VII
  • Collaborative Pathway for Prosthetic Rehabilitation after TMR Surgery: An Advanced Approach
  • Curb Your Burnout: Skill Building for the Wholehearted Hand Therapist
  • Working in Concert: Collaboration in the Assessment and Intervention of Musicians with Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Wrist Evaluation: Becoming a More Effective Detective
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructional Concurrent Session VIII
  • Compassionate Care in Hand Therapy: What's Love Got To Do with It?
  • Fostering a Paradigm Shift from Medical Model to Client-Centered Approach in Hand Therapy
  • Optimizing Team Intervention with Outcome Measures Specific to the Upper Limb Amputee Population
  • Treatment of Musicians with Playing Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Hypermobility