Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, September 20, 2018
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pre-Conference Concurrent Sessions
  • Finger Orthoses: Relative Motion and More
  • Hands on Orthotics – Orthoses to Facilitate Wrist Stability
  • Moving Beyond Nerve Mobilization and into Neurodynamics – It’s Not Just a Nomenclature Change!
  • Reckoning with the Wrist: Selected Topics in Wrist Rehabilitation
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Plenary Session 1 - Opening Session
  • Hand Therapy Considerations for Wrist Instability
  • The Role of Ligaments in Wrist Stabilization
  • The Unforgiving Elbow
  • The Unforgiving Elbow: How Hand Therapists Take on the Challenge
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 21, 2018
6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session I
  • Beyond Exercises: Functional Dexterity Assessments and Purposeful Activity
  • Demystifying Boutonniere and Pseudo-Boutonniere Deformities
  • Prevention and Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
  • The Complexities of Upper Extremity Trauma: A Case by Case Examination of Individuals with Blast and Crush Injuries
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session II
  • Getting a Grasp on Practice: ASHT Practice Division Update
  • Pediatric Congenital Hand Differences “Treating the Whole Child”
  • Relative Motion Splinting: Your New Cornerstone Therapy Tool
  • The Scratch Collapse Test: A New Tool for Your Peripheral Nerve Exam
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Plenary Session 2
  • Reaching a Tipping Point: WALANT and True Active Movement for Flexor Tendon Management
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Plenary Session 3
  • 2018 Presidential Address: The Unique Value of Hand Therapy and Professional Organization Membership
  • Amplifying Hand Therapy’s Voice on Capitol Hill and Beyond
  • Collaborative Research: Demonstrating the Value of Hand Therapy
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Instructional Concurrent Session III
  • Application of Objective Strength Measurements for Individualized Client Metrics
  • Illuminating the Nuances of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Advanced Concepts in Prevention and Rehabilitation for the Experienced Therapist
  • Pediatric Hand Traumas/Injuries – “The Perfect Storm”
  • Traditional and Creative Ideas for Marketing/Branding Hand Therapy
  • Writing Grants and Securing Funding: A Grant Writer’s Workshop - Sponsored by American Hand Therapy Foundation
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
AHTF Scholar Lecture
  • Is Hand Therapy Maintaining its Standing as a Discipline by Tending to its Scientific Foundations?
Saturday, September 22, 2018
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session IV
  • Pain Guided Fracture Management: Driving Your Practice with Clinical Reasoning
  • Therapeutic Neuroscience Education and Conservative Management of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy
  • Thumb Instability Evaluation and Treatment
  • “Look Up!” Are Proximal Problems Causing Distal Symptoms?
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session V
  • Hand Therapy Research: We Got This!
  • Sports and Athletes: Advances in Innovative Rehabilitation
  • Talk to The Hand Provider: Inter-Provider Communication Strategies for Maximizing Patient Outcomes
  • Treatment Alternatives for Dupuytren’s Contracture
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Plenary Session 4
  • Proprioception and Neuromuscular Stability – It is not just about the wrist!
  • Proprioceptive Reeducation for the Hand and Upper Limb
11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Plenary Session 5
  • ASHT 2018 Business Meeting & Emerging Issues
  • Incoming Presidential Address: A Shared Vision
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Plenary Session 6
  • AAHS Presidential Invited Lecture: How Hand and Arm Transplantation Can Transform Amputee Lives
  • My Work with Patients with Hand or Arm Transplants Has Made Me a Better Hand Therapist
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Plenary Session 7
  • Nathalie Barr Lecture - Professional Identity: Know Your Value and Own It!
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Plenary Session 8
  • Optimizing Outcomes in Patients with Peripheral Nerve Injury
Sunday, September 23, 2018
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session VI
  • Assessment and Rehabilitation Methods of Wrist Sensorimotor Impairment
  • Dynamic Stability of the Painful Thumb: Evidence Informed Intervention
  • Orthosis Fabrication with Neoprene
  • Treat the Pain and The Cause of the Pain! Integrating New Concepts in Hand Therapy – Taping, IASTM and Cupping
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructional Concurrent Session VII
  • Assessment and Rehabilitation Methods of Wrist Sensorimotor Impairment
  • Dynamic Stability of the Painful Thumb: Evidence Informed Intervention
  • Orthosis Fabrication with Neoprene
  • Treat the Pain and The Cause of the Pain! Integrating New Concepts in Hand Therapy – Taping, IASTM and Cupping