Schedule at a Glance

Please Note: Program is subject to change. All times are listed in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Thursday, September 28, 2023
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pre Conference Institutes
  • Hands On Orthotics: Orthotic Fabrication for Traumatic Injuries-A case based approach
  • Partnering in Prosthetic Care: The New Model for Upper Extremity Amputees
  • Treating Without Pain: An achievable goal
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
4:30 PM to 4:40 PM
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
5:45 PM to 6:00 PM
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, September 29, 2023
6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session I
  • BIOTENSEGRITY, CRPS AND NEURAL TENSION- The things we have never considered!
  • Guideline Focused Care for Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy: Implementing Best Evidence
  • Pain Mechanisms: How to Choose the Right Treatment for the Right Patient
  • The Evolution of the Center for the Intrepid: Providing Resilience for the Military Amputee
  • What Effect Does a Distal Flexor Digitorum Profundus Laceration and Repair Have on the Associated Lumbrical(s)?
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Plenary Session 2 - Invited Speaker
Symbiosis.  The Therapist-Surgeon Relationship.  How Has it Changed?
11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Scientific Session I
Sponsored by the American Hand Therapy Foundation
12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Lunch, Poster Sessions, & Committee Meetings
Division Lunches (Education, Practice, Research); HTCC Preparing for the CHT Exam; special Vendor events in Exhibit Hall
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Instructional Concurrent Session II
  • Evaluation and Treatment for Common Pediatric Conditions
  • Fostering Resiliency Through Collaboration in the Brachial Plexus and Amputee Populations
  • Getting a Grip on TOS!
  • Table Talk: Problem Solving the Care for the Painful Thumb
  • The Unforgiving Elbow: Treatment Strategies to Optimize Patient Outcomes
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2023
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session III
  • Comprehensive Trigger Finger/Thumb Management: More Options, Better Outcomes
  • Making Sense of the Complex Wrist: Understanding Carpal Kinematics
  • Review of Flexor Tendon Injuries, Repairs and Rehabilitation
  • Through the Looking Glass: Graded Motor Imagery in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
  • Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session IV
  • A Collaborative Approach to Improve Outcomes for Patients with Symptomatic Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder
  • Getting the Whole Picture: Psychosocial and Pain Considerations in Upper Extremity Rehab
  • Hand and Wrist Sports Injuries- A Team Approach
  • Present and Future Leaders: Developing Effective Leadership Skills in Hand Therapy
  • Taking your Idea to Market: Designing & Producing a New Clinical Product
10:00 AM to 10:10 AM
10:10 AM to 11:10 AM
Plenary Session 6 | International Invited Speaker
CMC Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Neuromuscular Control: Patient Age Influence
11:10 AM to 11:50 AM
11:50 AM to 12:50 PM
Scientific Session II
Sponsored by the American Hand Therapy Foundation
12:50 PM to 3:00 PM
Lunch, Poster Sessions, & Committee Meetings
Division Lunches (Practice & Education); International Committee lunch; special Interest group lunches (peds, student, etc); Gavel Club 1:00 - 3:00 PM; and Student Meet Up 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
International Committee Lunch
Enhancing Global Health & Upper Extremity Therapy, Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
AAHS Presidential Invited
Post Traumatic Stiffness of the Wrist: Etiology and Management
3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Special Sessions
  • Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Control of the Scapholunate Joint: Forearm Rotation Influence
  • Hands That Help: Volunteering on Medical Missions
4:45 PM to 5:00 PM
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Instructional Concurrent Session V
  • A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Pediatric Hand and Wrist Trauma
  • Connecting Fun to Function: Using Magic and other Creative Treatments to Maximize Outcomes
  • Distal Phalanx Injuries: Small Structures/Big Problems
  • Relative Motion Orthosis (RMO) - Less pain and Real Gain
  • Sensorimotor Evaluation and Interventions for the wrist and hand: Evidence update
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Sunday, October 1, 2023
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session VI
  • Building Resilience in Patients with Overuse Injuries
  • I have a research question. . . what next? Collaborating in hand therapy research
  • StrongerTogether!: Surgical, Conservative and Therapeutic Management of PIP Joint Dislocations and Fracture Dislocations.
  • Therapeutic Use of Pilates for Chronic Upper Extremity Repetitive Stress Conditions
  • Virtual Reality in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: A unique treatment intervention for your tool box.
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session VII
  • A Biopsychosocial Perspective of Treating Clients with Chronic Pain
  • Hand Therapists’ Research Priorities and AHTF Resources for Grants and Scholarships.
  • Informing Interdisciplinary Upper Limb Amputation Rehabilitation Using an Outcomes-based Perspective to Promote Patient Well-being.
  • The Last Mile: Advanced Rehabilitation, Functional Training and Return To Sport Programming For The Upper Extremity Specialist To Safely Return Athletes To Play
  • Update on Management of Complex Extensor Tendon Reconstruction in the Hand