Schedule at a Glance

Plenary and Scientific Sessions will be broadcast live to our virtual attendees during the conference and available later on-demand. In fact, all plenary and concurrent sessions will be recorded on-site and available to you for a full year after the event.

Please Note: All times are listed in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Thursday, October 7, 2021
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • In-Person Registration Information
11:45 AM to 1:45 PM
Pre-Conference Institutes (2-Hour)
  • The Peripheral Nervous System: Interactive Dissection with a Surgeon/Therapist Team
  • What Should I Do With this Hand?? Clinical Reasoning for the Treatment of the Stiff Hand
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pre-Conference Institutes (4-Hour)
  • Hands On Orthotics: Fabricating Functional Orthosis to Maximize Function
  • Manual Therapy for the Elbow: Distracting, Gapping, and Gliding to Improve Patient Outcomes
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pre-Conference Institutes (2-Hour)
  • Find It, Fix It: Anatomy and Provocative Tests of the Upper Quadrant
  • The Future of Finger and Partial-Hand Prostheses in Clinical Practice: An Inter-Professional Approach to the Psychosocial Impacts of Amputation, Current Prosthetic Innovations and Practical Tools for Implementing Care
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Plenary Session 1: Opening Session - LIVE STREAM
  • Gateway to the Nervous System: A Panel of Nerve Experts
  • Not Just Nerves – Looking Beyond the Brachial Plexus To Improve Outcomes
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, October 8, 2021
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • In-Person Registration Information
6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
New Member / First-Time Attendee Networking Event
  • New Member / First-Time Attendee Welcome Breakfast
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session I
  • Amplifying the Patient’s Voice for Excellence in Hand and Upper Extremity Care: The Value of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
  • Clinical Manual Assessment of the Wrist
  • Translating Science into Practice: Keys to Optimize Patient Outcomes using Best Evidence
  • When a “Zebra” comes to Hand Therapy: Intervention for those with Joint Hypermobility - (Available on the Virtual Platform ONLY)
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Plenary Session 2 - LIVE STREAM
  • Keeping “The Upper Hand” on Tendon Injuries in Adult and Children
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Scientific Session I - LIVE STREAM
  • Sponsored by the American Hand Therapy Foundation
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • Check out the interactive Virtual Exhibit Hall!
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Lunch Sessions
  • Leadership Through Volunteerism…Stewards of Service | 12:30 - 2:00PM
  • Mentor Mixer | 1:00 - 2:00PM
  • Preparing for the CHT Exam – Presented by HTCC | 12:30 - 1:30PM
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Plenary Session 3 - LIVE STREAM
  • 2021 Presidential Address: Change in Our Communities
  • ASHT Presidential Invited: Our American Dilemma: Placing an Equity Lens of the Quest for Diversity and Inclusion
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Plenary Session 4 - LIVE STREAM
  • The Multifactorial Nature of Health Equity
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Instructional Concurrent Session II
  • A Guide to Orthotics Billing and Reimbursement
  • Conservative Management of Peri-scapular Nerve Palsies
  • Optimizing Patient Outcomes After Traumatic Elbow Injuries
  • The Transition Phase for Returning to Golf
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
American Hand Therapy Foundation Happy Hour with a Scholar
This lecture will be offered as a LIVE STREAM presentation for our in-person and virtual attendees. This event will not be recorded and will not be available as part of the on-demand content.
  • No Crying in Innovation
Saturday, October 9, 2021
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • In-Person Registration Information
7:15 AM to 8:15 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session III
  • Everything You Want to Know about Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Hands-On Neuromuscular Re-education Techniques for the Wrist and Forearm!
  • Silicone Implant Arthroplasty for Proximal Interphalangeal Joints
  • The Athlete: Surgeon and Therapist Management Strategies for Injuries to the Wrist and Hand
8:15 AM to 8:30 AM
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session IV
  • Beyond Xiaflex & McCash: Needle Aponeurotomy, Radiotherapy & Rehabilitation for Recurrent Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome from a Pain Management Perspective
  • Complex Traumatic Hand Injuries: Embrace the Challenge to Maximize Patient Outcomes
  • Staged Approach to Surgery and Rehabilitation after Complex Penetrating Arm Trauma
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Scientific Session II - LIVE STREAM
  • Sponsored by the American Hand Therapy Foundation
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Plenary Session 5 - LIVE STREAM
  • ASHT 2021 Business Meeting & Emerging Issues
  • Incoming Presidential Address: Out of the Fry Pan and into the Fire
  • Practice Division Update: Policy Trends & Hand Therapy Practice
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • Check out the interactive Virtual Exhibit Hall!
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Sessions
  • Grab a Bite and Build Your Network | 2:00 - 3:00PM
  • International Invited Lecturer Luncheon: Hand Therapy Volunteerism in the Time of Pandemic | 1:30 - 3:00PM
  • Research "Speed Dating" | 2:00 - 3:00PM
3:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Plenary Session 6 - LIVE STREAM
  • AAHS Presidential Invited: Compression Neuropathy in the Upper Extremity
  • Nathalie Barr Lecture: Reflection and Change During Unprecedented Times
4:45 PM to 5:15 PM
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Plenary Session 7 - LIVE STREAM
  • International Invited Guest Lecture: Optimizing Outcomes with Nerve Transfers: Perspectives on Patient Selection, Surgery and Rehabilitation
6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Instructional Concurrent Session V
  • Looking Up: Evaluating the Cervical Spine and Understanding It's Contribution to Upper Extremity Dysfunction
  • Research Design: Problem-Oriented Methodological Design
  • Restoring Hand Function After Partial Hand Amputation
  • Restoring Upper Extremity Function in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021
6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • In-Person Registration Information
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session VI
  • A Musician-Centered Approach to Management of Performance-related Upper Musculoskeletal Injuries - (Available on the Virtual Platform ONLY)
  • Breathe Better: Tools to Improve Your Health and to Enhance Your Treatments
  • Interventions for the Stiff Finger
  • Late-Presenting Congenital Hand and Upper Limb Differences: A Collaborative, Patient-Centered Approach to Assessment and Therapeutic Management
8:30 AM to 8:45 AM
8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session VII
  • Elastic Taping Techniques to Prevent and Manage Common Performance Related Musician Injuries - (Available on the Virtual Platform ONLY)
  • Hand Therapy for Survivors of Gun Shot Wounds: An Evidence-Based Approach for Holistic Care from the Culturally-Responsive Therapist
  • Zooming into Telehealth
8:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session VIII
  • All Time is Not Equal: Tissue Healing as a Paradigm for Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making in the Case of a Student Athlete
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Instructional Concurrent Session VIII
  • Applying Self-Management Support in Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy: Considering Excellence and Equity to Co-Produce Health
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology - Current Evidence and Clinical Tips for an Effective Assessment and Management of the Non-Surgical Shoulder
  • We Are What We Eat—Nutrition and Wound Care: Implications for the Hand Therapist in Promoting Wellness