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TSHT 23 Annual Educational Conference
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 404-1900

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Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Statewide




Texas Society for Hand Therapy


23rd Annual Conference


Hand Therapy for All Ages


April 28 – 29, 2018

Two Days April 28-29, 2018


Hand Therapy for All Ages

Saturday April 28th

Extensor Tendon *Julianne Howell MS,PT, CHT (Keynote Speaker )

  1. RM Extension (ICAM) historical review, rationale, current literature support, 2018 update RME program
  2. RM Flexion for acute & chronic boutonniere and Zone 3 ET repair rationale, literature support, RMF programs
  3. Application of RME and RMF Concepts: case studies and clinical decision making.

It’s Not Just a Small Hand: Treating Common Pediatric Upper Extremity Conditions and Injuries. Hilton Gottzchaulk MD

Orthotic Considerations in The Pediatric Patient. - Karen Ayala MS,OTR/CHT

Common Upper Extremity Injuries in the Youth Athlete: Recovery and Return to Sports. - Kevin McHorse PT,SCS,cert MTD

Updates in Legislation and Reimbursement. - Bubba Klosterman OTR

SUNDAY APRIL 29th (1/2 Day)

Small Joint Injuries and Fractures: Managing Stiffness. - Robert Foster MD

Considerations in Clinical Decision Making.  - Sharon Guebert OTR

Innovations in Hand Therapy and Treatment Perils. - Debbie Fisher MS, OTR/CHT

Current concepts in Wound Care and Dressings. - Dianne Merwarth, PT, CWS

Hands-on Workshops: Two hands on workshops will be offered on Sunday and will run concurrent with the main lectures. Space is limited and is offered on a first come first serve basis. You may register for “one” of these workshops at the time of your registration (space permitting).

Session 1

Julianne Howell – instructor (42 max).  A hands on workshop: Clinical decision making (case studies) and fabrication of RME & RMF orthoses 1.5 hour time block (TBD)

Session 2

Nicole Austin MS,PT, CHT – instructor (30 max). Digit orthoses: mallet, boutonniere, swan neck; final flexion orthosis (hand-based mobilization). 1.5 hours time block (TBD)




Event Location

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

Austin, TX, 78705

Hotel Reservations:

Toll Free: 877-744-8822

Local Phone: 512-404-3600

On-line with “group rate” for attendees to the 2018 conference

Apply for POSTER ABSTRACT admission at our website www.tsht.org
(click the Conference tab and then Poster Presentations).
It is a simple application form to fill in in order to submit a poster of your
latest discovery, charity work, idea or research. 
There is monetary prize for the Best Scientific Poster and the Best Educational Poster!! 


Deadline is February 10, 2018.

Never submitted before? If you would like someone to bounce ideas for submission off of, please send us an email at [email protected] Just say hello and we will get back to you ASAP to help out!




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