Live Broadcast Schedule

Thu, October 1, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies: Leaders and Legends

With 2020 planned to have been an Olympic year and our ASHT President, Mojca “Mo” Herman, being a former Olympian, the meeting will kick off with leadership driven interviews with several professional athletes known to be leaders in their respective...

Timeless Tendon Takeaways

This panel will share timeless lessons, as well as new research in the areas of flexor and extensor tendon injuries. The extensor tendon discussion will focus on zone III extensor tendon injury and the use of relative motion flexion (RMF) orthoses to...

Thu, October 8, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

2020 Presidential Address: Defining Moments

Our lives are full of unique moments that fundamentally influence, teach, shape and change us. Defining moments are pivotal experiences and decisions that are not always easy to recognize, but should be appreciated for their impact. Examples will be...

ASHT Presidential Invited: Hand in Hand

Will discuss valuable partnership between hand surgeons and hand therapists and offer examples of valuable partnerships in history that many may not be aware of.

Thu, October 15, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Annual Business Meeting & Emerging Issues

Incoming Presidential Address: Looking Through a Unique Lens

This session will examine a variety of factors that are linked to improving healthcare access and outcomes for populations. Characteristics of our workforce and technologies available for providing services will be analyzed to identify means of improving...

Practice Division Update: Shaping Current Policy Trends Impacting Hand Therapy Practice

This session includes discussion about ASHT Practice Division activity, Division strategic direction and goals, insight into the critical role policymaking has on shaping payment and practice. ASHT members will learn what efforts are underway to address...

Thu, October 22, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

American Hand Therapy Foundation Happy Hour with a Scholar: When You Have Nothing, A Little is A lot- Nerve Transfers in Distressed Patient Populations

Acute flaccid myelitis is the modern era poliomyelitis. The disease preys on healthy children. The virus affects the anterior horn cells and cranial nerves with devastating consequences. Timely evaluation affords the opportunity to perform nerve...

Thu, October 29, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Learning from our Leaders: Pathways to Innovation: PechaKucha

In the spirit of innovation, this panel will provide a unique presentation style. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple and fast-paced presentation format during which each speaker will display 20 slides and speak 20 seconds on each slide. Cutting-edge practice...

Thu, November 5, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Hindsight is 2020: Decades of Advocacy

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: This esteemed panel will consist of leaders within the hand surgery and hand therapy community whose careers have focused on promoting the development of hand surgery and hand therapy at the national and international levels. These...

Thu, November 12, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Evelyn Mackin Tribute

Hall of Fame Award Presentation

Nathalie Barr Lecture - Adjusting Our Sails to the Storm: The Resiliency of Hand Therapists

Our profession now faces unprecedented challenges. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been acutely catastrophic and the uncertainty of the effects of valued-based healthcare also raises concerns. However, while the state of the world as we know it...

Research Named Awards

Thu, November 19, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

AAHS Incoming Presidential Invited: Dupuytren’s Disease: Collaborating on Collagen and Leading us to Better Outcomes

Despite nearly 200 years of study, Dupuytren’s Disease continues to frustrate surgeons and therapists. Outcomes range from excellent, which keeps us going, to mediocre, to complete and utter failure which leaves us scratching our heads and wondering if...

International Invited Guest Lecture: Is Our Quest for the Best Flexor Tendon Protocol Realistic?

During my time, I will ask you to consider if we should be looking for one “best” flexor tendon protocol or should we consider adjusting our approach for each patient depending on what is observed and how the evidence guides us? My interpretation of the...