The 2017 Conference Committee, on behalf of the Australian Hand Therapy Association, invite you to join us at the 2017 AHTA National Conference, CONNECTING PATHWAYS.. Firing Up Our Nerve Potential.

The conference will include an exciting line up of expert clinicians and researchers. Cutting edge presentations and diverse sessions will ensure that therapists take home current practical ideas for clinical intervention, research and practice management. 

Join us in  Glenelg, South Australia from the 22nd - 24th September 2017, to learn, be inspired, network with colleagues and enjoy everything Adelaide has to offer. 

The 2017 Committee are currently hard at work, inviting speakers and working on a new and exciting program. In the meantime, if you are interested in attending the conference and would like to express interest, please click the link below to contact the Conference Secretariat. You can also watch the website for conference updates!

 

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Full Registration

Full registration includes entry into all conference sessions, entry into the trade exhibition, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, conference satchel, Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner.

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Regular
AHTA Member $815
AHTA Associate $815
NZAHT Member $815
Non-Member $1020

Day Registration

Day registration includes entry into all conference sessions, entry into the trade exhibition, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (for the day of registration only), conference satchel. Please note social functions are not included in Day Registrations.

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Regular
AHTA Member $460
AHTA Associate $460
NZAHT Member $460
Non-Member $565

Abstract submission for the 2017 National Conference is now open. The Conference Organising Committee invites you to submit abstracts for free papers on any topics related to the upper limb.

You can submit an abstract for a paper or a poster. For more information and guidelines for your submission, please click the Abstract Submission Guidelines button bellow. To submit your abstract, please click the Submit Abstract button below.

Submissions close Wednesday 31st May 2017

Abstract Submission Guidelines

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The AHTA Conference Committee is pleased to offer you two fantastic pre-conference workshop options. Both of these workshops will be held at the Stamford Grand, Glenelg on Thursday 21st September 2017. Please see below for more details.

 

Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System - The Upper Limb

Tim Cocks

mobilise verb; to prepare, to awaken and to move

The human nervous system is electrically, physically, mechanically and chemically continuous, from our brains to the tips of our fingers and toes. As we breathe, undertake work or sport, and as we move through life, the nervous system slides and glides through various tunnels, around joints and between layers of soft tissues. But the nervous system can no longer be considered in isolation, with a well established literature now requiring thinking in terms of the neuroimmune system. The immune bit adds complexity, but is also invites a deeper understanding and offers new opportunities for treatment.

This one day workshop will:

  • Provide a basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurodynamics, neuroimmunology and neuropathology related to manual examination of the nervous system
  • Integrate the sciences of clinical reasoning, neurodynamics and neuroimmune biology
  • Teach safe and effective diagnostic and patient management skills using skilled and careful handling
  • Deliver improved therapeutic narratives for explaining painful conditions related to an altered nervous system

While safe and effective handling skills are stressed, participants are responsible for their own well-being during practical work. If you suffer from an injury or disease, be particularly careful during practical work or do not volunteer as a subject

The AHTA Committee is thrilled to have Tim Cocks facilitate this pre-conference workshop for a discounted rate of $250.00

Workshop details:

Full Day Workshop
Date: Thursday 21st September 2017
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: Stamford Grand, Glenelg
Cost: $250.00

There are limited spaces available for this workshop so make sure to secure your spot as soon as possible. You can register for the pre-conference workshop whilst you are registering for the workshop. Just click the button below!

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Connecting the neck, shoulder, elbow and hand - simplifying the neuro-myo fascial-skeletal system

Kathryn Phillips

An opportunity for an interactive upper quadrant anatomy review before the conference gets properly underway. In particular we will look at the neural pathways from spinal cord to elbow and the fascial and musculo-skeletal obstacles that are encountered along the way. We will get to practice treatment options for these proximal problem areas that may be confounding some of the distal symptoms that we see regularly in the Hand Therapy clinic.

Be ready to palpate and be palpated, to learn some techniques that can help your own upper quadrant as well as your patients, and (finally!) work out where the brachial plexus sits in relation to surface anatomy.

Workshop details:

Half Day Workshop
Date: Thursday 21st September 2017
Time: 12.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Stamford Grand, Glenelg
Cost: $150.00

There are limited spaces available for this workshop so make sure to secure your spot as soon as possible. You can register for the pre-conference workshop whilst you are registering for the workshop. Just click the button below!

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Stamford Grand Adelaide

Located in the heart of Glenelg, the Stamford Grand Adelaide will host the Australian Hand Therapy Association National Conference 2017.

The venue overlooks the Glenelg Jetty, and is opposite Glenelg Beach. It lies 9 km from Adelaide Airport.

Stamford Grand Glenelg

Run of House Room

$215 p/n including WIFI and 1 breakfast daily

Located on the city view side of the hotel, these fulyl refurbished rooms will ensure you experience the ultimate in comfort. The rooms look over the suburbs and onto the Adelaide CBD and Adelaide Hills. With the option of a king bed or twin share, there is a generous work desk, comfortable lounge chair, mini bar, in room safe, WIFI, a variety of cable channels and in-house movies. To secure the conference rate, please ensure you book your accommodation when you register for the conference.

We invite you to support the 2017 AHTA National Conference.

Sponsoring the AHTA National Conference provides an exciting opportunity for your company or organisation to be part of the unique specialty of hand therapy and their associates in physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Current sponsorship opportunities:

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Trade Display
Session
Conference Dinner
Coffee Cart
Conference Lanyards, USBs, Pens & Pads,
Satchel Insert

By sponsoring the AHTA National Conference, you are giving your organisation an excellent opportunity to promote your name, support your brands and maintain a high profile within the industry before, during and after the conferene.

Our delegates are keen to improve their skills and knowledge. Aligning your company with this powerful education experience demonstrates your commitment to assisting their development.

For more information, and to view our sponsorship prospectus, please click the link below to contact the Conference Secretariat.

 

Sponsorship Prospectus

2016 Conference Presentation Access

The 2016 conference presentations are now available for download.  Please use the password that was emailed to you by the Conference Secretariat.

Open the program by clicking the button below and then hover over the name of the Presenter. 

Please note not all Presenters have given permission to share their presentations.

 

 Presentation Download