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The 2017 Conference Committee, on behalf of the Australian Hand Therapy Assocaiton, 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!


Register Your Interest

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 Friday 26th May 2017

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Submit an Abstract

International Invited Speaker

Dr Christine Novak

Christine Novak, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and Program in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto and a Scientist at Toronto Rehab and a Research Associate at the Toronto Western Hospital Hand Clinic at the University Health Network. Dr. Novak has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Hand Surgery and is currently on the Council of the American Society of Peripheral Nerve. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Hand Surgery, HAND and Physiotherapy Canada. Her research has focused on clinical outcomes and assessment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders, particularly nerve injury and compression. She has over 120 peer review publications, 30 book chapters and numerous national and international presentations. Her physiotherapy clinical practice has focused on patients with nerve related pathologies.

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:

Trade Display
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

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.

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