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PROGRAM

International Keynote Speaker

Dr Elisabet Hagert

Elisabet Hagert is Associate Professor of Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. She is CEO and Chair of the ARCADEMY, Sophiahemmet Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, where she works clinically with hand- and upper extremity surgery. Her research focus is on the basic science of proprioception as well as clinical aspects of wrist and peripheral nerve disorders. Elisabet has pioneered the use of wide-awake surgery in Sweden, and has contributed new knowledge in the use of WALANT in nerve entrapment and wrist surgery.

Confirmed Presenters

Dr Libby Anderson
Dr Karl Bagraith
Prof Randy Bindra
Dr Shahina Braganza
Dr Brooke Coombes
Dr Jodie Copley
Dr Greg Couzens
Dr Nick Daunt
Jock Fairweather
Dr Steven Frederiksen
Amy Geach
Dr Trevor Gervais
Christina Harwood
Dr Kevin Huang
Dr Rosemary Prosser

Melinda Lewis
Ngaire McGaw
Andrew McKenzie
Dr Lauren Miller
Dr Alison Nelson
Kate Peardon
Dr Deb Worboys
Rosemary Prosser
Prof Mark Ross
Angela Thynne
Dr Vinh Tran
A/Prof Anne Wajon
Wilma Walsh
Chris Weier
Dr Deb Worboys

Management of Hypertonicity

Dr Jodie Copley

This one day workshop will review assessment techniques including analysis of positive and negative features, movement patterns and degree of hypertonicity and contracture. The Hypertonicity Intervention Planning Model will be presented to guide intervention decisions and applied to video case studies. The workshop will also cover how to individualise splint and cast prescription and fabrication, with the opportunity for demonstration and practice of techniques.

 

Details:

Date: Thursday 17th October 2019
Time: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Venue: Pullman King George Square, Brisbane
Cost: $250

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Friday Session 3 - 2.00 - 3.30pm

Wrist Instability

SOLD OUT

Presenter: Dr Elisabet Hagert
Attendance Limit: Session numbers will be limited
Outline: 
Do you want to optimise your outcomes for patients with wrist instability? What do we know,  what can we use in therapy practice and what lies ahead in the field of proprioception and neuromuscular stability programs. This workshop aims to enhance your clinical reasoning to challenge the norm and enable you to evaluate the efficacy behind specific therapeutic techniques.

 

Radiology Update: Value of Ultrasound, MRI and Dynamic CT

Presenter: Dr Nick Daunt
AHTA AHT Members Only
Outline:
This session will cover imaging for common wrist and hand conditions and the role of different diagnostic tools in corroborating the clinical diagnosis. It will include the basics of wrist MRI and the value of dynamic imaging for instabilities of the wrist.  New technologies and advances in diagnostics will be discussed through clinical cases.

Management of Scar and Oedema in Trauma and Surgical Care – Exploring Innovative Conservative Management Techniques

Presenter: Angela Thynne
Attendance Limit: Session numbers will be limited
Outline: This workshop will enable you to enhance your clinical problem solving skills in relation to oedema and scar management.  Participants will advance their knowledge of oedema and scar pathomechanics. Clinical assessment techniques will be reviewed to enable the attendee to develop treatment plans for complex cases. The latest management techniques for scar and oedema will be discussed with practical tips to enhance your clinical practice.

Hand Therapy in Business

Presenters: Dr Vinh Tran, Amy Geach & Jock Fairweather
Attendance Limit: 80 delegates
Outline: 
This session covers 3 different topics relevant to those in management, senior roles, or therapists in private practice.  Dr Vinh Tran is a family GP with a biopsychosocial approach to healthcare who will discuss leadership in the health sector and how to get the best of out of your team.  Amy Geach, Practitioner of Hand Therapy and Director of Maida Learning, will share her knowledge on financial management for entrepreneurs or small business holders.  Jock Fairweather, QLD business person of the year in 2017 and director of Little Tokyo Two will save us from wasting time, energy and money on the wrong staff member with his presentation on Lessons in Recruitment.

Therapist Wellness

Presenters: Kate Peardon, Dr Deb Worboys & Dr Shahina Braganza
Attendance Limit: 70 delegates
Outline:
Finally – a session all about you!  Kate Peardon will use her background in HR and her Executive Masters in Positive Leadership, to coach you through the next step in your career – what drives you,  what’s the next challenge, where to now?  Clinical Psychologist Dr Deb Worboys will then discuss the biology behind stress and anxiety and provide some strategies for both yourself and your patient, to pull you back off the edge!  Senior Emergency medicine doctor, Dr Shahina Braganza will tell us how using mindfulness helped in a busy Emergency Department and how to bring a little mindfulness  into your team.

Friday Session 4 - 4.00 - 5.30pm

Wrist Instability

SOLD OUT

Presenter: Dr Elisabet Hagert
Attendance Limit: Session numbers will be limited
Outline: 
Do you want to optimise your outcomes for patients with wrist instability? What do we know,  what can we use in therapy practice and what lies ahead in the field of proprioception and neuromuscular stability programs. This workshop aims to enhance your clinical reasoning to challenge the norm and enable you to evaluate the efficacy behind specific therapeutic techniques.

 

Radiology Update: Value of Ultrasound, MRI and Dynamic CT

Presenter: Dr Nick Daunt
AHTA AHT Members Only
Outline:
This session will cover imaging for common wrist and hand conditions and the role of different diagnostic tools in corroborating the clinical diagnosis. It will include the basics of wrist MRI and the value of dynamic imaging for instabilities of the wrist.  New technologies and advances in diagnostics will be discussed through clinical cases.

Management of Scar and Oedema in Trauma and Surgical Care – Exploring Innovative Conservative Management Techniques

Presenter: Angela Thynne
Attendance Limit: Session numbers will be limited
Outline: This workshop will enable you to enhance your clinical problem solving skills in relation to oedema and scar management.  Participants will advance their knowledge of oedema and scar pathomechanics. Clinical assessment techniques will be reviewed to enable the attendee to develop treatment plans for complex cases. The latest management techniques for scar and oedema will be discussed with practical tips to enhance your clinical practice.

Hand Therapy in Business

Presenters: Dr Vinh Tran, Amy Geach & Jock Fairweather
Attendance Limit: 80 delegates
Outline: 
This session covers 3 different topics relevant to those in management, senior roles, or therapists in private practice.  Dr Vinh Tran is a family GP with a biopsychosocial approach to healthcare who will discuss leadership in the health sector and how to get the best of out of your team.  Amy Geach, Practitioner of Hand Therapy and Director of Maida Learning, will share her knowledge on financial management for entrepreneurs or small business holders.  Jock Fairweather, QLD business person of the year in 2017 and director of Little Tokyo Two will save us from wasting time, energy and money on the wrong staff member with his presentation on Lessons in Recruitment.

Therapist Wellness

Presenters: Kate Peardon, Dr Deb Worboys & Dr Shahina Braganza
Attendance Limit: 70 delegates
Outline:
Finally – a session all about you!  Kate Peardon will use her background in HR and her Executive Masters in Positive Leadership, to coach you through the next step in your career – what drives you,  what’s the next challenge, where to now?  Clinical Psychologist Dr Deb Worboys will then discuss the biology behind stress and anxiety and provide some strategies for both yourself and your patient, to pull you back off the edge!  Senior Emergency medicine doctor, Dr Shahina Braganza will tell us how using mindfulness helped in a busy Emergency Department and how to bring a little mindfulness  into your team.