IFSSH & IFSHT / Congress Programme

Final Programme


Monday 24 th October, 2016


12:00 - 18:00 Registration


18:00 - 19:30 Welcome Ceremony


19:30 - 23:30 Cocktail - Dinner


Tuesday 25 th October, 2016


08:00 - 09:45 Joint Session with IFSSH

Brachial Plexus Adult and Obstetric
Moderators: Michael Tonkin  and Sarah Ewald

08.00-08.05 am        Introduction by Moderators
08.05-08.15 am        Jorge Clifton (Mexico): Anatomy for diagnosis.
08.15-08.25 am        Scott Wolfe (USA): Key points on clinical examination and complimentary studies for a precise diagnosis
08.25-08.35 am       Maria Candida Luzo (Brazil):Therapy for obstetric brachial plexus injuries
08.35-08.45 am      Jose Borrero (USA): Upper and middle obstetric brachial plexus injuries: indications and surgical tips for repair and nerve transfer.
08.45-08.55 am       Jayme Bertelli (Brasil): Total plexus obstetric Lesions: indications and alternatives.
08.55-09.05 am       Alexander Shin (USA): Upper and middle adult lesions: indications, timing and surgical tips for repair and nerve transfers.
09.05-09.15 am       Scott Wolfe (USA): Total plexus adult lesions: Indications, timing and surgical alternatives.
09.15-09.25 am       Victoria Frampton (United kingdom): Perspectives in rehabilitation of adult traumatic brachial plexus lesions.
09.25-09.35 am       Alexander Shin (USA): Muscle transfers: indications, surgical tips and results.
09.35-09.45 am          Discussion. 


09:45 - 10:30 BREAK


10:30 - 11:30 IFSHT WELCOME & AWARDS

11:30 - 12:30 Keynote Lecture: The Musician's Hand

Dr. Adriana Pemoff, Argentina

12:30 - 14:00 BREAK


14:00 - 15:30 Trends in the Treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries

Victoria Frampton, UK
Ursula Wendling, Switzerland
14:00    Introduction- Recent trends in the treatment of brachial plexus injuries
    Victoria Frampton, UK 
14:05    Brachial Plexus Injury Assessment: Past, Present and Future
    Bridget Hill, Australia 
14:20    A Diagnostic Anaylsis of the Peripheral Nerve Injury Rehabilitation Programme
    Kathryn Johnson, UK
14:35    Early Management / Pre-Operative Management of BPI
    Ana Paim, Brazil
15:50    Recent Advances in Adult Brachial Plexus Surgery
    Mariano Socolovsky, Argentina
15:05    Panel Discussion of Cases

15:30 - 16:00 BREAK

16:00 - 17:30 Magic of the Intrinsic Hand Muscles


Judy Colditz, USA
Ton Schreuders, Netherlands

16:00    Anatomy, actions, pathology, assessment techniques
Judy Colditz, USA, Ton A. R. Schreuders, Netherlands

17:10   A-0793 -Physiological interphalangeal stiffness in high-level climbers
Vicenç Punsola-Izard, Elena Ozaes-Lara, Claudia Peris-Fonte,Laia Pallejà-DeMingo, Carmen Valero. Spain

17:20   A-0376 - Effects of Selective Activation of the First Dorsal Interosseous and Opponens Pollicis on Thumb CMC Kinematics: A Synopsis of Two Cadaver Studies 
Virginia H. O’Brien, Benjamin Rosenstein , Erik Magnusson, David J. Nuckley, Julie E. Adams, USA


14:00 - 15:30 Upper Extremity Conditions in Musicians

Nicola Goldsmith, UK
Denise Conterjnic, Argentina

14.00   Management of Complex Problems in Musicians
John White, UK

14.30   Fine Tuning the Musicians' Hand
Bronwen Ackermann, Australia

15:00   A-0604        Hand Discomfort: Exploring Preventive and Treatment Options Used by University-Level Piano Students
Siaw Chui Chai, Jane Bear-Lehman, USA

15:10   A-0251       The effect of stabilisation exercises on playing performance in musicians with joint hyperlaxity
Burcu Semin Akel, Orkun Tahir Aran, Çi?dem Öksüz, Turkey

15:20   Panel Discussion

15:30 - 16:00 BREAK

16:00 - 17:30 Free Papers: Fractures & Wrist

Vera Beckmann-Fries, Switzerland
Peggy Boineau, USA                          

16:00   A-0115  Do Intra-Articular PIP Fractures do better with Swing traction or no-traction protocols?A cohort study
Lisa O'Brien., Andrew T Simm, Ian WH Loh, Kim M Griffiths, Australia            

16:10   A-0148  Modifiable determinants of bone health in women with distal radius fracture- A cross sectional study
Neha Dewan, Joy C MacDermid, Norma MacIntyre, Ruby Grewa, Canada

16:20   A-0060  Post -operative Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures Using Sensorimotor Therapy 
Michael Dafna, Hani Harel, Ronit Wollstein, USA 

16:30   A-0182  Quantification of wrist functional variables, in female subjects over 60 years of age with a distal radius fracture, at weeks six and twelve following surgical management with a locked volar plate and after the use of a standardized rehabilitation program
Alejandra Aguilera, Marcela Antúnez, Gabriel Carrasco, Chile     

16:40   Questions                                                      

16:45   A-0015  Wrist function one year after complicated distal radius fracture, a retrospective observation study 
Johan Niklasson, Sweden

16:55   A-0381  Functional Outcomes in Early Rehabilitation of 202 Distal Radius Fractures after Volar Fixation
Silvana Bordazahar , Silvia Citro , Claudine Marechal , Veronica Mendonca Paz,

17.05   A-0259  Carpal instability after a fall onto outstretched hand: an incidence study 
Lisa O'Brien, Luke Robinson, Hayley O’Sullivan, Eugene Lim, Australia

17.15   A-0043  Resection of the Distal Pole of the Scaphoid in Symptomatic Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid Osteoarthritis and Symptomatic Scaphoid Non-union 
D. Wessing, Y. Bachour, M.J.L. Berkhout and M.J.P.F. Ritt, The Netherlands.

17.25   Questions   



14:00 - 15:30 Trends in Management of Elbow Trauma: Integrating Current Concepts to Optimize Outcomes

Joey G. Pipicelli, Canada
Shirkant J. Chinchalkar, Canada/India

14.00   Elbow Anatomy and Biomechanics 
Shirkant J. Chinchalkar, Canada/India

14.20   Therapeutic Management of Elbow Trauma: Integrating Current Concepts 
Joey G. Pipicelli, Canada

14.45   Outcome Measures with Elbow Trauma - What should we be using?
Rafael Barbosa, Brazil

15.00   A-0534 Static progressive and dynamic splinting for wrist and elbow. Why to opt for revisited metal frame - lively splint- technology 
Dominique Thomas, France, Davide Zanin, Italy

15:20   Panel Discussion

15:30 - 16:00 BREAK

16:00 - 17:30 Manual Edema Mobilization

Corrianne van Velze,South Africa



14:00 - 15:30 Critical Thinking for Management of PIP Flexion and Extension deficits

Karen Schultz, USA 
Ricardo Banda, Chile

15:30 - 16:00 BREAK

16:00 - 17:30 Synthetic Casting for Finger Injuries

Silvio Tocco, Italy


Wednesday 26 th October, 2016


08:30 - 10:00 Invited Expert Lecture


Turid Aasheim, Norway
Dominik Simon, Germany

08:30   Pain and the Brain
Susan W. Stralka

10:00 - 10:30 BREAK


10:30 - 12:30 Trends in Pain Management in Practice

Dershnee Devan, South Africa 
Natascha Weihs, Germany

10:30   Psychosocia Aspect o Pain
Susan W. Stralka, USA

10:50   Power Over Pain: an Interdisciplinary Approch
Sarah Wenger, USA

11:10   Mirror Therapy: Does it Work?
Nicole Gruenert-Pluess, Switzerland

11:30 Why does Pain Become Disabiltiy?
Dershnee Devan, South Africa

11:50   A-0661  Incidence reduction of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type I after hand injury or hand operation. Benefits from a structured follow up system? 
Turid Aasheim, Ann Katrin Woje, Ingrid Solhjem, Norway

12:00   A-0229  Does Upper Limb Pain Affect the Left/Right Judgement Task?A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis 
John Breckenridge, Karen Ginn, Sarah Wallwork, James McAuley,  Australia

12:10   A-0230  Benefits of the modified Graded Motor Imagery Protocol in the treatment of patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type I y II
Augustina Yamila, Jimena Ortiz, Argentina

12:20    Panel Discussion  


10:30 - 11:30 Integrating Technology into Hand Therapy


Janine Hareau, Uruguay
Hanna Melchior, Israel

10:30   Techincal Applications in Hand - Therapy
Joy McDermid, Canada

10:45   3-D Printing in Hand Therapy
Valeria Elui, Brazil

11:00   From the brain to the hand
Janine Hareau, Uruguay

11:15   When to use : Theory, Discussion of Pathologies and Types of Patients that We Use Technology with.
Eduardo Levaggi, Uruguay

11:35 - 12:30 Free Papers Technology & Occupation Interventions

Beatriz Piso, Argentina
Vincenç Punsola Izard, Spain

11:35   A-0163  Can 3D-Engineered Gloves Prevent Hand Injury in Hurling? Design, Biomechanical Testing and Player Feedback
Daniel Harte, Abby Paterson, UK

11:45   A-0872  Development of a Low Cost, High Function 3D Printed Hand Prosthesis Using the Wrist Extension as Actvator.
Maria Candida de Miranda Luzo, Cesar Augusto Martins Pereira, Mariana Miranda Nicolosi Pessa, Rames Mattar Junior, Emygdio Jose Leomil de Paula, Brazil

11:55   Questions 

12:00   A-0116  New ways of creating capacity: Online training for hand therapists in Bangladesh
Lisa O'Brien, Lisa Broom, Mohammad Mosayed Ullah, Australia

12:10   A-0006  A Pilot Study: Exploring the musculoskeletal risk exposure associated with drying of laundry using the public housing pipe-socket system amongst women in Singapore
Lee Hong Rui, Therma Cheung, Yang Zixian, Anna Pratt, Singapore

12:25   Questions 


10:30 - 11:20 Splinting Applications for the Wrist

Rosemary Prosser, Australia

Mobilisation of the Wrist
Rosemary Prosser, Australia

Stabilisation of the Wrist
Sarah Mee, UK

11:30 - 12:30 Relative Motion


Julianne Howell, USA

11:30   A-0313  Can relative motion extension splinting provide and earlier return to hand function than a controlled active motion protocol? A randomized clinical trial
Shirley Collocott, Edel Kelly, Richard Ellis, Michael Foster, Heidi Myhr, New Zealand

11:40   Rationale for Relative Motion
           Julianne Howell, USA

         How to make Relative Motion Extension and Flexion Orthoses
         Melissa Hirth, Australia

         My Favorite Relative Motion Videos
         Don Lalonde, Canada

         2012 Extensor Tendon Program  Outcome Report Card
         Maureen Hardy, USA

         Panel Discussion                                        
         Gwendolyn van Strien, Netherlands


13:00 - 14:00 Orfit Splinting Workshop


separate registration


Thursday 27 th October, 2016


08:30 - 10:00 Trends in Treatment of Joint Pathology

Maureen Hardy, USA                                             
Jean Claude Rouzaud, France

8:30   Introduction / Small Joints Grow into Big Joint Problems
Maureen Hardy, USA

8:40   The Poole Traction Splint - rationale for non-invasive management of complex PIP fractures
Sarah Bradley, UK

8:55   Post-operative Care for CMC Joint Arthroplasty
Jose Manuel Pineda, Venezuela

9:10    CMC Joint Active & Passive Stabilization Program
Gwendolyn van Strien, Netherlands

9:25    Surgical Management of Small Joint Pathology
Magnus Tägil, Sweden

9:40    Panel Discussion


10:00 - 10:30 BREAK Silent Auction Viewing & Bidding

10:30 - 12:30 Flexor Tendon Trends and Outcomes

Annika Elmstedt, Sweden
Stacey Doyon, USA

10:30   How Wide Awake Repair is Changing Rehabilitation
Don Lalonde, Canada

10:45   Tendon Rehabilitation: How we changed it and why we changed it
Gwendolyn van Strien, Netherlands

11:00   The Manchester Short Splint and Others
Nicolas Bailly, Switzerland

11:15   Management of Flexor Tendon Repair Complications
Rebecca Saunders, USA

11:30   HAKIR:  A National Quality Register of Hand Surgery - Can it be used to follow up results of flexor tendon surgery and rehabilitation?
Annika Elmstedt, Sweden

11:45   A-0290  A comparison of the outcomes of two rehabilitation protocols after flexor tendon repair of the hand at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa. 
Roxanne Wentzel, Corrianne van Velze, Elsje Rudman, South Africa

11:55   A-0492  Early active mobilization rehabilitation protocol after flexor tendon repair in zone II of the hand: A systematic review
Pang Liying, Tong Duan Lian, Singapore

12:05   A-0300  The impairments and functional outcomes of patients post flexor tendon repair of the hand
Taryn Spark, Veronica Ntsiea, Lonwabo Godlwana, South Africa

12:15   Panel Discussion

12:30 - 14:00 BREAK Silent Auction Bidding

14:00 - 15:30 Free Papers Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Grip Strength

Marisa Fonseca, Brazil                          
Barbara Winthrop, USA

14:00   A-0655  Functional status of patientes subjected to surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
Marcela Antunez, Marcela Aguirre, Jorge Arciego, Eduardo Sanhueza, Rodrigo Gutierrez, Chile

14:10   A-0145  A pragmatic, assessor-blinded, randomized trial of the clinical effectiveness of a 6-week sensory relearning home programme on tactile function of the hand after carpal tunnel decompression
Christina Jerosch-Herold, Julie Houghton, Leanne Miller, Lee Shepstone, UK

14:20   A-0250  Carpal tunnel syndrome: mobilization and segmental stabilization
Andrea Licre Pessina Gasparini,  Luciane F. R. M. Fernandes,  David Fedrigo Moraes, Nathalia Helen Neves Almeida, Tamiris Cassin Mainardi, Brazil

14:30   A-0146  Does Taping Affect in the Rehabilitation of Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? A Randomized Controlled Trial
Leyla Eraslan, Gul Baltaci, Deniz Yuce, Arzu Erbilici, Turkey

14:40   Questions

14:45   A-0613  Upper extremity disability is associated with grip strength and psychological stress in carpal tunnel syndrome according to a patient-reported questionnaire
Akihito Yoshida, Shigeru Kurimoto, Kikuko Nishikawa, Katsuyuki Iwatsuki, Hitoshi Hirata, Japan

14:55   A-0871   Assessment of grip strength across the continuum of care: A scoping review
Marie Eason Klatt, Antoinette Krakovsky, Lynda O'Callaghan, Canada

15:05   A-0281  Grip strength in healthy Israeli adults: comparison to internationally reported normative data 
Danit Langer, Miri Tal-Saban, Tal Mazor-Karsenty, Hanna Melchior, Israel

15:15   A-0745  Residual Grip and pinch strength deficits after completion of hand rehabilitation
Yafi Levanon, Shechtman Orit, Israel, USA

15:25    Questions

15:30 - 16:00 BREAK Silent Auction Close of Bids

16:00 - 17:30 Free Papers: Nerve Injuries & Miscellaneous

Birgitta Rosén, Sweden 
Valéria M. C. Elui, Brazil

16:00   A-0652  Functional status of people operated of total median nerve injuries. Case report
Marcela Antunez, Marcela Aguirre, Jorge Arciego, Eduardo Sanhueza, Gabriel Carrasco, Chile

16:10   A-0085  Nerve injured patients’ experiences of early sensory re-learning following nerve repair: A Q- methodological study. Preliminary result
Pernilla Vikström, Ingela Carlsson, Birgitta Rosén, Anders Björkman, Sweden

16:20   A-0671  The cut off value, validity and reliability of the Japanese cold intolerance symptom severity questionnaire
Ayumu Echigo, Koji Ibe, Yukihiro Osanami, Hirotada Matsui, Yoshiaki Kurata, Hideki Tsuji, Japan

16:30   A-0252  Use of video games in strengthening and functional recovery of the hand in patients submitted to ulnar neurorrhaphy: a pilot study
Luciane Fernanda Rodrigues Martinho Fernandes, Vanessa Cristina Silva, Aline Afonso de Oliveira, Luciane Aparecida Pascucci Sande de Souza, Dernival Bertoncello, Brazil

16:40   A-0104  Superior tactile discrimination in the phantom hand map in forearm amputees
Ulrika Wijk, Anders Björkman, Christian Antfolk, Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, Birgitta Rosén, Sweden

16:50   Questions

16:55   A-0299  Influence of the Examining Hand Therapist on the Difference between Active and Passive Extension Deficit Measured in Finger Joints with Dupuytren’s Contracture
Stina Brodén, Maria Persson, Ingrid Isaxon, Isam Atroshi, Sweden

        A-0228  Bringing patient advisors to the bedside of digit replantation patients: a promising avenue for improving the perception of disability and the rehabilitation process
Josee Arsenault, Karine Vigneault, Johanne Higgins, Marie-Pascale Pomey, Valerie Lahaie, Audrey-Maude Mercier, François Laplante, Maxim Moreau, Alain Danino, Canada

17:05   A-0353  Client-centred rehabilitation for outpatients with hand-related injuries - a preliminary questionnaire
Alice Ørts Hansen, Hanne Kaae Kristensen, Henrik H. Lauridsen, Ragnhild Cederlund, Hans Tromborg, Denmark,Sweden

17:15   Questions

19:30 - 23:30 Closing Banquet

Separate Registration Required


08:30 - 09:25 Alternatives in Wound Healing

Oscar Ronzio, Argentina
Saara Raatikainen, Finland

08:30   Fresh Honey on Open Wounds
Miranda Buhler, New Zealand    

08:42   New Technologies Applied for Wound Healing
Oscar Ronzio, Argentina    

08:55   Therapist's use and Perspectives of Silicone Oil as an Adjunct in Hand Therapy – A Survey
Gail Donaldson, New Zealand    

09:07   Phototherapy to Promote Wound Healing
Esteban Fortuny, Chile    

09:20    Panel Discussion

09:30 - 10:15 Health vs. Ill Health Sense of Coherence in Hand Therapy

Ingela Carlsson, Sweden
Ragnhild Cederlund, Sweden

09:30   Health vs Ill-health:  Salutogenesis – Sense of coherence
Ingela Carlsson, Sweden    

09:40   Health vs. Ill Health:  Sense of Coherence - Coping Instruments
Ragnhild Cederlund, Sweden    

09:50   Psychometric properties.  Sense of Coherence - an indicator for rehabilitation 
Alice Ørts Hansen, Denmark    

10:05   Panel Discussion

10:00 - 10:30 BREAK Silent Auction Viewing & Bidding

10:30 - 12:30 New Trends in Non-Acute Wrist Instability

Sarah Mee, UK
Marita Meyer, Switzerland

10:30   Current Concepts in Proprioception Relating to Non-Acute Wrist Instability
Elizabet Hagert, Sweden

10:50   Decision-Making for Timing of Surgery and Hand Therapy in Non-Acute Wrist Instability
Sarah Mee, UK

11:00   New Ideas in Assessment for Non-Acute Wrist Pain and Instabilities
Zoe Clift, UK

11:20   Neuromuscular and Proprioceptive Rehabilitation after Wrist Trauma
Tracy Fairplay, Italy

11:45   A-0844  Presentation of an exerciser applicable in the scapholunate inestability rehabilitation
Ledda Edin Aguado, Maria Elina Canosa Contin, Estefania Issaly, Daniela Soledad Lasser, Argentina

11:55   A-0428  Restricting scaphoid & lunate motion with a dart throwers orthosis
Hamish Anderson, Greg Hoy, Eugene Ek, Australia

12:05    Panel Discussion

12:30 - 14:00 BREAK Silent Auction Bidding

14:00 - 14:45 Free Papers: Splinting / Structural Approaches

Suzanne Caragianis,  Australia
Ann Sundbom, Sweden

14:00   A-0013  Static Progressive Orthoses: An Evidence Based Intervention?
Deborah A. Schwartz, USA

14:10   A-0129  Evaluating scapular dyskinesis in lateral epicondylitis
Frédéric Degez, Nicolas Bigorre, France

14:20   A-0357  Using Vibratory stimulations in stiffness of PIP Joint
Nicolas Bailly, Switzerland

14:30   A-0596  Importance of an integral rehabilitation treatment in patients with distal interphalangeal joint amputations in the workplace
Andrea de Paz, Adriana Boffelli, María de las Mercedes Angeleri, Maria Cristina G. de Conti, Argentina 

14:40  Questions

14:45 - 15:30 Clinical Research in Hand Therapy a Global Perspective

Lynne Feehan, Canada
Ruud Selles, Netherlands


Joy MacDermid, Canada                  Journal of Hand Therapy, Editor
Christina Jerosch-Herold, UK           Hand Therapy, Journal Editor
Raquel Metzker Mendes, Brazil        Novice Clincian-researcher
Alice Ørts Hansen, Denmark            Novice Clincian-researcher
Valéria Meirelles Carril Elui, Brazil    Experienced Researcher in Applied Clinical Research
Melanie Eissens, Netherlands           Experienced Researcher in Applied Clinical Research    

15:30 - 16:00 BREAK Silent Auction Close of Bids

16:00 - 16:45 Questionnaires: Multicultural Adapation

Raquel Cantero, Spain
Mary Naughton, Ireland

16:00   Introduction: Cultoral Problems in Questionaire Translation
Raquel Cantero, Spain

16:05   Cross Cultural Adaptation, Validation and the Reliability Process of Hand Therapy Questionnaires
Tracy Fairplay, Italy

16:20   "Cultural problems" in Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Hand Therapy Questionnaires
Çi?dem Öksüz, Turkey

16:35   Panel Discussion

16:45 - 17:30 DASH Outcome Measure: Recap of the Last 20 Years

Dorcas Beaton, Canada
Silvia C. Menayed, Argentina

16:45    History, Development and Concept of the DASH Tools: the Little Tool That Grew
Dorcas Beaton, Canada

17:00    Placing the DASH Among the Scales UE Scales -Strengths and Limitations of Regional Specific Versus Joint Specific Instruments
Joy MacDermid, Canada

17:15    Panel Discussion: How therapists use the DASH Outcome Measure in clinical practice
Clinicians come along, talk with researchers about how you use the DASH in practice

19:30   Closing Banquet

19:30 - 23:30 Closing Banquet

Separate Registration Required


14:00 - 15:30 Ergonomics for the Hand Therapist: Office Interventions

Susan Emerson, USA

15:30 - 16:00 BREAK Silent Auction Close of Bids

16:00 - 16:45 Work Related Disorders of the Upper Limb: Evaluating and Managing Posture

Nicola Goldsmith, UK

16:45 - 17:30 Technology for Hand Therapists

Eduardo Levaggi, Uruguay

19:30 - 23:30 Closing Banquet

Separate Registration Required


14:00 - 15:30 Leprosy: Lessons learned applicable to other conditions

Linda F. Lehman, Brazil / USA

14:00   Introduction: Leprosy or Hansen's disease
Linda Faye Lehman, Brazil / USA

14:20   Surgery in Leprosy: the Past, Present and Future
Marcos Virmond, Brazil

14:35   Hand Therapy for Tendon Transfers in Leprosy
Tatiani Marques, Brazil

14:50   The Impact of "Insensitivity" in Leprosy
Carlos Wiens, Paraguay

15:10   Panel Discussion

15:30 - 16:00 BREAK Silent Auction Close of Bids

16:00 - 17:30 Therapists Know Your Hands: Your Own and Your Patients

Ton A. R. Schreuders, Netherlands

19:30 - 23:30 Closing Banquet

Separate Registration Required


Friday 28 th October, 2016


13:00 - 14:00 IFSSH Closing Ceremony


08:30 - 10:00 Outcomes, Measures in Hand Therapy

Christina Jerosch - Herold, UK
Véronique Bertrand, Belgium

08:30   How do I Know if this is the Right Measure for Me?
Joy MacDermid, Canada

08:45   How can Measures Improve My Clinical Decision Making and Practice?
Dorcas Beaton, Canada

09:00   What do I Want to Measure? Why Conceptual Frameworks Matter
Christina Jerosch-Herold, UK

09:15   A-0484  A survey study on the use of Patient Rated Outcome (PRO) Measures among hand occupational therapists in Singapore.
Tong, D.L., and Yi, J. Z. E, Singapore

09:25   A-0291  The validity and clinical utility of the Disability of the Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire for traumatic hand injuries in developing country contexts: A Systematic Review
Susan de Klerk, Helen Buchanan, Christina Jerosch-Herold, South Africa / UK

09:35   A-0544  The Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) Patient Reported Outcome Measure into Bulgarian
Johanna Jacobson-Petrov,  Lyudmil Simeonov, Bulgaria

09:45   Panel Discussion

10:00 - 10:30 BREAK

10:30 - 12:20 Trends in Treatment of the Thumb

Anne Wajon, Australia
Cecilia Li, Hong Kong

10:30   The Puzzle of the Thumb - Mobility, Stability and Demands in Opposition
Amy L. Ladd, USA

10:45   Manual Therapy for Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis
Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Italy

11:00   Assessment of the Thumb for Splinting
Judy Colditz, USA

11:15   Exercises to Improve Dynamic Thumb Stabilit
Virginia O'Brien, USA

11:30   Thermoplastic Splinting for Thumb CMC Osteoarthritis
Rosemary Prosser, Australia

11:45   Trends in Treatment of the Thumb - Soft Splinting
Margareta Persson, Sweden

12:00   Panel Discussion

12:20 - 12:50 IFSHT Closing Ceremony


08:30 - 10:00 Splinting the Pediatric Hand

Margareta Persson, Sweden 
M. Candida d M. Luzo, Brazil

08:30   Intro - General Theory and Clinical Tips on Splinting the Pediatric Hand
Margareta Persson, Sweden

08:45   Splinting the Spastic Pediatric Hand - Theory and Clinical Tips
Margareta Persson, Sweden

09:00   Splinting the Pediatric Hand after Trauma - How to Make the Splints Attractive
Maria Candida de Miranda Luzo, Brazil

09:20   Hand Therapists Role in Conservative Treatment of Arthrogryphosis -  an Update on Splinting Regimes and Clinical Tips
Janine Hareau, Uruguay

09:40   Panel Discussion


08:30 - 10:00 Learn and Teach Hand Anatomy from the Inside Out

Pat McKee, Canada