The Canadian Society of Hand Therapists invites you to attend our first virtual conference beginning June 12, 2021 at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time. The conference theme this year is The Challenge of Upper Extremity Trauma. Our Conference Committee has planned an exciting, enlightening program which will highlight practical solutions for complex clinical issues in hand rehabilitation.
Incorporating live synchronous sessions on June 12th with 6-month access to on-demand, asynchronous, instructional and scientific sessions, you will have ample opportunity to learn and review content remotely. The live portion of the program will be recorded and available through the conference platform on June 13,2021.
In addition, our platform will provide question and answer functionality, video demonstrations and gamification for registrants. Registration will give you access to all content allowing for more continuing education units than our previous live conferences granted, at a lower cost. We are excited to offer you this exceptional continuing professional development opportunity and hope this virtual conference will reach many of our colleagues around the globe.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joy MacDermid and Ms. Gwen van Strien will be our two Keynote Speakers for our 2021 Virtual Conference.
Dr. Joy MacDermid is a physical therapist, hand therapist, and clinical epidemiologist. She is the Co-director of the Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC) Clinical Research Lab and Associate Professor (School of Rehabilitation Science) at McMaster University. In addition, Dr. MacDermid is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Hand Therapy. Her teaching and research emphasize evidence-based practice, assessment and management of musculoskeletal disorders and related work disability, clinical measurement, and knowledge translation.
Ms. Gwen van Strien is a physical therapist and hand therapist from The Hague in the Netherlands. Currently she holds the positions of Lecturer in the Department of Rehabilitation at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Course Director and Instructor in Post Graduate Allied Health Education at the National Institute for Allied Health in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. She has authored numerous articles in hand rehabilitation and chapters in Rehabilitation of the Hand. She has served as a corresponding editor for the Journal of Hand Therapy.
There will be a strong Canadian presence of invited speakers delivering pre-recorded presentations and interactive sessions. Our speakers will present updates on many areas of clinical practice in hand rehabilitation and assist you in meeting the challenges of upper extremity trauma in your day-to-day practice.
We also invite you to share your innovative clinical practice inquiries and/or the results of your research on hand and upper extremity topics. Please review our call for abstracts and consider sharing your expertise.
Download our preliminary program and cal for abstracts from our website https://www.csht.org/conf/register.php
Hope to see you online in June!
Marie Eason Klatt
OT Reg. (Ont.), CHT, MScCH
Canadian Delegate IFSHT