b'REACH: April 2021 ACHIEVEMENTSLifetime Achievement Awards: Part OneIFSHT celebrated the careers of a number of Hand Therapists at theShrikantShrikant also has over 35 years of 2019 IFSHT Congress. Each of them teaching experience, having designed was presented with the prestigiousChinchalkar and developed hand and upper IFSHT Lifetime Achievement Awardextremity programs at four major for their outstanding contributionSHRIKANT CHINCHALKAR is anteaching centres in Canada and to Hand Therapy. This award wasoccupational therapist andin two renowned medical centres created to recognise any person,hand therapist from Ontario,in India. He has made over 300 alive or posthumous, who has madeCanada who has over 45 yearspresentations relating to the upper an outstanding contribution toexperience in hand therapy.extremity at national and international hand therapy internationally. Theconferences, workshops and enormous contribution of the awardsymposiums.winner will influence generations of Hand Therapists to come and benefitShrikant has authored six book countless patients into the future.chapters. Examples of which are in The IFSHT Membership, therefore,well-known textbooks such as: The expresses its sincere appreciation andFundamentals of Hand Therapy gratitude to our pioneers for enrichingand Splinting the Hand and Upper our passion, Hand Therapy.Extremity. He has published 39 articles The next round of awards will bein peer-reviewed journals.presented at the IFSHT TriennialHe has been awarded with the Congress in London in 2022 (https:// following: Excellence in Professional ifsht.org/congress/12th-ifsht-congress- Practice (Sisters of St. Josephs Health 2022-london). Nominations for theCare), Lifetime Membership Award Lifetime Achievement Award will be(Canadian Society of Hand Therapists), accepted from IFSHT Full Member HandBest Educator (Western University), Therapy Societies and will close on theAward for Leadership in Occupational 31st December 2021. Get thinking whoTherapy (Canadian Association of you would like to nominate. Occupational Therapists), Outstanding In this first issue we profile two of thoseAlumnae (Nagpur University), and therapists who, as you will see, havePaul Brand Award of Excellence in trail blazed and left an enduring markHand Therapy (American Society of on the specialism. For full profiles,Hand Therapists). In 2017, the Hand please see the IFSHT website underTherapy Fellowship program at Lifetime Achievement Award. Roth-McFarlane Hand Upper Limb Centre in Canada was renamed The Find out about our other recipients inChinchalkar Hand Therapy Fellowship.future issues.9'