Catastrophic Hand Injuries: From 911 to Therapy

 

June 9th-10th, 2017

  • How a hand is reconstructed after a catastrophic injury
  • Treatment objectives and techniques after finger replantation
  • Factors that drive therapy decisions in the first 4 weeks after a catastrophic injury
  • Interactive cadaver anatomy labs with surgeons
  • Techniques to help a patient cope with a significant injury during therapy
  • Case examples to discuss with surgeons and peers at the course
  • How and why a surgeon "releases" a joint or tendon
  • Orthoses to resolve stiffness
  • Hands on joint mobilization techniques
  • Prosthetic options for all levels of amputation with pre and post fitting therapy suggestions
  • Amputee patient models

$475
Registration Deadline, May 30th, 2017

Registration

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Agenda

Friday, June 9th, 2017
  • 7:30am - Registration/Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00am - Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:10am - The First 24 Hours after a Catastrophic Hand Injury
  • 8:45am - Video Demonstration of Microsurgery: Blood vessel, nerve, and tendon repair
  • 9:15am - BREAK
  • 9:30am - Skin Coverage: Grafts and Flaps
  • 10:00am - Five Things You Don't See Every Day – Rare salvage procedures
  • 10:30am - Breakout Session (Participants will rotate through each 1 hour and 15 minute session – 1st session prior to lunch)
    • Session A: Replantation and Near Replantation: The First 4 Weeks of Therapy
    • Session B: Therapist's Use of Self with the Acutely Injured Patient
    • Session C: Cadaver Dissection
    • Session D: Cadaver Dissection
  • 11:45am - LUNCH (provided)
  • 12:45pm - Breakout Session(Each participant will rotate through their three remaining sessions)
  • 2:00pm - BREAK
  • 2:15pm - Breakout Session
  • 3:30pm - BREAK
  • 3:45pm - Breakout Session
  • 5:00pm - Adjourn for the Day
  • 5:30pm - Wine Social
Saturday, June 10th, 2017
  • 7:30am - Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00am - The Science behind Resolving Stiffness
  • 8:30am - Capsulectomy and Tenolysis Techniques
  • 9:00am - Amputation and its Effects on the Upper Extremity
  • 9:30am - The Therapist's Evaluation of Function After Amputation
  • 10:00am - BREAK (Hotel Check-out)
  • 10:15am - Breakout Session (Participants will rotate through one session prior to lunch)
    • Session A: Splinting to Resolve Stiffness
    • Session B: Joint Mobilization Techniques
    • Session C: Re-Integrating the UE Amputee
    • Session D: Prosthetic Options for the Amputee
  • 11:30am - LUNCH (provided)
  • 12:45pm - Breakout Session (Each participant will rotate through their three remaining sessions)
  • 2:00pm - BREAK
  • 2:15pm - Breakout Session
  • 3:30pm - BREAK
  • 3:45pm - Breakout Session
  • 5:00pm - Adjourn

Continuing Education Credit

Occupational Therapists: This course is a pending AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 1.425 AOTA CEUs and 14.25 continuing education hours.

Physical Therapists: This course is a Physical Therapy Association of Georgia approved course for 1.425 CEUs and 14.25continuing education hours.

Hotel Accommodations

The Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center is located on the Georgia Tech campus in Technology Square, in the heart of Midtown Atlanta.

The best attractions, the finest restaurants, and the trendiest shops are only minutes away. Within 1 mile you will find the Fabulous Fox Theater, the Georgia Aquarium, the High Museum of Art,the World of Coca-Cola, and Centennial Olympic Park. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is also only 15 minutes away.

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
800 Spring St. NW Atlanta, GA 30308

The group rate at the Georgia Tech Hotel is $159 a night for single/double occupancyroom. Please be sure to mention Georgia Hand, Shoulder, & Elbow conference when making a reservation @ 404-838-2100 or 1-800-706-BUZZ (2899).

There are several other hotels in the Midtown area. While we do not have a group rate with these hotels, there are several within walking distance (less than 10 minute walk), including The Renaissance, The Biltmore, and The Regency. Within 1 mile you will also find a Courtyard, Hampton Inn, and The Georgian Terrace.