Frequently Asked Questions

When is the ASHT Annual Meeting?

ASHT's 47th Annual Meeting will take place on September 26 - September 29, 2024 at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO, US.

The main meeting starts at 4:30 PM on Thursday and concludes at 11:30 AM on Sunday. Earlier on Thursday are special pre-conference events.

What is included in the in-person full registration for the ASHT Annual Meeting?

The entire main meeting is included, which includes all plenary sessions, instructional concurrent sessions, scientific sessions and the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday evening. Access to the virtual on-demand platform is also included in the registration.

Lunch is provided on Friday and Saturday. There will be an afternoon coffee break Thursday, a morning and afternoon coffee break on Friday and Saturday and a morning coffee break on Sunday. 

Purchases of additional special tickets are required for:

  • Pediatric Specialty Day on Thursday
  • All Pre-Conference Institutes on Thursday
  • The American Hand Therapy Foundation Happy Hour with a Scholar on Friday evening
  • St. Lou-a-Palooza conference party on Saturday evening.

What is the Pediatric Specialty Day?

We are excited to announce the inaugural ASHT Pediatric Specialty Day! Join us on a journey beyond the fundamentals, delving into the intricacies of pediatric hand therapy. This specialized full-day pre-conference event promises an exploration of unique diagnoses, innovative treatments and the myriad triumphs and challenges inherent in the realm of pediatric hand therapy.

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner seeking to deepen your expertise or a newcomer eager to expand your knowledge, ASHT Pediatric Specialty Day is your gateway to a comprehensive understanding of the evolving landscape of pediatric hand therapy.

Pediatric Specialty Day will take place at the same time as other pre-conference events; however, it will not compete with participation in the main ASHT Annual Meeting, and we hope that you will choose to stay for the full experience. 

What registration options are available for Pediatric Specialty Day?

Registration for the Pediatric Specialty Day can be purchased as a standalone ticket or bundled with a full registration or a single-day registration to the main Annual Meeting. Virtual registration is also possible.

If you do not see the registration configuration that meets your needs, please contact

Please note that the Pediatric Specialty Day registration includes lunch on Thursday.

Can I earn CEUs at the Annual Meeting? 

The ASHT 2024 Annual Meeting will provide attendees the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. Full details are available on our Accreditation page. 

Please note that in-person attendees can only earn CE credits for in-person content. Their access to the on-demand platform during and after the meeting is for viewing pleasure only. Virtual attendees can earn credit for one presentation per concurrent session block.

How long do I have to retrieve my CE Certificate? 

All attendees (virtual and in-person) will need to retrieve their 2024 continuing education certificate by January 31, 2025.

Please note: All attendees will have on-demand access to meeting content through September 1, 2025, but following the January 2025 CE deadline, this content will be for viewing pleasure only.

Will ASHT provide a virtual component?

Yes, ASHT will once again offer a virtual registration for the Annual Meeting. Virtual registration may be purchased until December 31, 2023.

During the conference, virtual attendees will have access to the e-Posters (both scientific posters and clinical practice posters), as well as the online exhibit hall. There will be no livestreamed sessions. 

Recorded plenaries and concurrent sessions will be available to virtual attendees in the on-demand platform by October 11, 2024. 

Most of the content at the Pediatric Specialty Day will be recorded and made available to virtual attendees who have purchased specific registration. Other Pre-Conference Institutes will not be recorded or available to virtual attendees. 

See what's included for in-person and virtual attendees on our Registration Information page.

Will speakers and moderators be in person?

Yes! All ASHT speakers and moderators will present and moderate in person in St. Louis, MO. 

Clinical practice poster presenters can fulfill attendance requirements via virtual registration; however, we strongly encourage in-person attendance. Only clinical practice poster presenters who register for in-person attendance will be eligible for additional presentation opportunities.

What are Pre-Conference Institutes? 

ASHT offers Pre-Conference Institutes ("Pre-Cons") prior to the official start of the Annual Meeting. These educational sessions offer intense hands-on learning highlighting current hand and upper extremity topics. These sessions are capped, ticketed and require pre-registration. Pre-Conference Institutes are available only to in-person attendees and only one ticket may be purchased.

How do I access my Pre-Cons?

  • In-person attendees will participate live on site
  • Pre-Cons will not be recorded and will not be available on the on-demand platform. (Please note that Pediatric Specialty Day is an exception, as this will be recorded and made available in the on-demand platform).

How can I view posters at the Annual Meeting?

There are two types of posters at the Annual Meeting this year: 1) Scientific posters, which present summaries of research and 2) Clinical practice posters, which present educational content. Both will provide a visual summary of the content and an accompanying narration. 

There will be no physical posters at the meeting. Both types of posters can be viewed on site by going to the poster digital kiosks, which will be set up in the Exhibit Hall. All attendees will be provided with a set of headphones that they can use to listen to the accompanying narration.

Both in-person and virtual attendees can also access all posters on the on-demand platform. 

What is St. Lou-a-Palooza?

The St. Lou-a-Palooza is ASHT's conference party Saturday evening that requires purchase of a special ticket. The party will be held at Delmar Hall, and transportation to and from the venue will be provided. There will be food, drinks and a band. 

Tickets will be available for sale on site at the registration desk unless the event is already sold out. Due to an attendance cap at the event, we strongly encourage attendees to purchase a party ticket together with your meeting registration.

I have an accessibility need as a presenter, moderator, attendee or exhibitor. Whom should I contact?

Please email The earlier you reach out with your need, the more likely we can provide the necessary accommodation.

Will there be a mother’s room available?

Yes. There will be a designated mother’s room with a small refrigerator and comfortable seating. Stop by the registration desk for the key and more information. 

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