General Information

The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) is proud to present its 47th Annual Meeting. The 2024 theme – “Integrating Perspectives: Learning, Collaborating and Innovating” – highlights and celebrates the richness of what we can learn from each other within our specialty, as well as from perspectives and disciplines outside of our specialty.

  • Multidisciplinary perspectives - Attend presentations that integrate diverse perspectives—such as from psychology, education, the arts and neuroscience—as well as cultural worldviews.
  • Inclusion of the lived experience - There is much we can learn from those living with the conditions we treat. Presenters have been asked to incorporate the lived experience where relevant to their content. 
  • Knowledge translation and practice improvement - The evidence to practice gap remains one of our largest challenges. Come learn about how to create a culture of evidence and practice improvement and translate research to guide your clinical care.
  • The “quintuple aim” of healthcare  The context of care in which we deliver services continues to rapidly evolve. Presenters will highlight how we can position ourselves to support value-based care, including focusing on improving patient outcomes, enhancing patient experiences, lowering costs, supporting clinician well-being and ensuring health equity.

Who Should Attend?

The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) brings together hand therapists, surgeons, occupational and physical therapists, athletic trainers and other upper extremity professionals to exchange information on the latest insights, discuss new developments and network with leading experts in this specialized field. All healthcare providers with an interest in the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, including the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle will benefit from the information presented at this year's Annual Meeting.

Learner Objectives

Upon the completion of the Annual Meeting, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate hand and upper limb treatment plans based on evidence, research and instruction.
  • Construct new strategies and clinical ideas to improve patient outcomes through inter-disciplinary collaboration. 
  • Employ innovative treatment ideas into clinical practice for a variety of clinical conditions.
  • Discuss and implement current legislative and regulatory policies into clinical practice.
  • Discuss and implement leading business and operational practices into clinical practice.