eNews - 22 July 2020

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With the current situation developing in VIC and NSW, our preferred distribution partner OPC Health have made plans to ensure that TGA approved surgical disposable and KN95 face masks are in stock and available to the hand therapy industry, ready to ship IMMEDIATELY.
 
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It is part of the Australian Hand Therapy Association's (AHTA) vision to foster accessible education for its members. The AHTA Committee of Management is aware of the difficulties in accessing professional development activities experienced by therapists who reside in regional and remote areas of Australia, including the costs associated with travel, accommodation and the time taken to attend. 

For this reason, the AHTA is offering professional development grants to eligible applicants for attendance at approved AHTA educational activities being run in the 2020/2021 financial year. This includes Core and Elective Courses and attendance at the AHTA National Conference.

The value of each grant is AUD$750. Grant funds will be paid into the recipients nominated bank account upon proof of registration and attendance at the nominated event. 

The AHTA regional and remote grant applications open on 1 July every year and close on 15 August every year. To be considered for funding, applicants must submit their application by the closing date. 
 
For information regarding eligibility, requirements of the grant recipient and how to apply, download the Information and Application Form

we are in need of a few additional volunteers for the Introduction to Hand Therapy Course being held online on August 8 and 15 2020. The course runs from 8.30am - 12.30pm AEST and you will be required for all 4 hours of each day.

The Intro course was designed to be a very welcoming, interactive, friendly and inclusive environment to learn not only the basics of hand therapy, but to ensure budding hand therapists know that we are a good bunch of people keen to share our knowledge and entice them into our field. Each volunteer will be Team Captain of a Zoom breakout room of around 10 participants. It is hoped that in the breakout rooms you will be able to encourage interaction with participants, give them feedback where required and still give them a somewhat personalised experience despite the course being online. For bonding and consistency you will have the same people in your breakout group throughout the course.

CPD points are awarded for volunteering at AHTA courses. For more information and to register your interest, please contact Christina Harwood.

A wrist is stable when the ligaments, joint capsule, bony articulations and sensory motor system are intact. In low grade injuries of the wrist in the patient with pain and difficulty with functional use, literature indicates that conservative treatment incorporating sensorimotor rehabilitation may benefit this patient population.

This webinar will review the assessment and treatment literature pertaining to sensorimotor rehabilitation of the wrist with a focus on scapho-lunate ligament. 

Details for the webinar are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Speaker: Ben Budgen

Topic: Sensorimotor rehabilitation of the wrist with a focus on the Scapho-Lunate ligament

Location: Zoom Only

Time: 7.00 - 8.00pm (NSW,VIC,QLD, TAS), 5.00pm (WA), 6.30pm ( SA and NT)

Register by:  28 July 2020

Additional Information: 

To register your attendance, please click here and follow the instructions below. You will need to log in to register your place. This registration process replaces our old system, and your CPD certificates will be issued directly to your portal once your attendance is confirmed after the event.

We will send out the details to attend via email the day of the meeting. If you have not received the email by Thursday afternoon, please contact office@ahta.com.au

Dear WA members,

We are so excited to be able to hold an “ in-person” meeting and wish to thank In Hand for agreeing to present.

Details for the meeting are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 1st August 2020
Speaker: Amanda Ranford, Rina Eto, Linda Canty and Elisha Stefanelli
Topic: A beginners guide to frozen shoulder, Conservative Management of 1st CMC OA and Trigger Finger/Thumb. 
Location: St Charles Gardiner Hospital, Hospital Ave, Nedlands Perth, WA 6009.
Time: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm 
RSVP: 30 July 2020

To register your attendance, please visit our website. You will need to log in to register your place. This registration process replaces our old system, and your CPD certificates will be issued directly to your portal once your attendance is confirmed after the event.

If you wish to attend via remote access (Zoom), we will send out the details to attend via email the day of the meeting. If you have not received the email by the afternoon, please contact ahtawa.sig@ahta.com.au

Do not forget to register online, otherwise you will not be able to receive your certificate. 

Our thoughts are with our wonderful colleagues all over Australia at this difficult time.  

Please feel free to contact us for any further information on ahtawa.sig@ahta.com.au 

Vicky Allbrook & Jess de Jong

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