7th Annual Pittsburgh Hand Therapy Conference: When Good Treatment Goes Bad: Making Lemonade of out Lemons

Pittsburgh, PA US
October 28, 2023

This year’s conference will bring together surgeons, occupational therapists, physical therapists and students to share experiences and evidence for handling upper extremity complications and strategies to overcome them.

Learning Objectives

Participants will: 
•    Learn additional treatment techniques that may be utilized when standard techniques fail and then be able to implement strategies that will produce a desirable outcome for the patient.

•    Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of upper extremity injuries by utilizing a team approach to know when to refer patients to another provider for additional treatment that may be out of the initial providers comfort/skill level.

•    Learn effective skills to communicate with patients and other providers when desired outcomes are not initially achieved.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
08/15/2023
Course expires: 
02/29/2024
Event starts: 
10/28/2023 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
10/28/2023 - 3:30pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00

Schedule:

7:00 – 7:30        Registration (Coffee and Tea Provided)

7:30- 7:50    Complications of Distal Radius Fractures
    Dr. Mark Baratz

7:50- 8:10    Coming back from Peripheral Nerve Complications
    Marie Pace, OTR/L, CHT

8:10 – 8:30    Obstinate Elbows
    Dr. Robert Kaufmann

8:30—8:50    Now you see me, now you don’t
    Jackie Voegler

8:50--9:10    Unintentional nerve injury during CTS
    Robert Goitz, MD

9:10—9:30    Challenging Skin Grafts
    Trent Gauze II, MD

9:30—9:50    Panel:  What else could have been done?
    Moderator:  Robert Kaufmann
    Baratz, Pace, Voegler, Goitz, Gauze

9:50—10:05    BREAK

10:05—10:25    When the hand splits and the log doesn’t
    Dennis Martin and Ashley Hough

10:25—10:45    Why you should never ride with your arm outside the car window
    John Fowler, MD

10:45—11:05    Congenital Anomalies 
    Alex Davit, MD

11:05—11:25    Give me your finger:  Finger Crush Injuries
    Jennifer D’Auria, MD

11:25—12:00    Panel:  What else could have been done?
    Moderator:  John Fowler
    Martin, Hough, Davit, D’Auria

12:00—1:00    LUNCH (Provided)

1:00—1:45    Unleashing the ghosts and containing the goblins of wound care
    Nora Barrett, OTR/L, CHT, WCC
    Invited Therapy Faculty Guest Speaker

1:45—2:00    TO BE DETERMINED    
    Terry Taylor

2:00—3:00    Case Presentations:  UPMC Hand Fellows

3:00—3:30    Finger Bowl:  Question and Answer Session 
    Mark Baratz, MD

3:30    Adjournment 

UPMC BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE TOWER Room 120
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
United States

Physician Faculty:
Mark Baratz, MD - Chair
Clinical Professor and Vice Chairman
Director Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Orthopedic Specialists - UPMC 
Jennifer D’Auria, MD
Associate Professor Department of Orthopedics, University of Pittsburgh Physicians
Alexander Davit III, MD
Assistant Professor Program Director, Hand Surgery Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery
John Fowler, MD 
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics 
Hand and Upper Extremity University of Pittsburgh Physicians 
Trenton Gauze II, MD
TriRivers Musculoskeletal Centers
Robert Goitz, MD
Professor of Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, and Bioengineering
Chief, Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgery University of Pittsburgh Physicians 
Robert Kaufmann, MD
Associate Professor Department of Orthopedics, University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPMC Hand Fellows:
Jeffrey Chen, MD
Eileen Colliton, MD
Brian Foster, MD
Justine Kim, MD
Luke Latario, MD
Nicole Shaw, MD, MPH

Therapist Faculty:
Ashley Hough, OTD
Dennis A. Martin, OTR/L, CHT—OT Program Director
Marie Pace, OTR/L, CHT
P. Gregory Savolskis, MOTR/L, CHT--Co Chair
Jodi Seftchick, MOT, OTR/L, CHT – Chair
Terry Taylor, OTR/L, CHT
Jacqueline Voegler, OTR/L, CHT

Additional Faculty:
Nora Barrett, OTR/L, CHT, WCC

Faculty Disclosure:
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated.
John Fowler, MD is a consultant for Integra Life Sciences

No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 
 

Available Credit

  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.75 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Conference Registration:
$175 for Professionals (Before October 16th)
$225 for Professionals (After October 16th)
$50 Students (Please register by October 16th)

***Lunch included***
To register, please visit:  https://cce.upmc.com/7th-annual-pittsburgh-hand-therapy-conference

All cancellations must be in writing and sent to us via email (to seftchickj@upmc.edu).  Tuition for cancellations before October 4th will be refunded in full. After October 4th, a $20 administrative fee will be assessed, the remaining amount refunded. No refunds will be made after October 28, 2023.