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Hand and Upper Limb Therapy Paper 2017 - AUT

What is the basic idea behind the paper?

The hand is an amazingly complex and intricate instrument. As a primary means by which people manipulate things in the environment the hand and upper limb are prone to damage and injury. Function follows form. As such any underlying pathology of the hand or injury can have a major impact on a person’s ability to interact within their environment or to engage in their occupations of choice. This paper offers physiotherapy and occupational therapy practitioners the opportunity to explore a wide range of hand and upper limb problems and to learn from expert clinicians and each other how to assess and manage some of the common hand injuries and impairments.

When will the paper run?

The paper is a full year enrolment and runs through semesters one and two. In 2017 this begins on the 6th March. There are three on-campus weekends when you will need to come to Auckland. Dates for 2017 are 6-9th April, 5-9th July and 20th -23rd September. In between these on-site block courses you study extramurally with readings, online discussion and assignment preparation.

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8-10th September 2017

Programme Link: The Injured Athlete - Timetable

Location: SKYCITY Auckland

Corner Victoria and Federal Street, Auckland

Email: conference(at)

To Register:

Speakers include Ben Cunningham, Louise Johnson, Graeme White, Dr Mark Fulcher, Dr Dan Exeter and many more...

Conference will start at 8am Friday and finish at 5pm on Sunday

Prices for the conference (registration online should open by 31/3/17)

Earlybird HTNZ Members/affiliates $550

Late HTNZ members/affiliates $600

Non members $650

Day rate $250

Cancellation Policy:

1. Full refunds less a $50.00 administration fee will be given for cancellations received prior to July 31st, 2017, in writing to conference(at)

2. Cancellations received in writing between 1st August, 2017 and 31st August, 2017 will be refunded less a $50 administration free and $30 of printing costs ($80 total)

3. Cancellations received from the 1st September will not be eligible for a refund

4. Alternatively, you may transfer to another candidate at any stage. To request a cancellation or to make a change of delegate please send an email to conference(at)


Ben Cunningham will be running pre and post conference full day workshops.

The Education Committee will be running these and will have further details up in due course.

Pre Conference Workshop 07/09/17 - Sports Injuries of the Hand and Wrist

Post Conference Workshop 11/09/17 - The elbow: Diagnosis and Treatment

Accommodation links for SKYCITY hotels:


SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Proudly sponsored by:

Platinum sponsor

Also Sponsored by:

International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand - Ezine

The IFSSH Past-President, Ulrich Mennen, is proud to bring you the IFSSH Ezine, a digital publication available to the global Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy communities free of charge. It has been established with the purpose of uniting the global hand surgery community and is intended to be a publication for IFSSH members, by IFSSH members.

To contribute to the IFSSH Ezine, please email the Editor: ezine(at)

ATTHERAPY - Workshop Series

@Therapy are running the basic and advanced workshops this year and planning some others.

We are also helping Alison with a paediatric workshop alongside the conference.

Contact: sharon(at) for more details.