Professional Education

Registration for pre/post conference workshops is now closed.

8-10th September 2017 ------ NOTE: Earlybird rate closed ------

NOTE: Registrations now closed

Programme Link: The Injured Athlete - Timetable

Location: SKYCITY Auckland

Corner Victoria and Federal Street, Auckland

Email: conference(at)

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:

Earlybird HTNZ Members/affiliates $550 (closed 16/6/17)

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.

Details in flyers posted above.

Pre Conference Workshop 07/09/17 - Sports Injuries of the Hand and Wrist - LINK TO REGISTER <CLICK HERE>

Post Conference Workshop 11/09/17 - The elbow: Diagnosis and Treatment - LINK TO REGISTER <CLICK HERE>

Car Parking:

Rates and directions to Skycity car parks can be obtained from the SKYCITY Website:

Conference Dinner details:

Saturday 9th Sep 2017

Bluestone Room

9 Durham Lane, Auckland 1010

7pm - 11pm

Accommodation links for SKYCITY hotels:


SKYCITY Grand Hotel

‘Fit to Play’ The Injured Athlete – CALL FOR PAPERS
8-10th September, 2017

The conference committee is now inviting delegates to present their research at the HTNZ conference. If you are looking for an opportunity to present your research in front of your peers, then the conference is the time to do it! We are calling for papers and poster presentations to be submitted by Friday, 23rd of July, 2017. Posters and papers do not need to be directly linked to the theme.

There will be an opportunity to present on Sunday 10th September in 5-15minute timeslots.

To register interest and receive the guidelines for free papers and abstracts please email conference(at)

Alternatively these can be found in the members section for HTNZ members.

Please send abstracts for printing and other information to conference(at)

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Are You Interested in Hand Therapy Training?

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.

Download the Information Sheet

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.

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)

Save the Date

11th IFSHT Triennial Congress May 20-24, 2019 Berlin, Germany

IFSHT welcomes a new corresponding member country:


There are now 50 countries represented within IFSHT!


I am touching base with you on behalf of the 2017 Australian Hand Therapy Association national conference committee. We would love to promote our conference to your members and would be happy to promote the NZ conference to Australian members also, if that suits.

I have attached a flyer. The conference website is

NZAHT members are eligible for the AHTA member discount!

Thanks so much. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards