HAND CARE 2018: Advancing the Quality of Patient Care through Medical Education was held May 10 – 12 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, Indiana with over 400 in attendance. The next Hand Care Conference will be held in 2020. Thank you to all that attended.
Hand Care 2018 is directed toward the practicing clinician and is presented at an intermediate level. It is recommended for occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, and nurses with a special interest in hand rehabilitation. A comprehensive format is designed around the dynamics of a team approach for total upper extremity care. The course includes a full spectrum of subjects pertaining to the upper extremity including lecture presentations with handouts and reference lists, an anatomy and splinting lab, panel discussions and exhibits. A portion of the proceeds from this course will be contributed to the American Hand Therapy Foundation (AHTF). AHTF supports the advancement of hand rehabilitation through clinical and scientific research.
Hand Care has been an Indiana Hand Center and Hand Rehabilitation Center of Indiana tradition since 1984. The meeting was established to share clinical knowledge with the goal of advancing the practice of hand therapy and quality of patient care both nationally and internationally. In recent years the practice made an important decision to expand the practice name to Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, reflecting our comprehensive treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. In complement to this, the name of the therapy division of the practice was changed to Hand to Shoulder Therapy Center.