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The American Hand Therapy Foundation: “HAPPY HOUR with a SCHOLAR”
Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: Statewide

Is hand therapy maintaining its standing as a discipline by tending to its scientific foundations?

Speaker: Joy MacDermid, PT, PhD

Location: ASHT Annual Meeting – Dallas, Texas. Hyatt Regency

Enjoy this interactive happy hour session with the 2018 Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hand Therapy, Dr. Joy MacDermid. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with scholars and colleagues as the world renowned Dr. MacDermid will lead a discussion highlighting the current trends in the science of hand therapy research. Your $35 contribution to attend this event will support the American Hand Therapy Foundation’s Research Grants.

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Explain the researcher/clinician profile of the hand therapy profession.
  • Recognize the implications of publication trend in the Journal of Hand Therapy.
  • Identify challenges to the scientific foundations of upper limb rehabilitation.
  • Propose potential solutions to emerging challenges.

CEUs = .5 Credits

Speaker Biography
Dr. Joy MacDermid, our Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Hand Therapy and 2009 ASHT President, is a Professor at the School of Physical Therapy at Western University, Canada. She holds a CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health, and the Dr. James Roth Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Measurement and Knowledge Translation. She is also the Co-director of the Clinical Research Lab within the Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC) in London, Ontario.

Dr. MacDermid, a renowned speaker, hand therapist/physical therapist/epidemiologist has published >420 peer-reviewed papers focusing on measurement, knowledge translation, clinical trials, systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, cohort studies and clinical prediction. She has developed outcome measures that are used internationally including self-report measures such as the Patient Rated Wrist/Hand Evaluation.

Dr. MacDermid is the recipient of the following ASHT Awards:

  • 2016 Founders Grant Award Recipient
  • 2013 MacDermid Lifetime Scientific Award in Hand Therapy
  • 2005 Nathalie Barr Lectureship Award