AHTF 2022 Happy Hour with a Scholar

Friday, October 14th

6 pm – 6:40 pm: Check-in & Networking

6:45 pm: Honored Scholar Lecture

Washington Hilton — International Ballroom

Mark E Baratz, MD

  • Clinical Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, UPMC 2013-present
  • Program Director, UPMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Hand Fellowship 2015-present
  • Past President of AAHS

    When I Need You Most: Surgeon-therapist challenges when patients need more and a system gives less.

    Times are changing. Our system is strained and resources are being rationed. Surgeons and therapists are modifying priorities. However there needs to be a “line in the sand”: those situations where intensive care is necessary to preserve essential function. This lecture identifies those cases where providers of hand care have to rally to ensure uncompromising care.

    Goals:

    Better understand those diagnoses which are most challenging when it comes to pre- and post-operative rehabilitation.

    Three Learning Objectives:

    1. Financial constraints that face patients, physicians and therapists
    2. Diagnoses most likely to require intensive therapy
    3. Strategies to mitigate limitations on therapy due to financial constraints

    Citations/references

    1. Napora JK, Demyanovich H, Mulliken A, Oslin K, Pensy R, Slobogean G, O’Toole RV, O’Hara N. Patients’ preferences for occupational therapy after upper extremity fractures: a discrete choice experiment. BMJ Open. 2020 Oct 14;10(10)

    2. Khan-Farooqi L, Pathare E. Evidence-Based Hand Therapy and Its Impact on Health Care Policy. Hand Clin. 2020 May;36(2):197-203.

    3. Buchanan H, van Niekerk L. Work transitions after serious hand injury: Current occupational therapy practice in a middle-income country. Aust Occup Ther J. 2021

    Past Scholar Honorees:

     

    2021 Susan Mackinnon, MD

    2020 Scott Kozin, MD

    2019 Lee Osterman, MA, FAOA

    2018 Joy MacDermid, BSc, BScPT, MSc, PhD

    2017 Roy Meals, MD

    2016 Sue Blackmore, MS, OTR/L, CHT, COMT, UL

    2015 Peter Amadio, MD & Nancy Cannon, OTR, CHT

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