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

For those NOT attending the ASHT Meeting who would still like to attend the Scholar Event online OR in person
• Start on ASHT’s Registration page: Click here to go to the page.
• Select if you will be attending in-person or online
• Next, you will be prompted to select the registrar type. Instead, the individual will select “Individual Promo Registration” and type in the promo code: AHTFHAPPYHOUR22
In-person attendees will receive a ticket onsite to get access to the Happy Hour event.

Online attendees will receive access to watch the On-Demand recording of the event on the online event platform the next day. This will be made available on Saturday, October 15 at 4 PM.

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.


    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


    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

    Thank You to The AHTF 2022 “Happy Hour With a Scholar” Co-Sponsors

    Underwriting Sponsor

    North Coast Medical & Rehabilitation Products

    Principal Investigator

    Hand Therapy Association of California

    Scholar Circle

    Dorit Aaron, OTR, MA, CHT, FAOTA

    Barbara Winthrop, OTR, MA, CHT, FAOTA

    Hand Therapy Association of Greater Los Angeles

    Academic Circle

    Martha Freeman

    Kirk Gober, OTR, MOT, CHT

    Research Circle

    American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS)

    Commonwealth Hand & Physical Therapy,
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Greg Pitts, CEO

    American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

    Hospital for Special Surgery

    Select Physical Therapy/Hand Therapy NovaCare Rehabilitation/Hand Therapy

    Scott Wolfe, MD

    Hand Therapy Certification Commission

    Graham & Kelly Reeve

    Mentor Circle

    American Occupational Therapy Foundation

    Desert Hand and Physical Therapy



    Tracy Stein

    Virtual Hand to Shoulder Fellowship

    Explorer Circle

    Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


    Hand Rehabilitation Foundation

    Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center

    Texas Society for Hand Therapy

    Gretchen Bachman, OTD, OTR/L, MBA/HCM, CEAS, CHT

    Kim McVeigh, MBA, OTR/L, CHT

    Sue Michlovitz, PT, PhD, FAPTA

    Aviva Wolff

    “Partner” of AHTF

    Dorit Aaron, OTR, MA, CHT, FAOTA

    Nora Barrett, MS, OTR/L, CHT

    Marc Bartholdi

    Kendyl Brock Hunter, OTR/L, CHT

    Sean Clancy, OTR/L, CHT

    April Cowan

    Missy Donnell

    Caroline W Jansen

    Jim King, OTR, PhD, CHT

    Linda Klein, OTR, CHT

    Marsha Lawrence


    Alexandra MacKenzie

    Kimberly Masker, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

    Brittany Mitchell

    Marisol Monasterio, OTR, MOT, CHT

    Suparna Mukherjee

    Tiffany Nguyen, OTR, OTD

    Gary Solomon, MBA, MS, OTR/L, CHT

    Donna Breger Stanton

    Barbara Winthrop, OTR, MA, CHT, FAOTA

    Terri Wolfe

    Special Thanks to ASHT for In-Kind Support

    Past Scholar Honorees:


    2021 Susan Mackinnon, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S

    2020 Scott Kozin, MD

    2019 A. Lee Osterman, MD, 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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