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  • May 2014 In Hand Newsletter

    Check out the January 2014 In Hand newsletter, now available in the Members section.

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  • 2014 Conference Materials

    The presentation materials from the 2014 conference are now available in the Members section.

  • Pat McKee Retirement Party

    Dear OT Colleagues and friends,

    OT Alumni together with the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy invite you to a Reception to honour Pat McKee on her retirement. Please join us to celebrate Pat's distinguished career as an educator, mentor, researcher, colleague and friend.

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  • CSHT Mission Statement Change

    Members of CSHT: There has been a change to the CSHT Mission Statement. You can find a letter from the executive in the Member's Only section explaining the reason for the change.

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  • CSHT 2014 Conference Presenter Bios

    Check out the biographies of the speakers presenting at the 7th Annual CSHT conference this spring!

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May 2014 In Hand Newsletter

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2014 Conference Materials

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Pat McKee Retirement Party

Dear OT Colleagues and friends,

OT Alumni together with the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy invite you to a Reception to honour Pat McKee on her retirement. Please join us to celebrate Pat's distinguished career as an educator, mentor, researcher, colleague and friend.

Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Tributes start at 5:45 pm)
Location: The Music Room, Hart House (2nd floor), 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto
Cost: $25
Registration: Click here to register

Please consider making a donation to honour Pat. Your gift will be used by the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy to support an area of greatest need in Pat's expertise. We would be pleased to accept your donation at donate.utoronto.ca/rehab. Please be sure to designate your gift to the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and note that it is a tribute gift to honour Pat McKee when you enter your credit card details. The University will send Pat a card to notify her of your thoughtfulness.

We are also collecting tributes to Pat from OT alumni, colleagues and friends. We invite you to contribute a few words, or a poem, a song, a photo, a photo collage or video. We will create a presentation and DVD for Pat with your contributions. Your tribute can address one or more of the following: Pat as educator, mentor, faculty advisor, research supervisor, colleague, friend. You may wish to submit a personal tribute, or join your former classmates to submit a class tribute to Pat. We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Andrea Duncan (a.duncan@utoronto.ca) re: your tribute.

If you wish to volunteer to help us organize and collate the tributes for Pat, please contact Patty Rigby (patty.rigby@utoronto.ca) or Andrea Duncan. We welcome help from our skilled and creative colleagues.

Thanks,

The Organizing Committee

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CSHT Mission Statement Change

Members of CSHT: There has been a change to the CSHT Mission Statement. You can find a letter from the executive in the Member's Only section explaining the reason for the change.

CSHT 2014 Conference Presenter Bios

Check out the biographies of the speakers presenting at the 7th Annual CSHT conference this spring!

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July 2013 In Hand Newsletter - with videos!

Check out the July 2013 In Hand newsletter, now available in the Members section.

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Doctor transplants finger from one hand to the other!

Check out the amazing story here. Thanks go out to Juliana Larocerie for sharing this link on Facebook.

CSHT Executive Request

The current CSHT Executive will be ending their three year term May 2014. At this time we request that any expressions of interest for the next term be forwarded to any members of the executive by June 15, 2013. You contact us here.

Conference Documents Available to Members

If you like to view the 2013 conference presentation documents, they are now available in the Members section. Log in is required.

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2013 AGM Minutes

The minutes from the 2013 CSHT AGM are now available on the Documents page of the Members section. Log in is required.

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New Member Documents Available

Please login to find the following documents: CSHT Annual Report 2012-2013, CSHT Cash Report.

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Save the Date - 4th Annual Hand and Upper Limb Symposium

Dear Fellow Therapists,

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 4th Annual Hand and Upper Limb Symposium. The symposium will take place on October 4th and 5th, 2013 at St. Joseph's Health Care in London, Ontario, Canada. The Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC) is a combined Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery unit specializing in the care of patients with disorders of the upper limb. It was founded in 1992 and since that time we have grown to become the largest Centre in Canada. For further information regarding our facility please visit www.sjhc.london.on.ca/hulc.

Please find attached the SAVE THE DATE flyer!! I encourage you to forward this information to all of your colleagues to help us “spread the word” as this will once again be a fantastic symposium. Details of the program will be sent out over the next few weeks as the program is finalized.

Looking forward to seeing you in October. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or comments.

Lesley von Dehn BScPT
Physiotherapist
Hand and Upper Limb Center

Save The Date Flyer

New Job Posting

There's a new job posting in our Employment Opportunities section. Log in is required.

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Find A Hand Therapist

Please try out our new Find A Hand Therapist feature in the Members area. Login is required. Search by province or city to find a hand therapist in Canada. If you're a CSHT member and you're already logged in you can go there now.

New CSHT Delegate for IFSHT

Thank you to CSHT member Marie Eason Klatt as she has agreed to be the CSHT delegate for IFSHT! We would like to thank Wendy Tilley for her time and involvement as the past delegate for IFSHT.

Social Media Volunteer Position Filled

Thank you to CSHT member, Kyle Lee, for volunteering to be administrator of CSHT Facebook Page and Twitter account. Watch for his posts and tweets!

Please update your profile!

If you are a CSHT member, please log in and ensure your profile is updated. Among other benefits, this will ensure we are sending CSHT related information to the correct address for you.

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Fall 2012 In Hand Newsletter

Check out the Fall 2012 In Hand newsletter, now available in the Members section.

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Social Media in Hospitals and Health Systems

Do you know what social media channels are used most by Hospitals and Health Systems? Check the members area for a link to a recent study.

IFSHT 2013 in India

A letter from the organizing chair for IFSHT 2013 in India is available in the IFSHT section. Read it now.

2012 AGM Minutes

CSHT members, the AGM 2012 minutes can now be found in the members only section under documents. Login is required. Once logged in, select 'Policies & Bylaws' from the Member menu on the left.

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CAOT hOT Topic

CAOT has posted a new hOT Topic resource sheet on orthotics. hOT Topic resource sheets provide occupational therapists and occupational therapy students with background information and a list of references in an area identified as emerging and/or topical by CAOT members. Login is required. Once logged in, select 'Documents' from the Member menu on the left.

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IFSHT Canadian Delegate Position Open

We are looking for a member of CSHT to be the International Federation of Societies of Hand Therapy (IFSHT) Canadian Delegate. Please see the included link for the job description of this role. Please email any of the executive members if you wish to be the IFSHT Canadian Delegate! Thank you!

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New Policy & Procedure Documents

New policy documents are now available to members; Executive Member Expense Reimbursement, Conference Chair Reimbursement, and Corporate Advertising Policy & Procedure. Login is required. Once logged in, select 'Policies & Bylaws' from the Member menu on the left.

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President’s Commentary on the CSHT Conference 2012

The Delta Chelsea in Toronto was alive with excitement at our recent spring CSHT Conference. The group in Toronto worked tirelessly to give us an outstanding meeting! We had almost 200 attendees and 17 nationally and internationally known presenters. “Trauma of the upper extremity” represented the overall theme with a range of inspirational talks from core science, to psychological impact, to controversies in management, to preventative measures.

It was wonderful to see that so many individuals took time out of their busy schedules to join us for a packed weekend of educational and networking opportunities. It would appear that the importance of learning, sharing our knowledge and individual experiences is paramount among hand therapists. We once again partnered with our MANUS colleagues and were thrilled to collaborate in our educational sessions with them. This partnership reflects the importance of how many of us participate in and value a team approach to management of hand injuries.

CSHT continues to grow not only in our numbers, but in our reputation and contributions to the literature in hand therapy. We were thrilled with the quality of the submitted scholarly works for the conference and congratulate not only those who were presented with awards for their hard work, but also those who continue to share their research findings and practice experiences through the literature and conferences like ours! For those who were unable to attend the conference, you can look forward to next year’s conference in Calgary. Stay tuned for the date!

Conference Registration Winners

The CSHT Executive awarded two free conference registrations at the Annual Conference 2012. Winners were Christine Guptill and Mary Eve Proulx. These participants were chosen randomly and had to be in attendance at the time of the draw to receive the prize. Their free conference registration is good for either Conference 2013 or 2014 and is non-transferable. Congratulations to the winners!"

New Member Q & A Section

We've just added a new section to the website where CSHT members can post questions or help answer questions posted by others. Login is required. Once logged in, select 'Member Q & A' from the Member menu on the left.

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New CSHT In Hand Newsletter

The January 2012 issue of the In hand newsletter is now available. You'll find it on the Newsletters page (requires login).

Online Registration and Renewal

You can now become a member of CSHT or renew your CSHT membership using our web site!

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Missing Correspondence?

Attention CSHT Members: If you have not received your newsletter or other correspondence via email, please contact CSHT Vice-president Heather Griffiths to update your email address.

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CSHT

Employment Opportunities

Please see the Employment page for information on current opportunities in hand therapy. (...more)

IFSHT Update Vol 5 No 1

The latest IFSHT update is now available. Download it and others here.

e-News for Somatosensory Rehabilitation

Please find the e-News for Somatosensory Rehabilitation here.