GHUESIG Conference 2018

We hope that you will join us again in Savannah for our third year running. Each year has gotten better and there is no reason to think that this will not be the same. 16 CEUs for only $375 with lecture, orthosis and cadaver labs! There is a 200-person max so sign-up today!


DAY 1 – Friday, April 27th

8:00 – 9:30: “Flexor Tendon Injuries and Repair” Dr. Clifton Meals

9:30 – 10:40: “Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain, The Black Box of Hand Surgery” Dr. Michael Gottschalk

10:50 – 11:55: “Rotator Cuff Function, Pathology & Treatment” Dr. Walter McClelland

12:00 – 2:00 Cadaver Labs and Lunch Provided

2:00 – 3:30: Concurrent Sessions

  • ”The Intrinsics of the Hand” Mike Cricchio, MBA, OT/L, CHT
  • “Pull My Finger – Improving Fracture Outcomes” Marta Brinkley, OTR/L, CHT
  • “Keeper of the Cartilage – The Therapist’s Role in OA Prevention” Tyler Opitz, DPT SCS, CSCS

3:30 – 3:45: Break

3:45 – 5:15: Concurrent Sessions

  • “Hands-On E-Stim: Finding the Points” Kendyl Brock Hunter, OTR/L, CHT
  • “The PIP from Hell” Alison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT
  • “OTs and PTs as an Expert Witness” Alison Walmsley, OTR/L, CHT

5:15– 6:30: Networking Social and Sponsor Expo

DAY 2 – Saturday, April 28th

8:00 – 9:00: “Treatment of Scaphoid Nonunion” Dr. Gregory Kolovich

9:00 – 10:00: “Management of Upper Extremity Traumatic Tendinopathies” Dr. Obinwanne Ugwonali

10:15 am – 11:15 am: “Tendon Transfers: Restoring Lost Function” Dr. Bryce Gillespie

11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • “Problem Thumbs, Anatomy, Stability and Solutions” Paige Kurtz, OTR/L, MS, CHT
  • “Shoulder Prehab: Clinical Perspective on Functional Training and Strengthening for Recovery and Prevention of Rotator Cuff Injuries” Paul Brach, PT, MS, CHT
  • “Mindfulness” Susan Stralka, DPT, MS

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch and Learn: “Prosthetic Overview” with Hanger (Lunch provided)

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • Orthosis Workshop: “Static Progressive Wrist Extension Orthosis and Intrinsic Stretch Orthosis”Gary Solomon, MBA, MS, OTR/L, CHT
  • “Brain to Hand: Clinical Ways to Retrain the Brain Using Mirror Therapy and Graded Imagery” Susan Stralka, DPT, MS
  • “Screening for Cervical Involvement in Patients with Upper Extremity Pain” Robert Medcalf, PT DipMDT

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions

  • Orthosis Workshop: “Static Progressive Wrist Extension Orthosis and Intrinsic Stretch Orthosis” Gary Solomon, MBA, MS, OTR/L, CHT
  • “Therapeutic Use of Self in Hand Therapy Environment” Sheri Roberts, OTR/L, CHT
  • “Evaluation and Treatment of Thoracic Outlet” Theresa Parry, OTR, CMT, COMT





Where to stay (rates expire 3/30):

Residence Inn Downtown Historic District

500 West Charlton Street – $199/night

$15/day self or valet parking



Hampton Inn – Savannah

603 West Oglethorpe Avenue – $199/night

$20/day self $25/day valet parking




Performance Health



American Society of Hand Therapists

Georgia Occupational Therapy Association

Joint Active Systems (JAS)

Lantz Medical

Peachtree Orthopedics