2022 GHUESIG Annual Conference

2022 GHUESIG Annual Conference, Unicoi State Park April 22 and 23

17.25 CEU’s   $385   www.ghuesig.com

April 22, 2022 (Friday)

7:20 – 7:30 am    Opening Remarks – Welcome.

7:30 – 9:00 am   Jim Wagner, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CPAM, CSCS “Instrument -Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization for the Stiff Hand Following Trauma” (Lecture and Lab).

9:00 – 10:00 am   Dr. Glenn Gaston (Virtual talk) “Targeted Muscle Re-innervation – “The Starfish Procedure: Muscle Transfers to Allow for Independent Control of a Myoelectric Prosthesis”.

10:00 – 10:20 am   AM Break – visit with exhibitors.

10:20 – 12:10 pm   Alison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT, CKTI  “Elbow Fractures: -30 to 130 Is Not Good Enough!”.

12:10 – 1:20 pm Lunch Provided.

1:20 – 4:30 pm   Concurrent Sessions.  (break from 3:00 – 3:15)

Room A:  Virginia O’Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT “Caring for the Painful Thumb – More than Only Arthritis”.  Lecture and Lab

Room B:  Alethea Temple, Jamie Barbour, Deborah Nelson, RN, CWOCN from Molyncke  “Advances in Wound Care”

Room C:  Jim Wagner, OTD, OTR/L, CHT “Maximizing Core and Scapular Stability in your Patient with Upper Extremity Pathology”.

4:30 –   6 pm “Together We Can Do This!” – Team building activities held on the Unicoi  State Lodge grounds – wear something comfortable!!!

Cadaver Lab available for your viewing during conference hours on Friday and Saturday–         1 CEU provided – 

April 23, 2022 (Saturday)

7:30 –   7:40 am   Opening Remarks.

7:40 –   9:00 am    Physician Panel: “Updates of Surgical Techniques-Discussion and Case Studies”.

9:00 –   10:30 am   Mike Cricchio, MBA, OTR/L, CHT “Prioritizing Shoulder Treatment in the Clinic and at Home”.

10:30 – 10:45 am   Break.

10:45 – 12:00 pm   Jen Dodson, OTD, OTR/L, CHT “Complex Traumatic Hand Injuries”.

12:00 – 12:30 pm – Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick, State Senator for Georgia “Legislative Update” 

12:30 – 1:45 pm   Lunch Provided.

1:45 –   5:00 pm   Concurrent Sessions:  (break from 3:15 – 3:30)

Room A:   Alison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT, CKTI and Mike Cricchio, MBA, OTR/L, CHT “Upper Extremity Case Studies with Different Treatment Approaches”.

Room B:   Rachel Piggott, MPH, OTR/L, CHT “When a Simple Orthotic Becomes Complex” limited to 25 people per session.  (Two 1.5-hour splinting labs) Sign up at registration desk.    

Room C:  Rosie Finigan, OTR/L, CHT, COMT-UL, CLT-ALM “Edema Management Techniques for the Orthopedic Patient” Lecture with Lymphatic Drainage Lab ”

Lodging at the Unicoi State Lodge in Unicoi State Park has been reserved

 1788 GA-356, Helen, GA 30545     706-878-2201

$139 per night plus fees per availability. Two queens or one king room. Contact the Lodge at 706 878-2201 to make your reservations. Ask for the Georgia Hand and UE Conference rate 

We have rooms reserved at Unicoi State Lodge and have negotiated excellent rates for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.   Please consider these rooms first when booking rooms in the area.   Spring is a very popular time in the North Georgia Mountains so please book your rooms soon.   The conference venue is very close to Helen with a short drive to dinner locations, shopping, and fun nightlife.   Unicoi State Park has camping, canoeing, zip-lining, ax throwing, water sports, evening fires, and an exceptional conference setup.

TO REGISTER FOR ROOMS at our special rate:

ONLINE RESERVATIONS:  Attendees may begin to make their room reservations online as follows:

Go to website: www.unicoilodge.com
Upper right-hand corner Click on Blue box: Lowest Rate Guaranteed BOOK HERE!
Select Arrival/Departure Dates and number of guests per room

Click CHECK AVAILABILITY – then Click on RATE OPTIONS
Click in box “Promotional/Group Code” and Enter Promotional Code: 09893
Click CHECK AVAILABILITY again, then Select Room Type

Select BOOK IT and Complete required information to make reservation

INDIVIDUAL CALL IN: Reservations for the Event will be made by individual attendees directly with

Lodge reservations prior to the Cut-off Date.  All guests should identify themselves as a member of Organization’s group in order to obtain the Organization’s rate.  Lodge will accept reservations from attendees after Friday, March 25, 2022  only on a space and rate available basis.  The Reservations Department phone number is 1-800-573-9659.

Contact Missy Thurlow  (770)617-9678 with questions   missy58cat@hotmail.com