Educational Opportunities

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Joint Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS) and the New Zealand Society for Surgery of the Hand (NZSSH)

are to be held 1-3 Dec 2022

All HTNZ members are invited to join the online Livestream of the Joint Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS) and the New Zealand Society for Surgery of the Hand (NZSSH). Please find more info at this link.







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Are You Interested in Hand Therapy Training?

Please see the links below for more information on training and educational opportunities available through AUT

Hand and Upper Limb Therapy Course Descriptor
Hand and Upper Limb Therapy Flyer
Rehabilitation - Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science
Rehabilitation - Master of Health Practice
Rehabilitation - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science


International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand - Ezine

The IFSSH Past-President, Ulrich Mennen, is proud to bring you the IFSSH Ezine, a digital publication available to the global Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy communities free of charge. It has been established with the purpose of uniting the global hand surgery community and is intended to be a publication for IFSSH members, by IFSSH members.

To contribute to the IFSSH Ezine, please email the Editor: ezine(at)

Please see below: Announcing IFSHT Publication: R.E.A.C.H., September 2021

R.E.A.C.H. Volume 1, No. 2 - September 2021

IFSHT is pleased to announce Volume 1, No. 2 of our new publication, R.E.A.C.H.: Research, Education, Achievement and Clinicians in Hand and Upper limb therapy around the world!

R.E.A.C.H. was born out of an IFSHT Executive Committee brainstorming session in London in February 2020. With plans underway for the new IFSHT website, the Executive Committee decided to consolidate the IFSHT Update and the Hand Therapy Connections Newsletter into a new publication called R.E.A.C.H.

Our deepest thanks once again go out to our Information Officer, Susan De Klerk (South Africa) and her highly skilled and dedicated Publication Committee: Daniel Harte (Ireland), Toni Rippey (New Zealand), Mia Erickson (USA) and Tsitsi Morove (Zimbabwe). This amazing team has developed an informative and beautiful digital newsletter for hand therapists throughout the world to enjoy.

To access the September 2021 edition of R.E.A.C.H., click here or copy and paste this link into your browser:

If you are excited about R.E.A.C.H. and you have skills and interests well suited for the IFSHT Publication Committee, please inquire via email to president(at) . The committee seeks to add one more therapist to their team for the next year. The role would be to work on R.E.A.C.H. and the IFSHT contribution to the IFSSH Ezine.

Please take a look at our website and our new publication and send us some feedback. We welcome your comments and ideas.


Nicola Goldsmith (UK)

IFSHT President, 2019-2022

2022 IFSHT / IFSSH Combined Congress

The call for abstracts for the 2022 IFSHT / IFSSH combined congress is now open!

Full details can be found on the conference website:

The deadline for submissions is: 15 September 2021.

We look forward to hearing about your hand therapy research and hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

IFSHT 2022 Team