4th Annual Andrews Institute Rehabilitation Symposium: Upper Extremity

Presented by Andrews Research & Education Foundation

This Symposium is a two day didactic course focused on evaluation and treatment of specific injuries and conditions affecting the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand.  Topics will include dynamic evaluation techniques, cutting edge treatment advances, and anatomy dissection presentations with specific case studies focusing on these areas.  Anatomy will be reviewed via video dissection.  Strategies for assessment and care will be stressed.  The role of advanced imaging techniques will be explored in determining diagnoses and treatment.  Boney and soft tissue reparative and reconstructive options will be discussed for conditions ranging from acute trauma to degenerative joint disease.  Attendees will have the opportunity to bring specific questions and cases as they participate in expert panel discussions each day.  Advancements and innovations will be presented based on current evidence throughout this 2-day course.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Reproduce mastery of anatomical knowledge of injuries/conditions of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand.
  2. Identify and perform appropriate evaluative components for specific elbow, wrist and hand injuries.
  3. Identify an understanding of diagnostic imaging for UE injuries and conditions.
  4. Describe and refine best practice treatment plan for specific injuries based on current evidence-based research.
  5. Apply and evaluate strategies and clinical ideas to improve patient outcomes.

Guest Speaker:  Laura Conway MSOTR/L, CHT, COMT UE

Laura Conway MSOTR/L, CHT, COMT UE, is a graduate of Misericordia University. She has been practicing since 1998, the last 10 years with Select Physical Therapy in Brandon Florida. She achieved her certified hand therapist status in 2004 and certification in orthopedic manual therapy in 2017.  Laura specializes in post-trauma rehabilitation, orthosis fabrication, manual therapy, mentorship and education. She is an active member of Select Medicals faculty with classes including: wrist, elbow, manual certification and graded motor imagery. She recently spoke at the ASHT annual meeting on the subject of proprioceptive rehabilitation following UE trauma and is a frequent lecturer at Select’s annual UE symposium. She is currently an adjunct professor at Nova SE- Brandon and a guest lecturer at other local universities.


 Garrett Chapman, MD

Andrews Research & Education Foundation Fellow

Steven Kronlage, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

 Alexander Coleman, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Christa Newgent, MS, PT, CLT

Physical Therapist

 Laura Conway MSOTR/L, CHT, COMT UE

Select Physical Therapy

Christy Thrift, OTR, CHT

Occupational Therapist

 Benjamin Cox, DO

Andrews Research & Education Foundation Fellow

Tyler Opitz, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Physical Therapist

 Josh Hackel, MD

Primary Care Sports Medicine

 Roger Ostrander, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

 Steve Jordan, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

 Amanda Whitley, OTR/L, CLT, CHT

Occupational Therapist

When:  March 2-3, 2018

Register Here


Andrews Research & Education Foundation
1020 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
United States

Target Audience:

Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Nurses, Physicians

Education Level:




Instructional Methods:

Didactic Lecture & Ask the Experts Panel Q&A & Complete a Course Evaluation

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Learning OutcomesAgenda

Margaritaville Beach Hotel
165 Fort Pickens Road
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561


Group Id #255943

Room Rates: (Single King or Double Queen Standard Guest Room)

Gulf View Rooms: $199.00 per night, plus 12.88% tax
Sound View Rooms: $199.00 per night, plus 12.88% tax

There are a variety of room types available. All Rooms are “first come, first served” upon booking. Handicap Accessible rooms are available upon request The above rate will be offered to your guests on a rate and space available basis. Rooms in the group block are available for booking from March 1-4, 2018 and can be reserved starting today.

Rooms not booked by January 30, 2018 will be released back into general inventory.
Check In time is suggested at 4:00 PM; Check Out time is 11:00 AM.


The Baptist Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Baptist Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 hours AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Baptist Hospital, CE Broker provider # 50-183 approves this program for 15 hours credit for nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists (FL).

Andrews Research & Education Foundation (BOC AP# P10024) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers.  This program is eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


Andrews Research & Education Foundation is authorized to assign 1.5 AOTA CEUs for the 4th Annual Andrews Institute Rehabilitation Symposium: Upper Extremity” from March 2 through March 3, 2018.

Andrews Research & Education Foundation (AREF) reserves the right to cancel this course due to insufficient enrollment. Students will be notified of cancellations within 20 calendar days of the course start date. If a course is cancelled for any reason, AREF will return any prepaid registration fees. AREF is not responsible for airline penalties related to the cancellation of an AREF course. Please be aware of the airline restrictions regarding nonrefundable airline tickets when purchasing an airline ticket.

If course cancellation is received at least 21 calendar days prior to the scheduled start date of the course a 100% refund will be provided minus credit card, processing, and regonline fees. If the notification is received between 20 calendar days and 5 calendar days of the course start date 50% of the course fee will be refunded minus credit card, processing, and regonline fees; otherwise, if the notification is received within 4 calendar days or less, then no refund is provided. Substitutions (name changes) are accepted at any time prior to the start of the course at no charge.

Our facility is handicap accessible, and we have visual and audio aids and enhancements that will accommodate any learners with special needs.  Our staff is available at all times to address any other special needs that will need to be accommodated before event or even during the event.  Our facility abides by and is in compliance with the ADA.

Please call or email Leandra Price: leandra.price@andrewsref.org or 850-916-8583

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