Hand Care Conference

May 16-18, 2024

Embassy Suites by HiltonEmbassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center
13700 Conference Center Drive South
Noblesville, IN 46060

Advancing the Quality of Patient Care through Medical Education

Thursday, May 16 through Saturday May 18th, 2024

Embassy Suites – Noblesville, Indiana

Hand Care 2024 is directed toward the practicing clinician and is presented at an intermediate level. It is recommended for occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, and nurses with a special interest in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. A comprehensive format is designed around the dynamics of a team approach for total upper extremity care. The course includes a full spectrum of subjects pertaining to the upper extremity including lecture presentations with handouts and reference lists, an anatomy and orthotics lab, panel discussions, and exhibits. A portion of the proceeds from this course will be contributed to the American Hand Therapy Foundation (AHTF). AHTF supports the advancement of hand rehabilitation through clinical and scientific research. 

Hand Care has been an Indiana Hand Center and Hand Rehabilitation Center of Indiana tradition since 1984. In 2024, we will be celebrating holding the meeting for 40 years! The meeting was established to share clinical knowledge with the goal of advancing the practice of hand therapy and quality of patient care both nationally and internationally. 

Through the years, the practice made an important decision to expand the practice name to Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, reflecting our comprehensive treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. In complement to this, the name of the therapy division of the practice was changed to Hand to Shoulder Therapy Center. 

We invite you to come, relax, and enjoy interacting with other hand therapists while adding to your existing knowledge of the hand and upper extremity. The meeting is intended to be both educational and fun!






Registrants having specific medical needs such as vision, hearing, learning or dietary must submit in writing their medical request in advance of the meeting, in order to provide an accommodation at the time of the meeting.
Email contact: handcareconference@ihtsc.com


Payment less a $125.00 cancellation fee will be refunded as long as written notification is received a minimum of 10 days before the meeting. Should the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center cancel the meeting for any reason, the registration fee will be fully refunded.


All faculty must complete a disclosure statement indicating any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter presented. The speaker agreement requires professional conduct and nondiscrimination.


Hand Care 2024 constitutes 18 contact hours of continuing education credits. One CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours or 10 PDUs of continuing education. Hand Care 2020 provides 1.8 CEUs, which is equal to 18 PDUs.

The contact hours may be applied to the HTCC recertification requirements in “Category A”.


The Hand Care faculty & staff want to be sure you have a great time in Indianapolis! An Exhibitors’ Reception is planned for Thursday, May 16th  immediately following the instructional sessions. This will provide an opportunity to see the newest products in upper extremity rehabilitation and win great prizes when you participate in our raffle to support the American Hand Therapy Foundation!

Please know our staff is continually trying to think off creative ways to make the meeting both educational & definitely fun!


Each participant will receive a course manual as well as access to an electronic copy of the outlines for each presentation, instructional session, and the anatomy & orthotics lab.


Danielle Sparks, Sarah Mart, Audrey Black, & Nancy Cannon