Previous Courses & Conferences

UPCOMING IAHT Annual Conference: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of the Wrist using a ManualTherapy Approach

Fri/ Sat, 28th and 29th July 2023

This 2 day course on the wrist will be facilitated by Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT

Venue: Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Centre for Learning and Development

Fee: IAHT Members €200, Non-members: €220 (Includes Refreshments and Lunch)

To apply for the course, please click on the link below and return payment ASAP to secure your place as there is limited availability.

IAHT Winter Virtual Educational Session: Ulnar sided wrist pain.
Presented by Wendy Medeiros.  10th November 2022

IAHT Summer Virtual Educational Session: Identifying Potential Shoulder Issues in your Hand Therapy Patient!
Presented by Ann Porretto Leohrke, CHT,COMT. 23rd June 2021


IAHT Annual Conference: Treating without Pain. Current Concepts in Hand Therapy
Presented by Alison Taylor, OTR, CHT, Kinesio Taping Instructor 4th 5th  October 2019

IAHT Annual Conference:
Non-Surgical Management of complex Finger Fractures: The Poole Traction Splint. Presented by Sarah Bradley, Advanced Occupational Therapist & Corinna Rogers, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist. 20April 2018

IAHT Annual Conference: “The Sensational Hand”
An evidence-based rehabilitation approach to peripheral nerve conditions. Presented by Christina Jerosch-Herold & Birgitta Rosen, 3 November 2017


IAHT Annual Conference: Unlocking the mystery of the Wrist,  Systematic Approach to the Examination, Diagnosis and Manual Therapy of the Wrist. Presented by Ann Porretto-Leohrke, CHT,COMT. 8th 9th 10th April 2016 Dublin


IAHT Evening Education Session, Cadaveric Anatomy of the forearm, wrist, hand. Anatomy Dept ,  TCD. 1st March 2016

IAHT Afternoon Education Session. Wound Care, Healing from the inside out.  Friday 27rd February 2015

Kinesio UK Foundation Workshop: Hand Therapy, 26th July 2014

IAHT Annual Conference: Manual Therapeutic Techniques for the Elbow, Wrist and Thumb.
Presented by Ann Porretto-Leohrke,  
CHT,COMT, 20th- 23rd September 2013

IAHT Summer conference, Conservative Management of OA in the Hand and Wrist. Presented by Dr. Anne Wajon, CHT, PhD Australia. June 2012

IAHT Winter Conference “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome”. Presented Dr Jenny Lewis, PhD, MSc, Dip COT, 25th -26th November 2011, Dublin

Tim Watson’s Optimising Soft Tissue Repair, Electrotherapy and Exercise Presented by Prof Tim Watson PhD, BSc, MCSP, DipTP, Physio, Dublin 19th – 20th February 2011

IAHT Summer Conference Therapeutic Management of Hand Fractures  and Small Joint Trauma. Presented by Lynn Feehan PhD,PT,  9th and 10th July 2010

IAHT Autumn Conference “Focal Hand Dystonia”
Presented by 
Katherine Butler BAp(SC)OT, AHT,A.MHS.A(Flute) 6th November 2009, Dublin

IAHT Summer Conference “Scar Wars” Presented by Ken Flowers, Paul LaStayo, 20th -21st June, 2008 Dublin


IAHT Autumn Conference “ Unlocking the Mystery of the Wrist” Presented by Paul LaStayo, 7th -8th September, 2007 Dublin


IAHT Summer Conference “Assessment of Hand Function and Sensory Relearning after Peripheral Nerve Injury to the Hand”. Presented by Christina Jerosch-Herold and Birgitta Rosen, June 2006, Dublin


Kineostaping and the Upper Limb run by Kinseo UK in conjunction with the IAHT, 22nd May 2006, Dublin

Brachial Injuries – IAHT Study Day, 17th Feb 2006, Mater Hospital, Dublin.

Extensor Tendon Management IAHT Study Day, June 2005. 
Tullamore Hospital

Irish Association of Hand Therapist and Irish Hand Surgery Society, 
Joint Meeting St James’s Hospital, Dublin, May 20-21, 2004

The Elbow Therapeutic Management
Presented by Sue Blackmore 
MscOT/ CHT in conjunction with IAHT, May 22, 2004 Dublin

Medico- Legal Report Writing and Court Room Skills. La Touche and 
Bond Salon in conjunction with IAHT, November 14-15th, 2003

BAHT Level 11:  Splinting: delivered by NES, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, November 2002

IAHT Spring Conference –
Dynamic Splinting and Sensory Assessment  
Workshop. May 2002, Clontarf, Dublin

IAHT Spring Conference – Management of the Burns Patient.
May 2000 Dublin

IAHT BAHT Level II:  Trauma,
delivered by NES Oct 1999 

IAHT Spring Conference– Management Following Hand Trauma, Cork, May 1999

IAHT BAHT Level II:  Assessment Skills: Theory & Practice,
delivered by  
NES Nov 1997

nd Conference of IAHT. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy Child.  Cappagh, Dublin June 1990

st Conference of IAHT. Topics: Clinical exam, Nerve Injuries, Fracture management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, The Burned Hand, Congenital Hand, The Mutilated Hand, Sport Injuries of the wrist and Hand