(Wayne State Faculty & Students) Surgical and Therapeutic Management of Brachial Plexus & Peripheral Nerve Injuries of the Upper Extremity


Presented by: Dr. Elspeth Hill, MD, PhD and Lorna Kahn, PT, CHT


Dates: Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Friday; 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Saturday. Registration opens at 7:30 AM on Friday.
Location: Wayne State University: Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – 259 Mack Ave. Detroit, MI., 48201


Lodging Arrangements:

Hotel St. Regis Detroit:
Address: 3071 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI
Phone: 313-873-3000
Rate: $144.00 per night + tax. Parking is an additional $20 per night.
When making a reservation, provide the group name (MI Society of Hand Therapists).
Group code reservations can be booked via the Hotel Saint Regis website by selecting the reservations tab and entering the group code MSHT23.
Reservations must be made on or before the cut-off date of 9/19/23 to be eligible for the group rate. Guests can also call the hotel directly at the number above.

Hampton Inn Detroit/Madison Heights/South Troy:
Address: 32420 Stephenson Hwy, Madison Heights MI 48071
Phone: (248)-585-8881
Rate: $115/night + tax. Parking is free.
Rooms held until 9/28/23.


Course Schedule and Content:

7:30 AM – 8:00 AMRegistration
Breakfast – light breakfast and coffee available
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMAnatomy review – Upper extremity nerves
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMExamination of the Peripheral Nerve Patient
10:00 AM – 10:15 AMBREAK
10:15 AM – 12:00 PMCompression Neuropathies
Common compression points
Cased based lab of median, ulnar and radial nerves
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch
Please see below for food options & indicate preference on registration form
1:00 PM – 1:45 PMPeriscapular Nerve Palsies
1:45 PM – 2:00 PMNerve Pain Framework
2:00 PM – 2:30 PMWrist Pain
2:30 PM – 2:45 PMBREAK
2:45 PM – 3:30 PMSensory Collapse Test
3:30 PM – 3:45 PMClenched Fist Case – discussion
3:45 PM – 4:00 PMQ&A
7:30 AMDoors open. Light breakfast & coffee available
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMSurgical Reconstruction overview
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMNerve Transfer Rehabilitation
10:00 AM – 10:15 AMBREAK
10:15 AM – 11:00 AMTendon Transfer Rehabilitation
11:00 AM – 11:15 AMCase Discussion
11:15 AM – 11:30 AMQ&A


Lunch Options:

Boxed lunches from Whole Foods will be provided (includes sandwich, apple, chips, water).

  1. Turkey – Oven-roasted turkey breast with Muenster, tomato, spring mix wrapped in a flour tortilla
  2. Vegetarian – Four Seasons Caprese Sandwich: Fresh mozzarella, roasted tomato and arugula with basil pesto and balsamic glaze on a ciabatta roll.
  3. Vegan – Mediterranean Falafel Wrap: Falafel, hummus, cucumber, red bell pepper, tomato and kale wrapped in a tortilla

A light breakfast of fruit, granola, yogurt, and coffee will be served each day.

*PARKING AT WAYNE STATE: Please Park in Parking Structure 7, located at 3717 John R. Street Detroit, MI 48202. View Map. The cost of parking is included in your registration. Please bring parking tickets into the conference with you each day to be validated.