Research Awards

Each year, research awards are presented during the ASHT Annual Meeting. The judging, selection process and method by which the papers and posters are rated are determined by a special committee formed from the Research Division Scientific Review and Mentorship Board. Members of this committee may not author a paper being considered for an award. Awards include the following research-specific accolades:

Best Scientific Paper Award 

This award recognizes the best research paper presented at the ASHT Annual Meeting.

Best Scientific Poster Award 

This award recognizes the best scientific and/or clinical poster presented at the ASHT Annual Meeting.

First Time Researcher Award 

This award recognizes a first-time researcher's contribution to evidence that supports the hand therapy profession.

Journal of Hand Therapy First Time Writer's Award

This award recognizes a first-time writer's contribution to evidence that supports the hand therapy profession.


2016 ASHT Annual Meeting 

Best Scientific Paper Award 

Purpose: This award recognizes the best research paper presented at the ASHT Annual Meeting.

Process: The judging, selection process and method by which the papers are rated are determined at the Annual Meeting by a special committee formed by the Research Division Scientific and Clinical Papers Review Committee. It is presented at the ASHT Annual Meeting. Members of this committee may not author a paper or poster that is being considered for an award.

"The suitcase packing activity: A new clinical test for examining upper extremity function"
Jill Cancio, OTD, OTR, CHT

 

Best Scientific Poster Award

Purpose: This award recognizes the best scientific and/or clinical poster presented at the ASHT Annual Meeting.

Process: The judging, selection process and method by which the posters are rated are determined at the Annual Meeting by a special committee formed by the Research Division Scientific and Clinical Papers Review Committee. It is presented at the ASHT Annual Meeting. Members of this committee may not author a paper or poster that is being considered for an award.

(tie)

"Preparatory prosthesis: Fabrication and early functional training to avoid prosthesis rejection in upper extremity amputees – A case study"
Eugenia Papadopoulos, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

"ICF components of outcome measures for mallet finger: A systematic review"
Kris Valdes, OTD, OTR, CHT

 

First Time Researcher Award

Purpose: The award recognizes the first-time researcher's contribution to evidence that supports the hand therapy profession.

Process: The judging, selection process and method by which the first-time researchers are rated are determined at the Annual Meeting by a special committee formed by the Research Division Scientific and Clinical Papers Review Committee. It is presented at the ASHT Annual Meeting. Members of this committee may not author a paper or poster that is being considered for an award.

"Prevalence of symptoms of depression, post traumatic anxiety and pain in persons with partial hand amputations"
Chih-Ying Hsu, OTR/L

 

Journal of Hand Therapy First Time Writer's Award

Purpose: The award recognizes the first-time writer's contribution to evidence that supports the hand therapy profession.

Process: The judging, selection process and method by which the first-time writers are rated are determined by the Journal of Hand Therapy. It is presented at the ASHT Annual Meeting. 

"Integration of occupation based intervention in hand injury rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial"
Ahmad Zamir Che Daud, PhD (Aus), BSc. Hons (UK), Dip (Mal)


Disclosure Statement

ASHT asks that all faculty, paper and poster presenters disclose any potential conflicts of interest when submitting their abstracts for presentation at the ASHT Annual Meeting. Affirming that one or more of these voluntary disclosure statements is true does not have any bearing on abstracts selected for presentation at the Annual Meeting, but statements chosen are published in the final program. The following are the voluntary disclosure statements.

  • The author or one or more of the authors have received benefits for personal or professional use from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.
  • The author or one or more of the authors have received or will receive benefits from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article. In addition, benefits have been or will be directed to a research fund, foundation, educational institution or other nonprofit organization with which one or more of the authors are associated.
  • Although none of the authors have received or will receive benefits for personal or professional use from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article, benefits have been or will be received but are directed solely to a research fund, foundation, educational institution or other nonprofit organization with which one or more of the authors are associated.
  • No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.
  • The author or authors do not choose to respond to the above statements.