HTNZ Symposium & AGM
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HTNZ Symposium & AGM,

Sky Stadium - Wellington

Saturday 14th September 2024

We  are very excited to have secured as our speaker Luke McCarron, Assistant Professor,

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine at Bond University, Gold Coast.

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Luke McCarron has published multiple peer reviewed journal articles as lead-author and co-author. He was also featured in IFSSH-Ezine November 2021 and February 2022 editions "Understanding the TFCC".

Luke is an Occupational Therapist with experience in hand therapy and academia. He has completed the Master of Science in Hand Therapy degree at the University of Derby, and is currently a PhD candidate at Griffith University studying rehabilitation following Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) foveal repair surgery. Luke is an Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA)) and Certified Hand Therapist, and has been the lead or co-author for numerous publications in the last five years. His current roles include Assistant Professor at Bond University, AHTA National Education Manager, and Research Assistant for the Australian Research Collaboration for Hands. Luke’s areas of interest for research include TFCC rehabilitation, research capacity and culture building, upper limb function, and hand and wrist surgery.


It will be fabulous to see as many of you as possible in person in Wellington, and we recommend booking flights early to take advantage of cheaper priced fares and flexi options.

Proposed timetable

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:00

Welcome / Mihi Whakatau

HTNZ President Update 

Constitution Project Update 

09:30 - 10:30 

Session 1 Keynote speaker Luke McCarron 

Topic: TFCC Anatomy and Biomechanics 

10:30 - 11:00 

Morning Tea 

11:00 - 12:30 

Session 2 Keynote Speaker Luke McCarron 

Topic: Evidence based approach to TFCC rehabilitation 

12:30 - 13:30 


13:15 - 14:15 

Session 3 Keynote speaker Luke McCarron 

Topic: Treatment of the injured TFCC: Practical demonstration 


14:15  -

Mini break 

15: 00 - 16.45



Please note: This is a draft overview of the programme only and is subject to change.


Location: Sky Stadium Wellington. Link: how to get there


To Register- complete your details here



Registrations will close 6th Sept.


Gemma Mottern, Conference Rep

On behalf of the HTNZ Executive