International Committee Member

The International Committee is an excellent opportunity to network with other hand therapists from around the world on issues related to hand therapy practice. The International Committee responds to member questions, moderates the international e-Community discussion group and conveys salient information. The committee also liaises with International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT).

ASHT created the International Committee to support hand therapists interested in the worldwide community of hand therapy and wishing to work with international members and those who attend ASHT meetings and functions by:

  • Producing resources for Annual Meeting attendees
  • Organizing networking opportunities for international attendees
  • Helping facilitate international speakers at the meeting
  • Promoting participation of the international attendees (such as poster and research presentations)
  • Developing additional forums for international members to benefit from their ASHT membership
  • Participating in the international e-Community
  • Developing website resources for U.S. therapists wishing to volunteer and teach in other countries
  • Exploring liaison roles with therapists from other countries
  • Developing new ideas to further develop the relationship of U.S. ASHT members with international members and their colleagues     

The IC seeks ASHT members who meet the following criteria:

  • High level of interest in international affairs and the global hand therapy community
  • Experience with international therapy practices
  • Regular access to computer, email and Internet
  • Available to assist (1 to 2 hours a week)
  • Able to meet at the Annual Meeting at own expense for interaction/networking with the international attendees
  • Interest in working with other dynamic individuals as part of a team
  • Willing to invest a two-year commitment as an IC member
Divisions and Committees
International Committee
Term Length
1 - 2 years
Areas of Interest
Application Deadline
Participation Eligibility
Curriculum Vitae Required
Letter of Intent Required