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AOTA's 95th Annual Conference & Expo

The Program in Occupational Therapy will be at AOTA's 95th Annual Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tenn., on April 16-19. Information about our booth, presentations, awards, and alumni reception are below.

Booth #1023

The Program will be at booth #1023 in the Expo Hall during the following times. Please stop by and visit us!

Thursday, April 16: 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, April 17: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WUOT presentations

Faculty, clinicians, and current students will present posters, workshops, short courses, research platforms, buzz sessions, and tech day sessions during the conference. Click on the arrow below to view the presentations for each day.

Thursday, April 16 

8:00 am–9:15 am
RP 205B: Measuring Values in Everyday Life and Their Correlation to Activity Participation
Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Lisa Connor, PhD

9:30 am–10:45 am
RP 102C: Home Modifications To Improve the Performance and Participation of Older Adults With Chronic Conditions
Emily Somerville, MSOT, OTR/L, OTI, Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L

9:30 am–11:30 am
PO 1099: Development of a Facebook-Delivered Self-Management Program for Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors
Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

12:30 pm–3:30 pm
WS 113: Neonatal Neurobehavioral Assessment
Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, Hayley Chrzastowski, OTD/S ’15, Odo Nwabara, OTD/S ’15, Sarah Oberle, OTD, OTR/L, Lauren Reynolds, OTD, OTR/L

12:30 pm–3:30 pm
WS 106: (BASC) (ADED) Screening, Assessment, and Evaluation Related to Driving and Community Mobiity Across the Life Span
Peggy Barco, OTD, OTR/L, SCDCM, David Carr, MD, Sherrilene Classen, Michele Luther-Krug, Miriam Monahan, Elin Schold Davis, Wendy Stav, Jennifer Womack

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
PO 2088: Poster Evaluating the Impact of the Home Environment on Family Caregivers
Marian Keglovits, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L, Emily Somerville, MSOT, OTR/L, OTI, Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L

Friday, April 17

8:00 am–11:00 am
WS 202: (BASC) Home Environment Evaluation for Individuals With Vision Loss: Evidence Guiding Best Practice
Monica Perlmutter, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV, Beth Barstow


9:00 am–11:00 am
PO 3033: The Role of an Occupational Therapist in the Development of Apps, Games, and Other Software: An Emerging Practice Area
Matthew Foreman, BMSE, Jaclyn Schwartz, MSOT ’10, OTR/L, Rachel Proffitt, OTD ’10, OTR/L, Roger O. Smith

9:00 am–11:00 am
PO 3078: Development of a Clinically Feasible Virtual Reality Gait Intervention for Children With Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Anna Boone, MSOT

10:00 am–11:00 am
Buzz 205: (SIS) GSIS Buzz Session: Aging and Work – The Role of OT With Aging Workers
Vicki Kaskutas, OTD, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Mary Hildebrandt, OTD ’07, OTR/L

12:30 pm–2:30 pm
PO 4035: Evidence-Based Service-Learning Experience Developed To Achieve Occupational Therapy Ideals
Hayley Chrzastowski, OTD/S ’15, Rachael Baum, OTD ’14, Janelle Hively, MSOT ’14, Catherine Hoyt Drazen, OTD, OTR/L, Steve Taff, PhD, OTR/L

12:30 pm–2:30 pm
PO 4091: Feasibility of Using GPS-Enabled Cell Phones To Characterize Community Participation in Older Adults
Emily Somerville, MSOT, OTR/L, OTI

2:00 pm–3:30 pm
SC 306: (AOTA) Occupational Therapy Practice Guideline for Adults With Stroke
Timothy Wolf, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L, Dawn M. Nilsen

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
PO 5019: Use of Standardized Patient Experiences To Build Interprofessional Teamwork and Clinical Reasoning Skills
Monica Perlmutter, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV, Sue Tucker, OTD, OTR/L, ATP

4:00 pm–5:00 pm
RP 204C: Development of the In-Home Medication Management Performance Evaluation (HOME-Rx): A Validity Study
Molly Murphy, OTD ‘14, Marian Keglovits, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L, Emily Somerville, MSOT, OTR/L, OTI, Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Saturday, April 18

8:00 am9:30 am
SC 306: Public Health and Occupational Therapy in Practice, Policy, Education, Research: Meeting the Needs of the Many
Steve Taff, PhD, OTR/L, Julie Bass, Nancy Baker, Sherrilene Classen, Marjorie Scaffa

9:00 am11:00 am
PO 6063: Occupational Therapy Discharge Education for Family Caregivers of Relatives with Stroke
Kathy Kniepmann, OTD, MPH, EdM, OTR/L

9:00 am11:00 am
PO 6066: AHA! The Awareness After Head Injury Approach
Sarah Oberle, OTD, OTR/L

9:30 am10:45 am
RP 302D: Validity of the Neurology Quality of Life Measurement System (Neuro-QoL) Spanish Social Health Items
Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil

12:30 pm2:30 pm
PO 4035: Evidence-Based Service-Learning Experience Developed To Achieve Occupational Therapy Ideals
Catherine Hoyt Drazen, OTD, OTR/L, Hayley Chrzastowski, OTD/S ’15, Adrienn Grimsley, Emily Kringle, Cambey Mikush, OTD, OTR/L, Cristina Reyes Smith, Natalie Tinsley

2:30 pm3:45 pm
RP 304C: Assessment of Autism Symptoms During the Neonatal Period: Is there Early Evidence of Autism?
Sarah Oberle, OTD, OTR/L


4:00 pm –5:30 pm
SC 336: (AOTA) Promoting a Diverse Workforce: Actualizing the Centennial Vision
Catherine Hoyt Drazen, OTD, OTR/L, Arameh Anvarizadeh, D’Andre Holland, Nadine Kwebetchou, Cristina Reyes Smith, Jordan Skowronski, MSOT '14, Stacy Wilson

Alumni presentations

Over the past several weeks, we asked our alumni to send in their posters, workshops, short courses, research platforms, buzz sessions, and tech day sessions information for the conference to us. Click on the arrow below to view our alumni presentations for each day. Thank you to all who submitted!

Thursday, April 16 

8:00 am–9:30 am
SC 103: (SIS) EDSIS Faculty Subsection Annual Program: Practical Pedagogy Techniques for Beginner and Master Educators
Rivka Molinsky, Tina DeAngelis, Karen Jacobs, Lauren Milton, OTD '08, OTR/L

8:00 am–9:30 am
SC 109: Universal Design and Occupational Therapy: Common Ground in Practice and Research
James Lenker, Brittany Perez, OTD '13, OTR/L
 

9:30 am–10:45 am
RP 102D: Can Non-Invasive Neurostimulation and Working Memory Training Facilitate Transfer Gains in Healthy Older Adults?
Jaclyn Stephens, MSOT '09, OTR/L

9:30 am–11:30 am
PO 1019: Building Community Collaboration with a Fieldwork Advisory Board
Linda Struckmeyer, MA, OTR/L, ATP, Sue Chrisman

9:30 am–11:30 am
PO 1024: Survey of Occupational Therapy Practice in Medication Management
Jaclyn Schwartz, MSOT '10, OTR/L, Roger O. Smith

9:30 am–11:30 am
PO 1034: Measuring the Transactional Relationship of Senior Housing Environments on Residents’ Social Participation
Divya Sood, OTD '07, OTR/L, Minetta Wallingford

9:30 am–11:30 am
PO 1043: The Role of Occupational Therapy on a Global Women's Health Team To Develop a Community-Based Rehabilitation Program
Cambey Mikush, OTD '13, OTR/L, Theresa Monaco Spitznagle

9:30 am–11:30 am
PO 1101: A Retrospective Pre-Test/Post-Test Study of OT Intervention for Children With Sensory Challenges
Sarah Schoen, Joanne Flanagan, ScD, MSOT '94, OTR/L, Lucy Jane Miller, Jillian Sullivan
 

9:30 am–11:30 am
PO 1106: Validation and Clinical Applications of a Measurement Model for Upper Extremity Function
Ickpyo Hong, Chih-Ying (Cynthia) Li, Craig Velozo, PhD, BS '84, OTR/L

12:30 pm–2:30 pm
PO 4085: Influence of Culture on the Occupational Therapy Process in the Early Intervention System
Divya Sood, OTD '07, OTR/L, Vince Casali, Breanna Foley, Kristen Kozy, Caren Schranz, Hannah Verburg

12:30 pm–3:30 pm
WS 107: (BASC) Addressing Occupational Needs of Older Adults With and Without Low Vision Through Tablet Technology
Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, MSOT '96, OTR/L, BCG, Jennifer Kaldenberg, Sue Berger

12:30 pm-3:30 pm
WS 108: Occupational Therapy TAPs Into Dementia Care: Tailored Activity Programs for Patients
Linda Struckmeyer MA, OTR/L, ATP, Katherine Marx, Patricia Barnes, Laura Gitlin, Tristen Kvedar, Janie Scott, Deny Stissany

12:30 pm–3:30 pm
WS 112: Neuroscience Literacy: “Brain Tells” as Signals of Brain Dysfunction Affecting Daily Life
Charlotte Royeen, Chetna Sethi, Omar Ahmad, PhD, OTD, BS '95, OTR/L

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
PO 2008: Community-Based Practice With Refugees and Survivors of Torture: Innovations in Academia, Practice, and Student Fieldwork
Mary Black, Jyothi Gupta, Anjali Nigam, OTD '14, Natasha Smet, Yda Smith

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
PO 2015: Muslim Fieldwork Student Perspectives
Sara Clark, MSOT '00, OTR/L, Usama Quraishi

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
PO 2016: (Cert) Determining Capacity Changes in Community Agencies After OT Service Learning: Development of the CACQ and Pilot Study
Anne Kramlinger, OTD '14

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
PO 2009: Occupational Therapy in China: Then and Now
Susan Skees Hermes, Susan Copolla, Kit Sinclair, PhD, OT ‘67, OTR/L, FWOT, FAOTA, Kerryellen Vroman

2:00 pm–3:30 pm
SC 147: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Preventing Hospital Readmissions Throughout the Continuum of Care
Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, CPHQ, FAOTA, Marla Robinson

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
PO 2064: Pressure Mapping of Farmers on Tractors: Informing Occupational Therapy Recommendations for Safer Tractor Seats
Mary Hildebrand, OTD '07, OTR/L, Madeline McCauley, Elisabeth Sitton

Friday, April 17

8:00 am–9:30 am
SC 206: “Milestone” Versus “Goal”: Considerations for Goal Development With Caregivers of Children With Acquired Brain Injury
Beth Warnken, Carrie Thelen, MSOT ’02, OTR/L

9:00 am–11:00 am
PO 3003: The Role of an Occupational Therapist in the Development of Apps, Games, and Other Software: An Emerging Practice Area
Matthew Foreman, BMSE, Jaclyn Schwartz, MSOT ’10, OTR/L, Rachel Proffitt, OTD ’10, OTR/L, Roger O. Smith

9:00 am–11:00 am
PO 3042: A Community-Based, Culturally-Sensitive Intervention for Promoting Participation Among Latino Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Ashley Stoffel, OTD ‘06, OTR/L

9:00 am–11:00 am
PO 3089: Blending Video Games and Cognitive Strategies To Improve Motor Performance in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Jordon Skowronski, MSOT ’14

9:00 am–11:00 am
PO 3097: Repetition-Based Training for Efficient Propulsion in New Manual Wheelchair Users
Kristin Will, OTD '14

10:00 am–11:00 am
Buzz 204: (SIS) TSIS Buzz Session: Occupational Therapy Needs and Involvement in App Planning and Development
Tammy Richmond, William Janes, OTD '11, OTR/L

12:30 pm–2:30 pm
PO 4068: Reclaiming Ownership of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Management for Wounded Warriors with Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury (TBI and ABI)
Dorothy Porcello, MSOT '12, OTR/L, Meghan Crow, Christopher Gaskins, Matthew Samonte

12:30 pm–2:30 pm
PO 4105: Access Ratings for Buildings: A Novel Smartphone-Based Evaluation & Intervention for Community Accessibility
Jaclyn Schwartz, MSOT ’10, OTR/L, Roger O. Smith

2:00 pm–3:30 pm
SC 220: (AOTA) Systematic Reviews on Occupational Therapy and Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
Deborah Lieberman, Marian Arbesman, Lou Jensen, René Padilla, Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, MSOT ’96, OTR/L, BCG, Catherine Verrier Piersol

2:00 pm–3:30 pm
SC 221: (AOTA) Common Core Standards: What is OT’s Role?
Theresa Carlson Carroll, OTD '08, OTR/L, Sandy Schefkind

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
SC 233: (AOTA) Getting Your Research Published
Roxanna Bendixen, Mariana D’Amico, Barbara Doucet, Mary Jane Mulcahey, Lorie Richards, Diane Smith, OTD, MSOT '96, OTR/L

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
PO 5024: Incorporating Medication Management Into Your Practice
Jaclyn Schwartz, MSOT ’10, OTR/L, Roger O. Smith

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
PO 5034: Steps To Success: A Progressive Model for Independent Living in a Community Mental Health Setting
Quinn Tyminski, MSOT ’12, OTR/L, Sarah Walsh

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
PO 5054: An Empirical Approach to Linking the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles
Paul Arthur, Ickpyo Hong, Chih-Ying Li, Craig Velozo, PhD, BS '84, OTR/L

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
PO 5099: The Perspective of Individuals With Aphasia on the Spousal Relationship: A Preliminary Study
Rachel Graddy, OTD ’14

Saturday, April 18

8:30 am–11:30 am
WS 103: Leadership in School-Based Practice: Developing a Values-Based Mission To Create Effective Change
Theresa Carlson Carroll, OTD '08, OTR/L, Heather Jackson-Pena

8:00 am–11:00 am
WS 301: (Cert) An Evidence-Based Approach to Occupational Therapy for Pediatric Oncology Clients
Laura Stimler, Christine Connelly, Jessica Sparrow, OTD '06, OTR/L

9:00 am–11:00 am
PO 6061: Supporting Occupational Therapy Education in China
Kit Sinclair, PhD, OT ‘67, OTR/L, FWOT, FAOTA

9:00 am–11:00 am
PO 6072: Enriched Home Environment Program for Pre-School Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Divya Sood, OTD ’07, OTR/L, Caren Schranz

9:00 am–11:00 am
PO 6095: Older Adult Perceptions of the Quality of Student Teams in a Primary Care Interprofessional Teaching Clinic
Dory Sabata, OTD '02, OTR/L, Maria Apple, Jordan Hann

9:00 am–11:00 am
PO 6096: The Power of Two: Willard and Spackman’s Influence on Occupational Therapy
Wanda Mahoney, OTD, MSOT '99, OTR/L, Peggy Martin, Christine Peters

9:30 am–11:30 am
PO 1055: Between Risk and Resilience: An Interventional Approach To Moderate the Effects of Toxic Stress
Caroline Norell, OTD ’14

9:30 am–11:00 am
TD 305: Access Tools for Measuring the Accessibility of Buildings
Jaclyn Schwartz, MSOT ’10, OTR/L, Roger O. Smith

9:30 am–11:30 am
(VHMEA): A Problem-Solving Approach to Home Modification Training
Su Jin Lee, MSOT '13

12:00 pm–2:00 pm
PO 6072: Enriched Home Environment Program for Pre-School Children
Cambey Mikush, OTD ’13, OTR/L, Caitlin Synovec, Joseph Brey, OTD ’13, Cheryl Crow, Sarah Grinder, Carly Hasseler, David S. McGuire, Samantha Simons, Robery Walsh

 

12:00pm-2:00pm
PO 7076: Don't Forget About Us: A Phenomenological Study of Siblings of Individuals With Disabilities
Lauren Milton, OTD '08, OTR/L, Danielle Boll, Heather Hutson, Tara Johnson, Connie Lynch, Ashley Silverberg, Alaina Smith

12:00 pm–2:00 pm
PO 7080: At-Risk Activities Following Stroke
Laura Marczuk, Lisa Connor, PhD, MSOT '13

2:00 pm–3:30 pm
SC 321: (AOTA) Emerging Leaders Development Program: What, Why, Who, and How?
Midge Hobbs, Andrew Persch, Jaclyn Schwartz, MSOT ’10, OTR/L, Ann Stuart

2:00 pm –3:30 pm
TD 314: Using Apps in Neurological Rehabilitation
Rachel Proffit, OTD ’10, OTR/L

2:00 pm –5:00 pm
WS 311: Improving Client Outcomes Using Coaching Practices in Interprofessional Practice
Jane Cox, Dory Sabata, OTD '02, OTR/L

AOTF Breakfast with a Scholar event

A Candid Conversation with Two Visionary Leaders about the Future of Occupational Therapy
Two of occupational therapy's visionary leaders, Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, and Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, will discuss the status of occupational therapy as it nears its Centennial anniversary, the key challenges the profession will face in the future and the actions we must take to position occupational therapy for success at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Breakfast with a Scholar event on Friday, April 17, 7:30 - 9:00 am. Author, educator, and 2013 Eleanor Clark Slagle Lecturer, Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA will moderate the conversation and pose provocative questions of the day. Learn more about AOTF at www.aotf.org.

Wolf, Sabata, Smallfield, and Schwartz to receive awards

Timothy Wolf, OTD ’07, MSCI, OTR/L, Dory Sabata, OTD '02, OTR/L, SCEM, and Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, MSOT ’96, OTR/L, BCG, will receive AOTA’s Roster of Fellows Award. The purpose of the Roster of Fellows is to recognize occupational therapists who have made a significant contribution to the continuing education and professional development of members of the Association through their special skills and knowledge in therapeutic practice, education and/or research. Wolf is being acknowledged for Clinical Research, Continuing Education and Student Mentoring. Sabata is being acknowledged for Leadership, Interprofessional Collaboration and Community-Based Practice. Smallfield is being acknowledged for Excellence: Gerontology Leadership and Evidence-Based Practice.

Program alumna Jaclyn Schwartz, MSOT ’10, OTR/L, will receive AOTA’s 2015 Gary Kielhofner Emerging Leader Award. The award recognizes an occupational therapy practitioner (clinician, educator or researcher) who has demonstrated emerging leadership and/or extraordinary service early in his or her occupational therapy career.

The awards will be presented during the Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, April 18, from 5:45 – 6:45 pm. The ceremony is open to the public and conference registration is not required to attend.

Alumni reception

Thank you to all who RSVP'd to our annual alumni reception on Saturday, April 18, from 7:30 to 10:00 pm in the Broadway AB Ballroom, located on the 2nd floor of the Omni Nashville Hotel. We look forward to seeing you!

 

The official hashtag is #AOTA15 for Twitter and Instagram. 

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