Members of the Program in Occupational Therapy will be at the American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA's) INSPIRE Conference & Expo in San Antonio from March 31 to April 1, 2022. Information about our presentations, awards and alumni reception are below.

WUOT presentations

Faculty, clinicians, staff and current students will present posters, workshops, short courses, scientific research panels and conversations that matter sessions during the conference. Click on the plus sign below to view the presentations for each day.

Thursday, March 31

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Effects of Chronic Neurological Conditions on Sexual Activity Participation, Satisfaction, and Quality of Life (Poster)
Beth Lynch, ATC, OTD/S '23

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Functional Cognition in Individuals Experiencing Homelessness: A Relationship with Wellbeing (Scientific Research Panel)
Emily Prins, OTD/S '23

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Optimizing Functional Cognition: Evidence, Challenges, Specification & Fidelity of the Multicontext Approach (Short Course)
Joan Toglia, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Erin Foster, PhD, OTD, OTR/L; Yael Goverover, PhD, OTR/L

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Student 104: Conveying Your Brand to Land Your First Job (Short Course)
Robyn Otty, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, FAOTA; Lauren Milton, OTD, OTR/L

Friday, April 1

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Multicontext Approach: Using Mediation & Functional Cognitive Treatment Activities with Clients with Mild Cognitive Deficits (Workshop)
Joan Toglia, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Erin Foster, PhD, OTD, OTR/L; Jill Jonas, MSOT, OTR/L; Lisa Carson, OTD, OTR/L

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
AOTF’s State of the Science Symposium: Healing from Trauma: The Value of Occupation and Therapeutic Alliance
Christine Helfrich, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Heather Javeherian, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Amy Lynch, PhD, OTR/L, TBRI® Educator, SCFES; Emily F. Rothman, ScD, MS; Duana C. Russell-Thomas, OTD, OTR/L

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Parent and Provider Perspectives on a Developmental Screening and Therapy Referral Program for Children 0-3 years with Sickle Cell Disease (Poster)
Selena Washington, PhD, OTR/L; Emma Botin; Emily Cler; Stacy West-Bruce, OTD, MSW, OTR/L

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Challenges & Facilitators to Inclusive Teaching & Learning (Conversations That Matter)
Maribeth Clifton, OTD, OTR/L; Lauren E. Milton, OTD, OTR/L; Steven D. Taff, PhD, OTR/L, FNAP, FAOTA

Saturday, April 2

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Student 301: We Don’t Talk About DEI (Conversations That Matter)
Naomia Rivera COTA/L; Catherine Hoyt, PhD, OTD, OTR/L; Kimberly Bryant, OTD, OTR/L, MHA, NHA, CRCFA; Samy Hamdan, MSOT, OTR/L

10:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.
AOTA Practice Guidelines for Adults with Parkinson's Disease: Translating Evidence Into Practice (Short Course)
Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L; Erin Foster, PhD, OTD, OTR/L; Whitney Henderson, OTD, OTR/L


Hoyt to receive Recognition of Achievement Award

Catherine Hoyt, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, will receive the Recognition of Achievement Award at their INSPIRE 2022 conference during the live panel “Nurturing Resilience Through Adversity and Change” on Thursday, March 31.This award recognizes occupational therapy practitioners who have made notable contributions to the profession and its consumers in a focused area of occupational therapy practice.

Kaskutas to receive Retired Educator's Commendation

Congratulations to Vicki Kaskutas, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, who will receive the 2022 Retired Educator’s Commendation. This commendation acknowledges exceptional leadership by retired occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educators who have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of occupational therapy education. Kaskutas will retire as faculty on Oct. 1 after 26 years of service at Washington University.

No alumni reception

Due to Washington University's COVID-19 event policies, we are not holding our annual alumni reception at conference this year.