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OT Faculty, Alumni, and Students Present at Conference

October 30, 2020
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A record 20 presentations – nearly double the nearest OT program competitor – were made by faculty, alumni, and students from the Department of Occupational Therapy during the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy’s annual conference, held virtually October 26-30. 

In addition, Dr. Kimberly Erler received the Herbert Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Occupational Therapy. The award recognizes an individual or group that has demonstrated outstanding service to the OT profession in the state of Massachusetts.

Presentations

Monday, October 26

Supporting Participation in Healthcare: The Innovative Role of an Occupational Therapist Patient Navigator for Patients with Autism and Intellectual and Developmental Disorders
Speakers: Karen Turner, OT, MS, OTR, Julia Nadel Marvil, OTD, OTR/L, Gabrielle Menendez, OT/s; Contributing Author: Regina F. Doherty, OT, OTD, OTR, FAOTA, FNAP

Pediatric Practice and Transition Planning Special Interest Group
Speakers: Dr. Tee Stock, OT, OTD, MSOT, MBA, OTR, Dr. Susan Krikorian, OT, OTD, OTR

Tuesday, October 27

From Syringe to Spoon Feeding: A Case Report
Speakers: Victoria Hoyo, OT, OTD, OTR, Mary Beth Kadlec, OT, ScD, OTR

The Development of an Arabic Item Bank for Assessment of Function for Jordanian Children
Speakers: Hiba Hashim, OTD, OTR/L, Rawan Alheresh, OT, PhD, MSc, OTR

Development of a Lyme Disease Self-Management Program
Speakers: Felice Mendez, OT, OTD, Mary Hildebrand, OT, OTD, OTR

Examining the Unmet Needs of Stroke Survivors
Speaker: Nicole Lam, BS, OT/s

Exploring occupation-based approaches for addiction treatment
Speakers: Virginia S. Sullivan, OT, OTD, OTR; Kimberly Erler, OT, PhD, OTR

Combating Summer Slump for At-risk Youth Through Mindfulness
Speakers: Xenia Pantos, OT, OTD, OTR; Sophia Yu, OTD; Emily Z. Eddy, OT, OTD, MS, OTR

Wednesday, October 28

Advancing Education and Practice for a Diverse Society: A Model for Social Change
Speakers: Sarah McKinnon, OT, OTD, MPA, OTR, BCPR, Kay Martinez, M.A., Kasey Brown, OT/s

Occupational Therapy Ethics Rounds: A Virtual Forum for Building Resilience During Covid-19
Speakers: Kimberly Erler, OT, PhD, OTR, Davide Trinkley, OT/s, Marissa Spanos, OT, MS, OTR, Leah Tinkham, OT, OTD, OTR

Building an Online Community in Education, Practice and Research
Speakers: Sarah McKinnon, OT, OTD, MPA, OTR, BCPR, Kimberly Erler, OT, PhD, OTR, Anthony Sindelar, MEd. EdS, Joyce LaTulippe

Using Narrative to Shape Sustainable Interprofessional Behaviors
Speakers: Midge Hobbs, OT, MA, OTR, Rachel Rubin, OT/s, Regina F. Doherty, OT, OTD, OTR, FAOTA, FNAP

Thursday, October 29

Why are Caregivers in the Waiting Room?
Speakers: Taylor Dourney, OT, OTD, OTR, Mary Beth Kadlec, OT, ScD, OTR

Participation 1-year after traumatic brain injury: disparities by household income
Speakers: Alyssa M. Taubert, OT, OTD, OTR, CBIS, Kimberly Erler, OT, PhD, OTR

Predicting Depression Among Jordanian Adults with Disabilities According to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability & Health
Speakers: Megan Griffin, OTD, OTR, Rawan Alheresh, OT, PhD, MSc, OTR

Social Participation influencers post-stroke
Speakers: Anna Hausermann, OT, OTD, OTR, Lisa Connor PhD, MSOT, OT, Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA

Theory usage amongst pediatric occupational therapy practitioners
Speakers: Erin Jantzen, OT, OTD, OTR, Dr. Mary Evenson, OT, OTD, MPH, OTR/, FAOTA

Use and value of patient-reported outcome measures
Speakers: Rebecca Idman, OT, OTD, OTR, Sarah McKinnon, OT, OTD, MPA, OTR, BCPR

Friday, October 30

Legislative Update
Speakers: Sarah McKinnon, OT, OTD, MPA, OTR, BCPR, Lisa Simonetti

Award Ceremony
The Herbert Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Occupational Therapy 
Kimberly Erler, OT, PhD, OTR

AOTPAC
Speaker: Sarah McKinnon, OT, OTD, MPA, OTR, BCPR

View the full program.