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AOTF Events at the AOTA INSPIRE | 2022 Annual Conference & Expo

San Antonio, TX & Virtual

Foundation Friday:

 

Breakfast with a Scholar (CE), Friday, April 1, 2022, 7-9 a.m. CT

An Unquiet Mind: Professional and Personal Insights About Living with Depression and Bipolar Illness
Kay Redfield Jamison, M.A., Ph.D.

Redfield A Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Kay Redfield Jamison is an international authority and researcher on mood disorders. Named a “Hero of Medicine" by TIME, she has unique insight into the world of mental illness. Dr. Jamison went public with her own struggle with manic depression in a 1995 Washington Post article and subsequent New York Times bestseller, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, which according to Oliver Sacks, M.D, “stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance, and beauty.” Since its release, she has become a trusted advocate for the millions who suffer from mental illness.

Dr. Jamison will share her deeply personal experience with mania and depression and the impact on her intersecting worlds of researcher, clinician, teacher and patient. She’ll discuss her “War for Mental Health”, having initially refused the same treatment she often encouraged her patients to follow. And the support she received from colleagues, family and friends when she went public with her illness. She’ll also address how mental health impacts occupational therapy and provide inspiration for the OT professional.

With her professional and personal insights about living with depression and bipolar illness, Dr. Jamison’s lectures have been described by audiences as profoundly enlightening experiences. Through her candor and simplicity, Jamison addresses the clinical and personal realities of mental illness in a manner that encourages dialogue, empathy and hope. (Note: Additional registration required to attend this program.)*
$70 – In-person (automatically receive access virtually also)
$40 – Virtual Only
$20 – Special Student Rate - Virtual Only


State of the Science Symposium (CE), Friday, April 1, 2022, 2:00-4:30 p.m., CT

Healing from Trauma: The Value of Occupation and Therapeutic Alliance 

SOS Speakers

 

Christine Helfrich, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor & Post-Professional OTD Capstone Coordinator, Division of Occupational Therapy, American International College
Heather Javeherian, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Associate Professor, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Loma Linda University
Amy Lynch, PhD, OTR/L, TBRI® Educator, SCFES, Associate Professor, Dept. of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University

Emily F. Rothman, ScD, MS, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Boston University

Occupational therapy practitioners encounter individuals who have experienced trauma, as part of their past or present story. These individuals may be clients, coworkers, trainees, or others. Some occupational therapy practitioners are themselves trauma survivors, and others must learn to safeguard against secondary trauma when working with clients who have experienced trauma. Whether the trauma experienced is acute, chronic, or developmental in nature—it can negatively influence habits, roles, routines and contribute to a lower sense of competency, self-worth, and belonging. Trauma disrupts participation and satisfaction in occupation. Occupational therapists can acquire the skills to respond to the needs of individuals, families, and communities that have experienced trauma, but the research supporting our involvement is limited. Join these panelists who will discuss the existing content of occupational therapy driven trauma research, gaps in that research, supports and barriers to conducting this research, and the ways in which front line clinicians can contribute evidence about the positive impact of occupational therapy in trauma-informed care (TIC) delivery. (Note: Additional registration required to attend this program.)*

$40 – In-person (automatically receive access virtually also)
$25 - Virtual Only
$20 – Special Student Rate - Virtual Only

 

Research Excellence Symposium, Friday, April 1, 2022

Presentations from Early Career and Mid-Career Awardees, and newly inducted members to the Academy of Research. More coming soon!

Eleanor Slagle Lecture, Friday, April 1, 2022, 5:15 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Finding Our Strengths: Recognizing Professional Bias and Interrogating Systems 

AOTF Board Vice Chair, Kristie Patten, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA

Additional AOTF Sessions and Events:

AOTF/AOTA Awards & Recognitions Ceremony, Saturday, April 2, 2022, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Changes coming to AOTA-AOTF awards ceremony.  Awards Reception to follow 5:45 pm–7:15 pm.

Visit the AOTF Booth in Main Lobby:

  • Pick up a copy of our OTJR while supplies last.
  • Photo opp with display of Scholarship recipients and St. Catherine Challenge participants
  • And more!

Thank You Sponsors! 

More coming soon! Contact lliff@aotf.org for opportunities.
Breakfast w/a Scholar
Encompass
Anthem Inc
University of Southern California
Rush University
University of Oklahoma
Sand Hill Advisors
Aaron & Winthrop Hand Therapy Services, Inc
Fox Rehab
Colorado State University
New York University
Boston University
Nova Southeastern University
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Missouri
Colorado State University
Piller Child Development
University of Florida
University of Wisconsin-Madison

State of the Science
University of Southern California
Washington University
New York University
Boston University
University of Oklahoma
Fox Rehab
Aaron & Winthrop Hand Therapy Services, Inc,
Belmont University
University of Illinois at Chicago
Encompass
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Florida

 *AOTA Event Cancellation Policy: Please notify AOTA by email at conference@aota.org, or fax 770-238-0414. A 15% processing fee will be applied to all cancellation requests made through March 9, 2022. Refunds will not be issued after March 9, 2022.


Conference Archives:

2021 

  • AOTA-AOTF Award Ceremony, April 26 - View on Youtube

  • Research Excellence Symposium, April 14

    Presentations from Early Career and Mid-Career Awardees, and newly inducted members to the Academy of Research.
    ACADEMY OF RESEARCH INDUCTEES
    Kathleen Doyle Lyons, ScD, OTR/L, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    Shawn C. Roll, PhD, OTR/L, RMSKS, FAOTA, FAIUM, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

    AOTF EARLY CAREER RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDEE
    Chih-Ying "Cynthia" Li, PhD, OTR/L, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
    AOTF MID-CAREER RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDEE
    Jessica Kramer, PhD, OTR/L, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    View Recording

  • AOTF Scavenger Hunt

    OT Students: Chance to win 1 of 5 $50 Amazon gift cards. Complete the scavenger hunt by Apr. 29, 2021.
    Sponsored by EBS Healthcare  
  • PTE Events conducted separately from AOTA conference this year.

Long-running AOTF Events at the AOTA Annual Conference

Breakfast with a Scholar

1995-present

AOTF's signature event, Breakfast with a Scholar provides a forum for sharing the ideas of preeminent scholars (usually from other disciplines) that resonate with occupational therapy.

State of the Science Symposium

2015-present

Each year, AOTF selects a topic to explore and invites respected researchers to summarize scientifically validated evidence that guides best practice and identify gaps in the evidence and research priorities that must be addressed to support future practice. This integrated review of the state of the science includes a discussion of the implications for practice, education, research, and policy.

Research Colloquium

1982-2014

An AOTF tradition from 1982 to 2014, the Research Colloquium provided a forum where scientists engaged in the important process of constructive critique and dialogue.

Qualitative Research Exchange

1997-2008

The Qualitative Research Exchange provided a forum for sharing new ideas related to current and emerging theoretical and practical issues in qualitative research.

AOTF Gala

2015 Gala - Champagne and Chocolate. Celebrating AOTF's 50th Anniversary. 
2014 Gala -- Express Yourself! AOTF and friends celebrated creativity at this American Visionary Art Museum. 
2013 Gala -- AOTF saluted the military at the San Diego Air and Space Museum.
2012 Gala -- Dancing with the Stars (Indy-Style).