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AOTF Events at the AOTA Annual Conference

 

AOTF21

Foundation Week at 2021 AOTA Inspire Conference:

 


  • Breakfast Evening with a Scholar (CE), Monday, April 12, 5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT
    Dr. BJ Miller

    What Really Matters at End of Life, Dr. BJ Miller
    Preeminent speaker on palliative and end-of-life care, Dr. BJ Miller draws on expertise as a physician, former Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project, and a patient. He is an advocate for a health system that maximizes quality of life and that minimizes unnecessary suffering. Dr. Miller will discuss the importance of keeping the patient at the center of care and encouraging empathetic end-of-life care, including how COVID-19 has significantly altered the end-of-life process.Dr. BJ Miller book
    Value Package- $55 per person
    - Registration with on-demand access through June 30, 2021
    - Signed copy of A Beginner's Guide to the End (includes shipping)
    Registration Only- $35 per person. Includes on-demand access through June 30, 2021.
    Signed Copy of A Beginner's Guide to the End Only- $25 (includes shipping)
    Note: AOTF Inspire pass registration is not required to attend this program.
    View program brochure

  • State of the Science Symposium (CE), Thursday, April 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm EDT

    Intersections of Occupation and Self-Management of Chronic Conditions
    Senior investigators and their mentees will present exemplars of occupational therapy research programs addressing a broad range of chronic conditions, including cancer, diabetes, hypertension, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases. Consideration will be given to the occupational dimensions of living with and managing chronic conditions, elective occupational therapy intervention strategies to improve health and well-being in these populations, and methodological considerations to developing and carrying out occupational science and occupational therapy research on chronic conditions.
    SOS speakers
    (From left) Moderator: Mary C. Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, University of Southern California; Speakers: Kathleen D. Lyons, ScD, OTR/L, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Janet L. Poole, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, University of New Mexico; Beth Pyatak, PhD, OTR/L, CDE, University of Southern California; Alix Sleight, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute; Kristine Carandang, PhD, OTR/L, Child and Adolescent Services Research Center
    $20 per person- Includes on-demand access through June 30, 2021. Note: AOTF Inspire pass registration is not required to attend this program. View Program Brochure


  • Short Course 418 - AOTF & OTJR Short Course: Advances in Technology to Enhance Manuscript Writing & Publishing, Fri, April 9th 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

    OTJR editorial board members will introduce emerging technologies that enhance scholarly writing. Presenters will illustrate the practical application of integrating these technologies to strengthen manuscript writing, formatting, reviewing, revising, submission, and dissemination. Through enhancing both knowledge of and access to resources, scholars and practitioners may improve their skills and efficiency in writing, reviewing, revising, and sharing of their scholarly work.
    Dr. Sherrilene Classen - Editor-in-Chief, OTJR; Melissa Knott - Assistant Editor; Dr. Sarah Krasniuk - Review Board Member, Amanda Vatinno - Editorial Fellow; and Jessicca Lipowski, SAGE Publishing Editor. (Included with AOTA Inspire registration.)
     

  • AOTA-AOTF Award Ceremony, Monday, April 26, 7-9:00 p.m. ET- View live on Youtube

AOTF Sponsors 2021


 

​Cancellation Policy
You will be charged the full amount and a refund will not be given for the Evening with a Scholar and State of the Science events, however you will have on-demand access through June 30, 2021.


More AOTF Week Events:

  • Research Excellence Symposium, April 14, 6-8 p.m. ET

    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 will also be 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).