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GW Occupational Therapy Faculty and Students to Speak at 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration

Faculty and students from the George Washington University (GW) Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Program (OTD) will speak at the 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration. The conference will be held March 30-April 2, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with pre-event sessions March 28-29.

GW faculty and students speaking at the conference will participate in the following sessions:

  • Trudy Mallinson, Ph.D., M.S. OTR/L, FAOTA, associate professor of clinical research and leadership, will speak at “Institute 012 - (AOTA) Developing Quality Measures in Practice Settings” (March 29, 12 p.m., Convention Center 203AB)
  • Leslie Davidson, Ph.D., OT/L, FAOTA, associate professor and chair of the department of clinical research and leadership, will speak at "Short Course 126 - (AOTA) Translating Post-9/11 Era Military & Veteran Occupational Therapy Research to Civilian Practice: Addressing Social-Behavioral Consequences of War" (March 30, 10 a.m., Convention Center 108AB)
  • Gillian Rai, D.O.T., M.Ed., OTR/L, director of the GW Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program, will speak at “Workshop 206 - EuREKA! Combining Parent Coaching and Context Therapy to Promote Recreational Participation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” (March 31, 8 a.m., Convention Center 126AB)
  • Karen Majewski, GW occupational therapy doctorate student, and Rai, will speak at “Conversations That Matter 302B - Opportunities for Occupational Therapy Practitioners in Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)” (April 1, 10 a.m., Convention Center 110AB)
  • Mary Corcoran, Ph.D., M.A., OTR/L, FAOTA, associate dean for Faculty Development for Health Sciences, and Rai, will speak at “Short Course 371 - Integrating Knowledge Translation Into OT Education and Professional Development” (April 1, 4 p.m., Convention Center 111AB)

This year, AOTA is celebrating 100 years of the occupational therapy profession. Throughout their century of service, AOTA has worked to ensure the quality of occupational therapy services, improve consumer access to services, and promote professional development of its members.

The GW Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program will also have booth #2 at the Conference Expo Hall.

For more information about the GW Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, visit https://smhs.gwu.edu/occupational-therapy/.