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CURRENT CONFERENCE

Thank you to all who attended our Fall Conference- please check back here for a date for our spring conference.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. AMY LAMB, AOTA PRESIDENT

Dr. Amy Lamb OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Lamb is an Assistant Professor of occupational therapy at Eastern Michigan University, and owner of AJLamb Consulting. Dr. Lamb’s clinical practice spans from school-based pediatrics, acute care, and geriatrics. Dr. Lamb’s teaching interests include: health policy and advocacy; management and leadership; assessment and intervention in OT practice with adults; and assessment and intervention in OT practice with older adults. Dr. Lamb serves as the President of AOTA.


SESSIONS AVAILABLE

 MORNING SESSIONS

A. Tammy Bickmore & Bernadette Kroon present: The Self-Contained Village for Individuals with Dementia: A Model for Resident-Centered Care

Join us to learn about new models of care designed specifically to help residents with dementia feel safe, stay connected to people with shared interests and backgrounds, engage in meaningful activity, continue doing the things they like to do, and enjoy the last days of their life.


B. Melissa Tilton & Barbara Seguine present:  Implementing Evidence into Practice for Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course will present a step by step process to allow OTAs to effectively transition knowledge to practice. The course will provide resources and experiences of implementing evidence into practice specifically for OTAs.


C. Sarah Grinder, Erin Murphy & Nandi Jungwirth present: Facilitating Occupation through Go Baby Go and Early Power Mobility in Young Children

This course will introduce the Go Baby Go program, which adapts toy ride-on cars for young children with mobility needs. It will also present the latest research around early power mobility for children.


*Students Only D. Barbara Williams of NBCOT presents:  Strategies for Certification Success!

Connect with NBCOT and hear about the best approaches to achieve your goal for Occupational Therapy Certification.

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS MeOTA's FALL CONFERENCE! REGISTER TODAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY BIRD RATES

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REGISTRATION RATES

Students: $50

MeOTA Members: $125

Non-Members: $165

Late Registration: after Oct 20: $180


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CANCELLATION POLICY:  A full refund will be issued if registration is cancelled in writing by Oct 20.  A 50% refund will be issued if registration cancelled in writing by Nov 1. No refunds day of or later. 



EARLY AFTERNOON SESSIONS

A. Carolyn Dorfman & Kim Davis present: Assembly & Use of the Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT)

The EFPT was created by Carolyn Baum and is available free on-line. There is evidence to support its validity and reliability. We will teach participants how to construct and use this assessment in the clinic and in the home.


B. Karen Hefler presents:  School Based Strategies: Supporting Sensory Motor, Fine Motor, Visual Perceptual, and Visual Motor Integration Skills in the Classroom

This session will discuss Common Core Standards and how they apply to Occupational Therapy and provide strategies to integrate services that address sensory motor, fine motor and visual perceptual motor skills across school settings


*Students Only C. Katey Howland, Cori Allen and Katy Trow led round-table: Getting Involved and Occupation Based Practice in Fieldwork

This round-table will discuss the benefits and importance of participating in state associations, AOTA, and advocacy for our profession on a legislative level. The round-table discussion will provide attendees with ideas and strategies to help translate classroom learning into the clinic.


LATE AFTERNOON SESSIONS

D. Anna Brown, Kira Personette & Kate Loukas present: Increasing Participation through Sensory Self-Regulation

Participants will gain knowledge around relevant sensory equipment for sensory regulation spaces in an educational setting, project implementation strategies, methods to measure regulation, promotion of cultural shifts within an agency and data collection.


E. Anna Guest presents: Empowering Older Adults through Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs

This short course will highlight the impact of older adult falls in the State of Maine, and give an overview of community-based evidence-based programs currently available.


F. Barbara Williams presents: NBCOT Navigator: The Next Era in Continuing Competency

This presentation is a prime opportunity to learn about the NBCOT Navigator® evidence based continuing competency assessment tools which can be used by OTR® and COTA® certificants to verify practice strengths and gauge continuing competency needs across all areas of practice.


SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

7:30-8:30: Registration/Vendors

8:30-9:00: Welcome

9:00-10:30: AM sessions

10:30-11:00: Vendors/Break/Posters

11:00-12:00: Keynote address

12:00-1:15: Lunch/Business Meeting

1:15-1:45: Vendors/Break/Posters 

1:45-3:15: Early Afternoon Session

3:30-5:00: Late Afternoon Session

5:00: Silent auction pick up and certificates available


SENSORY ROOM TOURS

Be on the look out for sign up sheets to have to have a small group experience of KVCC’s OTA Program amazing sensory room! Offered through out the day.


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 THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND VENDORS!

Thank you to the amazing conference committee for their hard work! Contact us to join the conference committee!

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