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    • 16 Feb 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    Register

    The Southern and Central Region Reps would like to invite you to a Zoom Craft Night Wednesday 2/16 at 6:30pm! We will be making macrame coasters, so please follow the link below for instructions (to read ahead of time if you want) and make sure to purchase the cotton cord ahead of time (link to purchase below). We hope to see you there ! The Zoom link will be sent out once you've registered!


    Instructions:

    https://www.curlymade.pt/2019/01/diy-round-macrame-boho-costers.html?m=1


    Materials:


    Suntq 3mm Macrame Cord Handmade Decorations Natural Cotton Bohemia Macrame Cord DIY Wall Hanging Plant Hanger Craft Making Knitting Rope, Natural Color (feel free to pick whatever color you want!)


     https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079BPFGTR/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_F240DK1A6018K2WB8MDX


    Optional: Cork Trivets Round,8.66-Inch Each (22cm x 1cm), Set of 2


     https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079NMRT9V/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_DF8CZ8RKH5248AG38D9H?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


    • 5 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • zoom
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    Title:

    Sensory processing interventions to support behavior regulation and participation for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and related pre-and postnatal risks.

    This event is virtually held on zoom, it will be recorded.  Registrants can watch the event live on March 5th or after the session has concluded.  Zoom information will be sent in the days prior to the event. 

    Objectives

    1. Understand the patterns and profiles of sensory processing differences in children with FASD.
    2. Describe sensory-based interventions to support behavior regulation and participation in daily activities.
    3. Discuss potential implications of trauma and early life adversities in relation to family-centered intervention planning.

     

    Bios:

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    Tracy Jirikowic, Ph.D, OTR/L, FAOTA (Professor | Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Program Director, Division of Occupational Therapy

    Co-Director, PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science UW Medicine, University of Washington) has over 30 years of experience in occupational therapy practice and education with expertise in pediatric neurodevelopment and interventions for children and youth with developmental disabilities. Dr. Jirikowic has special research and clinical interests in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and holds a clinical appointment with the University of Washington Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network. 

    Her research activities include development of an early identification and intervention model for children with FASD and prenatal substance exposures, understanding sensory processing in children with FASD, and examining community-based interventions that promote social participation, health, and well-being for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

     

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    Misty Pruner, Ph.D., OTR/L is a postdoctoral fellow at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute and a recent graduate from the Rehabilitation Science PhD program at the University of Washington. Inspired by her front-line work as a pediatric occupational therapist for over 13 years, her dissertation research focused on the earlier identification and strengths-based intervention of infants and toddlers with prenatal alcohol exposure. Dr. Pruner has a special interest in clinical research and program development that promotes nurturing parent-child relationships and optimizes neurodevelopmental outcomes in the long term.

    • 26 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • zoom
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    Title: Rethinking Age in Healthcare Settings: Just How Ageist Are We?

    Objectives:
    1. Describe the history and theories related to ageism in our society
    2. Provide examples of the impact of ageism on health and wellbeing
    3. Apply reframing principles to individual and organizational messaging to avoid ageist language

    Bio:
    Mary Lou works as a Program Manager at the University of Maine Center on Aging and is currently overseeing a national project to create a Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care. She is a licensed attorney and practiced in Brunswick, Maine for 17 years before leaving private practice to work in healthcare. She was the Administrator of an assisted living community for 10 years during which time she returned to graduate school at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service to obtain a master’s degree in health policy. She later worked at the Muskie School as an aging policy researcher. Mary Lou received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and her law degree from University of New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce School of Law. She has a particular interest in ageism and in 2020 completed the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the FrameWorks Institute’s Reframing Aging Facilitator training. She currently works with the GSA's national Reframing Aging Initiative that provides training and resources to address ageism. She teaches Public Health Policy, Public Health Law at the University of New England’s Graduate Programs in Public Health and mentors public health policy graduate students on their master's theses.
     


    • 9 Apr 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • zoom
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    Adult Rehabilitation SIS Spring Webinar

    Via Zoom on April 9th 9-10:30am EST

    1.5CEUs, Members $30, non members $45

    Course Title:

    Is This My New Normal? Recovery from the Long Haul of COVID-19 and Implications for Occupational Therapy Practitioners


    This event is virtually held on zoom, it will be recorded.  Registrants can watch the event live on March 5th or after the session has concluded.  Zoom information will be sent in the days prior to the event. 

    Speaker:

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    Jamie Wilcox, OTD, OTR/L

    Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

    Keck Medical Center of USC 


    Course Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the common multi-system long-term sequelae of post-covid syndrome in adults and their implications for occupational performance.
    2. Outline occupational therapy assessment and targeted intervention strategies to address performance deficits and client factors commonly experienced by adults with post-covid syndrome (ie. cardiopulmonary dysfunction, fatigue, post-exertional malaise, brain fog and other neurocognitive impairments, generalized muscle weakness, depression, and anxiety).
    3. Apply occupational therapy treatment approaches to clinical case study discussions with consideration for the short and long term recovery goals of individuals recovering from post-covid syndrome.


    Speaker Bio:
    Dr. Wilcox works as an occupational therapist and lead clinician at Keck Medical Center of USC. She specializes in pulmonary, organ transplant and critical care rehabilitation. Her academic and clinical interests include occupational therapy interventions for patients living with acute and chronic lung diseases; post-intensive care syndrome; and early rehabilitation/mobilization for patients with severe critical illness. Since March 2020, Dr. Wilcox has been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic caring for patients during and after hospitalization for acute COVID-19-related illness. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Wilcox teaches in the AOTA-sponsored OT Fellowship Program at Keck Hospital of USC, and mentors OTD doctoral residents and fieldwork students.
    Dr. Wilcox completed her OTD doctoral residency at Keck Hospital of USC with a focus on occupational therapy’s role in palliative care. In 2019, she returned to the (virtual) classroom to pursue a Master’s of Public Health degree at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Wilcox was also recognized as a 2021 NBCOT Innovation Award recipient.


    • 8 Jun 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    More information will be posted soon- all are welcome

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport


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26 Jan 2022 MeOTA Reading and Reflection Circle
22 Jan 2022 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day January
18 Dec 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day December
20 Nov 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day November
4 Nov 2021 Fall Conference 2021: Opportunity Amid Crisis (Virtual Series)
4 Nov 2021 MeOTA Fall Conference
23 Oct 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day October
1 Oct 2021 Strut your Stuff OcTober Fun Run Virtual Race 5K, 10K, 15K
26 Sep 2021 Dempsey Challenge Volunteering Opportunity
26 Aug 2021 Southern Maine MeOTA Mixer
21 Aug 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day August
19 Aug 2021 Make Stuff and Love People
17 Aug 2021 Special Surfers Volunteer Opportunity (August)
11 Aug 2021 Farming with Vision Loss- Voices from the Past
28 Jul 2021 Farming with an Amputation- Voices from the Past
21 Jul 2021 The Role of Rehabilitation in Improving Brain Health
20 Jul 2021 Special Surfers Volunteer Opportunity
17 Jul 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day July
14 Jul 2021 Central Maine Networking Event- All are welcome!
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14 Jul 2021 Experience of the Patient
19 Jun 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day June
30 May 2021 Productive Aging SIS Spring Webinar
30 May 2021 Adult Rehabilitation SIS Spring Webinar
30 May 2021 Children and Youth SIS Spring Webinar
22 May 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day May
24 Apr 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day April
27 Mar 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day March
23 Jan 2021 Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Systems - lab Intensive study across neurologic, orthopedic, and cognitive domains
29 Dec 2020 On Demand Webinars for CEUS
21 Dec 2020 Providing Related Services Under IDEA during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
16 Dec 2020 MeOTA Winter Social
9 Dec 2020 ATNR, Palmar & Plantar Grasp Reflexes
7 Dec 2020 Sensory Strategies for Real Life Challenges
7 Dec 2020 Sensory Smart- Strategies for Real Life Challenges
3 Dec 2020 A Sensory and Reflex-Based Approach to Improve Self-Regulation and Attention Span!
1 Dec 2020 Living Well with Dr. John - Adjustment Through the Lifespan: Relationships, Intimacy and Sexuality
11 Nov 2020 MeOTA Happy Hour for Southern Maine
7 Nov 2020 MeOTA Virtual Fall Conference
3 Nov 2020 Living Well with Dr. John - Adjustment Through the Lifespan: Relationships, Intimacy and Sexuality
1 Nov 2020 Strut your Stuff- Leave 2020 in the Dust Virtual Race 5K, 10K, 15K
28 Oct 2020 7408 Disability and Posture Around the Clock: Therapeutic Positioning For All Ages (3 CEUs)
17 Oct 2020 Stroke Recovery Toolbox: Evidence Based Clinical Strategies and Assessments
16 Sep 2020 MeOTA September Board Meeting
11 Jul 2020 Stroke Recovery Toolbox: Evidence Based Clinical Strategies and Assessments
3 Jun 2020 THE INVERSE EFFECTS OF EARLY LIFE TRAUMA AND MINDFULNESS-BASED PRACTICES ON BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION
2 May 2020 206 Innovative Stroke and Neurological Rehab Treatment Approaches (7 hours)
25 Apr 2020 Adult Rehab SIS Workshop- VIRTUAL SESSION
25 Apr 2020 Productive Aging SIS VIRTUAL Workshop: Exploring options for client-centered care for older adults
15 Apr 2020 MeOTA Board Meeting for April- online- ALL ARE WELCOME
2 Apr 2020 From Onsite to Online: Addressing Students’ Needs Through a Telehealth Service Delivery Model
2 Apr 2020 Executive Function in the Classroom
1 Apr 2020 Occupational Therapy in Hospitals & Inpatient Care: Responding to a Pandemic
28 Mar 2020 Evidence-based Occupational & Physical Therapy (LSVT BIG®): An Informational Webinar for OT and PT Students and Faculty
28 Mar 2020 The Integral Role of Occupational Therapy in a Parkinson-Specific Rehabilitation Approach: LSVT BIG®
27 Mar 2020 An interprofessional practice approach to improving occupational participation, communication, and mobility in Parkinson disease
20 Mar 2020 Comprehensive Evaluation, Management and Treatment of Elbow, Wrist & Hand
19 Mar 2020 Comprehensive Evaluation, Management and Treatment of the Shoulder
19 Mar 2020 Comprehensive Evaluation, Management & Treatment of the Shoulder
18 Mar 2020 Treating the Shoulder Complex, Advances in Conservative & Post-op Management
7 Mar 2020 Vermont OT Annual Conference
29 Feb 2020 Partners for World Health Volunteering Day
27 Feb 2020 Rotator Cuff Repair…Patient management the first 6 weeks following surgery
26 Feb 2020 Managing Pediatric Behaviors in Rehabilitation Treatment Sessions
20 Feb 2020 Releasing the Frozen Shoulder
19 Feb 2020 Pediatric Physical Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit
13 Feb 2020 Homonymous Hemianopsia: A Beginner's Guide to Assessment & Intervention
12 Feb 2020 Scoliosis Classification and Specific Exercises
29 Jan 2020 Vestibular Differential Diagnosis: Central vs. Peripheral Etiology of Vertigo
24 Jan 2020 Technology as a Meaningful Employment Support
22 Jan 2020 Infantile Torticollis … A Softer, Gentler Approach (3 CEUs)
16 Jan 2020 OCS Exam Prep Course Final Review
15 Jan 2020 January Board Meeting- All are welcome!
15 Jan 2020 Head and Neck Cancer: Issues Related to Speech and Swallowing
7 Dec 2019 Comprehensive Evaluation, Management and Treatment of the Shoulder
2 Dec 2019 Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions Course for Health Professionals (CAMS-HP)
21 Nov 2019 Examination and Intervention for the patient with Cardiorespiratory Dysfunction
20 Nov 2019 Disability and Posture: Therapeutic Positioning Around the Clock
14 Nov 2019 Maximizing Mobility with Myofascial Release (3 CEUs)
9 Nov 2019 MeOTA Fall Conference at Black Bear Inn
16 Oct 2019 October Board Meeting- All are welcome
5 Oct 2019 Partners for World Health Volunteering Day
30 Sep 2019 Training opportunity: Behavioral Health Services in Maine-A System Overview
29 Sep 2019 Volunteering Opportunity- Dempsey Challenge
23 Sep 2019 Training opportunity: Behavioral Health Services in Maine-A System Overview
23 Sep 2019 Virtual Hill Day
18 Sep 2019 September Board Meeting- All are welcome!
18 Sep 2019 Assessment of Motor and Process Skills Certification Course
12 Sep 2019 Training opportunity: Behavioral Health Services in Maine-A System Overview
10 Aug 2019 Backpack Awareness Day at LL Bean
24 Jul 2019 Central Maine July Social
24 Jun 2019 2019 Northern New England Stroke Conference
18 Jun 2019 Special Surfers Volunteer Day
27 Apr 2019 Spring Conference 2019
17 Apr 2019 April Board Meeting- All are welcome
13 Apr 2019 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day- April
27 Mar 2019 SIS- Pediatrics
16 Mar 2019 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day- March
16 Feb 2019 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day- February
26 Jan 2019 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day- January
8 Dec 2018 Partners for World Health Craft Fair- Volunteers Needed
1 Dec 2018 Partners for World Health Volunteering Day
28 Nov 2018 Executive Board Meeting- November
3 Nov 2018 MeOTA Fall Conference 2018
24 Oct 2018 Well-Being for Older Adults Special Interest Section October Meeting
17 Oct 2018 MeOTA Board Meeting, October
30 Sep 2018 Dempsey Challenge Volunteer Group
22 Sep 2018 NeuroRehab SLP Conference by Goodwill
21 Aug 2018 Special Surfer Night (August)
11 Aug 2018 Backpack Awareness Day
17 Jul 2018 Special Surfer Night

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