Conference Schedule


Our 2017 Conference will offer multiple course options in varying areas of practice arranged by tracks. Below are the color coded tracks that correspond with each course.  You will choose one course from each time frame when registering.  

Friday, November 10, 2017





12:00PM - 1:00PM - Registration & Check-in

1:00PM - 4:15PM - Institutes

  AA Fieldwork Education: What It Is and How To Do It (effectively) - Presenter(s):  Chris Bourland   MHA, OTR/L;   Kirsten Prouty MS, OTR/L - ROOM 166A
  BB Guided Motor Imagery in the Treatment of Complex Pain - Presenter(s):  Lindsay   Marth  MA, OTR/L, TPS;  Rebecca Vogsland DPT, OCS, CMTPT, CSMT, TPS - ROOM 155A
  CC A Multi-Directional Approach to Feeding:  Pediatrics - Presenter(s):  Krista  Judge  MA, OTR/L; Jami Eilers COTA/L - ROOM 156B
  DD Post Intensive Care Syndrome, Delirium and Cognition - Presenter(s):  Emily Bodensteiner MOT, OTR/L; Kristin Hall MBA, MS, OTR/L - ROOM155B
  EE Orthosis Fabrication Review for the Assiduous Occupational Therapist - Presenter: Alice Snorteland MBA, OTR/L, CHT - ROOM 166B
  FF Visual Disturbances in Neurological Conditions: Assessment and Treatment - Presenter(s) Stephanie Freadrich MS OTR/L, Abbey Rolf MA OTR/L - ROOM 52


4:15PM - 5:30PM - Business meeting & Awards - ROOM 83 - LOWER LEVEL

5:30PM - 7:00PM - Social Networking - COURTYARD - UPPER LEVEL

Saturday, November 11, 2017





7:00AM - 8:00AM - Registration & Check-in

8:00AM - 9:00AM - Keynote Address, "The Power of Occupation:  Energizing Your Passion", Denise Chisholm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh - ROOM 135A/C UPPER LEVEL

9:00AM - 9:10AM - Break/Travel

9:10AM - 11:10AM - 2 hour sessions

  1A Motivational Interviewing in Healthcare - Presenter:  Christy Dauner OTR - ROOM 135B
  1B The Technology Enhanced Curriculum – Examples from OT Education - Presenter(s): Terrianne Jones PhD, OTR/L;  Andrea Harrison MS, OTR/L - ROOM 166B
  1C L.E.G.A.C.Y  Appreciative Life Review: An Emerging Model to Support Occupation-Based Practice in Mental Health - Presenter: Nicole Hansen MS, MOT, OTR/L, CHWC, GCDF - ROOM 156A
  1D Surviving the NICU: The Role of Occupation in the NICU and Beyond – Presenter: Holly Schifsky OTR/L, NTMTC, CBIS, CNT - ROOM 155A
  1E Why is Neuroplasticity Important to Occupational Therapy Practitioners? - Presenter: Meenakshi Iyer PhD, OTR/L - ROOM 135D
  1F Occupation and Clinical Outcomes Using Strategic Friction Reduction -  Presenter: Caroline Portoghese OTR/L, ATP/SMS, MSCS, LNHA, MBA - ROOM 156B
  1G The Confidence and Competence to Address the IADL of Driving and Community Mobility: “What Can I Say” and “Why I Am Qualified to Say It?”  -  Presenter: Elin Schold Davis OTR/L, CDRS, FAOTA - ROOM 32
Impact of UE Functional Electrical Stimulation for Neurorehabilitation and Enhanced Functional Outcomes –  Presenter(s): Jan Dobbs OTR - ROOM 155B - printed handouts will be available in the course session
  1I Exploring Practice Settings and OTR and COTA Collaboration - Presenter(s):  Katherine Sherrard, OTS; Rebecca Anderson, OTR/L, MSCS - ROOM 166A

11:10AM - 12:00PM - Exhibitors & Poster Presentations - UPPER LEVEL REGISTRATION/GATHERING AREA

12:00PM - 12:45PM - Lunch - COURTYARD

12:45PM - 1:45PM - Communications Awards Speaker, Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS, FAOTA - ROOM 135A/C - UPPER LEVEL

1:45PM - 1:55PM - Break/Travel

1:55PM - 3:55PM - 2 hour sessions

  2A How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?  Healthcare Reform 2017 - Presenter(s):  Karen Sames OTD, MBA, OTR/L, FAOTA; Andrea Horvath MAOT, OTR/L; Cathy Brennan MA, OTR/L, FAOTA; Cory Bennett MOTA Lobbyist - ROOM 135B
  2B Fieldwork Issues - Presenter(s):  Linda Buxell, MA, OTR/L, John D. Fleming, EdD, OTR/L, Thomas Hutton, MA, OTR/L, Hannah Y. Oldenburg, MA, OTR/L - ROOM 166A
  2C Let’s Talk About It – A Mental Health Salon sponsored by OT for the Advancement of Minnesota  Mental Health Services - Presenter(s):  Terrianne Jones PhD, OTR/L;  Kary Gilenwaters MA, OTR/L - ROOM 166B
  2D PEARL:  An Occupation-Based Social Skills Manual for Children with an Emotional-Behavioral Disorder - Presenter: Gina Rainelli OTD, OTR/L - ROOM 155A
  2E Exploring the Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT): An alternative cognitive assessment  Presenter: Katelyn Brady OTD OTR/L - ROOM 32
  2F Addressing Chronic Pain Across Occupational Therapy Settings - Presenter(s): Karen Carr OTR/L; Kaisa Syvaoja OTD, OTR/L; Clarissa Mireau MA, OTR/L, TPS - ROOM 135D
  2G OT Research: We got this! - Presenter: Corey McGee PHD, MS, OTR/L, CHT - ROOM 155B - presenter will print handouts and bring to course
  2H Dysphasia Basics that Every OT Should Know - Presenter(s): Janelle Hatlevig MA, OTR/L, BCPR; Shari Bernard OTD, SCFES - ROOM 156A
  2I Evaluating Job Offers and Presenting Yourself Professionally in the Workplace  Presenter(s): Ericka Niemann OTS;  Brittany McPhail, OTS - ROOM 156B


3:55PM - 4:00PM - Break/Travel

4:00PM - 5:00PM - 1 hour courses

  3A Legislative Update 2017 - Presenter(s):  Karen Sames OTD, MBA, OTR/L, FAOTA;  Andrea Horvath MAOT, OTR/L - ROOM 135B
  3B Group Model Level 1 Fieldwork in Community Based Non-traditional Settings for OTA Online Students - Presenter(s): Melissa Jazmines-Broersma, MS, OTD, OTR/L and Thomas Hutton, MA, OTR/L - SESSION CANCELLED
  3C OT and Mental Health – Treating the Whole Person: A Panel - Presenter(s): Jacqueline Wagner MA, OTR/L; Jessica Engman OTR/L;   Brittany Hubbard, MA, OTR/L - ROOM 156A
  3D OT and Eating Disorders - Presenter(s): Ken Reimann, OTR/L; Melissa Livingston, OTR/L; Kayla Hampton, OTR/L; Erin Coffey, OTR/L; Kisha Patterson, OTR/L; Samantha Thayer, OTR/L - ROOM 156B
  3E Occupational Therapy’s Role in Montessori Preschools:  Sleep and Interprofessional Teamwork - Presenter(s):  Alycia Parrish OTS;   Maria Davis OTS; Eunjung An OTS; Sarah Janus OTS; Heather Northey OTS;   Rebecca Patterson OTS; Anna Hepokoski OTS; Meghan Tholen OTS - SESSION CANELLED
  3F Adoption and Sensory Processing - Presenter: Megan Bresnahan, OTR/L - ROOM 155B
  3G OT Panel Discussion: Innovative Strategic Friction Reduction in Different Settings - Presenter: Caroline Portoghese OTR/L, ATP/SMS, MSCS, LNHA, MBA - ROOM 166B
  3H Participation in Quality of Life for Persons with Oculomotor Impairments after Acquired Brain Injury - Presenter: Sharon Gowdy Wagener OTD, OTR/L - ROOM 135D
  3I A Change in Perspective on How to Serve Individuals with ALS Through Occupation - Presenter(s):  Kristin Wallock MS, OTR/L; Sonya Tangen OTR/L; Robin Samuel OTR/L - ROOM 155A
  3J Testing Your Knowledge: NBCOT Exam Preparation - Presenter(s):  Sheila Bosc OTS - ROOM 166A


5:00PM - Adjourn


This course is eligible for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

AOTA Classification Codes: Domain of OT, Occupational Therapy Process, Professional Issues.

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