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at the Lancaster Marriott
October 9th and 10th, 2020
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Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
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October 18th and 19th King of Prussia
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Dr. Ginny Stoffel, PhD, OT, FAOTA
as our Friday afternoon Keynote Speaker
From resilience to flourishing: Unleash your personal and collective power!
Occupational therapy students and practitioners contribute to the health, well-being and quality of life for those they serve today and tomorrow. As a means of assuring the highest quality of occupational therapy services, advocacy, and leadership, self-care is among the hidden occupations that contribute to everyday effectiveness. In this changing marketplace, it is increasingly important to bounce back from challenges (resilience) as well as cultivate positive feelings and positive functioning (flourishing), as these will not only offer personal well-being, but can also enhance our professional skills. And when we build these collectively, we build community and synergistic power to advance the profession.
Dr. Alyson Stover, MOT, JD, OTR/L, BCP
as our Saturday morning plenary speaker!
From Prevention to Recovery: Occupational Therapy’s Vital Role in Combatting the Opioid Epidemic
Increased rates of substance use disorders have resulted in a national public health crisis. The government has recognized a gap in identification of individuals with, or at risk for, opioid use disorder, effective treatment as a result of limited intervention options and an inadequate amount of providers, and valuable prevention programming. Occupational Therapy is the necessary response to this national epidemic. In this plenary we will explore what implementation of the occupational therapy response to the opioid epidemic looks like in real life practice. Occupational therapy professionals and students will be challenged to use this information to identify ways they can immediately begin to implement occupational therapy as an intervention to address the opioid epidemic into their current practice and create change.
Feature programming includes
A Friday evening reception following Dr. Stoffel's Keynote Address.
A Town Hall talk by Alyson Stover, MOT, JD, OTR/L, BCP on Saturday morning following her Plenary Session.
Open discussions about legislative and policy activity with Michael Allen, esq., our attorney, our lobbyist; and Christina Daeschner, MOT, OTR/L, Chair Commission on Legislation and Advocacy
Open discussion with Krysta Rives, MBA, COTA/L, our new Occupational Therapy Assistant at large board member.
Saturday early morning trauma informed yoga with Larkin Silverman, certified trauma informed yoga instructor, to benefit PAC- the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee
A vibrant and engaging program of talented occupational therapy practitioners, students, and faculty members from across the Commonwealth and neighboring regions.
Come engage with us- it's your professional organization and we are stronger together!
Registration Page is closed. There is a limited number of on-site registrations available with no guarantee of meals.