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DCOTA Annual Conference ~ 100 Year Centennial of Occupational Therapy ~ 1917-2017

Howard University, 202-806-7614

Saturday, 29 April 2017 from 08:00 to 17:00 (EDT)

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DCOTA Annual Conference 

100 Year Centennial of Occupational Therapy ~ 1917-2017 




8:00 - 9:00am - Registration, Continental Breakfast, Posters Session,   Exhibit Vendors, Networking, Transition


9:00 – 9:15am- State of DCOTA Presidential Address (Konah Bernard, MS, OTR/L)


9:15 – 9:30am - DC OT Licensure Board Town-hall Q&A (Frank Gainer, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA)


9:30 - 9:45pm – Posters Session,   Exhibit Vendors, Networking


9:45 - 11:00am - Clinical Concurrent Session 1


  • ADULTS TRACK: "TUBES & LINES: Occupational Therapy and ICU Treatment" (Sheena Navidi, MS, OTR/L, MedStar/WHC)


  • PEDS TRACK: "OT Interventions in the NICU-Supporting Developmental Care and Oral Feeding Skills." (Rachel Radcliffe, OTR/L, IBCLC & Aditi Kulkarni, OTR/L, Children’s Hospital)


11:00 - 11:15am – Posters Session,   Exhibit Vendors, Networking


11:15 - 12:30pm – Clinical Concurrent Session 2


  • ADULTS TRACK: "Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy Primary Care Practitioners in Chronic Disease Prevention” (Keisha Lewis, MS, OTR/L, CDE –Certified Diabetes Educator, Dir. Clinical Edu, VA Hosp. Ctr.)


  • PEDS TRACK: "School Based Occupational Therapy: Clinical, Regulatory & Administrative Update:  Public vs Charter vs Private" (Judy Shincarick, OTR/L, Shari Bryant, OTR/L, Colleen Doyle, OTR/L)


12:30 – 12:45pm - Posters Session,   Exhibit Vendors, Networking


12:45 - 1:30pm - Keynote Luncheon Address: “OT @ 100: Past, Present, Future a 2020 Vision” (Barbara Kornblau, JD, OTR/L, Past AOTA President)


1:30 – 2:45pm – "Congressional & Legislative Medicare/Medicaid Policy Update" (Heather Parsons, OTR/L, Director - AOTA Federal Affairs)


2:45 - 3:15pm – Extended Poster Session & Student-Clinician Speed MentoringSession (Howard, Trinity & GWU)


3:15 – 4:30pm –Clinical Concurrent Session 3


  • ADULTS TRACK: "Current State of OT in Hand Therapy & Upper Extremity Rehab" (Jeff Smith, OTR/L, CHT, Director-Hand Clinic MedStar/WHC)


  • PEDS TRACK: “Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention- Keeping up with Local and National Trends” (Quiana Mitchem, OTR/L, Owner of Coastal Healthcare Services)


4:30 – 4:45pm - Posters Session,   Exhibit Vendors, Networking


4:45 – 5:00pm - DCOTA Board Closing Farewell Remarks (Konah Bernard, MS, OTR/L)


5:00 - 5:15pm - Conference Evaluation & Certificates


5:15 – 5:30pm - Rita’s Italian Ice Cream Social


5:30 – 6:00pm – Final Exhibit Vendor Visits



Call for Exhibit Vendor Sponsorship Registration Form:

(2 Total Spaces Available) Gold & Silver Levels, Bronze is sold out:

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Call for Research Poster Session (3 Total Spaces open to all rehab disciplines OT/PT/ST) 

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Confirmed Poster Presentations



Conference is open to ALL rehab disciplines OT/PT/ST

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Early $50.00

After April 5th $75.00

On-site $100.00

Do you have questions about DCOTA Annual Conference ~ 100 Year Centennial of Occupational Therapy ~ 1917-2017? Contact Howard University, 202-806-7614

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Providence Hospital
St. Catherine's Hall ~ Ross Auditorium
1150 Varnum Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20017

Saturday, 29 April 2017 from 08:00 to 17:00 (EDT)

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