Sandra Edwards Colloquium 2019

January 26, 2019

Community Mobility and Community Participation across the Life Span:
Best Practices and Best Evidence

Anita C Bundy, ScD, OT/L, FAOTA, FOTARA

Keynote Speaker

Anita Bundy Photo
Anita Bundy, Department Head, Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University

Professor Anita Bundy has a joint appointment as Department Head in Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University in the Unites States and Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Sydney. For about 10 years, she has been involved in research to develop an off-road test to predict driving performance. Bundy and PhD students experienced in driver rehabilitation, tested the psychometric properties of DriveSafe-Drive Aware (DSDA), a cognitive screen published by Pearson (Psychological Corporation). DSDA tests awareness of the driving environment and of one’s own skills as a driver. The test has two versions. One version is used by occupational therapists trained in driver assessment and rehabilitation. The second is an iPad app designed for physicians, occupational therapists and other professionals not specifically trained in driver assessment.

This annual series is funded by an endowment from Sandra Edwards and her husband Al Garcia. Sandra Edwards is a native of Gainesville, Florida, and a 1965 graduate of the UF Occupational Therapy program.


7:30 – 8:25 A.M.Registration and Breakfast (Provided)PHHP Atrium
8:30 – 9:00 A.M.Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Sherrilene Classen, OT Department Chair and Dr. Michael Perri, Dean – College of Public Health and Health ProfessionsAuditorium
9:00 – 10:00 A.M.Keynote Speaker: Anita C. Bundy, ScD, OT/L, FAOTA, FOTARA
Moving Driver Assessment Forward
10:10 – 11:00 A.M.Breakout Session 1: Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA
Introduction to Autonomous Vehicles
10:10 – 11:00 A.M.Breakout Session 1: Consuelo Kreider, PhD, OTR/L and Sharon Medina, MOT, OTR/L
Getting Young Adults Out the Door and Into the Community
11:10 – 12:00 P.M.Breakout Session 2: Miriam Monahan, OTD, OTR/L, CDRS, CDI
Drive Focus – An App to Assess and Enhance Driving Performance of Novice Drivers
11:10 – 12:00 P.M.Breakout Session 2: Prerna Poojary-Mazzotta, PhD, OTR/L
Enhancing Cognition and Improving Community Function in Older Adults
12:00 – 1:00 P.M.Lunch (Provided)PHHP Atrium
1:00 – 1:30 P.M.Poster SessionsPHHP Atrium
1:30 – 2:30 P.M.Plenary Session: Lily Elefteriadou, PhD, and Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA
Connecting OT’s and Engineers Towards Improved Community Mobility
2:40 – 3:30 P.M.Breakout Session 3: Gail Holley; Alice Pomidor, MD, MPH; and Sandra Winter, PhD, OTR/L
Safe Mobility for Older Adults
2:40 – 3:30 P.M.Breakout Session 3: Liliana Alvarez, PhD, MSc, BSc (OT); Sarah Krasniuk, MSc; and Melissa Knotts
Clinical Implications of Medically At-risk Drivers: Roundtable (Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or Sleep Disorders)
3:40 – 4:30 P.M.Panel Discussion: Christine Myers, Ph.D., OTR/LAuditorium
4:45 – 5:30 P.M.Awards and Reception: Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA and Sandra Edwards, Professor Emerita - Western Michigan UniversityAuditorium