UFOT Takes AOTA by Storm
The Department of Occupational Therapy had a strong presence at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference held in New Orleans. This conference promotes scholarship and professional development among occupational therapy practitioners, scientists, and students across the nation and from abroad. Twenty-one faculty members and students took advantage of this opportunity to present their scientific work and delivered a total of 20 presentations, including a pre-conference institute, short courses, research posters, and a scientific research panel. Representing the department, 10 faculty members and PhD students attended the annual Breakfast with a Scholar. This event’s speaker, Alan Hobson, a Mount Everest summiteer and cancer survivor, shared how setbacks can be overcome with courage, faith, and rehabilitation services such as occupational therapy. The Department of Occupational Therapy was recognized for its contributions and support of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. The department concluded the conference with a well-attended alumni reception, sponsored by the PHHP Development Office, to reconnect alumni and friends.