A delegation of four faculty and five PhD students presented at the 2022 Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, hosted at the University of Wisconsin. The OT Summit brings together top researchers in the field and provides mentorship opportunities to build the next generation of OT researchers.
Five UFOT PhD students presented during a poster session, where they engaged in lively discussion with other attendees from across the country. Faculty members participated as leads in Collaborative Activated Research Teams (CARTs) designed to foster new collaborations in the field. UFOT faculty also shared their expertise moderating ”works in progress” sessions to provide feedback to junior scholars from universities across the country.
Assistant Professor Dr. Stefanie Bodison reflected,
“The opportunity to meet in-person again with scholars in the field was an enriching and rewarding experience. The small group sessions and intimate conversations the OT Summit provided have fueled me to consider the development of additional collaborations in the future.”
UFOT looks forward to serving as one of four host universities for the upcoming 2023-2026 OT Summit cycle, with the summit coming to Gainesville in 2024.