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Occupational Participation-The Core of the OT Profession

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May 16

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Center for Health Sciences Education, 1320 W. Lombard, Davenport

First Annual Conference on Occupational Justice and Participation

Cost: Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, $60;occupational therapy students and occupational therapy assistant students, $15; fee is waived for SAU students, faculty, and staff.


Rhonda Lane, 563/333-6277

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Supporting health and participation in life through occupation is the core of the occupational therapy profession.


8:30 a.m. Registration

9-11:30 a.m. Occupational Participation: The Core of the OT Profession

Morning Session Objectives

• Define occupational justice and occupational participation and identify their connection to the historical roots of the occupational therapy profession and Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.
• Describe the opportunities for OT grounded in "occupational participation" under the Affordable Care Act and in current trends toward primary care teams and community care to support successful community living.
• List three ways to incorporate care grounded in "occupational participation" into the current practice models and reimbursement structures.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)

12:30 - 4 p.m. Supporting Participation through Modification, Adaptation, and Technology

Afternoon Session Objectives

• Jim's Place Tour: Tour a home with innovative low to high tech solutions to support participation in occupation for people of all ages.

2-3:30 p.m. Break-out Sessions
• Low Vision: Identify two evaluation tools to assist with evaluation and treatment interventions to support individuals with low vision conditions.
• "There's an app for that": Identify three ways to support occupational participation with all ages through modification, adaptation or technology.

3:30-4 p.m. Questions and discussion

CONFERENCE FEE includes lunch, all materials, and continuing education certificate. Fee is $60 for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. Fee for occupational therapy students and occupational therapy assistant students is $15. Fee is waived for SAU students, faculty, and staff. Proceeds will support the Assistive Technology and Jim's Place Outreach Services.

CONTINUING EDUCATION St. Ambrose is offering this activity for 5.5 contact hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. AOTA Approved Provider status is pending for this activity.

TO REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE      Rhonda Lane, 563/333-6277,

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY If you need to cancel your registration, notify the OT Department by email at or 563/333-6277. Cancellations with full refund are accepted up to 7 days before the event. Refunds will not be issued within 7 days before or for "no shows." Should the conference be cancelled due to lack of registration, notice will be given by email within 7 days along with a full refund. Registration deadline Friday, May 9. Space is limited.