MAOT Annual Conference

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October 25th through October 29th 

Registration will be forthcoming 

Keynote speakers by:

Victoria Garcia Wilburn, DHSc., OTR, CLT


Victoria Garcia Wilburn, DHSc., OTR, CLT is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Human Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Garcia-Wilburn is a licensed occupational therapist and a community engaged scholar focusing her research with vulnerable and historically marginalized populations. Her most current projects focus on implementing occupation-based programming for adolescents in substance use disorder recovery. Dr. Garcia Wilburn serves on several boards to improve adolescent mental and behavioral health.  Garcia-Wilburn’s research has been supported by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Indiana Department of Health, Overdose Lifeline, Inc, and Mental Health America of Indiana amongst others.

Garcia-Wilburn graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (2005), earned her Master (2012) and Doctorate of Health Science in (2014) at University of Indianapolis. She also holds a certificate in Change Leadership from Cornell University and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from the University of South Florida.  Garcia-Wilburn is immediate past president of the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association and is current Chair of the Affiliated State Association of Presidents for the American Occupational Therapy Association. She made history this year (2021) being one the youngest professional to be awarded Fellow, of the American Occupational Therapy Association and to be elected as American Occupation Therapy Board Director. She was awarded Occupational Therapist of the Year by the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association (2018), named to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connection Cohort (2019), inducted into the Indiana Latino Leadership Circle (2020) and awarded Newcomer Faculty Woman of the Year from the Office of Women at Indiana University (2021). Being a FirstGen student herself, she is committed to educational equity.


Creating synergy between public health and Occupational Therapy

Emily Rothman, ScD 


Emily F. Rothman, ScD is Professor and Chair in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Boston University. She is also Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Rothman has conducted research on adolescent and young adult health for more than two decades, with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Justice, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Defense, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other entities. Her primary focus has been on the development and testing of interventions to prevent dating and sexual violence, with a recent emphasis on how to promote healthy relationship skills for autistic and other neurodiverse individuals.  Her program of research has focused on marginalized populations and addressing health inequity. Dr. Rothman has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publication, is the author of the forthcoming book Pornography and Public Health (Oxford University Press), and is frequently consulted by media. She has appeared on the Today Show on NBC, and her research has been featured on NPR and by the New York Times magazine, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Teen Vogue and other media outlets.

 

Call for Papers

Virtual MAOT Fall Conference 2021

Emerging into the New Normal

Call for papers application

AOTA is behind you!

WFOT is behind you!

Please consider submitting a proposal for the MAOT Annual Conference!  

Deadline extended to July 1, 2021

Call for Papers Application

Do you have something to share with other occupational therapy practitioners and student? Perhaps on topics such as: working during the pandemic, telehealth, resilience, non-traditional fieldwork among other topics?

MAOT Conference Committee is currently accepting papers for Presentations and Posters to its annual Fall Conference scheduled for October 25 through October 29, 2021 virtually.  Click below for an application!

WFOT is behind you!

Please consider submitting a proposal!!  

We are looking for unique, creative and practical presentations for our fall 2021 conference. Consider completing a Call for Papers. Haven’t completed one before, request a mentor to support the process. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Have you found creative ways to modify interventions based on COVID?
  • What type of supports and resources have helped you accommodate for telehealth based evaluations?
  • Have you been supervising fieldwork students via telehealth?
  • Are you willing to present on ways you have modified psycho-social group interventions during COVID?
  • Have you completed a research project and want to disseminate results?

MAOT Conference Committee is currently accepting papers for Presentations and Posters to its annual Fall Conference scheduled for October 25 through October 29, 2021 virtually.

Tip Sheet is provided for your use in completing this proposal, which must include the following information:

  • Presentation/Poster Proposal Title Page: completely fill out the attached form as you want the information to appear in the Conference Brochure.

 

  • Presentation Abstract and Educational Learning Objectives: this 75-words or less abstract should clearly summarize your proposal and describe your presentation. In addition, include three (3) specific learning objectives by clearly stating what participants will either know or be able to do after participating in your workshop. Refer to the Tip Sheet for guidelines to writing “participant-centered” learning objectives. The abstract and learning objectives will be used in the Conference Brochure.

 

  • Presentation Proposal: this 250 to 500-word proposal should fully describe your presentation and be presented in an organized manner. Proposal must include:
    a). Topic/Content – Clearly state the purpose and content of your presentation along with your intended presentation method. Relevant background information from current professional literature should be included and cited to support your proposal.
    b). Professional Value – Describe how this presentation topic will advance the professional development of the participant and/or the field of occupational therapy.
    c). References – Provide a reference list with a minimum of three, but no more than five relevant and current references (within the past 5 years) to support proposal. These must be integrated into and cited within the body of your proposal.

 

  • Poster Proposal: this 150-250 words abstract should clearly describe your poster presentation in an organized manner. In addition, include three (3) specific learning objectives by clearly stating what participants will either know or be able to do after reading and discussing your poster presentation. Refer to the Tip Sheet for guidelines to writing “participant-centered” learning objectives. The abstract and learning objectives will be used in the Conference Brochure.  Virtual posters will be 10 slides.  More details about the poster will be provided once the poster is accepted.                                                                                                                                      
  • a). Topic/Content – Clearly state the purpose and content of your poster presentation.
    b). Professional Value – Describe how this presentation topic will advance the professional development of the participant and/or the field of occupational therapy.
    c). References – Provide a reference list with a minimum of two, but no more than four relevant and current references (within the past 5 years) to support the poster presentation.
 
  • Biographical Sketch: a sketch must be completed for each presenter that includes
    name and academic/professional credentials as it is to appear in the brochure, job title, name of facility/employer/educational program, and brief description of clinical and/or educational experience with both the content and delivery format identified in proposal. Please also indicate if presenter has any proprietary interest in this presentation.
 

Proposals must be received to info@maot.org by July 1st, 2021.  Please mail, or e-mail to info@maot.org.  You will receive a confirmation email to confirm your submission.  If you do not receive an email, please call the MAOT office at the number below.   

Ø  Proposals will not be considered unless all of the above required components are completed.

Ø  If you have never submitted a proposal or would like some guidance, MAOT has Mentors available to answer questions. There is no limit to the number of proposals an individual can submit.


Call for Award Nominations 2021

Award recipients will received their awards at the

MAOT Annual Conference

The Catherine Trombly Award for Contribution to Occupational Therapy Education and Research

Fieldwork Educator Award

Herbert Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Occupational Therapy

The Linda Savino Award for Outstanding Political Activism


List of our past recipients can be found on the MAOT website under Nominations

Nominations must be received via email or postmarked by

September 15, 2021 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2021.docx


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