8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. // Registration & Continental Breakfast,
Drug Discovery Bldg. Lobby, 70 President St.

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. // Research Poster Presentations (1.0 CEU - Approved for OTs only)
Drug Discovery Bldg. Lobby, 70 President St.

10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. // Lecture (1.5 CEUs - approved for OTs only)
Drug Discovery Bldg. Auditorium, Rm. 110, 70 President St.

The Tenth Annual Maralynne D. Mitcham Lecture

Welcome: Nancy Carson, Ph.D., OTR/L, FNAP, FAOTA
Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy
Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, MUSC College of Health Professions

Introduction: Roxanna Bendixen, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Professor and Director
MUSC Division of Occupational Therapy

Lecture: Ableism, Access and Apologies: What happens when we unlearn, learn and lead?
Presenter: Kristie Patten, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA
How do we, as occupational therapy practitioners, begin, or continue in earnest to address ableism and professional bias in practice, research and educational settings? What do we have to unlearn that reinforces professional bias and ableism? This lecture will examine current research, practice and education through an anti-ableism lens that highlights the need to learn and lead in new ways, with new partnerships.

After attending this lecture, participants will be able:
1. To understand the pervasiveness of ableist practices in healthcare and occupational therapy and begin to "unlearn".
2. To examine ways in which occupational therapy should no longer reinforce ableist practices and actually lead with core values of our profession.
3. To apply anti-ableist practices in research, education, and practice settings that reflect new learning.

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. // Division Highlights and Recognitions
Drug Discovery Bldg. Auditorium, Rm. 110, 70 President St.

Highlights of the OT Program will be shared and alumni and friends who graciously support our educational, clinical, research, and service missions will be recognized.

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. // MUSC OT Alumni and Friends Luncheon
CHP Atrium (lobby), 151 Rutledge Avenue, Bldg. A.

 1:30 - 5:00 // Afternoon CEU Sessions  (3.0 CEUs - Approved for OTs only)

Register for one of the following Continuing Education Sessions. Register for either the Adult or Peds track, not both.

1:30 - 5:00 // Adult Track, CHP A 201:
151 Rutledge Avenue, Bldg. A.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Michelle Woodbury, Ph.D., OTR/L
Topic: Shifting the Stroke Rehab Focus from Impairment to Participation: A Telerehabilitation Model

1) Discern the new AOTA Stroke Rehab Practice Guidelines shifting focus to Participation vs. Impairment
2) Identify 3 ways that emerging Participation-Based models of OT Practice align with the new AOTA Stroke Practice Guidelines

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Zesarae Bodie, OTD, MPH, OTR/L
Topic: Fostering Holistic Well-being: Occupational Therapy and Sexual Activity

1) Articulate the role of OT practitioners when addressing sexual activity.
2) Effectively discuss sexual activity with clients/consumers across the lifespan.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Mattie Smith, MS, OTR/L (PPOTD)
Topic: Cognitive Motor Dual Tasking Interventions in Acute Care with Neurological Patients

1) Articulate a 3-step process to utilize cognitive motor dual tasking interventions in acute care with neurologic patients.
2) Identify acute care specific treatment ideas that utilize cognitive motor dual task training.


1:30 - 5:00 // Peds Track, CHP A 202:
151 Rutledge Avenue, Bldg.A.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Stephanie Garner, MS, OTR/L (PPOTD)
Topic: Navigating the Transition to Parenthood: The FORE-U Perinatal Wellness Tool
followed by Presenter: Patricia Corbin, MS, OTR/L (PPOTD)
Topic: Occupational Therapy's Responsibility to Address Maternal Mortality and Racial Inequities in a Community-Based Setting

1) Identify strategies for occupational therapists to optimize mental health and well-being for individuals and their families navigating the transition to parenthood.
2) Understand the role of the occupational therapist in health promotion, disease prevention, and social justice when working with individuals at high risk for pregnancy related complications, premature deliveries, and maternal mortality.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Christine Boone, MS, OTR/L (PPOTD)
Topic: Bridging the Gap in Fine Motor and Writing Readiness Skills in At-risk Preschoolers: A Professional Development Program

1) Comprehend the importance of addressing fine motor and writing readiness skills in early childhood education and its impact on students’ academic success.
2) Explore strategies for early identification of at-risk students and implementing targeted interventions to reduce the need for special education services.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Roxanna Bendixen, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Topic: Uncovering the Science of Sleep to Facilitate OT Interventions in Pediatrics

1) Understand the basic science of sleep and its impact on child development and child health.
2) Discover ways to address and impact sleep in occupational therapy pediatric interventions.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. // Wine and Cheese Reception
CHP Atrium (lobby), 151 Rutledge Avenue, Bldg. A.