MAOT Annual Conference
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October 25th through October 29th
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
AOTA is behind you!
WFOT is behind you!
Please consider submitting a proposal for the MAOT Annual Conference!
Deadline extended to July 1, 2021
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.
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.
A Tip Sheet is provided for your use in completing this proposal, which must include the following information:
Proposals must be received to email@example.com by July 1st, 2021. Please mail, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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