Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy



Western Mass. Special Interest Group


Dates: Monthly on the second Tuesday of each month
Time:
5:30-7:00p

Location:
Providence Hospital, Holyoke, MA

Contact: info@maot.org

Cost: Free to MAOT members. Non-members $10.00 each, $5.00 for students. MAOT membership forms will be available at the meeting, or can be downloaded from this website.

Western Massachusetts Mental Health SIG

Please call me at 413-262-4033 or email me at allison.sullivan@aic.edu

Allison Sullivan, OT, DOT, MS, OTR, CAGS
Chairperson
MAOT Western Massachusetts Mental Health Special Interest Group


Older Adult Special Interest Group

Date:   October 2,  2019

Meeting:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: 

Laurie Cecchi, OT,  Chairperson laurie.cecchi2@genesishcc.com

Laura Ward, OT, Secretary

Theresa ,OT, Treasurer

Topic:  Shifting from Volume to Value in Post-Acute Care 

Overview:

In anticipation of PDPM, post-acute care providers in inpatient and home-based settings are experiencing evolving changes toward a system that supports value-based care and improved quality of care and away from a system driven by volume and payment rules. This evening's session will provide an overview of those changes and through discussion and case examples, look at occupational therapy practitioners’ role in supporting and managing the changes, as well as the role and value of occupational therapy in post-acute care. 

Learning Objectives: By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

 1. Discuss the impact of the evolving changes in post-acute care assessment, quality reporting, and payment systems on occupational therapy service delivery.   2. Explain the connection between the post-acute initiatives and updates, and the ways in which to support and manage the changes

 3. Identify resources and ways in which occupational therapy practitioners may support and promote the role and value of occupational therapy in post-acute care settings.  


   Please join us for an informative evening and an opportunity to network with colleagues!  



Location:

Division of Occupational Therapy Adult and Aging Performance Lab

Blake Law Center

Room 230 D

Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Road

Springfield, MA  01119   

Contact: info@maot.org

Cost: Free to MAOT members. Non-members $10.00 each, $5.00 for students. MAOT membership forms will be available at the meeting, or can be downloaded from this website.

Metrowest Mental Health Special Interest Group


Contact: Lewis, Allyson ALewis@challiance.org

Date:  3rd Thursday of the month

Time: 4-5:30pm

Cost: Free to MAOT members. Non-members $10.00 each, $5.00 for students. MAOT membership forms will be available at the meeting, or can be downloaded from this website.

Location: NewtonWellesley Hospital, 2000 Washington St. Newton, MA 02462 in the Allen Riddle Building, rm 100

Assistive Technology Special Interest Group


Dates: Monthly, TBD

Time:
5:30 to 7 most meetings

Location:
Meetings will rotate between eastern, central and western MA. No set location.

Contact:
Mary Jo Wagner

Cost: Free to MAOT members. Non-members $10.00 each, $5.00 for students. MAOT membership forms will be available at the meeting, or can be downloaded from this website.

This is a great casual forum for therapists to practice their speaking skills, rehearse a presentation or just share your information with your colleagues.

Please volunteer to present or host. Survey form is attached (click). If a meeting is too far to travel to, please ask about a repeat in your area. 

Please invite non-MAOT members to meetings, just $10

Contact:

Mary Jo Wagner, OT, ATP
maryjw@comcast.net
978-236-8303 (home office)

Southcoast Occupational Therapy Special Interest Group



Dates:
The second Thursday of the month February – December except January, June, July & August

Click here to see upcoming meetings 

Time:
6:15 - 7:30 PM

Location:
Bristol Community College

Contact:
TBD

Cost: Free to MAOT members. Non-members $10.00 each, $5.00 for students. MAOT membership forms will be available at the meeting, or can be downloaded from this website.


SIG Membership:
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and OT and OTA students in Southeastern MA and neighboring communities.

Proposed Meeting Location:
Bristol Community College, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program,
800 Purchase Street, Room 211 (OTA Lab), New Bedford, MA 02740

Founding Members:
  • Johanna Duponte-Williams, OT, Ed D, OTR (BCC OTA Program Director)
  • Laura Clifford, OT, MOT (BCC OTA Program Academic Fieldwork Coordinator)
  • Lisen Cameron, OT, OTR (Manager of Rehab Services, St. Luke’s & Tobey Hospital)
  • Deborah Fraine, OT, OTR, CHT, (Rehab Manager, Hawthorne Medical)


Acute Care SIG

Dates:

Quarterly - First meeting Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Location:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Contact:
 Colleen Craven. OT - colleenmarycraven@gmail.com

Cost: Free to MAOT members. Non-members $10.00 each, $5.00 for students. MAOT membership forms will be available at the meeting, or can be downloaded from this website.


SIG Membership:
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and OT and OTA students in Southeastern MA and neighboring communities.

 Meeting Location:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - West Campus

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center West Campus - Deaconess Building, Room 212 (185 Pilgrim Road, Boston, MA)

**Parking garages available (Pilgrim Road Garage - $10)

**https://www.bidmc.org/patient-and-visitor-information/visiting-bidmc/public-transportation

Enter the Farr Building on the West Campus of Beth Israel Medical Center, 185 Pilgrim Road,  Walk through the lobby, and take a right directly front of the Gift store.  Walk to the end of the corridor, entering the Deaconess Building.  Go up to the second floor, and Deaconess 205A is on your left side of the hallway  




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