Eastern Michigan University

Lyla M. Spelbring Endowed Lectureship and Conference

Charles Christiansen

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Charles Christiansen as the 2015 Lyla M. Spelbring Endowed lecturer.  Dr. Christiansen is currently founder and principal of a life transition company based in Rochester, Minnesota. Prior to this he served as CEO of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation for seven years before retiring in June 2015. He academic career has spanned over 30 years and included roles as Provost, Vice-Provost, Dean, and Department Chair at several universities. He is a widely published author and editor of books as well as over 100 articles, chapters, editorials and abstracts. We look forward to a stimulating lecture from yet another remarkable Spelbring lecturer.  Please join us!

The conference will take place on September 26, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Dr. Christiansen will speak at the lecture/ luncheon midday.

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2015 Workshops (List with abstracts)

Morning Workshops: 8:45-9:45

Telehealth and Pediatrics: Embracing Innovation and Opportunity

Melanie Criss, OTD, OTR/L, Community Therapy Services, LLC

Seeing the Big Picture: Occupational Therapist Role in Vision Evaluation and Treatment

Patrick Hoag, OTR/L, CAPS, University of Michigan MedRehab Outpatient facility, Staff OT

The Road to Safety - DriveSafe Program - A Unique Model offered through A&A Driving School/Drivers Rehabilitation Center of Michigan- Part One

Gayle Berk Agar, OTRL, CDI and CDRS and Creative Mobility Group

 

Morning Workshops: 10:00-11:00

Occupational Therapy in Trauma-Informed Communities of Practice

Ben J. Atchison, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University and Co-Founder, SW Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center

Stories and Conversations About Leadership:  You Might Be a Good Leader If…..
Susan B. Young, MA, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Adjunct professor, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee

Special session for students and clinicians sponsored by EMU’s Pi Theta Epsilon, Epsilon chapter

The Road to Safety - DriveSafe Program - A Unique Model offered through A&A Driving School/Drivers Rehabilitation Center of Michigan- Part Two

Gayle Berk Agar, OTRL, CDI and CDRS and Creative Mobility Group

 

Afternoon Workshop and Poster Session :

Lyla's footprint on the OT Distinct Value
Amy Lamb, OTD, OTRL, FAOTA, Program Director & Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University, President-Elect, American Occupational Therapy Association (July 2015-June 2016)

A poster session will follow the afternoon workshop.

 

 

The Occupational Therapy Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096