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Thursday

Time
Course
Member Price
Nonmember
Price
8:00am – 5:00pm
(1 hour lunch break)
1 - You Can’t Eat Without Swallowing: Dysphagia for Occupational Therapy (8 PDUs)
This session will provide a thorough introduction to the anatomy and physiology of swallowing. With both pediatric and adult breakout sessions, as well instruction on effective patient advocacy, occupational therapy practitioners will become empowered and confident to take on dysphagia.
$99 $119
8:45am – 10:15am 2 - Under the WAVES Program: OT and Scuba Diving (1.5 PDUs)
Naomi Achondo, OTD, OTR/L, SWC; Steve Rubin, Waves Project
Under the Waves (in process of trademarking) occupational therapy pilot program with scuba diving may be complementary in providing an alternative approach in decreasing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and improving veterans’ overall quality of life.
$19 $29
8:45am – 10:15am
3 - Better In, Better Out: Occupation-based Transplant Prehabilitation (1.5 PDUs)
Douglas Rakoski, OTD, OTR/L, ATP; Liane Hewitt, DrPH, OTR/L, CHES; Joshua Dellibovi, OTS; Oliver Chang, OTS
A prehabilitative approach with transplant patients has shown to improve postoperative outcomes. This presentation will demonstrate through real-world case studies why occupation-based interventions translate into improved surgical outcomes.
$19 $29
8:45am – 12:00pm (noon)
4 - Lifestyle Redesign® for Adults and Adolescents with ASD (3 PDUs)
Tracy Jalaba, OTD, OTR/L; Linsey Smith, OTD, OTR/L
There is a significant increased risk for chronic health conditions in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Explore barriers, facilitators, and intervention strategies that impact participation in health-promoting occupations including exercise, diet and nutrition, stress management, and leisure.

$39 $59
8:45am – 12:00pm (noon)
5 - Reducing Risk and Supporting Resilience: OT for Youth (3 PDUs)
Tessa Milman, OTD, OTR/L; Celso Delgado, Jr., OTD, OTR/L; Liz Carley, OTD, OTR/L
This session will introduce participants to a developmental risk and resiliency framework and a trauma lens that they can apply to reducing risk and supporting resilience in youth.
$39 $39
10:30am – 12:00pm (noon)
6 - Blending Occupational Therapy and Yoga Therapy for ADHD (1.5 PDUs)
Lorelie Woerner, OTR/L, C-IAYT
This session combines research-informed practices with the art of clinical reasoning for integrative approaches to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to modulate challenges and support strengths. Participants will explore yoga therapy techniques that support occupational therapy principles that empower all layers of the person to enhance occupational flourishing.
$19 $29
10:30am – 12:00pm (noon)
7 - Therapeutic Use of Technology: Where Are We Going? (1.5 PDUs)
Douglas Rakoski, OTD, OTR/L, ATP
Technology advances with incredible speed. Practitioners must anticipate the changing needs of society as we progress toward an increasingly virtual world. A systematic approach is necessary to translate technology-based research evidence into practice.
$19 $29
1:00pm – 2:30pm
8 - An Occupational Therapy Approach to Supporting an International Community (1.5 PDUs)
Daniel Park, OTD, OTR/L; Arielle Villanueva, MA, OTD resident, OT (Philippines)
The development, implementation, and evaluation of an innovative and comprehensive model of support provided to more than 200 international students and practitioners between 2014-2017 by the University of Southern California’s Global Initiatives will be presented.

$0 $19
1:00pm – 4:00pm
9 - Decoding Dyslexia for Occupational Therapy Practitioners (3 PDUs)
Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L
Dyslexia was identified more than 100 years ago as word blindness. California education code finally mandated that dyslexia be identified and addressed in the public schools as of January 1, 2017. Occupational therapy (OT) practitioners have a long history of working with children with dyslexia whether they recognized the diagnosis or not. Since visual processing/visual motor skills are a focus of OTs in the educational setting we have always been working with students with dyslexia. This session will dispel the myths surrounding dyslexia and we will furthermore discuss how to identify dyslexia and how OT can be involved in treatment.
$39 $59
1:00pm – 4:00pm
10 - Using Quality Mobile/Smartphone Applications (Apps) (3 PDUs)
Shan-Pin Fanchiang, PhD, OTR/L; Laura Cox, MSOT
Occupational therapy practitioners can use apps (applications) for intervention, home program, self-management for health promotion/wellness, and tracking clients’ adherence. Attendees will have hands-on experience to evaluate apps quality and learn about apps use through case studies.
$19 $29
1:00pm – 5:00pm 11 - Enhancing Your Leadership Skills: Insights into People Breakthroughs (4 PDUs)
Joe Esparza, Leadership Coach, Leadership Outfitters
This session is designed for occupational therapy practitioners who serve on, or who have aspirations to serve on, nonprofit boards of directors and/or manage volunteers. During this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn how to improve their contributions to the organizations they serve through a better understanding of themselves, other leaders, donors, volunteers, and staff. Specifically, participants will learn how to increase collaboration by enhancing communication and understanding how to recover more quickly when breakdowns occur. Tools will include a 20-page personality profile and access to a free monthly coaching forum.
$69 $89
2:45pm – 4:15pm
12 - Poetic Life of Ora Ruggles: Reconstruction Aide and Pioneer (1.5 PDUs)
Rondalyn Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Ora Ruggles said “Reach for the heart as well as the hands ... the heart really does the healing.” Learn more about this occupational therapy pioneer, whose story unfolds through narrative research design then translated into poetry.
Note: Attendees at this session will be eligible for a drawing for the book by the presenter Ora Ruggles, A Poetic Life of Occupation: The Life of an OT Pioneer.
$0 $19

Friday

Time
Course
Member Price
Nonmember
Price
11:30am – 1:00pm
CFOT Awards Luncheon and Symposium (.5 PDU)
Honored Lecturer: Ada Boone Hoerl, MA, COTA/L, presenting on Context, Mindfulness, and Resilience: A Journey through Grief
Come help recognize recipients of the 2017 California Foundation of Occupational Therapy (CFOT) scholarships, research grants, and awards, including the CFOT Humanitarian of the Year – Winifred Schultz-Krohn, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, SWC, FAOTA.
An additional $75 fee is required to attend this event.
Students can register for $10 for the no-lunch gallery.
Note: You may attend this event even if you are not attending any other part of the Conference. Use the Conference Registration Form on page 33 to purchase your ticket.
$75 $75

Saturday

Time
Course
Member Price
Nonmember
Price
11:30am – 2:15pm
F - Exhibit Hall Lunch
Only three hours for all these activities! Grab a quick ‘to go’ lunch (separate advanced purchase required – only $16) in the Exhibit Hall, visit exhibitors you didn’t see on Friday evening (be sure to play Exhibit Hall Bingo/must be present to win), view the posters for PDUs, and more! Purchase lunch ticket in advance to be eligible for $50 gift card giveaway.
$16 $16
F - Exhibit Hall Only $0 $25
(OT/OTA/OTS Only)

Sunday

Time
Course
Member Price
Nonmember
Price
12:45pm – 1:15pm
OT Practice Café/Lunch
Come grab a “picnic” lunch and sit at your OT hot topic table of choice. Advance purchase lunch and be eligible to win $50 in gift cards.
$23 $23