OT faculty present at 2023 AOTA national conference

Various occupational therapy faculty and students pose for a photo at the AOTA conference in Kansas City, Missouri
The 2023 AOTA INSPIRE conference was held in Kansas City, Missouri, from April 20 to 23.

Five faculty and 12 students from the University of New England’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) program recently returned from the 2023 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) INSPIRE Annual Conference and Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, where several faculty members presented their research findings to a national group of peers.

Invited faculty gave the following presentations:

  • Carol Lambdin-Pattavina, M.S.O.T., OTD, OTR/L, CTP, assistant professor: “Using the evidence to advocate for OT’s role in metal health: Conversations that Matter”
  • Caroline Beals, M.S., OTR/L, assistant professor: “From struggling to succeeding: An innovative process for student development and support”
  • Elizabeth Crampsey, Ed.D., M.S., OTR/L, BCPR, assistant program director; Beals; Kris Winston, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, OT program director; and Jessica Walton, M.S., OTR/L, BCG, assistant clinical professor: “Embracing intentional change in the M.S.O.T. admissions process”
  • Crampsey: “OT students’ application of interprofessional education core competency domains during simulation”

Lambdin-Pattavina also received AOTA’s 2022 Special Interest Section (SIS) Quarterly Excellence in Writing Award for her role as co-author of the publication “Complex trauma and neurodiversity: What happens in childhood doesn’t always stay in childhood” (2022).

Walton and Beals

Elizabeth Crampsey 

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