IOTA Fall Conference and Annual Business Meeting 

November 4, 2017

University of Indianapolis
Schwitzer Student Center
1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Earn up to 8.25 contact hours

Pre Registration is NOW closed. Onsite registration will be available. 

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Challenges and Opportunities for Occupational Therapy: How Will Federal Policy Shape Our Future?
Heather Parsons, MSOT, Associate Chief Officer of Federal Affairs, AOTA 

The policy debates of today will have long lasting impacts on the future of the profession. This session will highlight AOTA’s federal legislative agenda and high profile Congressional activities. Hear how current federal activities could affect the profession, and how they present us with challenges and opportunities. Discussion will include Congressional efforts around health care reform, Medicare policies, education policy, mental health initiatives, reimbursement for OTAs under Tricare and more.

Session 1
An Introduction to Narrative Medicine: Occupational Therapy Approaches in Community Based Mental Health Settings (Introductory/Intermediate)
Victoria Wilburn, DHSc, OTR, CLT and Sally Wasmuth, PhD, OTR

Patient Perspective Panel  (Introductory)
Adam Hayden, MA and Whitney Hayden, MOT

What’s Up in Ethics? Hot Topics and the Latest Resources from AOTA (Introductory)
Brenda S. Howard, DHSc, OTR

Session 2 (2 Hour Sessions)
Occupational Therapy Fieldwork: Understanding the Intrinsic and Extrinsic Qualities of Professionalism (All Levels)
Jayson Ziegler, MS, OTR and  Rebecca Barton, DHS, OTR

 Introduction to Upper Limb Prosthetic Training Using a Body Powered Prosthetic Simulator (Introductory) *2 hour course
J. Robin Janson, OTD, OTR, CHT, Brooke O’ Steen, OTR, Shelby Gambrall, OTS, Kendall Harshberger, OTS, Jared Pulliam, OTS, Laura Sokolowski, OTS, and Ashleigh Whiteman, OTS

Alternate AACcess  (Introductory)
Beth E. Browning, M.A., CCC-SLP

How Do Fine Motor Skills, Especially Pencil Grasp, Impact Literacy? (Introductory) Kathleen Wright, MA and Lisa Miles, MS, OTR/L

Session 3
Panel Discussion: Interpreting and Documenting to Support the New CPT Occupational Therapy Evaluation Codes (Introductory)
Facilitated by Thomas Fisher, PhD, OTR, CCM, FAOTA  Panelists include: Christine Kroll, OTD, MS, OTR, FAOTA, Laura Griffard, OTR, and Kim Strunk, MS, OTR

 Conference Schedule

7:30 - 8:00 Registration
8:00 - 8:45 Welcome & Business Meeting
8:45 - 9:45 Keynote Speaker
9:45 - 11:15 Posters and Vendors
11:15 - 12:15 Session I
12:15 - 12:30 Break/Transition to Lunch
12:30 - 1:30  Lunch and Legislative Update
1:30 - 1:45  Break
1:45 - 2:45  Session II
2:45 - 3:00  Break
3:00 - 4:00 Session II continued
4:00 - 4:15  Break
4:15 - 5:15  Session III

Conference Parking:

Parking is available in front of the Schwitzer Student Center, behind the student center, and across the street from the student center. Parking lot restrictions are not enforced on weekends.

Parking Directions UIndy Map

Nearby Accommodations:

Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis South:                              
Phone:  (317) 885-9799

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Indianapolis South:                               
Phone: (317) 888-5535

Comfort Suites Southport:                                                         
Phone: (623) 748-7610

Best Western Indianapolis South:                                               
Phone:  (317) 888-5588

Hampton Inn and Suites– South:                                               
Phone:  (317) 889-0722

Conference Handouts:

IOTA will continue to provide handouts electronically. Registrants will be sent a link to electronically access handouts one week prior to conference.

Please join us in celebrating our profession’s centennial birthday by Partying with a Purpose!
Please bring non-perishable food items to conference with you this year for donation to a local food bank.

Cancellation Policy: Written requests for cancellations must be received by email to by October 29, 2017, and are subject to a $10 processing fee. Cancellations received after October 29, 2017, will NOT be honored and all registration fees will be forfeited.