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AOTA + NBCOT StudentCon 2020 Full
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On Demand Conference Session
$50.00
Member Price
Non-Member Price: $75.00

Product Overview

Virtual Town Hall with the AOTA President and Chair of the ASD Steering Committee
Wendy C. Hildenbrand, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, President, AOTA; Ronald Drummond, Chair, ASD Steering Committee
Join this virtual Town Hall with Wendy Hildenbrand and Ronald Drummond. This is a great opportunity to discuss your concerns and have your questions answered. 
There will be no presentations—only discussion. Have your questions ready!

Discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in OT & OTA Academic Programs
Adrianne Smiley, OTD, OTR/L, Guardian Home Health Care in Atlanta, GA; Martavius Collins, Howard University, Washington, DC; Wendy C. Hildenbrand, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, Preisdent, AOTA;  Sherry Keramidas, PhD, CAE, FASE, AOTA, North Bethesda, MD; Sabrina Salvant, EdD, MPH, OTR/L, AOTA, North Bethesda, MD; Varleisha Gibbs, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, AOTA, North Bethesda, MD
This is your chance to give members of the DEI Task Force, ASD Steering Committee, AOTA volunteer leadership, and AOTA Staff feedback on the challenges you experience as a student enrolled in an OT or OTA educational program.  AOTA is preparing to finalize materials that will support your professional growth and development.  We continue to want to hear from you and learn. Come prepared to share and learn.

Discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Fieldwork Education
Adrianne Smiley, OTD, OTR/L, Guardian Home Health Care in Atlanta, GA; Martavius Collins, Howard University, Washington, DC; Wendy C. Hildenbrand, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, Preisdent, AOTA;  Sherry Keramidas, PhD, CAE, FASE, AOTA, North Bethesda, MD; Sabrina Salvant, EdD, MPH, OTR/L, AOTA, North Bethesda, MD; Varleisha Gibbs, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, AOTA, North Bethesda, MD
This is your chance to give members of the DEI Task Force, ASD Steering Committee, and AOTA Staff feedback on the challenges you experience as a Level I or Level II fieldwork student.  AOTA is preparing to finalize materials that will support your professional growth and development.  We continue to want to hear from you and learn. Come prepared to share and learn.

Student and New Grad Leadership in AOTA: A Panel Discussion
Jaclyn Scwartz, PhD, OTR/L, Florida International University, Miami, FL; ; Moria Bushell,  OTD, MEd, OTR/L, Exceptional Learners Collaborative, Buffalo Grove, IL;  Amy Mahle, MHA, COTA/L, ROH, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, NC; Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L, Stanbridge University, Montery Park, CA
In this presentation, attendees will learn about AOTA leadership positions available to students and new graduates, including information about the positions, how to apply, and information about the election & appointments process. A panel discussion of current leaders will describe their experiences and answer audience questions.

The AOTA/NBCOT Knowledge Bowl
Five university and college teams of OT and OTA students will be given the opportunity to prepare for the NBCOT examination through a FUN game show format competition at the AOTA + NBCOT National StudentCon. This event is designed for students preparing to take the NBCOT examination.

An Overview of NBCOT's Certification Products and Services
Barbara Williams, DrOT, OTR, NBCOT, Gaithersburg, MD
Learn the role NBCOT® plays to verify practice excellence through certification, and see firsthand the tools NBCOT provides to support certificants’ competency journey. 

NBCOT: Strategies for Success

Barbara Williams, DrOT, OTR, NBCOT, Gaithersburg, MD
Connect with NBCOT and hear about the best approaches to achieve your goal for Occupational Therapy Certification.  

The Path to Licensure
Chuck Willmarth, CAE, AOTA, North Bethesda, MD; Kristen Neville, MA, AOTA, North Bethesda, MD; Nancy Schuberg, Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board, Portland, OR; Grayson Owens, OTD, OTR/L, Functional Independence Home Care, Memphis, TN
AOTA staff and a licensing board administrator discuss issues related to state licensure, including what it is and why it is necessary; the process of obtaining and renewing a license, including completing continuing education or continuing competence; and the intersection of certification and licensure. A recent graduate of an OT doctoral program will also explain their experience in preparing to apply for a state license while finishing their doctoral program and searching for a job. 

Strategies for Program Success and NBCOT Exam Preparation
Kelly Erickson, PhD, OTR/L, The College of St. Scholastic, Duluth, MN; Caroline Polk, CAE, AOTA, North Bethesda, MD; Valorie Freeman, COTA/L, Thera-Play Pediatrics, Fort Smith, AR; An Nguyen, OTD, OTR/L, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
Discussion of strategies for preparing for and taking the NBCOT® Exam. Participants consist of the Editor-in-Chief of AOTA’s NBCOT Exam prep, AOTA staff, and students who have recently passed their exams.

Fieldwork During COVID-19
Janis Yue, MA, OTR, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Ronald Drummond, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Quinn Tyminski, OTD, OTR/L, BCMH, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Brendan Cook ,Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Naomia Rivera, Pima Medical Institute, Tucson, AZ
COVID-19 has disrupted most aspects of our daily lives. As a student, you have experienced the disruption in both your academic work and your fieldwork placements. This panel will offer you insights from a clinical instructor and two students who successfully navigated fieldwork during the pandemic. Hear their stories and be prepared to ask your questions and get answers in real-time.

Finding a Job During COVID-19
Brent H. Braveman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Charlotte Davis, MS, OTR/L, New England Deaconsess Association, Concord, MA; Krysti Teng, MS, OTR/L, Center for Developing Kids, Pasadena, CA
Feel confident that you have the right strategies to make a good impression and find a match for your professional interests and needs after attending this session. Hear from the Director of a major hospital and two entry-level practitioners. Learn what it takes to land your first job during these challenging times. Leave with many valuable tips. Get your questions answered in real time.

Finding a Non Traditional Job     
Debra Young, MEd, OTR/L, SCEM, ATP, CAPS, FAOTA, EmpowerAbility, LLC, Newark, DE; Ray Cendejas, COTA/L, AMITA Health/Alexian Brothers Housing and Health Alliance, Chicago, IL; Monique Chabot, OTD, OTR/L, SCEM, CLIPP, CAPS, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; Quinn Tyminski, OTD, OTR/L, BCMH, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
OTs and OTAs can work in a variety of health care and school settings. Are you interested in learning more about finding a job in a community-based setting or starting your own practice? This is the session for you! Hear from two OTs and an OTA as they share their stories. Be prepared to ask your questions and get answers in real-time.

Transitioning From Student to Entry-Level Practitioner
Grayson Owens, OTD, OTR/L, Functional Independence Home Care, Memphis, TN; Charlotte Davis, MS, OTR/L, New England Deaconsess Association, Concord, MA; Krysti Teng, MS, OTR/L, Center for Developing Kids, Pasadena, CA
Feeling anxious about making the transition from being a student to a new practitioner? No worries! In this session you will hear from three new graduates who have successfully made the transition to being an entry-level practitioner. Hear their stories and get tips on how to navigate starting your new career. Get your questions answered in real time.