Presenter: Virginia (Ginny) Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA
Earn .75 contact hour
Occupational therapy, a profession that is nearly 100 years in existence in the United States, consists of a globally connected community of dedicated students, clinicians, researchers, administrators, educators, advocates, and leaders. The culture of the profession invites a “family” metaphor, a culture that includes shared values, ethics, and a spirit of “doing together” characterizing how we carry out our practice as well as how we work with one another. We are almost 100 years old, and now is the time to be sure we welcome OTs, OTAs, and students to be engaged members of AOTA, a critical time for our membership base to be strong and inclusive. AOTA President Ginny Stoffel will share stories and highlight the importance of each and every member taking an active part in making strong and healthy “family” connections to be sure that the family of occupational therapy is at its peak in excellence, relevant to society, and delivering quality of life, engagement, and full participation.
Learning Level: All - Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, all occupational therapy students
AOTA Classification Codes for Continuing Education Activities:
Professional Issues; category 3
Presidential Address, Conference Presidential Address, Virginia Stoffel, Ginny Stoffel