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Ask YOUR AOTA Expert Booth

Get your questions answered directly by AOTA staff and leaders on the topics listed below! Look for the Ask YOUR AOTA Expert booth at #DestinationAOTA in the Expo Hall Friday and Saturday.

Friday, April 20

10:00 am–10:45 am
International interests and leadership opportunities
Rebecca Argabrite Grove, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, AOTA Practice Associate & Manager, Leadership

11:00 am–11:45 am
Federal legislative health care issues, general and special education, mental health, and Medicaid
Andy Bopp, AOTA Senior Legislative Representative; and Abe Saffer, AOTA Legislative Representative

12:00 pm–12:45 pm

Mental health, mindfulness-based interventions, fieldwork education, and falls prevention
Donna Costa, DHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, AOTA Board of Directors

1:00 pm–1:45 pm
Inclusive play, school health and safety, and falls prevention
Sandy Schefkind, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, AOTA Practice Associate & Manager; and Scott Trudeau, PhD, OTR/L, AOTA Practice Associate & Manager

2:00 pm–2:45 pm
Promoting OT in the media
Katie Riley, AOTA Media & Public Relations Manager

3:00 pm–3:45 pm
Ethical practice dilemmas
Deborah Yarett Slater, MS, OT/L, FAOTA, AOTA Practice Associate & Manager, Ethics

4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Evidence-based practice and research
Deborah Lieberman, MHSA, OTR/L, FAOTA, AOTA Director of Evidence-Based Practice

Saturday, April 21

9:00 am–9:45 am
OT Practice Magazine
Ted McKenna, Editor, OT Practice magazine

10:00 am–10:45 am
Women in leadership, the gender pay gap, prevention and wellness, and health care policy and reform
Amy J. Lamb, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA, AOTA President

11:00 am–11:45 am
State licensure laws, licensure requirements, federal and state efforts in health care reform, and Medicaid
Laura Hooper, AOTA Health Policy Manager; and Chrissy Vogeley, AOTA State Affairs Manager

12:00 pm–12:45 pm
Medicare coverage, reimbursement, and payment reform
Sharmila Sandhu, JD, AOTA Counsel & Director, Regulatory Affairs; and Jennifer Bogenrief, JD, AOTA Assistant Director, Regulatory Affairs

1:00 pm–1:45 pm
Quality, coding, and billing
Jeremy Furniss, OTD, OTR/L, BCG, CDP, AOTA Director of Quality; and Bryan Hull, JD, MPH, AOTA Coding & Payment Policy Manager