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AOTA’s Member Appreciation Celebration 2017

Join us for AOTA’s Member Appreciation Celebration 2017, November 6-10 for daily raffles and prizes; live, interactive webinars; and the opportunity to earn up to 10 FREE contact hours through November 30! How to obtain FREE CE.

Webinar Registration Opens October 20! Seating is limited, so be sure to register early.

Can’t participate in a live, interactive webinar? No problem! All webinars will be recorded and available the week of November 13.

Monday, November 6

12–1pm ET: The Hidden Benefits of AOTA Membership
Subscriptions to OT Practice, AJOT, and SIS Quarterly Connections; and discounts on CE, books, and Conferences, are just a few of the many benefits of AOTA membership. Learn from AOTA’s President, Amy J. Lamb, how to maximize your AOTA member benefits, and take advantage of all that is offered to you. 
Presented by: Amy J. Lamb, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA 

3–4pm ET: AOTA’s New Vision 2025 for the OT Profession
Building on the achievements of the Centennial Vision, learn about AOTA’s Vision 2025 from AOTA’s Vice President, Shawn Phipps, and how it positions the Association and the profession to meet the challenges of the changing health care system. 
Presented by: Shawn Phipps, PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA 


Tuesday, November 7

12–1pm ET: Starting Your Own Private Practice: What Every Practitioner Should Know
Carol Leslie, a community-based mental health OT, clinical hypnotherapist, and certified wellness coach for more than 20 years, knows a thing or two about starting your own private practice. Join Carol as she discusses essential start-up steps, and how to truly read and relate to your audience (going beyond that 30-second elevator speech) to successfully make it on your own. 
Presented by: Carol Leslie, DipCOT, OT/L, CHT, CWC 

3–4pm ET: Let’s Talk About Sex, Intimacy, and OT
Co-author of Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans: A Guide to Embracing Change, Kathryn Ellis will be on hand to discuss sexual health and intimacy education and strategies, as well as how to verbally address these ideas with clients. 
Presented by: Kathryn Ellis, MOT, OTR/L


Wednesday, November 8

12–1pm ET: Narrowing the Gender Wage Gap: How Women OTs Can Earn What They’re Worth
Did you know that female OTs earn 87 cents to a male OT’s dollar, according to AOTA’s 2015 Salary & Workforce Survey? As a profession, occupational therapy can work toward ensuring equal pay for equal work. Get important tips and suggestions from our experts on how we can shrink the gender wage gap. 
Presented by: Barbara Ostrove, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA; and Becky Piazza, MS, OTR/L, BCPR

3–4pm ET: New Practitioner Panel: Surviving Fieldwork, Acing the NBCOT Exam, and Landing Your First Job
Calling all new practitioners & students! Learn from a panel of new practitioners who will share their insights on successfully making the transition from student to new practitioner. 
Presented by: Elizabeth Hart, MS, OTR/L; Tiffany Green, COTA; and Gabrielle Heckman, MOT, OTR/L


Thursday, November 9

12–1pm ET: Cohesive Collaboration: Improving OT and OTA Relationships
Despite how often OTs and OTAs interact, many new and even seasoned practitioners are unsure when navigating through the expectations, supervision requirements, and nuances of this partnership. Learn how to promote harmony and respect within the OT and OTA collaborative relationship. 
Presented by: Niccole Rowe, COTA/L; and Abigail Swidergal, COTA/L

3–4pm ET: The Adventures and Challenges of Life as a Traveling OT
There’s nothing like hitting the open road, destined for a new location! So, if adventure and flexibility are what you crave, you may want to consider becoming a traveling OT. Learn from a traveling therapist expert as she discusses the pros and cons of this exciting opportunity. 
Presented by: Amy Beribak, OTD, OTR/L


Friday, November 10

12–1pm ET: Federal Advocacy Update 2017
Learn about the Congressional developments of 2017 with specific discussion of actions related to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the repeal of the Medicare therapy cap. We will also discuss current trends around education policy, home health, and community mental health. 
Presented by: Heather Parsons, MSOT, AOTA Director of Federal Affairs; Andrew Bopp, AOTA Senior Legislative Representative; and Abe Saffer, MPM, AOTA Legislative Representative

3–4pm ET: Getting Started With 3D Printing in Occupational Therapy
3D printing is the next tool available for enhancing our therapy practice! But there are many components to this up-and-coming technology. Learn the 3D printing basics and get started today! 
Presented by: Robin Janson, OTD, OTR, CHT


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