Annual Student Conference

The occupational therapy department at Salem State University hosts the 13th Annual Student Research Conference on March 19, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury St. (Route 1N), Peabody, MA.

Graduate Student Conference Brochure 2016

Our occupational therapy students plan the conference as a part of their studies and, in the process, learn to: 

  • Obtain a keynote speaker
  • Procure vendors
  • Determine food and media needs
  • Create a brochure
  • Develop a website
  • Organize the conference structure
  • Develop and disseminate participant surveys

Students also present their research results as part of the conference. Occupational therapy practitioners, ancillary health service personnel, faculty members, and students from several local occupational therapy programs attend this exciting annual event.

Keynote Speaker

Adrianne Haslet-Davis- In April 2013, professional ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis survived the horrific attack on the Boston Marathon, where she lost her left leg below the knee. It took 3.5 seconds for the blast to rob her of her leg, but within months of the attack, she learned how to dance on a generic prosthetic, inspiring millions of amputees and occupational therapists that even given the most simple of circumstances they too can achieve greatness

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury St. (Rt. 1)
Peabody, MA 01960

Support the Conference

We are LIVE on crowdfunding for the 13th Annual OT Graduate Research Conference!

Support the OT class of 2016 fundraising page.