Annual Student Conference

The occupational therapy department at Salem State University hosts the 14th Annual Student Research Conference on March 25, 2017 at the Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury St. (Route 1N), Peabody, MA.

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

Penelope Moyers has over 30 years experience as an occupational therapy practitioner, innovator, influential scholar, educator and leader. Moyers is a founding dean of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. As president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) from 2007-10, Dr. Moyers was instrumental in the crafting of the Centennial Vision and received AOTA's Award of Merit in 2013.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury St. (Rt. 1)
Peabody, MA 01960

Schedule of Presentations


Please register by March 11, 2017 with credit card (select "OT Conference") or check [PDF].