18th Annual Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Research Conference
Saturday, April 17, 2021
The 2021 Salem State Occupational Therapy Conference is going virtual! Please join the graduating class of 2021 online as they share their innovative research presentations via the Salem State Digital Commons in an asynchronous, virtual platform.
The Salem State Occupational Therapy Conference promotes emerging practice areas in the field through graduate research presentations. In the spirit of improving quality of life, with a focus on community needs, this year's graduating class is supporting local community groups and charities striving to help those in need. In lieu of a registration fee, please consider supporting the organizations listed within the virtual conference platform.
This year's keynote speaker is Virginia Spielmann, MSOT. Virginia is a well-travelled speaker, coach and educator on topics including sensory integration, DIR/Floortime, child development and infant mental health. She has conducted trainings in Kenya, Australia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and the USA and leads workshops at international conferences.
The conference promotes emerging practice areas in the field of occupational therapy through graduate research presentations.
Our occupational therapy students plan the conference as a part of their studies and, in the process, learn to:
Obtain a keynote speaker
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.