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Annual Student Conference

2017 Occupational Therapy graduate conference

The occupational therapy department at Salem State University hosts its 15th Annual Student Research Conference on March 24, 2018 at the Double Tree Hotel in Danvers, MA.

Conference Mission & Vision

The 2018 conference promotes emerging practice areas in the field of occupational therapy through graduate research panels. In the spirit of improving quality of life, with a focus on community needs, this year’s graduating cohort is seeking to donate a percentage of the proceeds to charities striving to help those in need globally.

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

Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivors, credit their recoveries with the treatment received at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Their participation in occupational therapy services helped improve their quality of life with the assistance of prosthetic equipment. They currently strive to aspire other victims of terrorism with traumatic injuries access treatment at military health care facilities.

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Double Tree Hotel
50 Ferncroft Rd.
Danvers, MA 01923


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