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OT faculty, students, alumni present at 2022 AOTA Conference

Mar 24, 2022
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Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions faculty, students and alumni from the Department of Occupational Therapy will be presenting over the course of five days at the 2022 AOTA INSPIRE Annual Conference and Expo.

The annual conference connects occupational therapy professions from all around the world with the latest updates on practice, professional issues and industry trends. The conference is being held from Thursday, March 31 to Saturday, April 2 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Below is a list of presenters generated based on speakers noting a Creighton University affiliation in their session biography.

F = Faculty
S = Student
A = Alumni


12 p.m.

Doctoral Capstone Experiences: Cultivating Creative Learning Opportunities Together, Pre-Conference Institute
Anna Domina, OTD, OTR/L (F)

Physical Agents: An Evidence-Based Biophysiological Framework for Assessment and Clinical Application, Pre-Conference Institute
Alfred Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA (F), Elizabeth Bracciano, OTD, OTR/L (A), and John Stollberg, OTD, OTR/L (A)


8 a.m.

Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): OT’s Emerging Role in This Feeding and Eating Disorder Diagnosis, Workshop
Tanya Bay, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, BCM (F)

8:30 a.m.

Evaluation of Rural Telehealth Occupation-Based Coaching Intervention for Type 1 Diabetes Health Management, Scientific Research Panel
Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L (F),Yongyue Qi, PhD (F), Brianne Bulleigh, OTD, OTR/L (A), and Julia Shin, EdD, OTR/L, CKTP (F)

9 a.m.

Return to Activity After Concussion: A Qualitative Study to Explore Expert OT Perspectives on Concussion Rehabilitation, Poster Session #1
Mary Ann Roelke (S) and Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L (F)

10 a.m.

Supporting Neurodiversity in Communities Through Outreach Programming, Conversations That Matter
Jill Schmidt, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS (A)

2:45 p.m.

Occupation-Focused Practice: Using MOHO to Guide Therapeutic Reasoning, Workshop
Cary Moore, OTR/L (F)

Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and Occupational Injustice: A Call to Action, Workshop
Andrea Thinnes, OTD, OTR/L (F)

3 p.m.

Nonphysical Factors That Affect Return to Work in Individuals with Upper Extremity Injuries: A Scoping Review, Poster Session #2
Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L (F)

Cultural Identity: Relevant to Occupations, Poster Session #2
Kira Elizabeth Beal, OTR, EdD, OTD, CLT (A)


8 a.m.

Return to Activity After Concussion: OT Practice Guidance Based on a Qualitative Study Exploring Expert Opinions, Workshop
Mary Ann Roelke (A) and Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L (F)

9 a.m.

Challenges Experienced by Families with a Child with Diabetes in Rural Nebraska, Poster Session #3
Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L (F), Mary Ann Roelke (S), and Amanda Wise, OTD, OTR/L, NBC-HWC (A)

Active Learning and OT Theory: A Mixed-Methods Study of Course Redesign, Poster Session #3
Diana Feldhacker, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR (A)

OT Dysphagia Fellowship: How Specialty Projects Aid in Personal and Specialty Practice Growth, Best Practices in Fellowship Programs
Cristina Sisneros, OTD (A)

Enhancing the Mentorship Experience: Training the Mentor and the Mentee, Best Practices in Fellowship Programs
Bobbi Greiner, OTD, OTR/L, BCP (F)

Fellowship Community Service: Building Holistic Leaders, Best Practices in Fellowship Programs
Marisa Welch, OTD, OTR/L, BCP (F)

3 p.m.

Research Evidence Supporting Value-Based Outcomes Resulting From OT Intervention: A Systematic Review, Poster Session #5
Diana Feldhacker, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR (A), Angela Bahle-Lampe, OTD, OTR/L (F), Lou Jensen, OTD, OTR/L (F), and Helene Lohman, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA (F)

Partnering for Success: Re-envisioning the Undergraduate Student Transition Experience Through the Lens of OT, Poster Session #5
Megan Nicole Hutson, OTD (A), Suzanne Holm, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR (F), and Kendall Horan, OTD, OTR/L, ECHM (A)

Role of OT in Disaster Preparedness Efforts for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Poster Session #5
Jill Schmidt, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CBIS (A)


12:30 p.m.

Global Certification of Rehabilitation Workers: Identifying and Addressing International Needs, Poster Session #7
Alfred Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA (F)

TransLating Curricula: Pedagogical Approaches to Integrating Transgender Content Into Academic Education, Poster Session #7
Michelle Jackson, OTR/L (A) and Marion Russell, OTD, MOTR/L, SCFES (F)

3 p.m.

Advocating for OT’s Role in Mealtime Occupations Across the Lifespan, Poster Session #8
Cristina Sisneros, OTD (A)


8:30 a.m.

Use of Occupation-Based Coaching with Families with a Young Child with Type 1 Diabetes, Short Course
Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L (F), Marion Russell, OTD, MOTR/L, SCFES (F), Julia Shin, EdD, OTR/L, CKTP (F), Benjamin Feiten, OTD, OTR/L (A), and Brianne Bulleigh, OTD, OTR/L (A)

10 a.m.

Regenerative Medicine and the OT: An Emerging Practice Area, Short Course
Kristina Jamila Shambry, OTD (A) and Alfred Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA (F)


All alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends attending the AOTA Conference are invited to attend the Creighton OT Alumni and Friends Networking Event on Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. Registration closes on March 28.