Conference Schedule


Our 2018 MOTA Conference will offer multiple course options in a variety of practice areas.  Although the courses are arranged by tracks, attendees are welcome to choose one course per time frame in any category.  

Saturday, October 27, 2018

7:00AM - 8:00AM - Registration and Check-in

8:00AM - 9:00AM - Keynote Address, Still Standing. Still Smiling, John Kriesel, Motivational Speaker

9:00AM - 9:10AM - Break/Travel





9:10AM - 11:10AM


Expand Your Influence and Bring OT Beyond Traditional Settings.  Presenter: Sue Redepenning OTR/L,  ATP & Caroline Portoghese, OTR/L, ATP/SMS, MSCS, LNHA, MBA

  1B Sexuality for All Abilities.  Presenter: Katie Thune, Special Education Teacher K-12
  1C Put the Fun Back in Fine Motor.  Presenter:  Sara Rohde, OTR/L, BCP; Darla Johnson, OTR/L; Anna Tucker, OTR/L; Molly Barrett, OTR/L; Kelsey Smith, OTR/L, Lacey Olson, OTR/L

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Treating Mild to Moderate TBI.  Presenter: Nova McNally OTR/L, Nicole St. John OTR/L, Courtney Mitchell OTR/L


CarFit: OTs Distinct Value Connecting Problem with Solutions: An opportunity for community outreach.  Presenter:  Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS, FAOTA


11:10AM - 12:00PM - Exhibitors & Poster Presentations

12:00PM - 12:45PM - Lunch

12:45PM - 1:45PM - Communications Award Speaker, Growth Mindset and Occupational Therapy, Andrea Harrison, MS, OTR

1:55PM - 2:55PM (1 hour sessions)


Legislative Issues 2018.  Presenter:  Karen Sames, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA; MOTA Chair of Government Affairs Committee & Andrea Horvath, MAOT, OTR/L


The Science of Habit: Embedding the Performance Patterns of Habit and Routine into OT Practice.  Presenter: Michael Jensen, Ed.D., OTR/L

  2C Basket Weaving to Social Media: The Changing Landscape of Mental Health Occupational Therapy.  Presenter: Grant Davis Mitchell, MOT, OTR/L

Integrated Pediatric Primary Care Teams: Model Conceptualization.  Presenter: Stephanie Lynn DeSam Lazaro, OTD, OTR/L & Bonnie Riley, OTD, OTR/L

  2E Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children with Autism: Current Practices and Continuing Education in Minnesota.  Presenter:  Bryden Giving, OTS

Occupational Therapy All Day, Every day, in the Transitional Care setting, Long Term Care Setting, and Home Health.  Presenter: Pamela Brooks, OTR/L  2F - Occupation All Day, Everyday Handout.pdf


Axillary Web Syndrome/Cording.  Presenter: Carrie Macoskey, OTR/L, CLT


2:55PM - 3:00PM - Break

3:00PM - 5:00PM (2 hour sessions)


Evidence Based Practice for the Clinician.  Presenter: Jennifer Bergstrom OTR/L & Hannah Oldenburg, OTR/L 

  3B From Masters to OT Clinical Doctorate: What are the Major Differences? Panel Discussion.   Presenters: Terrianne Jones, PhD, OTR/L;Stephanie de Sam Lazaro, OTD, OTR/L  & Cherie Graves, MOT, OTR/L
  3C OT Role in the Treatment of Hoarding Disorders.  Presenter:  Jennifer LeClaire, OTR/L & Jean Rollin, MDiv
  3D Self-Regulation: The Key to Managing Behavior in Children with ASD, ADHD, Mood Disorders and other Mental Health Conditions.  Presenter: Leann Shore, OTD, MEd, OTR/L
  3E  Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) 2018 Revised Manual and Practice Model.  Presenter: Theressa Burns, OTR/L
  3F Persistent Pain: Knowledge and Tools for OTs Treating Patients with Pain.  Presenter: Lindsay Marth, MA, OTR/L, BCPR, TPS


5:00PM - 7:00PM - Social Networking/Reception (appetizers and cash bar)


Sunday, October 28, 2018





7:00AM - 8:00AM - Registration and Check-in

8:00AM - 9:00AM - Business Meeting/Awards

9:10AM - 11:10AM (2 hour sessions)

  4A Changing Expectations for Experiential Learning in OT Education: Implications for Level I Fieldwork and practice/education.  Presenter: Debra Hanson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; R. Michelle Warfel, MOT, OTR/L, AFWC; Terrianne Jones, PhD, OTR/L; John Fleming, EdD, OTR/L, AFWC; Allison Naber, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
  4B Blue Sky Café: Serving Up Fun Opportunities for Social Engagement in a Safe and Welcoming Atmosphere.  Presenter: Megan K Flood, OTR/L; Mary Beth Severson, COTA; Nicole Arnhold 

Yoga Through the Eyes of a Pediatric OT.  Presenter: Katie Novak, OTR/L & Johanna McGough-Pose MAOT, OTR/L

  4D I Survived Critical Illness-Now What? Patient Perspective of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome.  Presenter: Emily Bodensteiner Schmitt, MOT, OTR/L & Kristin Hall, MS, OTR/L, MBA
  4E   The Right Stuff: RIGHT Care for the RIGHT patient at the RIGHT Time.   Presenter:  Alli Gerlach, OTR/L; Danielle Schneeman, MS CCC-SLP; Wayne Zerr, OTR/L; Kim Lambert, DPT
  4F Eye Tracking Made Easy.  Presenter: Dannel Friel, Northeastern MN Solutions Consultant at Tobii Dynavox & Katie Champ, Tobii Dynavox Solutions Consultant


11:10AM - 11:20AM - Break

11:20AM - 12:20PM (1 hour sessions)

  5A The Role of the “See Me As A Person” Curriculum in Fostering Relationship-Based Care Culture in Organizations. Presenter: Alexandra Hein, OTS & Kristine Haertl, Ph.D., ACE, OTR/L, FAOTA

Licensure in Minnesota: MN Board of Occupational Therapy Practice and MOTA.  Presenter: Christina Bourland OTR/L & Karen Sames, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA; MOTA Chair of Government Affairs Committee


Chronic Pain and Pain Management Strategies for Adults.  Presenter: Ruth Chase, OTS Shanna Graden, OTS Susie Johnson, OTS Abigail Jovanovich, OTS Heather Murphy, OTS Jenna Noonan, OTS Hannah Oldenburg, M.A., OTR/L

  5D Facilitating a Community-Based Peer-Mentoring Program for Psychosocial Support of Breast Cancer Patients: A Unique Role for Occupational Therapy.  Presenter:  Jenny Cook, BSW, MA, OTR/L
  5E Implications of EIDBI for Occupational Therapy and Children with ASD.  Presenter: Bryden Giving, OTS & Theresa Bentz MA, OTR/L

Low Back Pain in Pregnancy.  Presenter: Christy Dauner, OTR/L

  5G An Occupational Therapy Residency for Specialty Practice in Dysphagia.  Presenter: Anne Maureen Lexen, MA, OTR/L;Janelle Hatlevig, MA, OTR/L, BCPR; Claire Perry, MA, OTR/L



This course is eligible for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

AOTA Classification Codes: Domain of OT, Occupational Therapy Process, Professional Issues.

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