A s the second decade of the 21st century commences
occupational therapists celebrate new opportunities
and approach new challenges – what better reason to
come together to share, to learn and to be inspired by
the passion, expertise and leadership that exists in our
occupational therapy community! Find your inspiration
for a new decade in this dynamic workshop-based
program that is augmented with posters, a vibrant
exhibit hall and ample opportunity for networking,
socializing, discovery and much, much more.
2010 Conference Highlights
Opening Ceremonies Friday 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Join the OSOT Conference 2010 Regional Planning Team at the Opening Ceremonies on Friday morning! We will be
opening the conference with words of welcome and a call to participate in all that this year's conference offers!
Keynote Address Friday 9:00 am – 10:00 am The Smallest of Inspirations
Kick off Conference with a healthy dose of inspiration! Heather Moyse, a Gold-medal Canadian
Olympian, is a remarkable example of passion and dedication to both sport and life. This year, Heather
and her partner won Gold in Bobsleigh at the Vancouver Winter Olympics! Occupational therapists
have a special reason to be proud. After working in Trinidad and Tobago, first as a Disability Sports
Program Officer with Commonwealth Games Canada and then developing a camp for children with
hearing impairments and working with the Paralympic Association, Disabled People’s International and
the Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Union, Heather returned to Canada to complete a Masters in
Occupational Therapy. Heather’s accomplishments are truly inspiring! Come and share in Heather’s self-
titled gold-medal message! Keynote presentation sponsored by:
H o w i e , S a c k s & H e n r y LLP
Plenary Address Saturday 8:45 am – 9:30 am
Inspiration for Action: Current Issues, Trends and Opportunities
Christie Brenchley BScOT,OT Reg. (Ont), Executive Director, Ontario Society of Occupational Therapist
Evolving health policy, changing population demographics and our own profession's development create challenges and
opportunities for occupational therapists in the decade ahead. Consideration of emerging issues and trends enables pro-
activity and strategic positioning of occupational therapy and your practice for today and for the future.
AGM Luncheon Friday 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Celebrate with the Society as we honour award recipients and recognize accomplishments of the past year at our brief Annual
General Meeting. Learn what your association is doing for you and take the opportunity to direct our activities. This luncheon
is included in your conference registration. OSOT members not attending the conference may attend the AGM portion only,
scheduled for 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm, without charge. If OSOT members not attending the conference wish to attend the whole
AGM luncheon, there is a $50 charge (please use Registration Form to request this option).
Closing Ceremonies Saturday 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Please join us for a final toast to “inspiration for a new decade” and lucky draws.
Inspiration Unveiled! Exhibit Hall Reception Friday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy time to socialize with colleagues and to network with our exhibitors and invited guests! Join us for the official opening of
the Exhibit Hall and our early launch to OT Month. Use your unique "passport" (provided in the Registration Bag) to travel
through our exhibits and qualify for prizes. Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. This reception is included in
your registration fee.
Inspiration Unplugged! Friday Night Social Event Friday 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This is an evening to inspire your palate and your soul! Relax over dinner with friends and colleagues, then
get ready for inspiration unplugged! Music has the power to transform, inspire, move and motivate us!
Imagine the power of a couple hundred delegates making music together. The Drum Café has a very
simple but effective message - if people can play to the same beat, and listen to each other, then they
can make music together. This event includes a delicious hot meal followed by the DRUM CAFÉ!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Morning Workshops 1A – 1F | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
1A Future Care Costing: New Challenges in a Changing Environment
Hazel Bowles BA, BHSc OT, OT Reg. (Ont.), Carol Bierbrier & Associates | Carol Bierbrier BOT, OT Reg. (Ont.), CCRC, CCLCP,
Carol Bierbrier & Associates
Often for clients with permanent disability, there is legal involvement if damages for personal injury are being pursued. Occupational therapists are
frequently asked by lawyers or funding sources to prepare a Future Care Analysis report or Life Care Plan, and may subsequently defend these
reports in court. This workshop will inform and inspire opportunities to demonstrate capability in the field of Future Care Costing. Given the latest
changes to the rules of civil litigation procedures, as well as recent court decisions and changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits, the expertise of a
future care costing specialist will become paramount in the next decade. These changes will be outlined and discussed in this workshop, along with
recommendations for those preparing these reports.
1B Marketing Your Occupational Therapy
Andrea Duncan BSc(OT), MBA, OT Reg. (Ont.), Unicycle Consulting
As occupational therapists we shine in the area of enabling our clients to be their best, but do we always excel at enabling our own self promotion?
Whether you are in the public sector or private sector, the markets in which we work are changing and it is essential that as occupational therapists
we strengthen our strategic marketing approaches. Marketing is a business term that needs to be demystified. Understanding the four P's:
product, placement, promotion and price, ensures that OTs can maintain that competitive advantage. Join colleagues for an interactive workshop
to hone your marketing skills. You'll learn that marketing is more than just advertising. It is the way we should be thinking about all our program
and business development. You'll leave this session with tools to help you in your current role and give you ideas for how to build services in our
1C Towards Holistic and Occupation-Focused Practice with Children and Youth
Donna Dennis MA, OT Reg. (Ont.), University of Western Ontario
Gaps in service provision with children and youth have clearly been identified in occupational therapy literature and a resounding urge for change is
echoed throughout. Issues include addressing psychosocial issues in order to be more holistic, and adopting an occupation focus in practice versus
developmental and Sensory Integrative models. This workshop will review the literature and the gaps in service, as well as ways in which
occupational therapists might begin to take steps towards providing holistic and occupation-focused services. We will interactively discuss practical
strategies to incorporate these shifts into present practice. Reviews are currently underway with respect to school health services and the mental
health system which includes a branch devoted to children and youth mental health. This is an inspirational time for the occupational therapy
profession to make a shift in how services are conceptualized, advocated for, and provided to children and youth in the next decade.
1D Diagnosis…More Than Just Words
Brenlee Mogul-Rotman BSc(OT), OTR, ATP, OT Reg. (Ont.), Toward Independence
“What is your diagnosis?” A typical question asked at the beginning of any assessment. Do we really understand what the answer means? How
does it impact our assessment and the types of devices that we might prescribe? Covering a number of common and atypical physical medicine
diagnoses, this workshop will refresh our knowledge of conditions and inspire our decisions regarding optimal seating / mobility and associated
technologies. Current and potential long term needs of our clients will be reviewed. With less clinical time available and decreased funding for
services and equipment, it is imperative that in this new decade, we as clinicians do our absolute best to meet both short and long term needs of our
clients in the most effective and efficient manner.
1E Collaborative Leadership: Influencing Change
Beth Linkewich BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont), Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare
Change is an inevitable part of healthcare delivery. Building on the theme "Inspiration for a New Decade", this presentation will provide insight into
the possibilities for occupational therapists to lead sustainable change in healthcare. Working in a variety of environments, occupational therapists
have a unique perspective and are front-runners in ensuring clients are at the centre of healthcare. This approach offers a strong foundation for
leading collaborative change in healthcare. Setting the perspective for the effectiveness of change and transformation in a collaborative framework,
this session explores different approaches to change leadership and facilitation and builds on OTs skills and knowledge. Context-specific
approaches, emergent change strategies, and methods of appreciative inquiry will be discussed, offering discernment in the complex needs of
interprofessional change in healthcare.
1F AAC and Psycho-educational Assessment: A Collaborative Clinical Assessment with People
Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Kelli Vessoyan BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Thames Valley Chidren’s Centre | Stacy McDougall Speech Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO,
Thames Valley Children's Centre
A collaborative approach is essential when considering comprehensive clinical assessment for children who use augmentative and alternative
communication (AAC). Standardized assessments may not accommodate clients with complex communication and physical needs, limiting the
assessment process. Two cases will be presented regarding psycho-educational assessment for children with significant communication and/or
motor impairments. These individuals had previously been considered "un-testable". A family-centered, collaborative approach that balanced
objective psycho-educational assessment with the clients' and families' abilities to participate in the process will be described. Effective
communication strategies that were used within the assessments will be demonstrated. The assessments resulted in functional, client-specific
information that provided direction for intervention planning. General recommendations for accommodating AAC strategies during clinical
assessment for people who use AAC and the implications of such an approach will be discussed. It is felt that barriers to effective assessment will be
reduced through this type of partnership and integrated service delivery.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Afternoon Workshops 2A – 2F | 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
2A Proposal Writing: An Oxymoron (or Contradiction in Terms)!
Liz Mullan BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Carnaross Consulting Inc.
As an occupational therapist, do you find more and more of your time is being spent writing proposals in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP)?
When you write these proposals, are you getting the results that you hoped for? Join in this content-driven workshop to learn how to manage the
RFP process from start to finish. This is a business development decision which requires strategic thinking and focused attention. You start by
assessing your competence, capability and capacity at the clinical, operational and organizational levels to meet the specific needs of the
requesting service. You finish the process by writing a proposal that demonstrates your competence, capability, and capacity at all levels in a clear,
concise manner. And all along the way, you follow a framework anchored in sound business principles that guides your work and ensures a higher
success rate in proposal writing, thereby growing your business.
2B How Does This Make You Feel? Psychotherapy and OT
Elinor Larney MHSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) | Anita Jacobson MEd, OT Reg. (Ont.), COTO
How will the new Controlled Act of Psychotherapy and the new Standards impact OT practice? This workshop will increase understanding of the
Controlled Act, and the underlying intent of the Standards based on the College mandate of public protection. One of the out-comes of the
Standards for Psychotherapy will be to ensure OTs are competent, valued professionals who practice along-side other health professionals. Utilizing
the Standards to facilitate the process of determining competency, and guide registrants' reflection on their practice, we will provide an outline of
the expected determinants of practice leading to quality, ethical psychotherapy. Hot topics such as the difference between psychotherapy and
counseling, dual practice/dual relationships, and the difference between clinical and regulatory standards will be discussed to demonstrate the win-
win of these Standards.
2C Sensory Processing: Understanding and Application
Carol Stephenson BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre
Sensory Processing is experienced by everyone, but not everyone understands its impact. This presentation examines what it is, how it is assessed,
how it impacts people's lives and how occupational therapists can provide practical and functional interventions. In particular, there is a focus on
distinguishing whether behaviours are sensory based or done for other reasons. Referencing the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance,
intervention strategies are explored that focus on the environments and/or on the person. Several clinical examples will be provided to illlustrate
the need to focus on function. Finally, occupational therapists are invited to explore new directions for consideration and intervention as we move
into the next decade.
2D Wheelchair and Seating Assessment and Set Up in the Home: Functional and Practical
Sheila Buck BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), ATP Therapy NOW! Inc.
Completing a thorough but yet concise assessment has always been a challenge in seating mobility and is even more of a challenge when carried
out in the community setting. This workshop will review what information is critical and how to access it in the community setting such that we can
continue to provide time efficient, cost effective and quality assessments into the new decade. Once the assessment is completed and it is time to
fit the chair, questions may arise. Completing a thorough but yet concise assessment is important, but just as important is ensuring that the
prescribed wheelchair and seating system is set up appropriately on delivery. This workshop will review critical points for wheelchair assessment
and set up, as well as what information is critical to share with the client and caregivers on delivery, in order to ensure full use and function of the
wheelchair and seating, after the assessment.
2E Cognitive Behavioural Analysis: A Valuable Tool in Vocational Planning
Marla Rosenfeld MHSc, BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), The Positive Approach | Carolyn Hay BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), The Positive Approach
Facilitating successful return to work remains challenging, and more so when cognitive deficits impede function. This workshop will provide
participants with a brief overview of the Behavioural Cognitive Demands Analysis Tool and its application to the vocational rehabilitation process.
Participants will learn to identify the behavioural /cognitive strengths of the individual and then match them to the behavioura /cognitive demands
of the job. Using two real life case studies, participants will gain appreciation for a client's behavioural/cognitive abilities, be able to clarify
workplace barriers and then learn to develop the necessary steps to explore vocational planning. Combined with a review of effective vocational
rehabilitation principles, participants will gain insight into job readiness, job-site modifications and graduated return to work concepts. Participants
will learn to manage a client presenting with stress/anxiety-related behavioural/cognitive limitations and a client presenting with cognitive deficits
resulting from a mild to moderate acquired brain injury.
2F -1 Outpatient Rehab: Where and How Do We Go From Here?
Charissa Levy MHSc, BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), GTA Rehab Network | Michel Landry PT, PhD, University of Toronto
Diane McLaughlin BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Credit Valley Hospital | Hannah Seo MSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), GTA Rehab Network
The GTA Rehab Network Outpatient Task Group led an initiative to better understand, measure and quantify publicly-funded hospital outpatient
rehabilitation programs and the role that these systems play in supporting patient care and flow through the healthcare system. A comprehensive survey
on utilization of, and access to, outpatient rehab services was conducted among publicly-funded, hospital-based outpatient rehab program in the GTA
in January 2010. Key informant interviews were completed with clinical and management representatives from outpatient rehab programs in the GTA.
The key findings of the survey and key informant interviews will be shared with consideration for service delivery models, wait-times, prioritization,
challenges to access and similarities /differences across program groups. These results will outline the latest developments in under-standing outpatient
rehab, its current and potential contribution within the larger context of publicly-funded healthcare, and areas of focus for future initiatives.
2F-2 Transforming Care - Improving the Client, Provider and System Experience
Debbie Taylor MHSc, BHSc (OT), OT Reg.(Ont.), Toronto Central CCAC | Kathryn Wise MHSc, BHSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.) CHE, Toronto Central CCAC
On February 1, 2010, the Toronto Central CCAC introduced a new service delivery model in order to better meet the unique needs of clients in the
community. This model is divided into six community programs: Mental Health, Child and Family, Palliative, Community Independence Program,
Adult Supportive Care and Seniors Enhanced Care. The model is designed to: "Get People Home" and "Keep People Home"; manage clients
across the care continuum; address common challenges facing high risk clients; integrate with local initiatives and supports for clients; gain a better
understanding of our client populations, their caregivers, and their needs; create a platform for integrated care and interprofessional collaboration;
and provide a greater ability to target resources and activities. The model goes beyond a traditional medical model to include the social
determinants of health and understand their impact on the health status of our clients. The description of the new service delivery model for home
care will outline the collaborative approach used to develop the model.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Morning Workshops 3A – 3F | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
3A A New Landscape: Impact of New SABS Legislation on OT Clinical Practice
Tracy Milner OT Reg. (Ont.), Complex Injury Rehab Inc. | Loreta Stanulis-Duz OT Reg. (Ont.), IRSI
Statutory Accident Benefits regulation changes in Ontario’s auto insurance sector will be described, while focusing on changes that impact clinical
practice. Interpretation of the changes from the perspectives of key stakeholders (e.g., clinicians, legal representatives, insurers) will be discussed.
A panel will be featured to provide a forum for discussion of implications and opportunities for OT practice in the new decade.
3B A New Decade of Opportunity for OT in Mental Health
Sandra Moll OT Reg. (Ont.), Chair OSOT Mental Health Sector Team, McMaster University | Erika Pond Clements OT Reg. (Ont.), WorkMatters |
Donna Dennis MA, OT Reg. (Ont.), University of Western Ontario | Kim Schryburt-Brown MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), Lanark, Leeds & Grenville |
Jane Bowman OT Reg. (Ont.), St. Joseph's Healthcare
Mental health visioning and policy reform is happening at provincial and national levels, and occupational therapists (OTs) are blazing new trails in
many areas of practice. This workshop, hosted by the Mental Health Sector Team of OSOT, will provide an update regarding the strategic directions
outlined by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health, and their implications for OT will be reviewed. The work
of OTs in several emerging areas of practice (eg., Family Health Teams, Aging at Home initiatives, workplace mental health) will be showcased.
The expertise of OTs in facilitating life transitions will also be featured, including consideration of our role with children, youth, adults and older
adults. Participants will be engaged in a dialogue with the Mental Health Sector Team about strategic directions for positioning our profession in
this area of practice.
3C Supporting Educational Inclusion through School-Based Occupational Therapy Collaborative Consultation
Michelle Villeneuve PhD(c), MSc, BSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), Queen's University
Collaborative consultation has been widely adopted in school-based occupational therapy practice in Ontario; however, there is limited conceptual
understanding of how collaboration contributes to outcomes for students with disabilities. This workshop will present findings from multiple-
perspective case study research that examined: (a) the expectations that individual stakeholders had for students receiving school-based
occupational therapy services; and (b) the depth, quality and context of interactions among educators and OTs in practice. Using video-based case
examples, participants will explore strategies for supporting collaborative consultation among educators and OTs. Specific activities and
expectations of students with disabilities in educational settings, and the context of inclusive education, will be examined. From experience,
participants will have to unpack their ideas about "educational relevance" of OT services and consider implications for practice. Participants will
leave with strategies for promoting joint effort and collaborative problem solving to support outcomes for students.
3D Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management: Occupational Therapists Hold the Key to Improved
Outcomes for the Client and Health System
Linda Norton BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), MSCH, Rehabilitation Education Coordinator, Shoppers Home Health Care
A recent study funded by the Canadian Association of Wound Care estimated that the prevalence of pressure ulcers across the Canadian health care
system is 26%, with many more clients being at risk of developing pressure ulcers. Considering the impact of this prevalence on client quality of life
and the cost to our health care system to care for these clients, preventing pressure ulcers should be a high priority for all health care providers.
Although the prevention and management of pressure ulcers requires an interprofessional approach, occupational therapists are critical to the
team. As pressure ulcers occur in all settings (community, acute care, long term care and rehab), a focus on advocacy for the OT role in these settings
is necessary. Framed by inter-professional best practice recommendations, the occupational therapy role will be explored in each of these settings,
including practical strategies for managing pressure, friction and shearing forces. With an aging population, and clients being managed in many
different settings, the prevention of pressure ulcers is not only a priority now, but likely an increasing priority in the future. Come to this workshop
and become inspired to work in this challenging area.
3E Promoting Independence Through the Use of Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADL)
Jerzy Antczak PEng, Bloorview Kids Rehab | Bill Johnson Senior Model Maker, Bloorview Kids Rehab |
Lisa Artero OT Reg. (Ont.), Bloorview Kids Rehab
Clients that have conditions resulting in a lack of active muscle movements, decrease in muscle strength and/or coordination, or other movement
impairments, are often unable to independently control their environment in the traditional manner. Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADL) may
provide clients with special needs, the ability to be more independent in their environments. Workshop participants will learn about who would
benefit from EADL, types of EADL available (commercial and custom solutions), factors to consider when assessing for EADL, integrating
communication and seating systems with EADL, and custom mounting solutions for devices and access hardware. Prescription and funding issues
will be explored. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the use of EADL and how they are customized to meet the goals and needs of clients.
Various EADL devices will be demonstrated. The opportunity to trial commercially available and customized EADL equipment and mounting
hardware will be provided.
3F New Decade, New Opportunities: Occupational Therapy in Family Health Teams
Anne Murphy-Turliuk BSc, OT Reg. (Ont.) C.I.M., Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care | Margie Sills-Maerov BSc, OT Reg. (Ont.) MBA,
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
With Ontario's announcement of funding for occupational therapy in Family Health Teams (FHTs), the new decade brings interdisciplinary primary
health care a new resource and occupational therapists a new opportunity. But what exactly are Family Health Teams and how different is an OTs role
in these organizations? Positioning OT to FHTs requires a new approach to practice in primary care, thoughtful assessment of a Team's roster needs
and effective promotion of the multiple roles and valued services OTs can offer to the primary health care the FHT delivers. Whether you are
interested in working in a Family Health Team or in understanding how they will relate to your services in a continuum of care, this workshop will help
you explore these organizations and the many ways that OTs can assist them to improve access and quality of family health care and to meet local
patient needs. With insights about positioning OT to FHTs you may be inspired to be involved in this new focus of OT practice!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Afternoon Workshops 4A – 4F | 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
4A Understanding Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAE) : The When, Who, What, Why and How's
Rhysa Leyshon OT Reg. (Ont.), BSc(OT), MSc(OT), PhD (cand), Southwestern Rehabilitation Assessments
Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAE) are heavily marketed and competition for referrals is becoming quite fierce among a variety of professionals in
this area of rehabilitation assessment. Unfortunately, referrals often go to the best marketers, not the best qualified professionals or to those
conducting the best assessments to meet client and payer needs. Clients can be harmed physically, emotionally and financially by both the
assessment process and assessment findings. This evidence-based workshop will present current literature as it relates to all facets of FAEs.
Attendees will gain an understanding of when to do an FAE, which clients are appropriate referrals, what type of evaluation to use and what to do
with the results. Evidence will be provided that supports the skills of occupational therapists as assessors. Attendees will learn how to interpret
marketing and “research” literature produced by various FAE assessment vendors. During the workshop attendees will work through case studies
with time for in-depth discussion and questions.
4B Engaging Clients with Concurrent Disorders in Occupational Therapy
Niki Kiepek OT Reg. (Ont.), BSc(Hon), MSc(OT), Addiction Careworker Diploma, PhD(c), University of Western Ontario
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is associated with improved engagement in treatment, enhanced commitment to change and overall improved well-
being (Lundahl et al, in press). While MI is increasingly used in a variety of settings, many occupational therapists remain unfamiliar with this
approach. This presentation will introduce MI principles and microskills, provide opportunities for applying MI techniques, and convey the
application of MI to current occupational therapy models and practices. Occupational therapists have specialized skills and knowledge to facilitate
client participation in meaningful activity. MI can offer enhanced skills to engage clients in treatment, and increase motivation and commitment to
make healthy changes. MI workshops are often described as inspiring. MI provides health providers with strategies to enhance therapeutic
outcomes and engage more effectively with "challenging" clients. MI is a method that is receiving international recognition across professional
disciplines and health settings. There is an opportunity for increased application of MI in OT treatment.
4C Promising Practices in School-Based Occupational Therapy Practice
OSOT School-Based Occupational Therapy Team
For over 25 years occupational therapists across Ontario have worked in the school system developing innovative programs and resources. As we
move into a new decade, it is important that we share some of these practices to ensure that the work we do is reflective of best practice. This
workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn about some of these promising practices. Workshop presenters will briefly describe their
"innovation" and have a few minutes for questions. Presentation topics may include for example: alternate models of service delivery, unique roles,
screening tools and reporting formats, teacher and parent education programs, resources, outcome measurement processes, evaluation research
etc. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be asked to provide their ideas to the School-Based Occupational Therapy Team on how
we can facilitate the continued sharing of ideas and resources after the conference through the use of technology.
4D Cognitive Issues in Older Adults: Is It Delirium or Just Confused?
Sylvia Davidson MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
With the numbers of older adults in our population increasing, it is not unusual to see them across the spectrum of the health care system and in
most areas of clinical practice today. This can present challenges to the health care team, as older adults may demonstrate temporary cognitive
changes associated with a range of illnesses, while others may be suffering from dementia or show signs of cognitive change associated with mood
disorder. Occupational therapists may be called on to assist in making decisions with tremendous impact on the lives of older adults; can she
continue to live safely at home, is it time to take away his driver's license? Recognizing the signs of cognitive change and being able to identify
delirium or dementia can be key to successful assessment and intervention planning. Using case examples, this session will focus on delirium,
examine the differences between delirium and dementia, and present an overview of cognitive screening tools that can be helpful in assessment. It
is hoped that participants will bring their own unique stories and challenges to share.
4E Challenges and Solutions for OTs: Screening and Assessment of the Elderly Driver
Bindhu Sadasivan OT Reg. (Ont.), Toronto Rehab Institute | Nellemarie Hyde BA, BSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), CDRS, Saint Elizabeth Health Care |
Brenda Vrkljan OT Reg. (Ont.), PhD, McMaster University | Bronwen Moore OT Reg. (Ont.), BSc(OT), MA(cand), University of Toronto |
Debbie Hebert OT Reg. (Ont.), BSc(OT), MSc(Kin), University of Toronto
The imminence of mandatory reporting for OTs and other allied health professions has created an urgency in addressing the needs of therapists and
elderly drivers. This presentation will identify key challenges faced by OTs and elderly drivers in Ontario, as identified by OSOT's Aging Driver Task
Force. OTs in Ontario are not currently equipped to effectively aid drivers in maintaining their independence through continued driving and / or
eventual driving retirement. OTs in hospitals and in the community are often faced with the dilemma of determining who will require a driving
assessment, but have few tools with which to make this decision. Current research, screening tools and resources to be discussed include: Clinical
process guidelines for driving goal decision making (flow-sheet) including how and when to liaise with other health care professionals, MTO,
and driving assessment centers; guidelines for pre-driving screening and documentation module developed at Toronto Rehab; patient/family
education material regarding driving; the DriveABLE assessment tool in contrast to the traditional driver rehab assessment.
4F Evidence That Inspires: Discovering the Power of the Databases
Neera Bhatnager BSc, MLIS, McMaster University | Carol DeMatteo Dip P&OT, MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), McMaster University
Through the resources of the Allied Health Professional Development Fund Electronic Health Library, occupational therapists have ready access to
the latest evidence from the convenience of their workplace or home! Complimentary, direct access to some of the largest databases - CINAHL,
Medline and SPORTdiscus - brings key journals and evidence to your computer screen. Think of the inspiration! Let this valuable resource assist you
to provide quality, evidence-informed services for clients, develop new roles and support your own professional development. Join us for an
interactive, hands on workshop which will prepare you to take advantage of the Electronic Health Library. We will explore many features of
databases and learn how to search efficiently and effectively to access the best evidence. Ensure this experiential learning workshop truly makes a
difference to your practice - practice using topics you want to search…so come prepared with ideas! Please bring your own laptop, if possible, to
ensure that every participant can experience the hands-on nature of this session. If this is not possible, please identify on the registration form.
#1 Interim Findings of a PhD Study Investigating the #12 Driving Assessment and Intervention on an Inpatient
Therapeutic Relationship and Functional Outcomes in Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit: Use of a Tool to Support
an Occupational Therapy Intervention Practice
Tricia Morrison BSc(OT)(c), OT Reg. (Ont.), RRP, MEd, CLCP, PhD(c), Christine Jolicoeur BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Bruyère Continuing
Tricia Morrison Occupational Therapy / LifeMark Health Care and Mireille Amyotte BA (Comm), MSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.),
Tricia Morrison Occupational Therapy
#2 A Literature Review Exploring Potential Negative
Consequences of Meaningful Occupation #13 Occupational Therapy (OT) Discharge Planning
Niki Kiepek OT Reg. (Ont.), BSc(Hon), MSc(OT), PhD(c) and Program for Inpatient Older Adults with Mild
Dr. Lilian Magalhães OT Reg. (Ont.), University of Western Ontario Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Pilot Evaluation
Jessica Casey MSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Jennifer Dunstall OTA,
#3 Adapting Guidelines for Smoking Cessation in Canada: Vivan Kwong BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Sapna Ramanan MSc(OT),
Bridging Practice and Research with CAN-ADAPTT OT(C), Kelly Tough BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.) and Tammy Uppenborn
Tamar Meyer MA, Katie Hunter MSc, Janet Ngo MA, and MSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Providence Healthcare
Peter Selby MBBS, CCRP, MHSc, University of Toronto
#14 Montessori-Based Activities for Individuals with
#4 Inspiring Change in Picky Eaters and Parents at Dementia: Impact on Responsive Behaviours
Mealtime! Laurie Macdonald BHSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.),
Terri D'Andrea OT Reg. (Ont.), Kelly Westlake OT Reg. (Ont.) and St. Joseph's Care Group
Rachel Grey Speech Language Pathologist, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO,
Trillium Health Centre #15 "Virtual" Home Safety Assessment after Stroke in a
Remote Aboriginal Community
#5 Establishment of an Inter-Professional Approach to
Beth Linkewich BSc(OT), Katie Harrington MSc(OT), and
Wound Care Alana Oikonen MSc(OT), Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare
Sophie Lahaie BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Andrea Trainor RN MSc(A)
and Dorothy Kessler MSc, BMR, OT, OT Reg. (Ont.), St. Vincent #16 Perceptions of Occupational Therapists Regarding
Hospital Restraint Use
Sylvia Davidson MSc, BSc, Dip Ger, OT Reg. (Ont.), Toronto
#6 Critical Reflection on Occupational Therapy with
Rehabilitation Institute and Joanna Rodomar BSc Psych, MSc(OT)(c),
Assertive Community Treatment University of Toronto
Rosemarie Lidstone* BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Mary Egan** PhD,
OT Reg. (Ont.), Lucy-Ann Kubina** BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), #17 Resilience and Creativity: Inspiration for Recovery and
Greg Macdougall*** BMath, BEd and Anne Raudoy* BSc(OT), Return to Work after Mental Illness
OT Reg. (Ont.), * Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Denise Jennings BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Sue Schwartzentruber
**University of Ottawa, *** Equitable Education Recreation Therapist, R/TRO, Homewood Health Centre
#7 Independence: An Analysis of a Complex and Core #18 Using a Board Game to Introduce Concepts of
Construct in Occupational Therapy Interprofessional Collaboration
Donna Dennis MA, OT Reg. (Ont.), Sarah Bonikowsky BA(Hon), Shirley Price BSc(OT), MSc, Joanna Johnston MSc(OT),
MSc(OT)(c), Sherry-Lee Mackenzie BA(Hon) Psy, MSc(OT)(c), Melissa Monardo MSc(OT), Laura Watling BSc, RRT,
Amanda Musto BSc Psy, MSc(OT)(c) and Kerry Ann Suteu HBK, Maggie Barnes BSc PT, MA, Janet Body PT, Kelvin Chan MSc
MSc(OT)(c), University of Western Ontario (Rehab Science), PT MSc and Barbara Cowie RN, MN, APN,
West Park Healthcare Centre
#8 Inspiration for a New Decade: Applying Evidence in
Everyday Patient Care #19 Assistive Technology for Computer Access - Low Tech
Sian Surridge BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.) and Jennifer Richmond to High Tech Adaptations
BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Halton Healthcare Services Angela Kam MSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Lori Murphy BHSc OT,
OT Reg. (Ont.), Carol Scovil Ph.D., Rehab Engineer, Toronto
#9 OT as Triage Artist for the Total Joint Patient
Melanie Blake BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.) and Renny Wheable
MSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Trillium Health Centre #20 Exploring the Experiences of an Education Program
#10 The Efficacy of International Fieldwork Placements in for Parents of Infants in a Regional Neonatal Intensive
Developing Cultural Competence for Occupational Care Unit
Therapy Students Lucia Cacciacarro OT Reg. (Ont.), MSc(OT), BA Psych/Soc,
Tina Chia-Yen Chang MSc(OT)(c) and Susan Burwash MSc(OT), BA, William Osler Health System and Afshan Khan MSc(OT)(c),
University of Alberta Honours BA Kinesiology and Health Sciences, University of Toronto
#11 Balancing Function, Safety and Independence #21 The Occupational Therapy Examination and Practice
with Seniors Preparation Project (OTepp): Assisting Internationally
Mary Martineau BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Melanie Taylor
Educated Occupational Therapists (IEOTs) Transition to
BSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.) and Mary Grainger BSc PT, Royal Canadian Practice
Ottawa Health Care Group Sue Baptiste MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), Elizabeth Steggles Dip. OT
Reg. (Ont.), Shaminder Dhillon MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.),
Pat McMahon BHSc(OT), OT Reg. (Ont.) and Leah Dix MSc,
OT Reg. (Ont), McMaster University
Inspired Ideas to get the most of ...
48 HOURS TO ACQUAINT & CONNECT!
By registering for both conference days (Friday & Saturday), you will ensure yourself time to enjoy all that OSOT Conference 2010
has to offer: 24 workshop choices - offered by peers, clinical leaders and academics; Heather Moyse's inspiring keynote address;
the latest and greatest offerings from our corporate partners; 20+ posters - presenting important evidence, valuable tips and best
practices; networking breaks; all the food & beverage you will need for each day!; and much, much more.
Register early as an OSOT member for BOTH days to take advantage of the greatest registration savings!
REJUVENATE AT THE HOST HOTEL!
OSOT Conference 2010's host hotel is the beautiful and modern HILTON TORONTO AIRPORT HOTEL & SUITES. For a very
reasonable cost of $129 & taxes per night, the HILTON TORONTO AIRPORT HOTEL & SUITES features many high-end amenities:
newly renovated room decor, outdoor pool, saunas, squash courts, 24 hour room service, state-of-the-art fitness centre,
complimentary airport shuttle and much, much more! Also included are FREE PARKING, FREE ROUND TRIP SHUTTLE SERVICE TO
THE CONFERENCE VENUE and ½ price in-room wireless internet access - ALL negotiated benefits and a cost savings of $20 / day!
Perhaps the greatest benefits the "hotel experience" offers, however, include the chance to further network with your professional
peers, remain in the center of the activity surrounding the conference, and truly have a break from your day to day routines - you
Our Conference depends on your patronage of this room block. Because of our contractual agreement with the Hilton Toronto Airport
Hotel & Suites, and because we heartily believe that staying at the conference hotel is part of your conference experience, conference
organizers recommend this hotel exclusively. We can be enthusiastic in our recommendation - we think you'll appreciate both the
pampering and the value!
"PLAY A PART" IN THE SOCIAL EVENING!
Exhilarating! Energizing! THE DRUM CAFE - everyone gets a drum, everyone gets involved and everyone leaves motivated! As we
unite at Conference to gain insight and inspiration to address together the challenges and opportunities before our profession in the
decade ahead....what better way to celebrate our gathering than with the most ancient of team building, energizing and inspiring
activities - drumming! Imagine the adrenaline that will be pumping through the room when 200+ OTs start drumming to the same
beat! Imagine the stress that can be released! And speaking of stress....we've planned to help you avoid it (i.e. - the FRIDAY NIGHT
RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC!) by inviting you to stay with friends and colleagues for a fabulous plated meal and this enlivening SOCIAL
EVENING with the DRUM CAFE! We'll even provide your transportation back to the hotel so there's nothing to think about other
than having a great time!
Allied Health Not an OSOT member?
Professional Development Fund Join today and take advantage of our
REMINDER! You may be eligible for reimbursement of Not only will you receive the member’s rate for attending
your conference registration fees! Conference 2010 (a savings of $126) but you’ll receive your
2010-2011 membership for $50 off the standard price.
Registered Ontario occupational therapists may make
application to the ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL That’s a combined savings of $176!!!
DEVELOPMENT FUND for reimbursement of fees to You can download the Conference/Membership Special
support professional development up to a maximum of $1500. application form at:
For more information, criteria and application materials, see Please contact John Crawford at 416-322-3011 ext. 223 or
www.ahpdf.ca firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
WEBSITES of INTEREST:
YOUR CONFERENCE FEES INCLUDE:
Workshop program; exhibit hall access; poster hall access; keynote address (Friday); plenary address (Saturday) AGM luncheon (Friday only); Friday
Evening Reception "Inspiration Unveiled"; nutrition as noted in brochure; and unlimited opportunities to socialize!
Certificates of participation will be provided to workshop participants on the day of the workshop at registration. Receipts for fees paid will only be
issued at the conference. OSOT will advise you prior to the conference if, for any reason, the workshop for which you have registered is not
available prior to the conference.
CANCELLATION / SUBSTITUTION POLICY:
Cancellations will be refunded less $50.00 administration fee with notice of cancellation being received at email@example.com no later than
September 10, 2010. Substitutions may be made but notice must be received by firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 10, 2010.
OSOT reserves the right to cancel this conference and/or workshop(s) due to unforeseen circumstances and will be responsible only for refunding
If you have special needs related to dietary or accessibility requirements, please identify these needs on the registration form and a staff person will
contact you to discuss arrangements to meet your needs. Although we will make every effort to accommodate your dietary needs, there will be
additional charges for special orders.
Extend your OSOT 2010 experience by staying at the beautiful host hotel, THE TORONTO AIRPORT HOTEL & SUITES.
A block of rooms has been reserved at a room rate of $129.00 (2 double beds), not including applicable taxes.
For reservations contact the TORONTO HILTON AIRPORT HOTEL & SUITES at 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667)
The HILTON HOTEL address is: 5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4V 1N1 www.toronto-apt.hilton.com
Book rooms before Friday, September 3, 2010 to receive the OSOT special rate. Please identify that you are with GROUP CODE: OCCU10
(Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists 2010) room block to access this rate. Should you experience any difficulty in making your reservation,
please inform Heather Reid: 519-652-0364 or email@example.com
OSOT is pleased to say that PARKING at both the hotel and at the International Centre is FREE.
In addition, OSOT has arranged for a dedicated complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the conference venue.
TRAVELLING TO THE CONFERENCE:
The TORONTO AIRPORT HOTEL & SUITES, as well as the CONFERENCE CENTRE at the INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, are easily accessible by car,
GO transit, Mississauga Transit, and plane. All registered delegates will receive a "destination map" in their confirmation packages mailed prior to
the conference. Delegates can also access various travel directions on the OSOT website.
REGISTER ON-LINE TODAY:
Delegates are strongly encouraged to use the ON-LINE REGISTRATION & SECURE PAYMENT option! The on-line registration process allows
delegates to immediately submit their registration, use their credit card information for payment (credit card numbers are not stored electronically),
and receive an immediate confirmation of their payment by means of a credit card receipt and a confirmation email showing their registration has
REGISTER ON-LINE today at
CONFERENCE EARLY: faxed, postmarked or received on-line on or before JULY 31, 2010
FEES: REGULAR: faxed, postmarked or received on-line on or after AUGUST 1, 2010
STUDENT RATES STUDENT RATES
OSOT MEMBER OSOT MEMBER NON-MEMBER NON-MEMBER
EARLY REGULAR EARLY REGULAR EARLY REGULAR EARLY REGULAR
Friday, September 24 and
Saturday, September 25 $399 $499 $275 $325 $525 $625 $335 $385
Friday, September 24 $280 $320 $170 $210 $340 $380 $200 $230
Saturday, September 25 $280 $320 $170 $210 $340 $380 $200 $230
2010 Conference At-A-Glance
FRIDAY September 24, 2010 SATURDAY September 25, 2010
8:00 am Registration & Breakfast 8:00 am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall & Posters
Breakfast sponsored by:
8:30 am Opening Ceremonies Skyes Assistance Services Corporation
9:00 am Keynote Speaker 8:45 am Plenary Speaker
Heather Moyse – The Smallest of Inspirations Christie Brenchley – Inspiration for Action:
Keynote presentation sponsored by: Current Issues, Trends and Opportunities
Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
9:30 am Morning Workshops 3A - 3F
10:00 am Networking Break & Refreshments
3A A New Landscape: Impact of New SABS
10:30 am Morning Workshops 1A - 1F Legislation on OT Clinical Practice
1A Future Care Costing: New Challenges in a 3B A New Decade of Opportunity for OT
Changing Environment in Mental Health
1B Marketing Your Occupational Therapy 3C Supporting Educational Inclusion through School-
Based Occupational Therapy Collaborative
1C Towards Holistic and Occupation – Focussed Consultation
Practice with Children and Youth
3D Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management:
1D Diagnosis ... More Than Just Words Occupational Therapists Hold the Key to
Improved Outcomes for the Client and Health
1E Collaborative Leadership: Influencing Change System
1F AAC and Psycho-educational Assessment: 3E Promoting Independence Through the Use of
A Collaborative Clinical Assessment with People Who Electronic Aids to Daily Living
Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication
3F New Decade, New Opportunities: Occupational
12:00 pm Lunch and OSOT AGM Therapy in Family Health Teams
1:30 pm Afternoon Workshops 2A - 2F 10:30 am Nutrition Break in the Exhibit Hall and
Poster Viewing with Authors
2A Proposal Writing: An Oxymoron (or Contradiction
in Terms)! 11:00 am Morning Workshops Resume
2B How Does This Make You Feel? 12:00 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall / Poster Viewing
Psychotherapy and OT
1:15 pm Afternoon Workshops 4A - 4F
2C Sensory Processing: Understanding
and Application 4A Understanding Functional Abilities Evaluations
(FAE): The When, Who, What, Why and How's
2D Wheelchair and Seating Assessment and
Set Up in the Home: Functional and Practical 4B Engaging Clients with Concurrent Disorders in
2E Cognitive Behavioural Analysis: A Valuable
Tool in Vocational Planning 4C Promising Practices in School-Based Occupational
2F-1 Outpatient Rehab: Where and How Do
We Go From Here? 4D Cognitive Issues in Older Adults: Is It Delirium or
AND Just Confused?
2F-2 Transforming Care - Improving the Client,
Provider and System Experience 4E Challenges and Solutions for OTs: Screening and
Assessment of the Elderly Driver
3:00 pm Nutrition Break & Poster Viewing
4F Evidence That Inspires: Discovering the
3:30 pm Afternoon Workshops resume Power of the Databases
5:00 pm Inspiration Unveiled! 3:45 pm Closing Ceremonies
Exhibit Hall and OT Month Reception
7:00 pm Inspiration Unplugged!
Social Event ($50 /person)
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It is anticipated that interest in some CONFERENCE FEES:
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Please indicate your 1st choice 2nd choice
first and second choices
with # and letter. 1A 1C FRIDAY, September 24
SATURDAY, September 25
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th
1A–1F 1st choice______ 2nd choice______ FRIDAY 7-10 pm (# of tickets _____ x $50 each)
NOTE: All tickets to the FRIDAY SOCIAL are
ordered separately and must be pre-ordered.
2A–2F 1st choice______ 2nd choice______ SUB TOTAL:
+ 13% HST
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th TOTAL PAYMENT
3A–3F 1st choice______ 2nd choice______
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Delaware, Ontario N0L 1E0
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OSOT 2010 CONFERENCE
You won’t want
to miss this...
September 24 & 25, 2010
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