Conference Information



2020 Fall Conference - Handouts

AOTPAC Ambassador Job Description
AOTPAC ConnOTA 2020 Final Presentation
COVID-19 – A Presentation for OTs ConnOTA conference 11-9
Helpful Links from AOTPAC Presentation
OT and C19 ConnOTA

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ConnOTA Fall SIS Conference
November 7-11, 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Registration Information/Membership Registration


Cancellations must be received by email by November 3, 2020 to receive a refund, minus a $20 admin fee.  No refunds will be made after this date.


Members: $85                                Non-members: $100 


Student Members: $25                Student Non-members: $35





9:00-9:30 AM

President’s Welcome and Business Meeting

Corrin Campbell and Board Members

9:30-10:00 AM

CT Legislative Update

Andy Markowicz

ConnOTA Lobbyist

10:00-10:30 AM



Sarah McKinnon OT, OTD, OTR, BCPR, MPA; AOTPAC Regional Representative

10:30-10:45 AM



10:45 AM-12:15 PM

Keynote Address:

Telehealth and the Occupational Therapy Practitioner: Effective Implementation and Practitioner Self-Care

Douglene Jackson PhD, OTR/L, LMT, ATP

12:15-12:30 PM



12:30-1:30 PM

Anti-Racism in Healthcare: Promoting Social and Occupational Justice Through Our Own Actions

Michael J. Urban, MS, OTD, MBA, CEAS, OTR/L

Monday, November 9, 2020

6:00-7:00 PM

General Health Promotion & Wellness and Mental Health SIS:

COVID-19: A Presentation for Occupational Therapists

Sheelagh M. Schlegel DrHsc, MPH, OTR/L, CAPS

7:00-8:00 PM

Rehabilitation, Disability, & Participation SIS:

Acute Care Occupational Therapist Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mariella Racamato OTR/L, Jaclyn Piselli OTR/L, Jen Featheringham OTR/L, & Peiluen Kuo OTR/L

8:00-8:30 PM

Networking & Social (Half) Hour & Raffle

Facilitator: SIS Liaisons/Chairs

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

6:00-7:00 PM


Productive Aging SIS:

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Aging in Place

Gosta “Gus” Schlegel, MPS, OTR/L, CAPS


7:00-8:00 PM

Children & Youth SIS:

Developmental Trauma and Coping Skills for Children in Schools

Sharon M. McCloskey, EdD, MBA, OT/L, DipCOT

8:00-8:30 PM

Networking & Social (Half) Hour & Raffle

Facilitator: SIS Liaisons/Chairs

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

6:00-7:15 PM

The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 4th Edition (OTPF-4): Understanding and Applying the Revised Document

Liz Griffin Lannigan PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

AOTA SIS Council Liaison to the Commission on Practice

7:15-8:15 PM


Technology SIS & Administration and Management SIS:

Supporting Therapists in the Remote Environment

Karen E. Majeski OTD, OTR/L & Tara J. Glennon EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

8:15-8:45 PM

Networking & Social (Half) Hour & Raffle

Facilitator: SIS Liaisons/Chairs



Spring Conference Information - Coming soon!

Conference at a Glance - Click here

Vendor/Sponsorship Opportunities and Descriptions - Click here

ConnOTA Annual Award Nomination Information - Click here

Conference Resources - Click here 

Session Tracks 

  • Mental Health Track
  • Children & Youth Track
  • Productive Aging Track
  • Rehabilitation and Disability Track
  • Academic Education/Fieldwork Track
  • Student/New Grad Track