Aging at Upcoming Conferences

January 25, 2017

As 2017 begins, many organizations and institutions focused on older adults and aging are gearing up for conferences and meetings to be held across the United States.

Conferences include New Partners for Smart Growth, American Society on Aging’s Aging in America Conference, and the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration. Below is a list of where the work of our faculty, staff, and students from Washington University in St. Louis—as well as other area universities and organizations from St. Louis—will be presented.

In addition to presentations, two faculty from the Washington University School of Medicine’s Program in Occupational Therapy have been selected to receive awards to be presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) conference.

Professor and Elias Michael Director of Program in Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine

Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Professor and Elias Michael Executive Director of the Program in Occupational Therapy, will receive two distinguished honors. One from AOTA for her lifelong commitment to the occupational therapy profession and the improvement of people’s lives, as well as her contributions to the profession in her leadership, research, assessment tools, teachings, and advocacy for policy reform. Baum was also selected as the recipient of the 2017 Meritorious Service Award for her leadership in the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF).

Peggy Barco, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Medicine, will receive the AOTA’s Roster of Fellows Award in recognition of her significant influence in the continuing education and professional development of members of AOTA. Dr. Barco will be recognized for her contributions to the “Advancement of Driving Rehabilitation Practice.”

Both awardees will be recognized at the AOTA/AOTF Awards Ceremony at the AOTA Annual Conference on April 1, 2017 from 5:45-6:45PM at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. The ceremony will be open to the public.

Winter & Spring 2017 Conference Presentations

Note: Only the St. Louis-based presenters for each session are listed.

New Partners for Smart Growth, February 2-4

Healthy Communities for All Ages: Case Studies on Promising Practices | Lori Fiegel, St. Louis County

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, March 9-12

Out on the Town Together: An Intergenerational Community Exploration Program | Brian Carpenter, Washington University

Brian D. Carpenter headshot
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Arts & Sciences

American Society on Aging, March 20-24

Best Practices for Integrating Geriatrics Into Primary Care: Working With CBOs and the Aging Network | Marla Berg-Weger, Saint Louis University

Reducing Fall Risk for Vulnerable Seniors | Sonia Deal, Affinia Healthcare; Sarah Lovegreen, Juliet Simone, OASIS

LGBT Senior Housing: Critical Questions and Perspectives | Vanessa Fabbre, Washington University; Sherrill Wayland, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders

Rejuvenate, Reconstruct, Re-create: Rethinking Your Falls Prevention Coalition | Juliet Simone, OASIS

Grownups Wanted: Intergenerational Program Best Practices and Rewards | Jeanne Foster, Shelby Schroeder, OASIS

Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy, Brown School, and Director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging

Elder Voices on Community Issues | Stephanie Herbers, Clarissa Jackson, Nancy Morrow-Howell, Washington University

National Forum on LGBT Aging | Vanessa Fabbre, Washington University

American Occupational Therapy Association, March 30-April 2

Systematic Review on Occupational Therapy and Productive Aging | Stacy Smallfield, Washington University

Assessing Functional Cognition: Its Importance in Occupational Therapy Research and Practice | Carolyn Baum, Washington University

Driving Interventions: Best Evidence and Practice in Driving Simulation with At-Risk Populations Through the Lifespan | Peggy Barco, Washington University

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology, School of Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

The Course and Predictors of Patient Participation in Inpatient Occupational Therapy: Understanding the Impact on Outcomes and Implementation Barriers | Alex Wong, Katrina Christopher, Eric Lenze, Washington University

The Impact of Functional, Fluid, and Crystallized Cognition on Gainful Employment of People with Neurological Disorders: A Multisite Cohort Study | Alex Wong, Alexis Young, Carolyn Baum, Washington University

AOTA Centennial Vision Presidential Panel | Carolyn Baum, Washington University

An Occupational Therapy Practice Model to Support Post-9/11 Veterans Experiencing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury | Monica Perlmutter, Washington University

Identifying Communication Behaviors that Promote Interprofessional Teamwork Among Health Care Profession Students | Monica Perlmutter, Washington University

Promoting OT’s Distinct Role and Value in Practice and Policy | Carolyn Baum, Washington University

Supporting Daily Life for Older Adults with Low Vision Using iPad Applications | Stacy Smallfield, Washington University

Click HERE for dates and times of conference presentations.

Did we miss your involvement in an upcoming conference? Let us know by sending us an email or calling us at 314.747.9192.