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October 2017: APOTS in Taiwan

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Purpose: The China Initiative will be representing USC Chan at the 1st Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Symposium in October.

USC Chan faculty members Julie McLaughlin Gray and Adley Chan will be at the symposium from Oct. 17-22 hosted by the Taiwan Occupational Therapy Association, Chang Gung University’s Department of Occupational Therapy, and the Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Regional Group (APOTRG).

Although McLaughlin Gray and Chan are not scheduled to speak, they will be meeting with partners and parties and keep at the forefront of occupational therapy in Asia. For additional inquiries about the China Initiative or USC Chan at APOTS, email Dr. Chan at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

June 2017: Beijing & Guiyang

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Purpose: To meet with China Initiative partners and attend the “3rd Annual Conference of Rehabilitation Medicine Society of China International Exchange and Promotion Association for Medicine and Healthcare” highlighted with a keynote address by China Initiative Director Julie McLaughlin Gray.

Delegation: USC Chan faculty members Julie McLaughlin Gray and Adley Chan, and USC OTD Residents Sherry Chen Xiaoyu and Lily Xu Ruiying

Pediatric physical therapist Yifang Li, left, describes her clinical reasoning at Peking University First Hospital

The USC Chan Division China Initiative team with Dr. Cui Wang, fourth from left, and several clinicians at Peking University First Hospital

Lily Xu Ruiying, left, and Julie McLaughlin Gray, right, onstage during McLaughlin Gray’s keynote address at the “3rd Annual Conference of Rehabilitation Medicine Society of China International Exchange and Promotion Association for Medicine and Healthcare”

McLaughlin Gray speaking about occupational therapy and the concept of “occupation” to an audience of rehabilitation physicians

April 2017: Chinese Delegation at AOTA Conference

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Purpose: Faculty members from Peking University Health Science Center, who are collaborating with the USC Chan Division to develop the details of the China Initiative curriculum and program, traveled from Beijing to Philadelphia to attend the American Occupational Therapy Association’s annual conference. The delegation experienced the energy and passion on display at this premier conference while learning more about occupational therapy as it is practiced, taught and researched in the United States.

Delegation:

  • Professor Mouwang Zhou, Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Peking University Third Hospital
  • Professor Ninghua Wang, Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Peking University First Hospital
  • Dr. Yanyan Yang, Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Peking University Third Hospital
  • Dr. Cui Wang, Attending Physician in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Peking University First Hospital
  • Ms. Qiaoyun Zhang, Physical Therapist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Peking University Third Hospital
  • Ms. Yifang Li, Physical Therapist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Peking University First Hospital

Members of the China Initiative partner delegation tour and visit with the occupational therapy staff at Philadelphia’s Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

October-November 2016: Yantai & Shanghai

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Purpose: In Yantai, the team presented at the “Fourth National Congress of Rehabilitation Education of the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine.” Carey Sokol and OTD Resident Lily Xu presented on OT fieldwork models in the US, while Adley Chan and OTD Resident Sherry Chen gave a presentation titled, “Occupational Science: Informing Occupational Therapy Practice.” OTD Residents Lily Xu and Sherry Chen also gave presentations at the conference’s Student Forum, respectively titled, “Occupational Therapy: Living life to it’s fullest” and “Post Professsional Master’s Program in OT at USC.”

In Shanghai, the team attended and presented at the “10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Rehabilitation.” Sook-Lei Liew presented on “Enigma Stroke Recovery: Using big data neuroimaging to predict motor recovery after stroke.” Kristin Nxumalo and Whitney Pike presented on “Occupational Therapy’s Distinct Role in Heart Failure Management.”

At both conferences, the teams engaged in networking and nurtured existing relationships in China.

Delegation: In Yantai: Carey Sokol, Adley Chan, Sherry Chen Xiao Yu, and Lily Xu Ruiying. In Shanghai: Julie McLaughlin Gray, Sook-Lei Liew, Kristin Nxumalo, Whitney Pike, Adley Chan, Sherry Chen Xiaoyu, and Lily Xu Ruiying.

From left to right, Michael Li, President and CEO of SinoRehab, a subsidiary of Healthpoint Capital; Greg Li, Managing Director at Healthpoint Capital; Adley Chan, USC Chan Division China Initiative Coordinator; John Foster, Chairman and CEO of Healthpoint Capital; Julie McLaughlin Gray, USC Chan Division China Initiative Director; Sherry Chen Xiaoyu, USC Chan Division China Initiative OTD resident; and Lily Xu Ruiying, USC Chan Division China Initiative OTD resident

USC Chan Division China Initiative team takes a selfie in front of the OT Room at a hospital affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

USC Chan Division China Initiative team with Professor Lijuan Ao, left, Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Therapy at Kunming Medical University and Chairman of the Education Committee of the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (CARM)

October 2016: Partnership with Peking University

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USC, Peking University to team on one of China’s first graduate programs in occupational therapy

USC Provost Michael Quick and Peking University Health Science Center President Qimin Zhan formalize the partnership between the two institutions. (Photo/Philip Channing)

USC Provost Michael Quick and Peking University Health Science Center President Qimin Zhan formalize the partnership between the two institutions. (Photo/Philip Channing)

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