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April 2018: Salt Lake City & Los Angeles

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Members of the USC Chan China Initiative team at the University of Utah / Photo by Adley Chan

Purpose: In April, the USC Chan Division once again hosted a delegation from PUHSC at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, held in April 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition to conference-related educational and social activities, the delegation visited the University of Utah’s Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies to view the teaching, research and clinical practice spaces at the university and its affiliated medical center.

After returning from Salt Lake City to Southern California, the PUHSC team toured the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, the laboratory space of Dr. Shawn Roll and the clinical practice areas at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, Calif.

In late April, USC Chan also hosted international visitors in Los Angeles. Dr. LIANG Bing, principal and director at the Suzhou Industrial Park Boai School & Boai Rehabilitation Clinic, and Prof. LI Jianan, professor and physician consultant at the Jiangsu Province Hospital, and former head of the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine, visited the USC Health Sciences Campus and toured Therapy West, Inc. pediatric clinic in Los Angeles.

March-April 2018: Beijing & Kunming

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Dr. Adley Chan at the 2018 International Occupational Therapy Conference in Kunming

Purpose: In March and April, members of the USC Chan China Initiative team traveled to Beijing and Kunming.

In Beijing, they visited the PKU 6th Hospital (Peking Mental Health Institute), the Beijing Haidian District Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital and the Xueyuan Road Community Service Center. The team also held meetings with PUHSC partners to continue developing PUHSC’s occupational therapy graduate education curriculum.

In Kunming, the team attended the 2018 International Occupational Therapy Conference jointly organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Occupational Therapy, Kunming Medical University School of Rehabilitation, the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and several other groups. The USC Chan Division was also a sponsor of the conference.

At the conference, Dr. Julie McLaughlin Gray gave a keynote lecture titled, “Managing Chronic Conditions Beyond the Clinic: Lifestyle Redesign and Telehealth.” Dr. Adley Chan moderated a session about curriculum design, while Professors Zhou and Wang from the PKU 3rd and 1st Hospitals, respectively, discussed occupational therapy education at PUHSC and our partnership. Dr. Deborah Pitts also gave a presentation titled, “Mediating Impact of Neurocognitive Deficits on Everyday Function for Persons Labeled with Psychiatric Disabilities.”

Delegation: USC Chan faculty members Julie McLaughlin Gray, Adley Chan and Deborah Pitts, and USC OTD Residents Dayna Lee.

December 2017: Hong Kong, Beijing, & Fuzhou

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Members of the USC Chan China Initiative team at Beijing’s Forbidden City / Photo by Adley Chan

Purpose: In December, a USC Chan China Initiative delegation visited Hong Kong, Beijing and Fuzhou.

In Hong Kong, members of the team visited and dined with Mrs. T.H. Chan and her family including USC Trustee Ronnie C. Chan MBA ’76.

In Beijing, team members attended and delivered presentations at the PUHSC Rehabilitation Symposium; attended and delivered presentations at the CARM Annual Conference during the Annual Meeting of which an “Occupational Therapy Sub-Committee” was created; and attended an honorary dinner in recognition of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between USC Chan and CARM pledging to help China build its rehabilitation base.

In Fuzhou, team members attended and presented at the 3rd China Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Congress (COTREC).

Delegation: USC Chan faculty members Grace Baranek, Julie McLaughlin Gray, Adley Chan, Shawn Roll, Stacey Schepens Niemiec and Ashley Halle, and USC OTD Residents Dayna Lee and Lily Xu Ruiying

Grace Baranek (right) at the PUHSC Rehabilitation Symposium / Photo by Adley Chan

Shawn Roll at the PUHSC Rehabilitation Symposium / Photo by Adley Chan

Julie McLaughlin Gray at the PUHSC Rehabilitation Symposium/ Photo by Adley Chan

The China Initiative team fielding audience questions at the PUHSC Rehabilitation Symposium / Photo by Adley Chan

Grace Baranek takes the podium at the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference / Photo by Adley Chan

Visiting the Great Wall of China / Photo by Adley Chan

Grace Baranek, center, and colleagues at the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference / Photo by Adley Chan

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding between CARM and USC Chan to jointly advance rehabilitation in China / Photo by Adley Chan

The Memorandum of Understanding between CARM and USC Chan / Photo by Adley Chan

October 2017: APOTS in Taiwan

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Purpose: The USC Chan China Initiative team attended the first-ever Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Symposium, hosted Oct. 17-22 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 were not scheduled to speak, they met with partners and parties at the forefront of occupational therapy in Asia.

Delegation: USC Chan faculty members Julie McLaughlin Gray and Adley Chan

Photo courtesy of APOTS

Photo courtesy of APOTS

Photo courtesy of APOTS

Photo courtesy of APOTS

Photo courtesy of APOTS

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

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