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March-April 2018: Kunming

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Kungming’s Golden Temple

Purpose: In March-April, members of the USC Chan China Initiative team will travel to Kunming to speak at the 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.

 

December 2017: Hong Kong, Beijing, and 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

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

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