October-November 2016: Yantai & Shanghai
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.