University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC Chan Occupational Science Symposium | The 26th Symposium

Thursday, September 19, 2019
USC Caruso Catholic Center
Los Angeles, CA

26th Chan OS Symposium

The 26th USC Chan Occupational Science Symposium, “Celebrating the past and mobilizing the future,” was held on Sept. 19, 2019, at USC’s Caruso Catholic Center. The event featured presentations from USC faculty and alumni, including:

Grace Baranek

Grace Baranek

PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
University of Southern California
“A Collective Vision of Occupational Science at USC Chan”

Mary Lawlor

Mary Lawlor

ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
University of Southern California
“An Untold Story: A Unifying Narrative of the Discipline of Occupational Science”

Thomas Valente

PhD
University of Southern California
“Social Networks and the Spread of New Ideas and Practices”

Featured keynote panelists included:

Florence Clark

Florence Clark

PhD, OTR (retired), FAOTA
University of Southern California

Elizabeth June Yerxa

Elizabeth J. Yerxa

EdD, OTR (retired), FAOTA
University of Southern California

Ruth Zemke

Ruth Zemke

PhD, OTR (retired), FAOTA
University of Southern California

The 2019 Wilma West Lecture was given by:

Clare Hocking

Clare Hocking

PhD, MHSc, DipOT
Auckland University of Technology
“Occupation in context: A reflection on environmental influences on human doing”

Symposium Agenda

You can also view the USC Chan Occupational Science Symposium Agenda in PDF form.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how occupational science has evolved from its beginnings at USC to an international academic discipline;
  • Explain how various academic and scientific influences shaped the development of occupational science;
  • Identify how diverse scholarly projects engage with or contribute to occupational science;
  • Develop ideas about occupational science’s contribution to occupational therapy, integration with university initiatives, or role in addressing “wicked” social problems;
  • Summarize current understandings about the relationship of occupation and context; and
  • Articulate how research findings can influence practice and promote health and well-being.

Registration

Registration for the 26th USC Chan Occupational Science Symposium is now closed. For questions or other information, please contact the Symposium Planning Team at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Earn AOTA CEUs

Attendees of the symposium are eligible to earn 0.65 AOTA CEUs (6.5 Contact Hours). Contact Jackie Mardirossian for more information.

Contact

Please contact the Occupational Science Symposium Planning Team at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions or concerns.