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

Photos from the 26th USC Chan Occupational Science 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, Mary Lawlor and a keynote talk from Thomas Valente.

The founders panel featured Professors Emereti Florence Clark, Elizabeth J. Yerxa and Ruth Zemke. The 2019 Wilma West Lecture was given by Clare Hocking.

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.

Earn AOTA CEUs

Attendees of the symposium are eligible to earn 0.65 AOTA CEUs (6.5 Contact Hours). Please 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.