China Initiative Visits Beijing and Kunming | March–April 2018
February 15, 2018
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.”