China Initiative Visits Beijing | November 2018
April 12, 2019
China Initiative Community and Partners Conferences International Lectures and Talks Students
In November, the China Initiative team attended the 2nd Peking University International Conference on Medical Humanities: Narrating Birth, Ageing and Death at the Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) in Beijing. At the conference, Dr. Julie McLaughlin Gray presented a keynote lecture titled “‘Taking My Territory Back:’ Narrative Exposure of the Complexity of Non-Compliance in Healing and Recovery Following Stroke.”
The team then attended the 2nd Annual Conference of the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (CARM) at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. There, Dr. Julie McLaughlin Gray presented a keynote lecture in the main forum titled “Fieldwork in Occupational Therapy Educational Learning Objectives and Curriculum Design.” In the international Chinese-American rehabilitation forum, Dr. Adley Chan gave a presentation in Chinese titled “Occupational Therapy (OT) and Occupational Science (OS): Overview of the Development in China and the U.S.”
The China Initiative team also toured the traditional Chinese gardens and Weiming Lake at the Peking University main campus, visited the China Rehabilitation Research Center to learn more about their facilities and their connection with Capital Medical University, the first school to offer a WFOT-accredited OT program in China, and visited the Healthy China Research Center to learn about their organization and plans for the future of rehabilitation in China.
The team also held a meeting with PUHSC senior staff and core colleagues to discuss updates on the PUHSC master’s degree in occupational therapy curriculum, updates on faculty training and continue preparations for the Fall 2019 occupational therapy program launch.
USC Chan faculty members Julie McLaughlin Gray and Adley Chan, and USC OTD Residents Cameron Chang and Elena Meng.