Occupational Therapy Conference Set for Sept. 18-20

The Georgia Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference will take place at the Brenau East Campus at the Featherbone Communiversity Friday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 20.

Amiee Copeland — a University of West Georgia psychology student who made international news in 2012 after contracting a nearly fatal flesh-eating bacteria infection — will speak at a special students-only event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 18. She will deliver her keynote address to all convention attendees at 6 p.m.

Dr. Barbara Schell, associate dean of Brenau’s College of Health Sciences, will give a keynote speech at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 19. Breakout sessions will  take place from 9:45 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., with Brenau faculty members Dr. Wendy Holmes, Dr. Mary Shotwell and Dr. Robin Underwood among those presenting lectures and demonstrations. The evening concludes with a networking social and silent auction from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.

The conference wraps up Sept. 20, with sessions including a discussion of occupational therapy legislative and regulatory issues at 8:30 a.m. and a conversation on ethics featuring Dr. Andrea Birch, Dean of Brenau’s College of Fine Arts & Humanities, at 9:30 a.m.

Brenau students can register by going to http://www.gaota.com. For more information on the conference, please send an email to info@gaota.com or call (678) 554-8258.