Congratulations!

Congratulations to our Legislative Co-Chair Yvette Hachtel on receiving the AOTA Roster of Fellows. Her “significant contributions in education and advocacy” will be recognized at the 2016 Annual Conference and Expo in Chicago, IL.

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Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Program

Visit this link to see the great work at UTHSC.

http://wreg.com/2016/02/09/rachel-kay-stevens-therapy-center-opens-today/

http://www.commercialappeal.com/columnists/david-waters/new-ut-clinic-to-carry-on-late-therapy-students-life-goal-2adf36fc-77e1-041b-e053-0100007ff4e1-368096151.html

http://news.uthsc.edu/pro-bono-pediatric-occupational-therapy-center-to-open-at-uthsc-in-memory-of-ot-student-who-died-in-2015/

Comments requested!

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is inviting comment from all communities of interest regarding potential issues raised by stakeholders for revisions to the ACOTE Accreditation Standards for:

1) Doctoral-Degree-Level Educational Programs for the Occupational Therapist
2) Master’s-Degree-Level Educational Programs for the Occupational Therapist
3) Associate-Degree-Level Educational Programs for the Occupational Therapy Assistant

The revised accreditation Standards will include requirements for a baccalaureate-degree-level educational program for the occupational therapy assistant. Feedback on these issues will guide the development of the draft Standards revisions, which will be disseminated in February 2017. To submit comment, please click on the link below to the web-based survey:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2458856/Call-for-Comment-ACOTE-Educational-Standards

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

ALL SURVEYS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1, 2016.

CEU Course at UTHSC

“Sensory Processing Disorder… Connecting the Dots!” will be held Saturday, January 30 in Memphis, TN. For full course brochure, click here:  SPD_Brochure_Final2016

PAMS Course: Middle Tennessee

Thursday March 31, 2016 – Sunday April 3, 2016

Life Care Center of Hickory Woods

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Description:

Workshop is LIMITED to 18 participants. Applications will be processed in the order received. For complete agenda, click here. Participants who complete the thermal workshop will receive 15 continuing education units and those completing the electrical workshop will receive 20 continuing education units.

All questions regarding the workshop need to be directed to Joyce McDaniel at joyce@tnota.org. DO NOT CONTACT WORKSHOP SITE.
** Please make sure you register for the right course selection.
NOTE: Your registration is not complete until your payment is received; no payments will be accepted at the course site.

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Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Ribbon Cutting

Chancellor Steve Schwab and Dean Noma Anderson cordially invite you to attend the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 10:30am to 12:30pm
UTHSC Boling Center
711 Jefferson Avenue, Room 417
Memphis, TN 38163

The UTHSC Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center is a student-run pro bono clinic. The center provides consultation, evaluation, individual treatment and patient/family education.

Rachel Kay Stevens was a first-year Occupational Therapy student at UTHSC who passed away in late January 2015. This clinic is named after her to honor her memory and the work she would have done as an occupational therapist.

Complimentary parking will be available in the J Lot at the rear side of the center on Court Street.

RSVP by February 3 to (901) 448-4973 or sdavi139@uthsc.edu.