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LCCC to host COTA conference

Published May 03. 2010 05:00PM

The 13th Annual COTA (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant) Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Route 309, Schnecksville.

Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) can earn PDUs in this dynamic conference featuring diverse presenters. Topics Include "Implementing Sensory Strategies in the Classroom" with Cristina Urban, MS, OTR/L; "Osteoporosis and the Geriatric Spine" with Tim Haring, PT and March Shander, OTR; "Treatment of the Medically Complex Client" with James Kehinde, PT/DPT and Megan McLaughlin, OTR/L; and "You Bring Out the Music in Me" with Marcia O'Connor, COTA/L.

Luncheon presenter is Jeremy Dunlap, PT, MSPT, Clinical Program Manager at Accelerated Care Plus. Individuals will learn about a variety of therapeutic modalities, the latest equipment, and prospective future application. A COTA Care Award will go to the participant who shared a novel adaptive device or idea that has somehow enhanced a client's functional ability.

The event is co-sponsored by Tender Touch Health Care, Genesis Health Care Group, HCR ManorCare, Aegis Therapies, Supplemental HealthCare Services, and Therapists on Demand.

Proceeds benefit the COTA scholarship fund.

Spaces are limited and seats are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration deadline is May 26, 2010. To register, call 610-799-1117. For more information or to request a registration form, please contact Cindy Rifenburg, MS, OTR/L, LCCC's Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy/Coordinator of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, at crifenburg@lccc.edu or 610-799-1548.

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