Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L

Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L

AOTA Inspire Advocacy and Policy Courses

AOTA INSPIRE is only a couple of weeks away! If you aren’t familiar, AOTA INSPIRE is the new name for AOTA’s annual conference, which debuted last year after the 2020 conference was canceled. This year, I’m putting together a comprehensive list of AOTA INSPIRE advocacy and policy courses to help you plan what events to attend.

I learned from my mistakes last year, and I only submitted one INSPIRE proposal for a short course instead of the three I did last year. That was… rough… However, I was asked to participate in a panel about Medicare Part A with AOTA, so I ended up doing two presentations this year. Fortunately, being on a panel means I won’t have to do much prep work.

I’ll be attending in person, and I’m so excited to meet you all. I hope I get to see you at my session and others in San Antonio. If you can’t attend in person, the virtual conference is still a great option, and all the short courses are pre-recorded for that purpose. I recorded both of my sessions this past week, and I can confirm they are packed full of valuable information, so you won’t be missing out on quality by attending virtually.

If you haven’t registered for AOTA INSPIRE, head to aota.org/inspire to sign up.

Below, I’ve indicated AOTA sessions in bold and my two sessions are highlighted. If you have any courses I missed, let me know at cgrote@amplifyot.com and I’ll add them to the list!

Day 1: Thursday, March 30th

8:30 AM CST

  • Student 101: Let’s Tango! The Mentor-Mentee Relationship
    • 1 hour – General and Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Susan L. Iliff Phd, OTR/L
  • Short Course 106: Supporting and Advancing Practice Through the Use of AOTA’s Official Documents
    • 1 hour – Chronic Conditions, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Caitlin E. Synovec OTD, OTR/L, BCMH
  • Short Course 105: Navigating Postacute Care Payment in Medicare Part A
    • 1 hour – General & Professional Issues and Payment Policy
    • Primary Speakers: Jen Bogenreif JD (AOTA), Kristy Yoskey, and Clarice Grote MS, OTR/L

9:30 AM CST

  • Sutdent 102: Importance of Black Lives Matter in the United States and Its Impact on OT Practice
    • 1 hour – DEI, General and Professional issues
    • Primary Speaker: Suzane Rappaport
  • Short Course 119: AOTA/NBCOT Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact Initiative
    • 1 hour – Advocacy, General and Professional issues
    • Pimary Speaker: Chuck Wilmarth CAE (AOTA)

2:45 PM CST

  • Short Course 129: Intercollegiate and Interprofessional Collaboration to Provide OT Fieldwork in a Primary Care Dental Setting for Individuals with Disabilities
    • 1 Hour – Primary Care, Innovative or Emerging settings
    • Primary Speaker: Lynn McIvor
  • Short Course 133: Reimagining Professional Well-Being: Resilience, Stress, Self-Care, & Quality of LIfe in OT
    • 1 Hour – Advocacy, General and Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Bridget Hahn
  • Short Course 128: Distinct Value of OT in Falls Abatement
    • 1 hour – Gerontology, Long-Term Care
    • Primary Speaker: Jackie R. Maynor
  • Students 103: How to Research Salaries, Hourly Rates & Benefits When Pursuing Employment as an OT Practitioner
    • 1 Hour – Advocacy, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Suzanne Rappaport
  • Workshop 115: New Opportunity for OT in Home Health: Perform Start of Care and Demonstrate OT’s Value to the Agency
    • 3 hours – Home & Community Health, Home & Community Settings
    • Speakers: Karen Vance and Carol Siebert

3:00PM CST – Posters

  • Poster 2-205: Active Involvement in State OT Associations: Benefits, Barriers, & Success Factors (Poster)

4:00 PM CST

  • Short Course/ Conversations That Matter 110: New Opportunities: Dispelling Common Myths & Misconceptions of OT Practice in Rural and Frontier Regions of the US
    • 1 Hour – General and Professional Issues, School Systems
    • Primary Speaker: Heather Macmonegle
  • Short Course 146: OT Follows the Patient: OT’s Role in Transitions of Care
    • 1 hour – General & Professional Issues, Quality & Value-Based Care
    • Primary Speaker: Christine L Kroll
  • Student 104: Conveying Your Brand to Land Your First Job
    • 1 Hour – General and Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Robyn Otty

Day 2: Friday April 1st

8:30 AM CST

  • Short Course 206: Be In The Room Where It Happens: DEI Initiatives in OT
    • 1 Hour – DEI, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Shanese Lynette Higgins & Hanet Jadilicka
  • Short Course 205: Becoming JEDI: Translating Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion into OT Education and Practice
    • 1 Hour – DEI, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Douglene Jackson

9:00 AM CST (Poster)

  • A Call to Action: OT Advocacy Needed to Increase Workforce Diversity & Ability to Meet Rural & Under-Served Community Needs
  • Barriers to OT Practice in Behavioral Health Settings in the US

10:00 AM CST

  • Short Course 218: Advancing the Profession Through Congressional Advocacy
    • 1 Hour – Advocacy, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Heather Parsons (AOTA)

1:00 PM CST

  • Workshop 217: Understanding Payment: A Deep Dive Into the Process of OT Coding & Reimbursement
    • 3 Hours – Outpatient Clinics, Payment Policy
    • Primary Speaker: Tippi Geron

1:30 PM CST

  • Short Course 223: OMG, Becky, Look at Her Salary: Confidently Negotiate Salaries & Navigate Tricky Conversations
    • 1 Hour – General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Michele Alaniz
  • Short Course 232: Changing TIdes: Value-Based Care and OT
    • 1 Hour – General & Professional Issues, Quality & Value-Based Care
    • Primary Speaker: Clarice Grote and Jen Bogenrief (AOTA)

2:00 PM CST

  • Conversations That Matter 214: Connecting With Our World Federation of OT Colleagues: Global Perspectives & Projects
    • 1 Hour – Advocacy, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Virginia “Ginny” Stoffel
  • Federal Sections Concurrent 203: Leadership in Federal OT Positions: Opportunities for Impact Beyond Direct Patient Care
    • 1 hour
    • Primary Speaker: Emily Saylor

3:00 PM CST

  • Short Course 241: Mental Health in Postacute Care, OT Practitioners, Show Your Value
    • 1 Hour – Long-Term Care, Mental Health
    • Primary Speaker: Angela Edney
  • Short Course 246: Electronic Health Records: Use of Data for Research, Policy & Quality Care
    • 1 Hour – General & Professional Issues, Quality & Value-Based Care
    • Primary Speaker: Julie Malloy (AOTA)

Day 3: Saturday, April 2

8:30 AM CST

  • Short Course 308: Implementing a Student-Led Social Justice Advisory Committee to Address Social Injustice in OT Education
    • 1 hour – Academia & Research, Academic Education
    • Primary Speaker: Linda Olson
  • Short Coures 306: Advocacy for OT Practitioners: A Practical Approach
    • 1 Hour – Advocacy, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: John Luna
  • Short Course 305: Private Practice Essentials for Reimbursement Town Hall
    • 1 Hour – General & Professional Issues, Private Pracitce
    • Primary Speaker – Julie Lenhardt (AOTA)

9:00 AM CST

  • Conversations that Matter 305: Facilitating Engagement and Building Trust with Stakeholders to Enchance Understanding of Sensory Experiences and Autism
    • 50 minutes – Academia & Research, General and Professional Issues
  • Poster 6-404: Emerging Role of an OT on a Transitional Care Team Following Adults age 65 & Older from Hospital to Home
  • Poster 6-209: Encounters With Ethical Problems During the First 5 Years of Pracitce in OT

10:00 AM CST

  • Student 302: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do: A Guide to CLinical Decision Making in the PResence of a Novel or Rare Diagnosis
    • 1 hour – Evidence Based Practice & Knowledge Translation, Hospitals
    • Primary Speaker: Rachel Evinson
  • Short Course 321: Examining Issues of Equity & Inclusion in a Predominately White OT Graduate Program: Taking Action to Dismantle Structural Racism
    • 1 Hour – Academia & Research, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Primary Speaker: Kristen Wilbur
  • Short Course 319: Making it Because You Are Faking it? Understanding & Addressing Imposter Phenomenon in OT in a Postpandemic World
    • 1 hour – General and Professional Issues, Mental Health
    • Primary Speaker: Lori Vaughn

12:30 PM EST

  • Poster 7-604: The Relationship Between OT PRactitioner Productivity Requirements and Quality Care Measures in Nursing Home
  • Poster 7-209: OT Students’ Perception of the Value of a Fieldwork Placement in a Role-Emerging Practice Setting
  • Poster 7-202: Find a Seat at the Table in Your Community: Promote the Distinct Value of OT
  • Poster 7-407: Justice-Based OT: Advancing Occupational Justice Through a Collaborative Network

1:00 PM CST

  • Conversations That Matter 312: Moving Discussions About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to Action
    • 50 Minutes – Academia & Research, Diversity Equity and Inclusion
    • Primary Speaker: Jody J. Victoria
  • Workshop 313: Experiential Education in Advocacy for OT Practitioners and Students
    • 3 hours – Advocacy, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Rebecca L. Wolf

1:30 PM CST

  • Short Course 333: Advocating for Inclusion of OT in States’ Mental Health Acts
    • 1 Hour – Advocacy, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Kallie Grams
  • Short Course 332: Using the Occupational Profile to Generate Evidence
    • 1 Hour – Evidence Based Practice & Knowledge Translation, General and Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Bonnie Riley
  • Student 303: Evaluating the Content & Design of Client Education Materials to Develop or Identify High-Quality Resources
    • 1 Hour – Hand & Upper Extremity, Outpatient Clinics
    • Primary Speaker: Yiyang Fang
  • Short Course 328: “Audit-Proof” Your Documentation: Captruing the Skill of Value-Based OT in Long-Term Care
    • 1 Hour – Long-Term Care, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Kim Karr
  • Short Course 335: Moving Beyond Disease Managememt to Health Management: What Is the Role of Health Professionals Education?
    • 1 Hour – Academia & Research, General and Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Niel Harvison (AOTA)

3:00 PM EST

  • Poster 8-901: From the Ground Up: Advocacy and Trailblazing Efforts That Led to the Establishment of a Pediatric Mental health OT Program
  • Poster 8-104: How to Demonstrate the Destinct Value of OT to Future Phsicians: An Experiential Approach
  • Poster 8-903: Demonstrating the Value of OT in Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health
  • Short Course 257: OT and the Outcome and Assessment Information Set: Demonstrating OT’s Importance Through Proper Data Collection
    • 1 Hour – Home & Community Health, Home & Community Settings
    • Primary Speaker: Ciera Whitmore
  • Short Course 342: Elevating the OT Practitioner Role in Postacute Care Settings After the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
    • 1 Hour – Gerenotlogy, Long-Term Care
    • Primary Speaker: Sabrena McCarley
  • Short Course 346: Wayfinding: The Mentor-Mentee Journey Toward Clinical Expertise
    • 1 Hour – Evidence Based Practice & Knowledge, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Christine Yoon

Day 4: Sunday, April 3

8:30 AM CST

  • Short Course 406: Using a Social Marketing Framework for Professional Advocacy
    • 1 Hour – Advocacy, General & Professional Issues
    • Primary Speaker: Danielle Barber

10:00 AM CST

  • Short Course 420: The Future Therapist: Developing Professional Identity in Graduate OT Students in Prepaaration for Practice
    • 1 Hour – Academia & Research, Academic Education
    • Primary Speaker: Rita A Daly
  • Short Course 413: A Global Perspective of Using Occupation to Guide Community-Based Program Development
    • 1 Hour – Home & Community Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
    • Primary Speaker: Sean M. Getty

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