Janet Falk-Kessler Distinguished Lectureship and Day of Scholarship

Friday December 10, 2021

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12:00pm to 5:30pm

Fully virtual with a new dynamic platform for 2021!

Join the Columbia University Programs in Occupational Therapy for the annual Janet-Falk Kessler Lectureship and Day of Scholarship, presented virtually!

The day will include oral and poster presentations by advanced practitioners and scholars and the Janet Falk-Kessler Distinguished Lecture.

Participants can earn up to 5 contact hours.


2021 Janet Falk-Kessler Distinguished Lecturer: Gary Bedell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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Professor and Director of the Research on Child and Adult Activity Participation (Re-CAAP) Lab, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Tufts University


Call For Papers

Submit Proposal

The call for papers for the 2021 JFK Lectureship and Day of Scholarship is open.  The deadline is August 13, 2021 by 11:59pm EST. 

Submit a proposal to present a 45-minute oral presentation (30 min presentation and 15 min discussion) or a 1-hour professional poster session. All oral and poster presentations must highlight either (1) a gap in clinical practice and evidence-based solutions or (2) a synthesis of critical literature with direct implications for OT practice, education, and research.

Required Proposal Components:

1. Title (20 words or less)

2. Presentation type (poster or oral)

3. Learning Objectives (2 required)

4. Abstract Synopsis (30 words or less)

5. Full Abstract (350 words or less)

6. References (no more than 4 current references in APA format)

Submit Proposal


More information about registration will be shared closer to the event. 

If you have any questions about registration, please reach out to Eileen Lloyd at el2777@cumc.columbia.edu

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Past Janet Falk-Kessler Distinguished Lecturers

2020: Danielle Butin, MS, OTR

2019: Kristie Koenig, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA