Engage in Multiple Ways at AOTA INSPIRE 2024

All sessions will give you the knowledge you need to stay up to date on the latest evidence-based research and help you to advance your knowledge and improve client outcomes.  

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Pre-Conference Institutes

Wednesday sessions that provide you the opportunity to deeply explore your areas of interest. *Separate registration required.

Short Courses

1-hour sessions that explore a variety of topics.


3-hour sessions that feature intermediate and advanced-level content.

Scientific Research Panels

Multiple perspectives on topical areas in scientific research. 

Tech Labs

Hands-on, interactive opportunities that explore high- and low-technology products that help to enhance client participation in occupations across the lifespan.

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Poster Sessions

Cutting-edge research and the opportunity to discuss the findings one-on-one with the presenter.

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Conversations That Matter

50-minute facilitated discussions on specific OT-related topics.

Student Sessions

1-hour student only sessions with essential information needed to transition to the role of new practitioner.

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Looking for a Downloadable Schedule?

AOTA recognizes that attendees prefer viewing the program in more than one format. We have provided a PDF with a chronological listing of the sessions as of the date indicated. Please be aware that this will be updated on a monthly basis. This program should not be considered final. 

The app will always have the most up-to-date and detailed information. On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, AOTA will provide a final version of the chronological listing of the sessions. Updates after March 13 will only be reflected in the app.

AOTA INSPIRE 2024 Presenters, What Inspires You?

“My students’ sense of empowerment in being able to make a difference in the world, motivates me to want to be a better professor, researcher, and community citizen. The students’ passion for the profession and occupational justice is contagious and for that, I am grateful. “

Patricia Wisniewski

Patricia A. Wisniewski, Ed.D, OTR/L

SESSION TITLE: Community-based Learning: Transformative Change in Occupational Therapy Students Awareness about Occupational Justice and Community Health

“My work is inspired by a will to truly impact people’s daily life, whether by conducting meaningful research with an impact on community participation of people with neurological conditions across the life span, or through high standard teaching for OT students, providing them the best tools to be successful clinicians, and ambassadors of this amazing profession.”

Naor Demeter

Naor Demeter, PhD, OT, AAT

SESSION TITLE: The Relationship Between Long-COVID, Functional Cognition, Anxiety, Adjustment and Perception of Health

“OT is one of the few disciplines that formally addresses the meaningfulness of animals to people. OTs can impact our clients ability to care for and interact with their beloved pets, can incorporate animal assisted therapy into sessions, and can learn to evaluate clients potential for assistance dogs as an assistive technology option.”

Melissa Winkle

Melissa Winkle, OTR/L, FAOTA, CPDT-KA

SESSION TITLE: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Improving Outcomes and Decreasing Risks in Animal Assisited OT

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