AKOTA 2018 Fall Conference and 

CU/UAA Student Symposium

 The Fall Conference will host three speakers

from different professional settings. 

Please join us for one section or all three!


UAA, Health Sciences Building, Room 110, 3795 Piper Street
WHEN: Saturday, October 27th (8:00 am - 4:00 pm); Sunday, October 28th  (8:00 am - 11:30 am)
CU/UAA Partnership Presentation and Student Symposium: Saturday, October 27th (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
Session 1: $100 member, $125 non-member
Session 2: $75 member, $100 non-member
Session 3: $50 member, $75 non-member
Full Conference: $200
Student rate: $25 each session, $75 full conference


 COURSE SCHEDULE  |  |  MAP  |  | Health Sciences Building MAP

Teleconference Option: For the first time AKOTA is offering a teleconference option for attendance to this conference.  As always, this conference can be attended in person.  Those attending by teleconference will use the web based platform ZOOM.  Instructions for use of ZOOM will be provided upon registration.  Zoom has both audio and video capabilities and is compatible with both MAC and PC operating systems.  Please designate if you will be attending in person or via teleconference during the registration process.


Session One Description:

Lou Jensen, OTD, OTR/L

Integrating Themes of Hope and Evidence-based practice in Alzheimer's Care (4 contact hours)
This intermediate level course will explore the construct and themes of hope found in healthcare literature. These findings, along with results of systematic review of evidence-based OT interventions for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other major neurocognitive disorders will be discussed. Participants will develop strategies for clients in own practice settings.
Session Two Description:

Al Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

A Theoretical Framework for Clinical Application of Electrotherapy in Occupational Therapy (2.5 contact hours)
This course will provide clinicians with a theoretical framework for use of electrotherapy as a component of stroke rehabilitation and to facilitate motor performance. This workshop will provide a review of the literature, discuss the fundamental concepts of electricity and discuss the therapeutic parameters of stimulation and clinical application. This workshop will include an experiential lab component allowing participants to apply single and dual channel applications in the UE based on clinical case studies to facilitate clinical reasoning and integration into the therapeutic process.

Session Three Description:

Judy Colditz, OT/L, CHT, FAOTA

The Obstinate PIP Joint webinar (2.5 contact hours)
This course thoroughly explores the anatomy of the PIP joint, causes of stiffness, and practical treatment approaches to resolve stiffness. The author offers innovative solutions for joint motion deficits described, including the new concept of active redirection. Video demonstrations of orthotic construction compliment the information: 1) three active redirection orthoses, 2) a finger gutter orthosis, and 3) a unique serial casting technique. Easy to follow and informative with worthwhile evaluation and treatment techniques included.  This session will included a prerecorded webinar followed by a live Q & A with Judy Colditz via Zoom. 


COURSE SCHEDULE: An online schedule is provided below or print the course brochure Here.  

Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
7:30 - 8:00
Check In /Coffee & Tea
8:00 - 8:30
Check In/Coffee & Tea
 8:00 - 12:00
Session One
Integrating Themes of Hope and
Evidence-based Practice
in Alzheimer's Care

 8:30 - 10:30
The Obstinate PIP Joint
12:15 - 1:15
AKOTA Business Meeting
(Lunch provided for members)

 10:30 - 11:00
1:15 - 1:30
Check In/ Coffee & Tea
 11:00 - 11:30
Q & A with Judy Colditz
(live via teleconference)
1:30 - 4:00
Session Two
A Theoretical Framework for
Clinical Application
of Electrotherapy in
Occupational Therapy
 4:30 - 5:00
UAA/CU Partnership Presentation
(Lucy Cuddy Hall)
5:00 - 6:30
CU wine & cheese reception &
Student Research Symposium






UAA, Health Sciences Building Room 110

3795 Piper Street

 MAP OF Health Sciences Building: Classroom is located on the first floor. 



 MAP TO UAA/CU Partnership Presentation (Saturday 4:30pm):



UAA, Lucy Cuddy Hall

3400 Seawolf Drive 


*The Creighton/UAA OTD program offered a discounted rate for the conference room.