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The University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy promotes and supports continuing competency through ongoing professional educational efforts. 

Upcoming Continuing Education Events at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy:

There are no events scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Occupational Therapy Conferences:

2017 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference
State College, Pennsylvania
October 6 - 7, 2017

2018 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo
Salt Lake City, Utah
April 19 - 22, 2018

2019 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 4 - 7, 2019

Featured Continuing Educationg Programs at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy:

Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills (PASS) Workshop

This 1-day workshop is offered to occupational therapy practitioners interested in learning how to administer a performance-based IADL, ADL, and functional mobility assessment tool that can be used across adolescent and adult populations in a variety of settings.

Workshop content includes: PASS Overview, PASS Clinical Utility, PASS Psychometrics and a hands-on learning experience on how to administer and rate select PASS items.

University of Pittsburgh Faculty Presenters:

  • Denise Chisholm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
  • Pamela Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA

If you are interested in attending a future PASS Workshop, please email otpitt@shrs.pitt.edu.

For more information on the PASS, please visit the PASS page.

AOTA Fieldwork Educator Training Certificate Program

Faculty from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy are trained as regional instructors to deliver this 2-day workshop, designed to advance the skills of practitioners who provide fieldwork opportunities for occupational therapy students. Course offerings are arranged through the American Occupational Therapy Association.

University of Pittsburgh Faculty Presenters:

  • Joanne Baird, PhD, OTR/L
  • Mary Lou Leibold, PhD, OTR/L

If you are interested in attending a future AOTA Fieldwork Educator Training Certificate Program, please email otpitt@shrs.pitt.edu.