The 16th annual Barbara A. Rider Colloquium has been scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019.

This daylong event features lectures and sessions with leading OT educators and practitioners. Our focus of the day will be The Role of Occupational Therapy in Pain Management.

Keynote speaker

Dr. Stacey Watson's practice is based in the Pain Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed in Kalamazoo. She has extensive experience managing chronic disease and chronic pain, and with acute symptom management.

Dr. Watson is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Certified Physician Executive. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University. 

Use the links to the left to learn more about Barbara Rider or the content of previous events.


The Rider Colloquium is held at the College of Health and Human Services Building on Western Michigan University’s east campus. Click here for directions. Free parking is available in Lot 104.