Barbara Rider started this colloquium in 2004 to bring scholars, clinicians, educators and students together to work toward evidence-based practice and to grow as professionals. The annual, daylong event features lectures and sessions with leading OT educators and practitioners.

2023 Colloquium

The 2023 Rider Colloquium is scheduled for Friday, October 27 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

The keynote presentation will be from Cheryl Esbrook, OTR/L who will discuss Early Mobilization: Research and Guidelines for Practice.

The plenary presentation will be from Dr. Alicia Vanden Bussche Jantz and Kassie Roon, OTRL, and will focus on Interdisciplinary Approach to Psychosocial Adjustment in Inpatient Rehabilitation.

For more information about all of our speakers, click on our schedule of events.

The cost is $80, but OT/OTA fieldwork educators and students are eligible for reduced rates. Certificates will be available for 6 professional development units. Click here to register.

Note: Lunch is not provided. We will have lists of local eateries for registrants on the day of the event.

Previous keynote sessions

  • 2023Dr. Amy Lynch - Empathy Across the Lifespan: Considerations for Becoming a Trauma Informed Occupational Therapy Practitioner
  • 2019 - Dr. Stacey Watson - Medical Overview of Pain and Pain Management: A Doctor’s Perspective on an Interprofessional Team Approach
  • 2018 - Dr. Elizabeth Skidmore - Identifying Essential Elements to Promote Independence in Adults with Acquired Cognitive Impairments
  • 2017 - Sherrilene Classen - Prevention Oriented Driving Rehabilitation Science: Blending a Public Health and the Health Professions Perspective
  • 2016 - Wendy Wood - Nature-enriched Occupational Therapy, Imagine!
  • 2016 - Barbara Hooper - A Model for Considering the Nature of Occupation-Centered Practice and Education
  • 2015 - Carolyn Baum - Effective Assessment  of Occupational Performance : Linking Brain to Everyday Life
  • 2015 - Patricia Crist - Get It Right! Ensuring Meaningfulness in Evaluation Using Ecological Validity
  • 2014 - Christina Metzler
  • 2013 - Roger O. Smith
  • 2012 - Sue Haward - Hippotherapy: How Does it Help our Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Clients?
  • 2011 - Jan Davis
  • 2010 - Dr. Winnie Dunn - Living Sensationally Understanding your Senses
  • 2009 - Suzanne Peloquin
  • 2008 - Dr. Wendy Coster - Embracing Ambiguity: Facing the Challenges of Measurement
  • 2007 - Dr. Florence Clark - Lifestyle Redesign: How to Sculpt a Meaningful and Healthy Life in Older Adulthood
  • 2006 - Dr. Mary L. Schneider - Primate Model of Sensory Processing Disorder: Neurobiological Correlates, Genetic Influences, and Possible Causal Mechanisms
  • 2005 - Dr. Jim Hinojosa - Excellence in a Time of Hyperchange
  • 2004 - Dr. Carolyn Baum - Making A Difference: Professional Vision, Values and Advocacy