2017 Barbara A. Rider Colloquium

The Rider Colloquium at Western Michigan University presents the following schedule of events:


8:30 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. - Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • CHHS Dean Earlie M. Washington, PhD
  • Fred Sammons, DPS (Hon.), OTRL

9:15 a.m. - Keynote

  • Prevention Oriented Driving Rehabilitation Science: Blending a Public Health and the Health Professions Perspective
    Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA

10:30 a.m. - Refreshments & Expo Booths

10:45 a.m. - Session

  • Transitions from School to Community
    Diane Andert, OTRL, CDRS, CDI

Noon - Lunch, Expo Booths & Scholarship Presentations

1:15 p.m. - Break-out Sessions

  • The 5 A's: A Collaborative Communication Model 
    Steven Eberth, OTD, OTRL, Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University
  • Are Onlies the Lonelies?  Adverse Impact of Social Isolation and Loneliness on Health
    Maureen Mickus, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Western Michigan University

2:30 p.m. - Refreshments & Expo Booths

2:45 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • Considering Chronic Disease Self-Management in your Occupational Therapy Practice
    Andrea Gossett Zakrajsek, OTD, MS, OTRL, Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University
  • Baby Steps: Bolstering the Relationship between Babies Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and their Mothers in Substance Abuse Recovery
    Wendy Horton-Bierema MA, TLLP, OTRL & Michelle Suarez, Ph.D., OTR/L, Associate Professor, Western Michigan University

4 p.m. - Closing Remarks and Evaluation Request

  • Carla Chase, EdD, OTRL, Interim Chair