Schedule of Events

The 2018 Rider Colloquium at Western Michigan University presents the following schedule of events:

Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

9 a.m. - Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Ron Cisler, Dean, College of Health and Human Services
  • Fred Sammons, DPS (Hon.), OTRL

9:15 a.m. - Keynote Speaker
“Identifying Essential Elements to Promote Independence in Adults with Acquired Cognitive Impairments” 
Dr. Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTRL, FAOTA, FACRM

10:30 a.m. - Break, refreshments available

10:45 a.m. - "Exploring Strategies for Application Utilizing Case Scenarios"
Dr. Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTRL, FAOTA, FACRM

Noon - Box lunch, Scholarship Presentations, and Poster Presentations

1:15 p.m. - Panel Presentation
Clients, their families, occupational therapists, and other professionals, share their experiences and advice for working with those with an acquired cognitive impairment

2:30 p.m. - Break, refreshments available

2:45 p.m. - “G.R.A.C.E.: A Model for Developing Resiliency for Clinicians and their Clients”
Suzanne Roche, OTR/L, Chaplain

3:45 p.m. - Closing Remarks and Evaluation