New Hampshire
Occupational Therapy Association

Upcoming events

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • MA College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Manchester, NH

    NHOTA Fall Conference 2018: 

    101 Reasons to Choose OT

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    MA College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

    22 Fir Street, Manchester, NH

    Online registration is now closed, 

    but it's not too late to join us... 

    Walk-Ins Welcome!

    *Walk-in fees: Add $20 to registration rates listed below*

    2018 Conference Brochure

    Continuing Education: Earn up to 7.5 CEUs / 7.5 Contact Hours / 

    7.5 Clock Hours / 7.5 PDUs *

    *In accordance with NBCOT and AOTA guidelines, the NHOTA is now providing conversions for all possible ways to log continuing education credits.

    Registration Cost:

    NHOTA Members (Early Bird Rate through September 14) - $180

    NHOTA Members (Standard Rate begins September 15) - $200

    Non-Members - $250

    Students - $25  

    Retirees - $25

    New England OT Association Members (Outside of NH) - Please contact our office at 603-868-7475 to register at the NHOTA Member Rate!

    *Add $20 to all rates for Walk-In Registration*

    If we hit 101 registrants, we will hold a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Common Man!

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 10/12/18 will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee. No refund requests accepted on or after 10/13/18 due to catering commitment. 

    We are now accepting nominations for the Fieldwork Supervisor Award! The winner will be announced at Conference. Click here to download a nomination form.

    Presentations - When Registering, Please Choose One Session to Attend:

    Click here for course descriptions

    1) A Neurological Map of Executive Functioning: From the Brain to the Classroom - Stacy Picard

    2) The Critical Link Between Vision, ADL, Academic Performance, and Rehabilitation - Amy Pruszenski

    3) The Future is Now: Advancements in Upper Extremity Prosthetics - Amy Quinney / Upper Quarter Tips and Tricks for the Non-CHT - Joanne Pennington

    4) Collaborative Role of Optometry and Occupational Therapy in Treating Visual Dysfunction - Angela Butler & Kathleen O'Leary

    5) Barriers Breakdown! Evaluating the Physical Environment - Denise Finch

    6) Every Moment Counts: Positive Mental Health Promotion Across Settings - Ann Kline & Marta Kilrain


    7:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Exhibitors

    8:00 Kickoff to Conference Business Meeting (0.5 CEU)

    8:30 Exhibitors, Student Posters, & Assessments

    8:45 Keynote Address: Billy the Coach (1.0 CEU)

    9:45 Snack Break & Exhibitors

    10:00 Educational Sessions Part I (2.0 CEU)

    12:00 Lunch, Legislative Talk (featuring AOTAPAC address by Sarah McKinnon), Awards, Raffles (1.0 CEU)

    2:00 Educational Sessions Part II (2.0 CEU)

    4:00 Leadership Development: Meet the NHOTA Board, ask questions, and discuss issues facing the OT profession (1.0 CEU)

    5:00 Conference Concludes

    We are excited to present our keynote speaker... Billy the Coach!

    Achieve higher levels of healthy living, mindfulness, mental performance, imagination, and innovation with Billy the Coach's Engines of Excellence!

    A recent study by Northwestern University found a dramatic increase in “functional capacity” among those choosing a healthier lifestyle. As an Executive Health & Performance Coach, Billy knows that for many hardworking individuals, there’s a gap between how well they take care of their careers and how well they take care of their physical and mental health. Closing this gap is what “Billy the Coach” does best.

    Billy’s core philosophy of energetic wellness is this: What will you choose next? To put in your mouth, to do with your body, to think about, to do with your career? Your success is built step by step, choice by choice, in every area of your life.

    Vendor Opportunities: 

    Gold Sponsor

    For-Profit Organization - $500

    Non-Profit Organization - $400

    Silver Sponsor

    For-Profit Organization - $300

    Non-Profit Organization - $200

    Bronze Sponsor

    For-Profit Organization - $150

    Non-Profit Organization - $100

    All silver and bronze sponsorships include 1 meal.  All gold sponsorships include 2 meals. 

    Additional meals are available for purchase at $30 each. 

    Click here to see the benefits of each sponsor level and to download a sponsorship form

    Thank you to our Gold Sponsors! 

    Boothby Therapy Services 

    Concord Hospital

    University of New Hampshire

    Thank you to our Venue Sponsor! 

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 

    Thank you to our Speaker Sponsor! 

    Lexian Management

    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Portsmouth Regional Hospital

    Topic: Promoting Client Centered Occupational Therapy for Veterans through Military Cultural Competency

    Continuing Education: .2 CEUs / 2 Contact Hours / 

    2 Clock Hours / 2 PDUs *

    *In accordance with NBCOT and AOTA guidelines, the NHOTA is now providing conversions for all possible ways to log continuing education credits.

    Day/Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Venue: Portsmouth Regional Hospital (Classrooms 2 & 3), 333 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 

    Cost: Members - $20

              Non-Members - $35

              Students - $5 (Please bring your student ID)

    Please note recent price changes.  

    Become a member today and save $15.00 on all your SIS registrations! 

    Presenter: Beth A Fisher, OTS, CAPS

    Presenter Bio: 

    After graduating from Cornell University in 1997, Beth became one of the Marine Corps’ first female pilots in 1998. As a UH-1N "Huey" helicopter pilot, she was recognized for her superior flying and leadership abilities and earned the prestigious Weapons and Tactics Instructor designation that established her as a subject matter expert of her craft. Interested in the science of safety, Beth also pursued formal training and certification in aviation safety management and risk analysis at the Navy’s Postgraduate School. Beth eventually brought her talents to the private sector in 2006 where she continued to serve her community and challenge herself by flying medical and rescue helicopters for Air Methods Corporation in some of the country’s most challenging terrain and weather—the mountains and deserts of Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. Curiosity over the fate of the ill and injured she transported led Beth to leverage her biology background and pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. As a disabled veteran herself, she is excited to work on behalf of veterans' causes and with all people with disabilities. She is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and has a specialization in Home Modifications (through AOTA). Her Level II fieldwork placements included an inpatient acute setting at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and adult day-programming at Kremples Center for people with brain injuries. In June 2018, Beth retired from the Marine Corps after 21 years of service. She currently works as a Teaching Assistant for Level I fieldwork interns running groups at the Dover Senior Center and as a Personal Support Specialist for Aging Excellence. Beth will graduate with her MSOT from the University of New Hampshire in Dec 2018. Beth's professional interests include OT's role in women's health, sexuality, veteran issues, and agriculture.


    1. Attendees will understand why military cultural competency is important.

    2. Attendees will recognize how their own beliefs and biases affect how they provide care.

    3. Attendees will gain a better understanding of military culture.

    4. Attendees will be able to identify some of the most important health issues affecting the veteran population.

    5. Attendees will discuss best practices for veteran care.

Past events

28 Aug 2018 Assessment of Functional Cognition with Adults
27 Jun 2018 Making Behavior Change: Use of the Social Cognitive Theory
30 May 2018 Every Moment Counts - Bringing Social Emotional Learning to Your Schools
23 May 2018 The Occupational Profile and the OTPF: Promoting the Distinct Value of OT in Mental Health
02 May 2018 Mindfulness in the Classroom
12 Apr 2018 Tai Chi and Mindful Movement
04 Apr 2018 Building a Goal Bank: A Review of Current Goal Writing Requirements and an Opportunity to Collaborate
27 Mar 2018 Building Hope for Recovery
24 Mar 2018 OT Social with NHOTA
20 Mar 2018 Edema Management Techniques for the Upper Extremity
28 Feb 2018 Art Therapy
21 Feb 2018 3D Prosthetic Hand
30 Jan 2018 Psychospiritual Integration Applied
23 Jan 2018 Psychospiritual Integration Theory: How Spirituality Can Inform Clinical Reasoning
07 Dec 2017 Town Hall Meeting
09 Nov 2017 Art & Music Therapy: Creative Collaborations
21 Oct 2017 Annual Conference
03 Oct 2017 Every Moment Counts - Fall 2017
26 Sep 2017 The Role of OT in Vision Rehabilitation
12 Sep 2017 Psycho-Spiritual Integration Theory
12 Jul 2017 The Hemiplegic Shoulder: Problem Solving for Function
22 Jun 2017 Conquering Behaviors From Within
15 Jun 2017 Addressing the Needs of the Stressed and Dysregulated Clients
10 May 2017 Children & Youth SIS - Enhancing Executive Functioning Skills in the Lives of Your Students
06 May 2017 Every Moment Counts - Spring 2017
03 Apr 2017 Cognition: Behavior and Executive Functions
23 Mar 2017 Tools for Emotion Regulation
08 Mar 2017 Providing Accessible Educational Materials on Chromebooks
08 Feb 2017 Brainstorming and Share Out!
15 Dec 2016 Enhancing Fieldwork Experiences to Support Student Development
28 Nov 2016 Introduction to SBIRT
09 Nov 2016 What Makes Me Special! Unique Expressions of Joy Through the Parent's Eye
15 Oct 2016 2016 Fall Conference
05 Oct 2016 Children & Youth SIS: Evaluation Panel - What Are We Including in Our OT Evaluations & How Do We Word It?
08 Sep 2016 Physical Disability & Gerontology SIS
16 Jun 2016 Coping with Anxiety: Learning to Apply Coping Skills to Help Decrease Anxiety
11 May 2016 Children & Youth SIS Meeting
20 Apr 2016 Phys Dis SIS: CMC Arthroplasties
30 Mar 2016 Children & Youth SIS Meeting
24 Mar 2016 Mental Health SIS Meeting
16 Mar 2016 Monthly Board Meeting
10 Feb 2016 More Executive Functioning and Zones of Regulation
04 Nov 2015 SIS Children & Youth: Executive Function in Students K-12
03 Oct 2015 NHOTA Fall Conference October 3, 2015
23 Sep 2015 SIS Phys Dis Evening Lecture: Soft Anatomy
10 Jun 2015 Ulnar-sided Wrist Pain: Options for Treatment
27 May 2015 OT Children & Youth SIS Meeting: Apps for Education
06 May 2015 Dupuytren's Disease: A Prospectus
15 Apr 2015 OT Children & Youth SIS: Sensory Stations, 4/15/15
11 Mar 2015 OT Children & Youth SIS: Vision Clubs on Wed. 3/11/15
15 Dec 2014 NHOTA January 2015 Board Meeting
15 Dec 2014 NHOTA December 2014 Board Meeting
03 Dec 2014 Children & Youth SIS Meeting: 12/3/14 Drums Alive!
19 Nov 2014 Phys Dis SIS : Splinting for the Thumb: Why and How
17 Nov 2014 NHOTA November 2014 Board Meeting
25 Oct 2014 NHOTA Fall Conference October 25, 2014
20 Oct 2014 NHOTA October 2014 Board Meeting
15 Sep 2014 NHOTA September 2014 Board Meeting
21 Jul 2014 NHOTA July 2014 Board Meeting
16 Jun 2014 NHOTA June 2014 Board Meeting
04 Jun 2014 Children & Youth SIS: Zones of Regulation Program, Wed. June 4, 2014
19 May 2014 NHOTA May 2014 Board Meeting
03 May 2014 2014 NHOTA Spring Event
30 Apr 2014 Children & Youth SIS Meeting: "What Color is Monday?" with Carrie Cariello
21 Apr 2014 NHOTA April 2014 Board Meeting
17 Mar 2014 NHOTA March 2014 Board Meeting
17 Feb 2014 NHOTA February 2014 Board Meeting
12 Feb 2014 Children & Youth SIS Meeting: On Target OT
20 Jan 2014 NHOTA January 2014 Board Meeting
11 Dec 2013 OT Children and Youth SIS Meeting
04 Dec 2013 Phys Dis SIS Meeting: Thermoplastic Splinting Materials
20 Nov 2013 Phys Dis SIS Meeting: MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
18 Nov 2013 NHOTA November 2013 Board Meeting
30 Oct 2013 Children& Youth SIS Meeting October 30, 2013
25 Oct 2013 2013 NHOTA Fall Event
21 Oct 2013 NHOTA October 2013 Board Meeting
16 Sep 2013 NHOTA September 2013 Board Meeting
17 Jun 2013 NHOTA June 2013 Board Meeting
08 Jun 2013 Maine OT Association 2013 Spring Conference
08 Jun 2013 MeOTA Spring Conference
20 May 2013 NHOTA May 2013 Board Meeting
15 May 2013 Phys Dis SIS Meeting: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
17 Apr 2013 "Make it and Take it" - Children and Youth SIS Meeting
15 Apr 2013 NHOTA April 2013 Board Meeting
13 Apr 2013 NHOTA Spring Event: Drug Free Interventions for Challenging Behaviors
06 Apr 2013 The Related Service Provider's Guide to Writing Measureable IEP Goals
18 Mar 2013 NHOTA March 2013 Board Meeting
13 Mar 2013 Children & Youth SIS Meeting
18 Feb 2013 NHOTA February 2013 Board Meeting
28 Jan 2013 NHOTA January 2013 Board Meeting : CANCELLED 1/28/13
23 Jan 2013 Children & Youth SIS Meeting
19 Nov 2012 NHOTA November Board Meeting
02 Nov 2012 Myofascial Release Training Seminar
26 Oct 2012 2012 NHOTA Fall Event
15 Oct 2012 NHOTA October Board Meeting
14 Oct 2012 Write On! Understand and treat visual/vestibular based difficulties to improve handwriting
28 Sep 2012 Child Yoga Training
26 Sep 2012 Children & Youth SIS Meeting
24 Sep 2012 AOTA Capitol Hill Day
21 Sep 2012 Spiral Foundation Sensory Integration Course
17 Sep 2012 NHOTA Board Meeting
18 Jun 2012 NHOTA Board Meeting 6 PM
30 May 2012 Children& Youth SIS Meeting

New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association   

1 Simons Lane, Newmarket, NH 03857
P.O. Box 842, Durham, NH 03824 
NHOTA Office: (603) 868-7475

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