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TWU to host Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship Feb. 8 in Dallas


DALLAS — Examining how to use current knowledge to provide best practices in occupational therapy is the focus of the 2013 Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship, scheduled Feb. 8 at the Texas Woman’s University T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.

Registration for the event ranges from $115 to $159, which includes lunch and refreshments. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, 5500 Southwestern Medical Avenue. For more information or to register, visit or call (940) 898-3644.

A total of 21 additional education sessions relevant to school, clinic and community-based practice also will be offered during the lectureship. Participants may earn up to 1.20 continuing education units (CEUs).

Dr. Mary Law, a professor in the School of Rehabilitation at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, will present the keynote lecture at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Law is the lead author of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, a client-centered outcome measure for occupational therapy, and has written books on client-centered occupational therapy and evidence-based rehabilitation and measurement of occupational performance. She has served as chair of the U.S. National Institutes of Health Rehabilitation Research Committee and was co-editor of the journal “Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.” She also has been recognized with the top award in Canadian Occupational Therapy and is an American Occupational Therapy Foundation Academy of Research and Fellow.

Dr. Law will be welcomed to the Metroplex by the Consulate General of Canada to the South Central United States Paula Caldwell St-Onge. Ms. St-Onge will host an invitation only reception for Dr. Law Feb. 7 and introduce Dr. Law before the lecture Feb. 8.

Roland and Virginia Chandler Dykes, George and Grace Gilkeson and Bonnie Strauss founded the Vandkerkooi Endowed Lectureship in 1993 to recognize Fanny B. Vanderkooi, the first chair of TWU’s occupational therapy program. The 2013 Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship is co-sponsored by the Baylor Health Care System, North Texas Therapy & Home Care and Ensign Group.

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Amanda Simpson
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