"Harnessing the Power of Inter-professional Collaborations to Manage Complex Patient Cases"


The 7th annual School of Health Professions Conference will focus on how effective inter-professional teams can collaborate to provide optimal care to patients with complex medical conditions to facilitate improved outcomes. Following a keynote address on the value of inter-professional collaboration and practice, attendees can choose from two tracks of programming:

  • The Opioid Crisis/Management of Chronic Pain
  • CVA across the lifespan


Community members, clinical instructors, alumni, current faculty, and students in the OT, PT, speech-language, PA, and social work fields are all encouraged to attend.


8-8:30 a.m.—Continental Breakfast & Regisration in the Pharmacy Atrium

8:30-9 a.m.—Keynote Address: Inter-professional Practice | Michael Oldani

9:30-9:45 a.m.—Break

Morning Sessions (Choose one of the tracks)

  1. Opioid Crisis/Pain Management
    • 9:45 a.m.-12 p.m.—S1: The Spectrum of Opioids: Chronic Pain to Substance Abuse | Dr. Karen Hulbert
    • 9:45 a.m.-12 p.m.—S2: Pain Management Pharmacotherapy for the Healthcare Professional | Dr. Jordan Wulz
  2. Management of CVA through the Lifespan Track
    • 9:45 a.m.-12 p.m.—S3: Anatomy of a Stroke | Dr. Kathy Lemley
  3. Alternate Social Work Session
    • 9:45 a.m.-12 p.m.—S4: School-based Mental Health Services: Growing Programs to Meet the Needs of Students and Their Families | Dr. Lisa Adams-Qualls

12-1 p.m.—Lunch/Optional lunchtime collaboration for clinical educations

  • Enjoy lunch in the cafeteria or bring your lunch to the Terrace Room (Albrecht 114) for a panel discussion related to clinical education.

Afternoon Sessions (Specify your preferred sessions when you register)

  1. Opioid Crisis/Pain Management
    • 1-2 p.m.—S5: The Licensed Clinical Social Worker's Role in Behavioral Health and Community Linkage
    • 2-3:15 p.m.—S6: Opioids: Is There a Place for Them in Clinical Practice? A Physical Therapist's Perspective
    • 3:15-4 p.m.—S7: The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Management of Chronic Pain: A Holistic Approach to Breaking the Pain Cycle
  2. Management of CVA through the Lifespan Track
    • 1-2:30 p.m.—S8: A Collaborative Approach to the Management of a Child with Diagnosis of CVA
    • 1-2:15 p.m.—S9: Anatomy of a Stroke-Lab (Limited to 30)
    • 2:30-4 p.m.—S10: A Collaborative Approach to the Management of an Adult with Diagnosis of CVA
    • 2:45-4 p.m.—S11: Anatomy of a Stroke-Lab (Limited to 30)

Click here to view a description of each session.


The 8th annual conference will take place January 18, 2021.


Content is awaiting approval from ASHA and WPTA for continuing education credits. Certificate of attendance will be provided. This program is offered for up to 0.6 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level; professional area). Participants must sign in and out of each session to receive ASHA CEUs.

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