IOTA Fall Conference

This year we will be having a Friday and Saturday conference.  Brochures are being printed and will be mailed soon.  But here is a sneak peak of topics...........

Friday, September 26 (no opposing sessions from 8:30-4:30)

  • Neurorehabilitation Process: Finding New Highways (Dr. Terry Schlabach, PhD, OTR/L, BCP) Updating knowledge of neuroanatomy to promote evidence-based interventions)
  • Out-Patient Eye Care following a Brain Injury (Dr. Monique Root, OD, FAAO).  Provides information on functional challenges relating to vision.
  • Lunch & Business Meeting
  • Fieldwork Education: Evaluating, Progressing, and Monitoring Student's Performance (Dr. Angie McCombs, OTD, OTR/L; Denise Kluever, OTR/L, MS; Brenda Hughes, MA, OTR/L) Gain a better understanding of the fieldwork process, scoring evaluations, and monitoring the student's progress.
  • Clinical Applications of Neuropsychological Assessment (Dr. Derek A. Campbell, PhD) Understanding key components of neuropsychological examination and interdisciplinary role of neuropyschology.

Saturday, September 27 (8:30-2:30; breakout sessions listed)

  • Iowa Health & Wellness Plan/Iowa Medicaid Adult & Pediatric Waiver Programs (Bryan Dempsy & Jim Donoghue) Providing information about Iowa Medicaid programs; new Iowa Medicaid Expansion programs, Iowa Marketplace Choice Plan and Iowa Wellness Plan.
  • Breakout:
    • Billing 101 for Occupational Therapists (Denise Behrends, OTR/L, MBA) Understand therapy reimbursement and documentation
    • OT Services for Children with Autism (Bill Weaver, MOT, OTR/L) Understand the role of OT practitioners working with children with autism
  • Breakout:
    • OTs Distinct Value and Role in Primary Care (Dr. Lynn Kilburg, DHSc, MBA, OTR/L) Understand and identify strategies to illustrate OTs distinct value in patient care that promote positive client outcomes.
    • Infant Feeding--From Bottling to Solids (Amy McCleish, MA, CCC.SLP) Target oral-motor skill development to transition from purees to solids

 Vendors:  If you would like to exhibit at IOTA 2014 fall conference, please click here

Poster Presentations.  If you would like to present your poster at conference, please click here for the form.  Forms must be submitted by September 5, 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by September 12, 2014.

 Silent Auction: Once again we will have a Silent Auction at the fall conference. This year the money earned from the Silent Auction will be used for Student Scholarship Fund as well as for the Legislative Committee. For the Silent Auction basket,  gather some goodies of your choice and put it into a basket or some type of container. You and your friends and co-workers can get together and choose things for a basket. You can do it alone! The basket may be given a theme but that is not a requirement. Some examples of themes from past conferences include: ISU, IOWA, Fine Motor Activities, Wine, Bath soaps, Kitchen recipes/ingredients, etc. Get those creative Occupational Therapy brains going!! Come up with something creative!! This year we will award a few fun awards for those who donate a basket!!  For example: (1) Most Creative Basket; (2) Basket with the highest bid;  and (3) Most Fun Basket. If you would like to donate a basket of goodies for our silent auction, please contact Cindy Campbell at 641-751-4344 or e-mail at

Benefits of Membership

Membership in IOTA is growing. This is great news since IOTA is a member-driven organization and relies on the members to operate.  Membership dues are used to provide a fall conference, employing a lobbyist to protect consumers and the profession, scholarships, communication through website and newsletters, and encourages networking and professional growth.

Go to the Membership Page to join or renew today (credit cards accepted).


Remember that the Iowa Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy uses your email address to notify you of licensure renewal. Be sure they have your current email address.  Also make a note in your planner when your licensure must be renewed. Don't let your license lapse because you were waiting for a renewal reminder in the mail!!