Janet Falk-Kessler Distinguished Lectureship and Day of Scholarship

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Headshot of Janet Falk Kessler

8:30am to 5:30pm

Columbia University Medical Campus

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Join the Columbia University Programs in Occupational Therapy for the Inaugural Janet-Falk Kessler Lectureship and Day of Scholarship. 

The day will include student research presentations, oral and poster presentations by advanced practioners and scholars, and the Janet Falk-Kessler Distinguished Lecture, given by Kristie Koenig, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA.

Participants can earn up to 7 contact hours.


Kristie Koenig, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA

Kristie Koenig

Kristie Patten Koenig, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA is Associate Professor and Program Director of Department of Occupational Therapy at New York University. Dr. Patten Koenig is an occupational therapist, with a PhD in Educational Psychology who examines the efficacy of interventions utilized in public schools for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Her research focuses on utilizing a strength based paradigm and the individual with ASD's perspective to understand the impact of these issues on quality of life and adaptive behavior in order to guide person centered interventions utilizing strengths in inclusive settings. She has co-presented with Dr. Janet Falk-Kessler on Resilience across the lifespan in the State of the Science Symposium of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation in 2017.



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Early bird and discounted registration will end April 15th.  

  Full Day (including lunch) 8:30 - 5:30 Half Day (PM oral and poster sessions, Lecture) 1:00 - 5:30 Lecture (PM poster sessions and lecture only) 3:00 - 5:30, Lecture at 4:00
Early Bird (Register by April 15) $75 $60 $50
Discounted Rate for CUOT Fieldwork Educators, Adjunct Faculty, and Doctoral Students from Other Programs* (Register by April 15th) $40 $25 $15
Accepted Presenters and CUOT Doctoral Students (Register by April 15th) $0 $0 $0
Regular and On Site Registration $90 $75 $65

* Doctoral students from other programs must submit proof of current student status (student ID with date, letter from department, etc) to el2777@cumc.columbia.edu.

Special Registration Packages

(Register by May 3rd)

JFK VIP Package

$200 - full day registration, lunch, an invitation to the Cocktail Hour with the JFK Distinguished Lecturer, and includes a $100 tax deductible donation to the JFK Distinguished Lectureship Fund

Friends of CU OT Package

$125 – full day registration, lunch, and includes a $50 tax deductible donation to the JFK Distinguished Lectureship Fund


The full program of posters and presentations is available here.


If you have any questions about registering for the event, please contact Eileen at el2777@cumc.columbia.edu.

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