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

650 W. 168th Street (Alumni Auditorium), New York, NY 10032

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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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  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
Regular and On Site Registration $90 $75 $65


On Site Registration

On site registration will open at 8:30am for full day attendees, 11:45 for half day attendees, and 2:30pm for lecture only attendees.  Payment must be made by check on site.

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


The full program of posters and presentations is available here.

Getting to the Event

The Columbia University Irving Medical Center is at the 168th Street stop of the A/C.  Please note that the 1 train is not stopping at 168th Street.  

Parking is available at the hospital's parking garage on Ft. Washington Avenue between 164th and 165th Streets.  Street parking is limited.

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