OTD program to host first Rural Health Research Symposium

BILLINGS, Mont., January 17, 2020 – Rocky Mountain College's Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Program is proud to present its inaugural Rural Health Research Symposium, which will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 in the Great Room of Prescott Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

"The Rocky Mountain College OTD Program is excited about hosting the first Rural Health Research Symposium. Our commitment to rural health is infused throughout our program, and we're committed to improving the human condition of all Montanans with a focus on rural communities," said the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program Director, Dr. Twylla Kirchen.

The Rural Health Research Symposium will feature the following guest speakers: Executive Director of the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, Martin Blair, Ph.D; URLEND Montana State Coordinator, Molly Kimmel, OTR/L; Kari DeFreest, OTD, OTR/L, CHT; and President of the Montana Speech and Hearing Association, Kathleen DeLapp Cohn, MS, CCC-SLP. The Symposium will also feature research posters presented by OTD students. 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will also be available at the event as approved by the Montana Occupational Therapy Association. CEUs are a measure used in continuing education programs to assist professionals in maintaining a license in their specific profession. 

"We're also pleased to offer six Continuing Education Units for this event," said Dr. Kirchen. Attendees interested in earning CEUs will receive a certificate of completion from Symposium organizers upon attending the event.

Please RSVP at rocky.edu/rural-healthcare-symposium or by contacting the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program Administrative Assistant, Emily Schaff, at 406.657.1163.

RMC OTD Rural Health Care Symposium