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2019 Hinojosa Lecturer, Paula Kramer
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The 2019 Dr. Jim Hinojosa Memorial Lectureship

One of the highlights of this year's conference will be the first ever Dr. Jim Hinojosa Memorial Lectureship. This award was established in 2018 to recognize and honor the academic and practice contributions and scholarly legacy of our esteemed colleague, Dr. Jim Hinojosa, PhD, OT, BCP, FAOTA. The award honors a member of the NYSOTA who is influential in the profession of occupational therapy, has substantially and innovatively contributed to the profession through research, education, and/or practice, has demonstrated leadership qualities, provided mentorship, and whose insight and work have shaped the way we think about occupational therapy as well as the way we practice.

We are especially delighted to be announcing this year's presenter, Jim's long-time friend and partner, the revered and highly decorated occupational therapist, Dr. Paula Kramer. 

Paula Kramer, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
The Essences of Occupational Therapy: Creating New Normals
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Dr. Kramer's presentation will draw on both personal and professional experiences to explore how occupational therapists help clients to get past serious life disruptions and promote change. Focusing on the concepts that are near and dear to the hearts of occupational therapists, being and doing through meaningful occupation, this talk will build on our theoretical base. Additional ideas discussed will include core concepts from occupational science, and philosophical tenets that date back to ancient Greece and Rome. The heart of the talk will focus on how therapists use these concepts to cultivate their unique focus as a means for developing effective interventions, and create new normals with their clients.


Dr. Kramer has been an occupational therapist for 46 years. She holds a baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate in occupational therapy from New York University. Her practice was primarily in the area of pediatrics. She was Professor and Chair at Kean University and University of the Sciences, where she is currently Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Kramer has co-authored 10 books on occupational therapy theory and pediatrics, predominantly with her dear friend, Jim Hinojosa. She has served as a member and Chair of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy and as a member of the Board of Directors of AOTA.

Dr. Kramer is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, has been awarded the A. Jean Ayres award from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, and the Award of Merit from the American Occupational Therapy Association, the highest award given by the association.


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