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March 2019 East District Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meeting

East Tennessee District Networking Meeting
University of Tennessee Medical Center: Morrison’s Conference Room
1924 Alcoa Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920
Please park in the H garage and enter through the heart hospital entrance. A parking voucher for the garage will be provided.


Presenter: Amanda Buchanan, MSOT/L: Amanda attended UT Knoxville for a BS in Psychology and New York University for her MSOT. She fell in love with acute care OT during her first level 1 clinical and continued her passion on when she obtained a position at UT Medical Center. Her passion is working with neurological diagnoses, specifically patients with Parkinson’s and CVA. She has worked at UT for 6 years in inpatient acute care and is certified in LSVT Big.

Presenter: Aftin Mcgrew, MSOT/L: Aftin graduated as an OTA from Roane State in 2010 and then obtained her MSOT through Belmont University in 2014. She has worked at UTMCK for 9 years; 4 years as an OTA and 5 years as an OT. She enjoys the fast-paced nature of acute care and the challenge of working at a level one trauma hospital where there is always something new to learn. She has a passion for patients with spinal cord injuries and the challenge of working with patient’s neurological diagnoses.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify use of low-level neurological assessments and treatment interventions
  2. Describe the implementation of the JFK Coma Recovery Scale within an occupational therapy plan of care



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