2021 TNOTA Annual Conference & Student Track

“Occupational Therapy: Meaningful Connections Through Meaningful Occupations”

TNOTA's 2021 Annual Conference & Student Track was held September 10-12, 2021 in Nashville at Scarritt Bennett Center. Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and attendees for making our 2021 Conference & Student Track a success! Please see below for Conference & Student Track Resources. 


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Select 2021 Conference & Student Track course recordings are now available for purchase via Aspire OTRecorded courses include: 

  • 2021 Conference Keynote Address: The Truth of Abilities in Disabilities
  • TNOTA Annual Business Meeting
  • Adaptive Equipment: How Do I Get My Client What They Need?
  • Behavioral Activation Strategies to Improve Client Engagement
  • Microaggressions and Implicit Bias within the Professional Setting
  • The Anatomy of an Occupational Therapy Ally
  • You Graduated, Now What?: Navigating the State Licensure Process
  • The Integral Role of the Occupational Therapy Practitioner in Finger and Partial Hand Prosthetic Intervention
  • Homelessness and COVID-19: Lessons Learned
  • TNOTA Advocacy Panel: Lessons learned in 2020 and beyond
  • Meaningful Connections: OT and OTA Inter-relationships

 Conference & Student Track Resources 

Pre-Conference Course Descriptions
Conference & Student Track Course Descriptions
Conference & Student Track Speaker Biographies
Conference & Student Track Course Handouts



Download the full schedule for Conference and Pre-Conference to view course descriptions. 


About the 2021 Conference & Student Track Theme: “Occupational Therapy: Meaningful Connections Through Meaningful Occupations”

Helping individuals participate in their meaningful occupations is the core of occupational therapy. In the world today, it can be difficult to make meaningful connections that have a great impact on our lives, particularly in this season of adversity and isolation. Occupational therapy can help individuals make connections through their occupations that will foster growth in all aspects of life. This year’s Conference & Student Track theme, “Occupational Therapy: Meaningful Connections Through Meaningful Occupations” will promote meaningful connections as we learn and grow together to help others with their meaningful occupations.


TNOTF 2021 Scholarship & Excellent Educator Winners

Congratulations to the following recipients: 

Student Excellence Award:
OTD - Cara Kingrea (UTC) 
MOT - Carly Mahaffey (UTHSC) 
OTA - Madison Warren (Walter's State CC)
Excellent Educator:
Dr. Elicia Cruz (UTC)
Presidential Commendation:
Allison Nance
See tnotf.org for more details!