Revisiting the WVOTA 2022 Annual Conference

We're Back!

October 2022 marked the return of the Annual WVOTA Conference following a two-year break. We were welcomed by our hosts the University of Charleston OTA programs. Students from both locations made sure conference attendees found both parking and the Student Center.

Two students holding a sign directing to the parking

Shout Out to Our Sponsors: 

We want to thank the sponsors of the conference, their support was critical to our success!

Gold Level Sponsors: 

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Morgantown
West Virginia State Treasurer's Office- WVABLE Savings Program
Down Syndrome Network of West Virginia

Bronze Level Sponsors

Alzheimer's Association


Annual Award Winners:

Three people were recognized for their contributions to OT over the previous year. Senator Takubo won the Spirit of WVOTA award and Sarah Black and Coty Dennler received the Mary Hager Legislative Award. 

Three award winners standing together holding award plaques


Professional Development

Educational topics included vision disorders, pediatric feeding, Go Baby go, and transitions. One of the most impactful sessions of the day was a panel discussion where individuals in SUD recovery spoke to conference participants about the process of recovery and emphasized the importance of persistence, for both individuals in recovery and the healthcare workers who care for them. 


After an excellent lunch (included!!) participants had a chance to review the latest in research and service projects through poster presentations with OT and OTA students from WVU and UC. 

OTs standing around a poster and talking

Students standing next to their poster

 Student Scholarship Auction

These are just some of the items that were available in the silent auction to support WVOTA student scholarships.

Basketball signed by Bob Huggins

A White Yeti Cooler


We hope to see you at the 2023 Conference on October 14th, 2023 at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center!

For more information: WVOTA Annual Conference 2023