EKU Hosts National Conference; Professor's Book Release Celebrated

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An Eastern Kentucky University professor will officially release her latest book as part of a national conference hosted by the University.

The Oct. 17 book release celebration of “Occupational Science for Occupational Therapy” by EKU occupational therapy professor and endowed chair Dr. Doris Pierce will kick off the 12th annual conference of the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, hosted by Eastern’s Department of Occupational Therapy in Lexington through Oct. 19.

In the book, Pierce and a group of occupational scientists explain how their discoveries build the science and support practice. A variety of methods and perspectives mark the work of these career scientists as they respond to the knowledge base needs of occupational therapy.

Approximately 20 chapter authors will attend the Oct. 17 book event, scheduled at 6:30 p.m. in the Lexington Hilton.

Pierce is also the author of “Occupation by Design: Building Therapeutic Power.”

SSO: USA is committed to developing researchers in occupational science. The conference, “Occupation and Education,” is targeted at both educators and students. A complete conference schedule can be found at commons.pacificu.edu/sso_conf/2013.

Registration for the conference will be accepted through Oct. 10. For information on fees, visit www.sso-usa.org/cms and click Registration Information in the column on the left.

Published on September 18, 2013