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36th Annual 2016 
MOTA Conference 

November 11th, 2016 

DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore North - Pikesville Hotel

1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208



**Please take a look at BOTH forms to determine if you would be interested in one or both of the presentation options!

2016 MOTA Research Discussion Official May 2016.doc

2016 MOTA Call for Presenters Official May 2016.doc

Opportunity for Exhibiting/Sponsoring at Conference:


2016 Official MOTA Vendor Packet.pdf

**New Details for Conference**

1. Upon unanimous request from last years conference, we have restructured the conference to allow for 5, 60 minute sessions 

2.  NEW:  "Research Discussion"  

      *  Refer to form posted above for details

3.  Exchange Corner -

     * This will be a table designated for Practitioners to bring OT equipment that they would like to exchange. Advertisement and/or sale of items or business during conference presentations is prohibited.  The MOTA Committee will  be monitoring the table and Practitioners will be required to pick up their items at the end of conference if they weren't exchanged.


     *Free yearly courses offered for MOTA Members!  Check MOTA website for details if interested!

Please contact Lauren Carls Deaver (VP Events) with questions

**A Special Thank You to all of the 2015 GOLD Exhibitors **

EBS Healthcare 

University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network 

Metropolitan Bath and Tile Showrooms, Inc. 

US Army Health Care

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2016 TEAM MOTA Races

Below are the races that TEAM MOTA will be attending this year.  You will be required to register for the race, however MOTA does not recieve any financial benefits from participation.  This is a networking event, so grab some OT friends and join TEAM MOTA!

Roar for Autism April 26th, Cockeysville MD

(we did this last year)

Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer 5K National Harbor, May 21

(ovarian cancer)

Ellicott City 5K, June 19

 MOTA Hot Topics #1

Low Vision Rehabilitation after Stroke and Brain Injury

Speaker:  Rachel Guilfoyle 

May 21, 2016

9:00 - 12:00 pm 

3 Contact Hours!

Registration for this event is required.  

Location: Towson University, Enrollment Services Building Room 116

Rachel has her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and a graduate certificate in  Vision Rehabilitation and works primarily in the low vision field.  

Please RSVP by May 20th to  if you are interested in registering for this Hot Topics Session!  

This event is FREE for MOTA members.  

Not a MOTA member... No Problem!  The cost to attend is the price of membership.  Refer to home page of MOTA Website to become a member


Benefits of MOTA membership:

 Annual fee which will include all Hot Topics presentations at no charge and a reduced rate at our annual conference with the potential for 13 contact hours per year (or more!)

MOTA Hot Topics #2

Talisman Therapeutic Riding

SATURDAY, June 4th 

1:00 - 4:00 pm 

Registration for this event is required.  

MOTA Day on the Farm at Talisman will include:

  • Briefing on Vision, Mission of Talisman Therapeutic Riding
  • Overview of Hippotherapy, PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship), & American Hippotherapy Association
  • Lesson Observation
  • PATH Standards and Lesson Planning
  • How to Work with a Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Where are they located?
  • Mock Lesson (if time permits)
  • Questions and Answers

All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to participation.

Same idea for cost - free for members / cost of membership for all others!

Refer to home page of MOTA Website to become a member 

Please RSVP by May 27th to  if you are interested in registering for this Hot Topics Session!  

Talisman Therapeutic Riding

Talisman Therapeutic Riding (TTR) provides a unique form of healing through the use of horses and nature. Located on a remarkable farm estate on the Chesapeake Bay ...

Available MOTA Positions!

Executive VP



We wish you the very best as our new MOTA Officers!

How about serving on their committees?
We're seeking a few members to help with upcoming awards and the quarterly newsletter.
Volunteer hours can be used toward Maryland licensure and NBCOT certification renewal.
Please contact Kate Eglseder at for information.

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