Marcia Hamilton, MSHS, OTR/L, BCP, Program Chair of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at the Keiser University Fort Myers Campus, will be presenting at the 2017 AOTA Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration.  Professor Hamilton’s proposal was chosen from 2,400 submitted for the Annual conference and is titled The Archives, Philosophical Origin and Science of Occupational Therapy: The Driving Force Behind the Evolution and Current Practice.

Hamilton will provide an academic and comprehensive, historical, longitudinal view of occupational therapy.  Her session will expertly provide an analysis of driving forces behind the philosophical origin and evolution of evidence-based practice to establish a correlation between history, the vision and the profession’s drive to meet society’s needs.  It is noteworthy that 2017, is the 100 year anniversary of the occupational therapy profession and April  will be marked with celebrations across the country.

Marcia Hamilton brings 34 years of clinical experience in pediatrics with a Board Certification in that field in addition to work in sub-acute care, primary care, pediatrics and developmental disabilities. Hamilton has a Master’s of Science in Health Science with a specialization in Integrative Health and Wellness Programs and is presently pursuing a clinical doctoral program at South University.