Annual Knowledge Exchange program to promote children’s health

Editor’s note: Capacity has been reached for this event, and no additional reservations are being accepted.

CSU’s Department of Occupational Therapy will hold the 15th Annual Knowledge Exchange on Friday, April 29, at the Drake Center to address important issues regarding children and occupational therapy.

This year’s Knowledge Exchange is an all-day event beginning at 9 a.m. with a presentation titled “Promoting Children’s Participation Where They Live, Play, and Learn.”

Keynote speakers will explore children’s health by presenting research on different topics. Laura Bellows, assistant professor in CSU’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Patti Davies, professor in CSU’s Department of Occupational Therapy, will address childhood obesity. Carol Conway, pediatric occupational therapist from Hudson City Schools in Cleveland, Ohio, will follow with a talk on promoting mental health in children and youth.

The event will also include a panel discussion and a student poster session where OT students have the opportunity to showcase their research. Anita Bundy, head of CSU’s Department of Occupational Therapy, will wrap up the event with a talk on promoting play on school playgrounds and reframing the risks involved.

It is an opportunity to learn about current research and practice and take an in-depth look at how occupational therapy can improve the lives of children.

Participation in the event is free and anyone is welcome to attend. Attendance is required for OT students. Two food trucks, The Sustainable Spoon and Ripe Tomatoes, will be available in the Drake Center parking lot for attendee convenience.

To attend, please RSVP by April 15 to Barb Ball at (970) 491-2183 or