Eastern Michigan University

   10th Annual Lyla M. Spelbring Lectureship
   in Occupational Therapy

   Lyla M. Spelbring Lectureship

Saturday, September 18, 2021 ~ 11:00am - 1:00pm 

Keynote with Virginia Dickie: Finding Everyday and Extraordinary Therapy with Occupation

Registration is closed! We have closed our registration in order to prepare for our upcoming lectureship. Thank you for your interest and we will be excited to host you next year!


Saturday September 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT

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This will be a VIRTUAL Event hosted by Eastern Michigan University’s Occupational Therapy Program. Details will be provided the week before the event takes place. 


Tricia Foster 
EMU College of Health and Human Services 

Please join us for the 2021 Lyla M. Spelbring Lectureship in Occupational Therapy, featuring Keynote speaker Virginia Dickie, PhD, OTR, FAOTA.

Lecture Title: Finding Everyday and Extraordinary Therapy with Occupation

Registration: CLOSED.

We are offering a free, virtual lecture this year as a way of saying Thank You to our OT community for supporting us through our first TEN years of the Spelbring Conference! Registration is still required (click on the link below to register).


Please consider a donation to continue the legacy of our endowment: 

Special gifts like yours help to create opportunities for the EMU Occupational Therapy Students above and beyond the classroom experience.  On behalf of those who benefit from your support, thank you.  All proceeds will be used to the fund the OT Innovation Grant.* Your donations go toward:

  • Free student attendance 

  • Reduced cost registration for new practitioners

  • A low-cost event for the entire OT community

  • Nationally recognized keynote speakers

  • Funding of our new OT Innovation Grants

*The OT Innovation Grant has been created to award a person(s)/organization money to fund an innovative project that is representative of OT and is illustrative of the mission, vision, and values of the Lyla M. Spelbring Lectureship.    

$1,000 - Legacy Level      

$500 - Leadership Level

$250 - Scholarship Level

$125 - Service Level

$75 - Innovation Level

$25 - Connection Level

*Gifts to the Eastern Michigan University Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donate Now!* Registration not compatible with iPhone. We encourage you to use a different device when registering, or contact Tricia Foster at (734) 487 - 7395.