Dr. Kathryn Wise

OTD, MHSc, OTR/L , OT Reg. (Ont.)

Kathryn Wise is an Occupational Therapist, innovative healthcare leader, and educator who is passionate about the intersection of innovation, technology, education, and leadership. With over 20 years of healthcare and higher education experience in the United States and Canada, she has worked and led teams in a variety of settings along the care continuum. As an educator, Kathryn is passionate about ensuring technology and innovation are integrated into healthcare management and rehabilitation curriculum. Kathryn enjoys supporting companies to ensure that their products have clinical relevance to support pediatrics and older adults and to encourage clinicians to integrate technology into their practice! Along with her role as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of the Pacific - Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program and adjunct faculty member at McMaster University, Kathryn created the “Leadership Spot” to support clinicians transitioning to leadership or in leadership positions. In her spare time, Kathryn loves to hike, travel, read, obsess over finding the latest podcast to listen to, cook, and spend time with her two daughters!

1:00 PM PST

Friday March 11, 2022

Technological Innovations in Rehab: A Student's Masterclass

This session will introduce students to some of the key concepts in technology and innovation. We will review innovation theories, currents trends, design thinking, and a discussion on how to bring an idea to market!

4:00 PM PST

Saturday March 12, 2022

Advancing the Academic Curriculum: A Panel Discussion

Does the introduction of exoskeletons change how we conduct physical assessments? Can technology change how we conduct home assessments? How can we introduce students to 3-D printing? How can we include the discussion of big data into our curriculum? How do we thread the discussion of technology throughout our programs versus a technology course?

This session moderated by Dr. Kathryn Wise, OTD will provide an opportunity for educators from various universities in North America and representing the rehabilitation professions to discuss the future of our curriculum in response to changing technology. Learn how they are all changing the conversations around technology in their programs and professions.