We are pleased to announce our speakers for OSS 2021: 

Jean Minkel


Ms. Minkel is a physical therapist and master clinician well recognized for her work in Assistive Technology. She is currently the Senior Vice President at  ICS - Independence Care System, a not for profit, care management agency for persons living with a physical disability in New York City; where she also leads the, On A Roll seating clinic Jean has been an invited keynote speaker at conferences in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.  She is a published author, including many peer reviewed journal articles and most recently, she co-edited, with Michelle Lange, the newly published textbook, Seating and Wheeled Mobility – a Clinical Resource Guide. The A.T. community has recognized Jean for her contributions by awarding to her, the RESNA Fellow award in 1995 and the Sam McFarland Mentor Award in 2012.

Lisbeth Nilsson

PhD, Reg. Occupational Therapist
Associated to Lund University, Sweden

Lisbeth Nilsson is a PhD and specialist in occupational therapy and associated researcher of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science at Lund University, Sweden. She developed the intervention Driving to Learn™ in powered wheelchair for people with profound cognitive disabilities. Her special interests are tool use learning and assessment and facilitation of the learning process. She and her collaborator Durkin, PhD and OT, UK, developed the Assessment of Learning Powered mobility use (ALP).

Her current focus is implementation of the ALP tool in powered mobility intervention and other fields of assistive technology. She is actually collaborating and carrying out research nationally and internationally with OTs, PTs and SLPs; and she has presented and published her findings worldwide since 1998.

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