1st WORLD CONGRESS ON HEALTHY AGEING
"Evolution: Holistic Ageing in an Age of Change"
19th-22nd March 2012, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organised by Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society



Professor E. Sharon Brintnell
Professor E. Sharon Brintell Dip P&OT, BOT MSc OT FCAOT CDMP

E Sharon Brintnell is a professor and the past chairman of the Department of Occupational Therapy (13 years) and former acting Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta.

Sharon is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and was the Canadian Project Director of an ICDS/CIDA funded initiative which collaborated with the Ministry of Health, Republic Indonesia to introduce the occupational therapy profession and augment physical therapy's capacity building. She has continued to work with the Indonesian OT Association and a number of universities considering implementing occupational therapy education programs.

Professor Brintnell is recognized for her expertise in curriculum design and was one of two consultants who developed a occupational therapy curriculum model for the University of Kuwait in the late 1980. Since 2007 to the present, she was again invited to advise them on a new curriculum while mentoring the faculty in the implementation of their inaugural program.

As the Director of the Occupational Performance Analysis Unit at the University of Alberta, she still practices in the field. She holds a million dollar research and service grant on corrections and community connections for inmates with FASD and is active in research on persons with complex cases receiving work rehabilitation.

Professor Brintnell is presently the President of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and has authored many peer reviewed articles. She is the recipient of the Canadian profession's highest awards provincially and nationally.

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