Allan Fraser

The 32nd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

Blog Post created by Allan Fraser Employee on Jan 3, 2017

February 28- March 4, 2017

 

Mark your calendars for this year’s Keynote Address at the Conference which will be held February 28, Tuesday evening, at 5:30 pm. We are honored to announce that Dr. Kellie Lim has accepted our invitation to be this year’s Keynote Speaker.

 

 

Dr. Kellie Lim is a physician at UCLA Health, specializing in Allergy & Immunology. Born and raised in Michigan to a Chinese immigrant family, Dr. Lim has first-hand experience in the difficulty of accessing medical care, especially those with severe physical disabilities and limited resources.

 

At 8 years of age, Dr. Lim contracted bacterial meningitis that led to life-threatening sepsis. Though she ultimately prevailed, the infection caused wide-spread damage, and Dr. Lim underwent amputations of her legs, right arm, and several fingers of the left hand. She was hospitalized for several months in order to fully recover and endured years of physical and occupational therapy. Dr. Lim had to re-learn basic daily activities, such as eating with utensils, writing, and walking.

 

After this intense experience, Dr. Lim decided to pursue a career in medicine. Her family provided much-needed support since medical schools were unsure of her ability to succeed. She had to convince them that she was capable of mastering the rigors of a medical education. She was accepted to several medical schools, but ultimately chose UCLA. She subsequently completed all of her medical training at UCLA, including the residency program in Pediatrics and fellowship program in Allergy & Immunology. Dr. Lim also completed a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research.

 

Dr. Lim has faced many challenges and obstacles due to her physical disability. However, she never allowed this to interfere with her career ambitions. She hopes to inspire others to achieve their goals, no matter what the circumstances may be.

Conference Schedule

Monday, February 27, 2017

  • Conference Registration 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Conference Registration 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Keynote Address and Welcome Reception 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • Conference Registration 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall Registration 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • General Sessions 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Lunch Break 11:40 AM-1:20 PM
  • Opening of Exhibit Hall 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • Conference Registration 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall Registration 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • General Sessions 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Lunch Break 11:40 AM-1:20 PM

Friday, March 3, 2017

  • Conference Registration 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall Registration 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • General Sessions 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Lunch Break 11:40 AM-1:20 PM
  • Conference Adjourns

 

NFPA will be at Booth 914 again this year. In addition, I’m presenting an educational session entitled “Ten Questions You Must Ask and Answer to Successfully Evacuate!” on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 2:20pm in Hillcrest CD on the 3rd level of the Seaport Tower.

 

 

 

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