September 11, 2012

Upcoming OT Events

..And I'm back! 

Sincere apologies folks for not having updated the blog in a long while. There are a few great topics I have been working on to post, however before we get to that I just want to give everyone an update on what's happening in the world of Occupational Therapy. Below are some very important events taking place in the near future. Please get involved and help spread our profession of OT!

Join AOTA in helping others Live Life To Its Fullest by avoiding the pain and injury that can come from heavy backpacks and bags. Learn safety tips to stay protected from back pain throughout life and teach others how to properly choose, pack, lift, and carry various types of bags.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day - September 22, 2012 
According to AOTA, falls are a leading cause of decreased independence, disability, and even accidental death among older adults. Occupational therapy practitioners can play an essential role in reducing falls by addressing the multiple physical, environmental, and cognitive factors that can lead to a fall (  Visit to learn ways you can increase the general public's knowledge about the role of OT in Fall Prevention.

AOTA Capitol Hill Day - September 24, 2012
Make the Voice of Occupational Therapy Heard on Capitol Hill.  Register Today! 

World Occupational Therapy Day - October 27, 2012
Promoted by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), World Occupational Therapy Day is an opportunity to increase the visibility of the profession and promote the activities of WFOT nationally and internationally. 

2012 AOTA/NBCOT National Student Conclave - November 9-10, 2012, Columbus, OH
As an occupational therapy student and soon-to-be new practitioner, you have already started setting up the field goals for your career. The 2012 AOTA/NBCOT National Student Conclave is a terrific opportunity for you to know how to score those points and be an OT pro! Get Involved! 

AOTA 93rd Annual Conference & Expo  - April 25-28, 2013, San Diego, CA
Connect to over 5,000 ocupational therapy professionals and over 350 exhibitors at AOTA's 93rd Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego, California! Click for more information.

brOT Movement was created by students from Thomas Jefferson University following the AOTA Conference in 2011, as a unique way to reference themselves as males in the pre-dominantly female Occupational Therapy profession. Their mission is "to ensure the realization of the American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) centennial vision, by creating a widely recognized, diverse and powerful profession." brOT accepted the challenge by AOTA President Florence Clark to create and support movements seeking to fulfill the centennial vision. So, get involved! Join the Movement! 

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget the NYSOTA conference in Rochester NY, November 9-11!!