5th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress

When & Where
November 19-24, 2011
Chiang Mai, Thailand


The 5th APOTC focuses on making occupational therapy practice best effective and applicable to diverse cultural contexts, draws our aim to focus on effective occupational therapy practices in diverse cultural contexts. The congress will offer a comprehensive scientific program of education symposium, pre-workshops, and congress session covering an extensive number of topics as highlighted below:

Keynote speaker:

* Dr. Keh-chung Lin (Professor and Chair, School of Occupational Therapy, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and President of Taiwan Occupational Therapy Association, Taiwan)
* Dr. Charles Christiansen (Executive Director, The American Occupational Therapy Foundation, USA)

Pre-congress Workshops:

* PRPP strategy training
* Thai dancing: enabling motor planning
* Assistive technology, home modification and environmental adaptation: Eastern versus Western Contexts
* Elephant-assisted therapy: an innovative intervention for individuals with autism
* Meditation: enabling spiritual well-being
* Health Yoga: application in occupational therapy
* Forensic occupational therapy
* Sensory processing disorder (to be confirmed)

Themes of the congress:

* Cultural competence and diversity in OT practice
* Occupation, participation and well-being
* Evidence-based OT practice
* Development of OT measurement
* Cognitive rehabilitation
* Sensory modulation disorders
* Assistive technology
* Hand rehabilitation
* Work rehabilitation
* Occupational justice
* Disaster response, recovery and preparedness
* Community-based practice
* OT practice in pediatrics, physical dysfunctions, and geriatrics

For more information, please visit www.apotc2011.org

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