OT Australia 23rd National Conference & Exhibition 2008

OT Australia’s 23rd National Conference & Exhibition 2008 will be held at the Sofitel in Melbourne, Australia on 11 to 13 September. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Creating the Future: To explore, to inspire, to take action’. The vision for Conference 2008 is to provide a wide range of opportunities to facilitate creating your future, the future of the profession in Australia and the future of the Association.

Keynote Speakers
Rebecca Allen
Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Ph.D., O.T.(C), Reg.N.S., FCAOT
Alison Nelson

Themes and Topics

Inspire: Motivate and Encourage
Teaching and learning in all aspects of our profession is encompassed within this theme. You have the ability to inspire others by sharing your ideas and wisdom whatever your current role is within occupational therapy.

Explore: Discover and Investigate
Research and consolidation of theories provides the structure upon which our profession is based and continues to develop. This is an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing advancement of our profession’s knowledge and wisdom.

Action: Encounters and Achievements
The diversity of our clients and the environments in which we work provides us with a valuable opportunity for sharing our clinical experiences and expertise. This allows us to share ideas and current work practices and promote occupational therapists as experts in their field. Streams Topics and Keywords

Topics addressed:

  • Service evaluation and development
  • Private practice
  • Changing workplace environments
  • Rehabilitation
  • Driver rehabilitation and community mobility
  • Enabling occupations
  • Mental Health
  • Paediatrics
  • Academia and occupational therapy education
  • Wellness
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Hand therapy
  • Adult complex care needs
  • Acute care
  • Rural and remote
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Gerontology
  • Technology/Environment
  • Leadership/Management
  • Professional Issues
  • Other

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