AFP Medical Center celebrates OT Awareness Month

The Occupational Therapy Section of the Armed forces of the Philippines Medical Center – V.Luna General Hospital will be having its annual OT Awareness Month this coming October 2009 with the theme “I Am Able: PromOTing Ability!”

There is NO registration fee, but with your attendance comes free food for each day lectures, certificates and learning are being held! Please check out the poster below for more details.

OT Awareness Month Poster
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Registration starts on the 1st of October until the 9th! Early registration is encouraged as only limited slots are being offered for participating Occupational Therapists (registered/underboards/students/postgrads).

Registration period: 01 October 2009 – 09 October 2009

To register, send your name, title / profession and contact numbers through:
Email – / /
SMS – 09053360051 / 09226816881 / 09088643774

Seminar on Hand Rehabilitation: Methods of Evaluation and Management

In line with the 9th Post-graduate course “Horizons: Meeting the Challenges of Life”, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, UP-Philippine General Hospital, invites you to attend a seminar entitled “Hand Rehabilitation: Methods of Evaluation and Management.”

When & Where
Saturday, November 7, 2009
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Hyatt Hotel, Manila

Course fee: Php 800.00 (Inclusive of foods, seminar manuals and certificate)

Last day of Registration is on October 23, 2009. For inquiries and registrations, you may contact Rainier Rodil or Cressida Bulalacao at (632) 5548400 local 2413.

Seminar-Workshop Series from My Little Butterfly

My Little Butterfly Children’s Learning & Therapy Center invites parents and caregivers of Children with Special Needs (CSN), therapists, educators and students to a series of Seminar-Workshops this October.

3 October 2009, Saturday

8am-12nn: Overview of Developmental Disorders by Rita Grace R. Villadolid, M.D.
To discuss the causes, signs and symptoms as well as current management options of common developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Language Disorder and Down Syndrome.

1pm-5pm: Fundamental Movement Skills by Jeffrey Datangel, PTRP
Identification and improvement of fundamental movement skills that are needed to participate in and enjoy sports and many physical activities.

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Free Workshop with Shinette Alinas

Here’s a public service announcement for our colleagues in the Visayas region:

One of our Licensed Occupational Therapists currently working for Integra Rehab in Georgia is coming back to the Philippines next month for a vacation. We have invited her to conduct a talk and a little workshop for the OT community in Cebu. We would like to extend the invitation as well all interested Cebu based therapists (PT and OT). Here are the details of the said event:

Date: October 23, 2009 (Friday)
Time: 5:30PM
Venue: 2nd Flr. Diamond Hall, Golden Peak Hotel
Speaker: Shinette Alinas, OTR

1. What Shinette went through in order to qualify for a job in the US (IOTED application, NBCOT exam, NBCOT certificate, interview with Integra, POEA, etc) – 30 minutes
2. Shinette’s experience about being an OT in the US – 30 Minutes
3. Clinical workshop where Shinette can pass on a clinical skill to participants (wheelchair positioning..etc) – 30 minutes

This talk is open to everyone, and is FREE of charge. You may bring your OT/PT friends as well. We will just need your text confirmation so we can reserve seats for you, your students and your friends. You may send us your text confirmation at (63)9189090834. Just indicate your name for our records.

~ From Wawel Mercado

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