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Using social media to get the most out of Conference #COT2016 as a first timer

Zoe Parker, the College’s Education Officer gives a rundown on annual conference for first timers. Follow Zoe on Twitter. This year we have more people than ever coming to our annual conference. We are delighted to be welcoming more than 500 students, and many other delegates will also be attending for the first time. The … Continue reading

Promoting the Power of Occupation

Karin Orman, Professional Practice Manager for the College of Occupational Therapists discusses Promoting the Power of Occupation. Follow Karin. The College‘s message is very clear- occupation plays a central and unique role within the profession. Over the last year the professional advisors from the College have been visiting the BAOT regions to deliver a roadshow … Continue reading

Hear the superstars speak at conference

We asked Angela Birleson, Chair of the Conference Programme Committee, to talk about what delegates can expect from the speakers at this year’s conference. Dr Angela Birleson, Chairman of the Conference Programme Committee Being Chair of the CPC, I can see how the Annual Conference evolves and improves each year.  No conference is the same … Continue reading

Celebrating fifty years of Occupational Therapy in Wales: a student’s reflections

Guest blog: by Katy Bergson, Post Graduate Diploma, Occupational Therapy Student, Cardiff University. A recent event at Cardiff University celebrated fifty years of training occupational therapists in Wales. Speakers were challenged to find content that would interest everyone from former Deans of the Occupational Therapy programme and leading professionals, to the next generation of Occupational … Continue reading

If you don’t use it, you lose it

Vandita Chisholm, COT’s Marketing Manager, talks about how we can promote occupational therapy during #OTWeek14. I want to add an occupational therapy dimension to the above adage. We all know what a fantastic profession occupational therapy is; however, if occupational therapy services are not used then how can commissioners, senior management or even politicians really … Continue reading

Words, images, actions

Karin Tancock, COT’s Professional Advisor for Older People and Long -Term Conditions, talks about how we can highlight Occupational Therapy by offering a series of roadshows. Occupational therapy is absolutely essential for delivering the integrated services that all four countries in the UK are aiming to achieve but policy makers and commissioners don’t necessarily know … Continue reading

Join us at #OTalk on 29th July 2014 – Going beyond the display stands

Vandita Chisholme, COT Marketing Manager, will explore the ways that Occupational Therapists can promote their profession. I am always amazed at the innovation and bravery displayed to celebrate OT Week. I have heard of members’ abseiling, running an open cinema evening, wheelchair races to name just a few. One of the most popular activities during … Continue reading

Call for papers – 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition

The 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition The College of Occupational Therapists 39th Annual Conference and Exhibition, the only UK occupational therapy peer-reviewed conference for the profession, will be held from 30 June – 2 July 2015 at the Brighton Centre, Brighton, Sussex. Call for Abstracts We are asking you to submit an abstract for next … Continue reading

Raising the profile of occupational therapy

Karin Tancock, COT Professional Affairs Officer for Older People and Long-term Conditions, asks how we can best highlight OTs’ unique skills. We need to raise the profile of occupational therapy—members tell us this, we know it and it is a key ongoing objective for the practice team at COT.  As a professional affairs officer, I … Continue reading

Protecting the occupational therapy brand is your responsibility

One of the biggest challenges we all face in these uncertain times is safeguarding the future of occupational therapy as a profession. COT’s Marketing Manager, Vandita Chisholm, examines the importance of language in promoting the value of what you do. When you write your case notes or any report are you inclined to not use … Continue reading

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