2020 OTA Events & News

Online Learning – Normal Life has been disrupted: a guide for managing disruption to occupational participation

COVID-19 is causing widespread disruption to occupational participation for people across the world. While developing recommendations for supporting occupational therapists and consumers as part of my organisation’s local response I realised there is a great need for similar information in the wider community. Drawing from core occupational therapy concepts and my learnings from the WFOT Disaster Management for Occupational Therapists course I have compiled this resource to support people in managing the disruption to daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more & download HERE.


Recorded Webinar – Is Private Practice for me?

Presented by Sue Sloan

A short webinar for OTs who are considering private practice. At the end of this webinar participants will:

→ Understand some key considerations in establishing a private practice to assist in deciding their suitability.

→ Have a knowledge of resources to guide the writing of a business plan

→ Be aware of some key, initial steps in establishing a private practice

Read more & access HERE.


14-15 September 2020 – OT Exchange – Virtual Conference

The OT Exchange is an interactive conference for all working within the broad spectrum that is occupational therapy where participants are encouraged to contribute, share and employ ideas of value.

The conference is themed around three key concepts of Learn, Practice and Enrich. Learn supports the evidence-based approach at the core of our profession, Practice focuses on the application of that knowledge and learning. While Enrich ensures that the work of our profession achieves positive outcomes for our community and supports the lives they want to live.

The approachable nature of the Exchange is a great first step into presenting for those who are eager to present at scientific conferences.

The OT Exchange will be a virtual conference and will take place 14-15 September 2020.

LEARN MORE and register here.


Recorded Webinar – Navigating the NDIS with people who have MND.

Presented by Sarah Solomon

NDIS for people with MND will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to assess and prepare reporting for NDIS participants living with MND. People with MND often don’t have the time or knowledge to navigate the system so strategic navigation of the system is necessary from planning to implementation.

Delivering services to NDIS participants can be at times overwhelming and confusing and therapists have reported that this is increased when working with people with MND.

LEARN MORE and access here.


16 November 2020 – OT Mental Health Forum – Sydney

The 2020 OT Mental Health Forum will be held on Monday 16 November 2020.

This forum has a long and successful history, starting as a grass-roots NSW initiative and expanding to the large National event it has now become.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne for Australia’s only occupational therapy mental health forum.

READ MORE and register here.

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