The European Social Innovation Competition is a challenge prize run by the European Commission across all Horizon 2020 associated countries. Organised in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos, the Competition calls all Europeans to come up with solutions to the problems affecting our society. This year’s competition will launch with an event in Paris on 20 March 2018. Will Occupational Scientists/therapists be among the winners?
The theme and application process information will be published on the same date. http://eusic.challenges.org/.
This year the 23rd ENOTHE Annual Meeting 26 – 28 October 2017 will take place in Zagreb, and the venue will be the conference facilities of the Panorama Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia.
In order to facilitate accommodation for the Annual Meeting, the Panorama Zagreb Hotel have now confirmed that participants can book directly through the hotel website and quote the special code ENOTHE2017.
They have also advised that you use Google Chrome as your web browser when making a hotel booking.
The Panorama Hotel is the tallest hotel in Zagreb.
Special Room rates apply from Wednesday 25 October – Sunday 29 October 2017:
- Single Room – 70 Euros per night – Breakfast included.
- Twin Room – 80 Euros per night (per room) – Breakfast included.
- Tel +385 1 3658 299
- Fax +0385 1 4892 060
Board meeting hosted at the new headquarters of the Croatian Association of Occupational Therapists, Zagreb, Croatia 26 & 27 May 2017.
Friday 26 May we spent the day working on abstract selection, development of the programme structure and content. Here is a photograph of the Saša Radic, host lead for the October Annual, Marie-Antoinette Minis, President of ENOTHE and Professor Verner Majijančić, from the University of Rejika, Croatia. The lunchtime meeting was arranged to enable sharing of advice and support for the development of a new occupational therapy programme at the University.
Saturday 27 May was a full day for the Board focusing on marketing, the future of the ENOTHE office, budgets, projects and membership fees.
Forward by Marilyn Pattison, Dip.COT(UK), B.App.Sc(OT), MBA, FWFOT
World Federation of Occupational Therapists
WFOT is pleased to announce the launch of a new online module – Disaster Management for Occupational Therapists. This self-paced programme enhances occupational therapists’ knowledge and skills for tackling complex issues such as disaster response, resilience and disaster risk reduction. Information will be provided in innovative ways through real time interactive simulations as well as online documents. Participants will enhance their critical thinking through real life and fictitious problem solving activities. The textbook, Disaster and Development: An Occupational Perspective will offer the adjunct materials to enhance learning and integration and a copy is included in the purchase price*
WFOT is also celebrating the launch by offering the first 100 people to purchase the online module a free copy of the Disaster and Development publication. Price $99 USD** or equivalent ($140 USD** thereafter). Enrol now on http://dmot.wfot.org
* Purchase price includes Shipping and Handling fees of the textbook from the United Kingdom and may take up 14 working days to arrive. Already have a copy of the textbook? Consider donating the one offered to an education programme in a low/middle income country
** Purchase price will be converted from United States Dollar to Australian Dollar equivalent when purchasing through the WFOT website. Exchange rates may vary.
Due to popular demand the WFOT Congress 2018 Programme Committee would like to advise you that the ‘Call For Abstracts’ deadline has been extended to Thursday 18 May 2017. Submit now.
With over 1,000 abstracts expected to be submitted from all over the globe, this is shaping up to be an engaging program with a diversity of international perspectives.
“The congress theme, Connected in Diversity: Positioned for Impact, invites reflection on key areas where occupational therapists are or could be positioned so as to connect to and with people, towards addressing issues of social and occupational injustice, health and well-being.”- text from WFOT Congress 2018 website.
Register your interest to receive updates about the congress.
Links: Call For Abstracts | Registration | Keynote Speakers | Facebook
In case you missed it, our latest newsletter is available online: Newsletter 7 (PDF 3,850 kB).
This edition contains information on; preparations for the Annual Meeting in Zagreb taking place in October 2017, update of the 2-3 December Board meeting in Winterthur, new Board profiles, project updates as well as much more.
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