ENOTHE at OSE Conference 2017

The OSE Conference 2017 was held at HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, Germany, on September 8th – 9th 2017. This was a great opportunity for occupational therapists and scientists to come together that are interested in Occupational Science from around the world.

ENOTHE’s presence at the Conference was represented by Vice President and Project Coordinator, Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier. Members of the occupation-based social transformation and participatory citizenship ENOTHE project groups were actively engaged in the programme, as well as ROTOS.

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The Occupation-based social transformation project group organised a 2nd Think Tank as a Pre-Conference day on September 7th – and 82 persons registered!

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Before working efficiently in small groups there was an informative and inspiring keynote from Lisette Farias. More keynotes followed from Debbi Rudman, Gail Whiteford and Claire Hocking.

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Members of the Occupation-based social transformation project group presented a 2nd Think Tank.

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The Citizenship project group gave an interesting presentation on participatory citizenship as a topic for Occupational Science.

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Occupational Therapy Europe organised a workshop about research domains of OS and OT within the OT-EU research arm under the lead of Esther Steultjens.

OSE Call for Nominations of Board Members and Registration for Elections 2017

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“The work of the network is coordinated by the Executive Board which consists of seven members.
As well as the Chair person, Secretary, Treasurer and one General Member the chairperson of each of the three committees are also members of the board. The committees are Website/Social Media Committee, Conference Committee and Research Committee. The positions on the board are decided between the members of the board following election.
We aspire to a diverse membership of the board, to include persons from the East, South, West and North of Europe, and to include at least one person who is from a discipline other than occupational therapy and one student.”

We look forward to hearing from you!

“A number of positions are becoming available on the board in September 2017. We are therefore inviting nominations from those interested to join the Board and to forward the work of the network (see nomination form).

  • Please submit your nomination form to occupationalscienceeurope@gmail.com by 15th September 2017. Please attach a short statement (one paragraph) to support your application. This will be available to members on our website during the election period.
  • Names of nominees will be posted on the website and voting will take place over a two week period (20th September – 4th October).
  • All those wishing to vote should email occupationalscienceeurope@gmail.com to register. This will also ensure that we have your correct contact details.
  • Voting will be via Google polls and details will be sent to all those registered to vote.
  • Results of the election will be announced by October 15th, 2017 with new board members taking up their posts immediately following the announcement.”- text from Occupational Science Europe.

Occupational Science Europe is a network for people interested in exchanging ideas, developing the knowledge base and keeping in touch with colleagues with an interest in occupational science.

Booking Hotel Accommodation for 23rd ENOTHE Annual Meeting 2017

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.

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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.

Room reservations:

  • Tel +385 1 3658 299
  • Fax +0385 1 4892 060

Website: www.panorama-zagreb.com
Email: reservations@panorama-zagreb.com

Occupational Science Europe – Early Bird ends on July 1st

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The Occupational Science Europe committee are pleased to announce their three keynote speakers for the 4th conference of Occupational Science Europe “Meeting in Diversity – Occupation as a Common Ground”. 

“We are very excited that three prestigious speakers with diverse backgrounds in and understandings of occupational science have accepted our invitation to inspire us with their perspectives on occupational science’s past and future!

Be with us, when Professor Emerita Ruth Zemke, Ph.D. (USA), Professor Debbie Rudman, Ph.D. (Canada), and Professor Dr. Anne Roberts (GB) share their perspectives on occupational science on September 8th and 9th in Hildesheim, Germany.”-text from the OSE Blog.

Early Bird ends on July 1st – don’t miss this deadline!
Register now.

Celebrating 40 years of Occupational Therapy at York St John University

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2017 marks the year York St John have been delivering Occupational Therapy Education for 40 years. For their 40th celebrations the University hosted a summer barbeque for external partners, professional practice educators and students on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

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tons of cakes!Lovely cakes on offer in Temple Hall & The Quad.
The afternoon provided the opportunity for staff and students past and present to network, share stories, see the new campus plus enjoy entertainment from York St John and alumni.

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With the sun shining and so many different generations of York St John Occupational Therapists present, it was truly a fantastic afternoon for all involved.

Congratulations to the York St John OT team for such an enjoyable 40th celebration event.

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Board meeting Zagreb, Croatia 26 & 27 May 2017

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.

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Saturday 27 May was a full day for the Board focusing on marketing, the future of the ENOTHE office, budgets, projects and membership fees.

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