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.


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



WFOT: Disaster Management for Occupational Therapists – Online Module launched


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

* 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.

2017 Thailand International Conference

The theme for the 2017 Thailand conference is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts to a common forum.

The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field.

Registered Papers (IRED Extended paper guidelines applicable) will be published in the various issues of International journals.

Prospective authors are invited to submit full (original) research papers; which are NOT submitted or published or under consideration anywhere in other conferences or journals; in electronic format via email.

DateConference TitleCitySubmission Deadline
23-24 Sep, 20177th International Conference on Advances in Computing, Control and Networking - ACCNBangkok28 June, 2017
23-24 Sep, 20177th International Conference On Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - ACSMBangkok28 June, 2017
23-24 Sep, 20177th International Conference On Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Technology - ASETBangkok28 June, 2017
23-24 Sep, 20177th International Conference On Advances in Economics, Social Science and Human Behaviour Study - ESSHBSBangkok28 June, 2017

WFOT Congress 2018 – Call For Papers


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

Active Working Summit 2017

The Active Working Summit is officially supported by DameSally Davis, Chief Medical Officer of England.

Now in its 3rd year, the Active Working Summit™ will showcase the collaboration between business, research and government on tackling the sitting disease and improving health and productivity in the workplace.

With delegates and speakers from 20 countries, the Active Working Summit™ 2017 will present groundbreaking new research. See the programme here. Attendees include public health experts, opinion leaders, researchers and decision makers responsible for wellness, productivity and engagement of office workers.

For more information visit:

1st International Scientifique Conference on Occupational Therapy, Bacau, Romania


“Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău, Faculty of Movement, Sport and Health Sciences, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, in collaboration with “Angel Kancev” University of Russe, Romanian Professional Association of Occupational Therapists, and the Association of Bulgarian Ergotherapists (ABET) are pleased to inform you that they have undertaken the venture of organising the 1st International OT Conference – Present State and Future Prospects. The conference will be held on the 16th and 17th of June 2017 in Bacau, Romania.

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