With over 217 million workers in the European Union, the guaranteeing of safe and decent work for all is an imperative task for the EU, national policymakers, and businesses alike. However, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) claims that around 4,000 individuals are killed by workplace accidents or diseases every year, whilst the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that a worker dies every 15 seconds globally. Furthermore, wider demographic changes and transformations in the labour market have posed vast economic challenges for the management of occupational safety and health.
“The College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference is the only national conference run by the occupational therapy professional body.
It is primarily a scientific based programme with keynote and plenary sessions. This year’s Annual Conference is taking place in Birmingham at the ICC, a high end conference venue in a central location with excellent public transport networks.
A number of changes have been introduced for the 2017 Annual Conference including reducing the length to two full days, Monday 19 June to Tuesday 20 June, a dedicated exhibition area and exhibitor demonstrations.”- text from about COT 2017.
Meeting in Diversity – Occupation as a Common Ground
“On behalf of the Occupational Science Europe committee it is a great pleasure for us to cordially invite you to attend the OSE-Conference 2017, jointly organized by HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen and ASH Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin. The conference will be held at HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, Germany, on September 8th – 9th 2017. We are delighted to welcome occupational therapists, occupational scientists and scientists from associated sciences that are interested in Occupational Science from around the world.”- text from OSE-Conference 2017.
The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with the Health Service Executive (HSE) presents the 16th International conference on Integrated Care “Building a platform for integrated care: delivering change that matters to people” to take place in Dublin, Ireland 08 to 10 May 2017. In association with 5th World Congress on Integrated Care (WCIC5).
Our very own Marie-Antoinette Minis (President of ENOTHE) will be presenting at OT24Vx on World OT Day.
Title: INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHOD AND LEARNING EFFECT ON OT STUDENTS
Presenters: Marie-Antoinette Minis (Senior teacher and President of ENOTHE) and Marlies Nijenhuis (OT student and President of SPOT)
The aim of the presentation is to give inside in an innovative way of teaching OT students at the HAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Students will demonstrate how they learn by choosing their own assignments in a real context. This new teaching method includes the triad of education, research and practice, which makes students more ready for practice.
- Understanding of how the learning environment contributes to the development of OT students.
- Understanding how the ability to choose assignments influences the motivation of students. Students as partner of the teacher, using self-directed learning and responsibility.
- Exchange of ideas with the audience about this new teaching approach/learning environment.
Click here for the details of the programme and how to join.
Thursday 27th October is World Occupational Therapy Day 2016
‘World Occupational Therapy Day is the opportunity to heighten the visibility of the profession’s development work and to promote the activities of WFOT locally, nationally, and internationally.’- text from WFOT website. Click here to be taken to WFOT’s World OT Day page.
Join in to help promote OT. We would be happy to share any event you are organising or participating in, personal OT moment or story on our website, and on Facebook and Twitter. Please make sure you include #WorldOTDay in your tweets and posts, and tag us @enothe1 (Twitter) and @European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (Facebook).
OT24Vx also takes place on World OT Day and is a free, online, 24 hour conference for occupational therapists. This year’s OT24Vx is starting on 27th October (Noon EDT, 16.00 UTC) with the theme: Making It Together. Click here for the details of the programme and how to join.
To coincide with World OT Day the OT Global Day of Service (OTGDS) 2016 also takes place on Thursday 27th October. Occupational Therapy practitioners and students can volunteer community service for an individual or organisation. Click here to be taken to Promoting Occupational Therapy’s OTGDS page.