Spain ’23

27th ENOTHE Annual Meeting

The 27th ENOTHE Annual Meeting will take place between 5-7 October 2023, hosted by the Department of Occupational Therapy of Facultad Padre OssĂł (centro adscrito a la Universidad de Oviedo), Oviedo – Spain.


Looking forward to seeing in you in Oviedo!!


Theme and Topics | Keynote Speakers | Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture | Abstracts and Review | Programme | Registration | Marketplaces |  About Oviedo, Transport and Accommodation


Theme and Topics

European year of skills 2023

  • Lifelong learning
  • Empowering students and teachers
  • Digital transitions/innovations in teaching

Keynote Speakers

(In process)


Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture

The Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture was created at the 16th Annual ENOTHE 2010 Meeting at Stockholm, Sweden, in honour of Hanneke Van Bruggen then, the outgoing Director of ENOTHE. In creating the Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture, the ENOTHE board wished to recognise and honour Hanneke Van Bruggen for her unending dedication and outstanding work in promoting occupational therapy in Europe and internationally.


Call for nominations to the Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture are now open until Saturday, April 15th 2023.

Find below all necessary information in order to respond to the call:

HvB Lecture Nomination Information (update 2023)

HvB Lecture Nomination Form

All nominations must be sent to 


Abstracts and Review

We are happy to say that ENOTHE Annual Meetings audience is composed of occupational therapy researchers, teachers, students, clinicians and other occupational therapy interested persons.

The abstract submission and abstract related communications for the 25th ENOTHE Annual Meeting is done through an online platform, called ExOrdo. The information submitted, on this submission platform, will be the primordial reference for the annual meeting content related documents and communication. It is the author’s responsibility to submit correct information.

All submissions must be related to the theme and topics of the conference: European Year of Skills 2023 – Lifelong Learning, Empowering students and teachers and Digital transitions/innovations in teaching; with a clear focus on education in Occupational Therapy (OT) and Occupational Science (OS). You will be asked to choose one topic to submit under.


Deadline for abstract submission is: March 15th, 2023

Submit your abstract here: 27th ENOTHE Annual Meeting 2023 – Oviedo, Spain | Ex Ordo


Presentation Formats available:
Oral Presentation: 15 minutes max., possibly supported by slides (maximum of 8 slides) with introduction, methodology, results and conclusion. Related questions and discussion will take place in the following Q&A session, which accommodates equal time for all oral presentations.

Workshop: 90min session of specific subject hands-on-approach 

Master Class: 90min session of expert knowledge/skill sharing 

Meet-Up: 90min session. Projects are invited to share their experiences  with other (novice) colleagues to increase the use of their products or outcomes and to facilitate those who want to implement good practices in their field of OT Education.

Poster: A poster provides the opportunity to present findings or lessons supported by figure and graphics with an introduction, methodology, results and discuss points. The text should be large enough to be read from 1,5m distance. Poster format should be: size ISO A0, vertical orientation.


Abstract submission structure:

The title of your presentation should be no more than 12 words.

Abstract text body
Your abstract will have a maximum of 200 words and should include a brief explanation of how your presentation is related to your selected topic .

Author Information
You will be asked to:

–  identify who will be the corresponding author (this person will be the recipient of all communication from the 27th ENOTHE Annual Meeting abstract submission platform regarding the abstract submission); 

– who will be the presenting author / authors (these will figure in the Annual Meeting extended programme, by the order they are introduced in the abstract submission platform).

Additional Information

You should include up to 5 references to your abstract, 3 keywords and if you are presenting as a student, approval from your teacher must be specified.

Abstract review results are communicated on April 15th 2023. 


Deadline for abstract submission is: March 15th, 2023

Submit your abstract here: 27th ENOTHE Annual Meeting 2023 – Oviedo, Spain | Ex Ordo


Would you like to be an abstract reviewer for this Annual Meeting?

Abstract  review is done through ExOrdo; number of abstracts per reviewer vary, but we look forward to do not have more than 15 abstracts assigned to each reviewer; this is a double-blind review; nepotism is prevented ; and reviewers cannot decline assigned reviews. 

To apply for Abstract reviewer fill in the dedicated form here. Deadline for reviewer applications is March 1st 2023.

If you apply for abstract reviewer, know that the review time window is from March 16th until April 1st 2023.



Only accepted submissions with a completed registration, will be included in the Annual Meeting programme. 



The fees are each subdivided based on the World Bank Economic Status of the country.

Registration Fees for all delegates (students, teachers, practitioners and researchers) includes:

  • 3-day annual meeting event (5-7 October 2023) with access to all presentation formats, Keynote presentations and HvB Lecture
  • lunches and coffee breaks
  • social events

See below registration fees for teachers/academics, researchers, practitioners and retired lecturers:

Early Bird Registration (1st March - 2nd June 2023)Regular Registration (3rd June - 30th September 2023)Onsite Registration (1st - 4th October 2023)
High Income Countries
Upper-Middle Income Countries
Low-middle Income Countries and Retired Lecturers

See below the registration fees for students:

High Income CountriesUpper-Middle Income CountriesLower-Middle Income Countries


Terms and Conditions of Registration:

  • If you register for the Annual Meeting you agree to have your photo/video taken by conference organisers for publicity material.
  • You are eligible for a full refund if you cancel your registration until May 31st.
  • You are eligible for a 50% refund if you cancel your registration between June 1st and August 31st.
  • You are not eligible for a refund if you cancel registration on September 1st or afterwards.
  • All onsite registrations are not eligible for refund.


Marketplaces are designated sessions within the framework of the ENOTHE annual meeting aimed at promoting collaboration within and between occupational therapy education, research and organisations. Sessions will be timed to coincide with breaks in the programme so that delegates can visit and engage with presenters on a drop-in basis.

Market Places may consider different formats of interaction. For example:

• Wall display or poster only
• Wall display and table with information/fliers etc…
• Wall display and discussion group
• Discussion group only (with laptop/material on the table)
• Discussion group with whiteboard/flip-over for brainstorming
• Other creative forms

Market Places must provide their own display equipment (laptops, beamers, projectors etc…).

Free Market Places are available for ENOTHE members that have registered for the AM.

Access the Market Place Application Form here. Deadline is September 15th 2023.

If you are interested in having a Market Place, but you are not an ENOTHE member, contact us at 

About Oviedo, Transport and Accommodation

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