Portugal ’18

24th ENOTHE Annual Meeting 2018

The 24th ENOTHE Annual Meeting will take place on 4th – 6th October 2018 at the Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão (ESSA), Portugal.

The Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão (ESSA) is a private higher education establishment and is a pioneer in Portugal in the training of occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech therapists.

ESSA is located in the Estoril-Cascais-Sintra triangle, next to the Rehabilitation Medicine Centre in Alcoitão – Alcabideche.

Themes | Keynote Speakers | Hanneke van Bruggen LectureAbstracts 
Programme | Marketplaces | Registration | About Cascais
Hotels | Couchsurfing | Transport | CurrencyEnothe_2018_Portugal


Letter from Fernando Pessoa to Ophélia Queiroz, 1929.

Cascais is located on the west coast of Portugal, right on the edge of mainland Europe and only 20 kilometres from Lisbon and its international airport.

How to get to Cascais


Learning from the past and shaping future education in Occupational Therapy

The themes include:

1)    European Year of Cultural Heritage

  • Where the OT past meets the OT future
  • Celebrating  broad diversity of cultural heritages
  • Belonging to a common European space

2)      Educate the educators – Internationalisation of Curriculum

  • Internationalised learning outcomes: 21st century skills competences
  • Interprofessional teaching & learning & assessment
  • Joint programmes: connecting bachelor, master: allied health
  • Personalized learning & teaching generation Y and Z (why?)

3)      Health 2020 – 2030

  • Health inequalities
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Strategic reasoning
  • Integrated health care

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Key Note Speakers


Linda Renton

Linda Renton 24th ENOTHE AM presentation (2,38 mB)

Linda Renton 24th ENOTHE AM presentation references (288 kB)


Prof. David Rodrigues

Prof. David Rodrigues 24th ENOTHE AM presentation (298 kB)


Hanneke van Bruggen

Hanneke van Bruggen 24th ENOTHE AM Keynote presentation (9.65 mB)


 Prof. Carmel Borg

Prof. Carmel Borg 24th ENOTHE AM Keynote presentation (811 kB)


Nuno Vitorino

Nuno Vitorino – SURFaddict 24th ENOTHEAM presentation ( 2,14 mB)

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Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture

Delivering the 2018 Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture:

 Prof. Mershen Pillay
(A/Prof, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)

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We are pleased to release the Extended 24th ENOTHE Annual Meeting Programme and the 24th ENOTHE Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts, for your reference. 

Extended 24th ENOTHE AM Programme (1.06 mB)

24th ENOTHE AM Book of Abstracts (439 kB)

This will enable you to find the Welcome messages from ENOTHE President Marie-Antoinette Minis and from the Host of the Annual meeting; the Sponsors acknowledgement; the detailed final programme (dates and times of all keynote speakers, oral presentations, workshops, posters and social events that are taking place during the Congress); the additional information to the detailed programme and all the abstracts from the accepted presentations.


Presenting authors, please note the following general information concerning oral presentations, workshops and posters:

• Poster size is A0 (Height 1189mm and 841mm width). Poster presenters will be expected to available over lunchtimes. As we have received three times as many submissions, poster presentations will be allocated either Thursday 4 October , Friday 5 October or Saturday 6 October to display posters. Each day poster presenters will be expected to take down their individual posters at the end of each day by 17.00. Any left up after that time will be taken down and stored with the ENOTHE office for collection.

• Oral presentations are a maximum of 18 minutes each (this includes preparation, presentation and any questions time).

• Workshops have 90 minutes allocated time.


Welcome Drink

The location of the welcome drink of the 24th ENOTHE Annual Meeting is at the beautiful building of Fundação D. Luís I – Centro Cultural de Cascais.

You may reach it by taking a short 10 min. walk through the center of Cascais and alongside the ocean, from the Cascais rail station. 


Social Dinner

The location of the social dinner of the 24th ENOTHE Annual Meeting is at Mercado da Vila. 

You may reach this location from the Cascais rail station with a short 5 min. walk.


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The 24th ENOTHE Annual Meeting will have the presence of the following market places:

  • ENOTHE Project “COPILOT” Erasmus + Project COPILOT;
  • Master of Science programme (120/60 credits) with a major in Occupational Therapy;
  • Occupational Science Europe: dialogue and networking space;
  • European MSc in Occupational Therapy;
  • Occupational Therapists for Socially disadvantaged individuals in Europe: Awareness about the course and about OT`s and social work;
  • SPOTeurope is a platform which is created to encourage and increase the connection between OT students from all over Europe. Our aim is to create awareness and ask students to participate in the SPOTeurope platform and engage in the online OT-community

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Registration is available from Wednesday 3rd October, 16.00-18.30.

Thursday 4th October, 8.00-9.15

Please go to the Auditorium entrance and look for the reception area.

The registration fees for 2018 remain competitive and in return offer excellent value for money. The fees are each subdivided based on the World Bank Economic Status of the country:

Category by institute/organisation member country economic statusLecturer/academic/researcherStudent
High income€350€150
Upper-middle income€275€125
Lower-middle income€200€50
Retired lecturer€200

To register please complete the Registration Form and return by email to info@enothe.eu.

The final date for registration is Friday 21 September 2018, 17.00 CET.

Terms and Conditions

  • If you register for the Annual Meeting you agree to have your photo taken by conference organisers for publicity material.
  • You are eligible for a full refund if you cancel your registration before 1 September 2018.
  • You are eligible for a 50% refund if you cancel your registration between 1 September 2018 and 21 September 2018.
  • You are not eligible for a refund if you cancel your registration between 22 September 2018 and 3 October 2018.

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About Cascais

Cascais is located on the west coast of Portugal, right on the edge of mainland Europe and only 20 kilometres from Lisbon and its international airport.

Visit Cascais tourist information.

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Copyright: © Rui Cunha @ Turismo de Cascais

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The Estoril-Cascais-Sintra triangle is a very popular tourist destination. We encourage you to make arrangements as soon as possible in order secure accommodation. There are a range of different types of accommodation available. An example of where you can search for accommodation is booking.com.

A bus will be available, free of charge, at set times in the morning and at the end of each day to take people to and from Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão (ESSA). This bus will run to and from Estoril rail station.

Estoril pick up /drop off location 7H45 ; 8H30
Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão (ESSA) 17H30 ; 18H30


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Please NOTE: to reach the Welcome Drink location and the Social Dinner location, you have to consider the Cascais rail station as a reference. This means you have to go from the Estoril rail station to the Cascais rail station, either by taking the train or walking alonside the ocean (please see map below).

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Couchsurfing is to stay overnight in someone else’s home to minimise accommodation costs. We kindly ask those interested in this type of accommodation to search for local hosts in Cascais on couchsurfing.com.

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The region is served by Lisbon International Airport, located only 20 kilometres (15 miles) away. Information about public transport can be found via the Cascais tourist information website.

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ExpenseEuro (€)
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant50.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (0.33 glass /0.33 can)1.00-1.50
Ice Cream (cup/cone –1,2 flavours)2.50-3.00
Coffee (espresso Portuguese style)0.80-1.20
Coke/Pepsi (0.33ml)1.00-2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle)1.00-1.50
Subway one-way Ticket from Lisbon Airport to Cais do Sodré (Train Station to Estoril) 1.45
Train one-way Ticket (from Cais do Sodré to Estoril)3.45 (ride)
+ 0.50 (card)

For more information visit Cascais Tourist Information.

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