2nd COTEC-ENOTHE Joint Congress

September 23rd – 27th, 2020 – Prague, Czech Republic

The planning and preparations of the 2nd COTEC-ENOTHE Joint Congress is in full swing. There is only one year to go to the congress and we would like to remind you of the following:

Abstract submission is open and extended. Abstracts can be submitted until October 14 , 2019 so make sure you submit soon!

The theme of the Congress is “Occupational Therapy Europe – building resilience in individuals, communities and countries” In response to the positive suggestions on and questions about the theme the scientific and organizing committee emphasize that the congress aims to relate occupation and occupational therapy practice, research and education to the broadest interpretation of resilience by addressing the question: „In which way do you think your research, education and practice contributes to a resilient, more adaptable and flexible future of individuals, families and (professional) communities. Congress objectives are to share knowledge, discuss strategies addressing the challenges and barriers of resilience and identify best practices and experiences.
We welcome abstract submissions that represent the understanding resilience from an occupational therapy perspective, as well as those that present resilience models and its challenges from interdisciplinary point of view. We strive towards an inclusive and accessible congress. Applicants should not be concerned that indirect relation with the theme will be a reason to reject abstracts. Reviewers will be instructed aligned with the assignment of the Scientific Committee to create a program with resilience as a ‘common thread’ throughout. Reviewing the submitted abstracts is a crucial part of preparing the Scientific Program of the conference and Abstract reviewers will be selected from the registrations the Organizing Committee has received.
Registration opens in January 2020, make sure to register before the early-bird registration closes. Follow the dates on the Congress website www.cotec-enothe2020.com
The 2nd COTEC-ENOTHE Congress 2020 with over 1.000 expected congress delegates will provide excellent marketing and sponsorship opportunities to our partners. Please see the Partnership prospectus https://www.cotec-enothe2020.com/partners-and-exhibitors/ and contact the Congress
You are welcome to follow the Congress 2020 developments also on social media:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Cotec-Enothe-Congress-2020-240134583514522/ and Twitter @cotecenothe2020 

On behalf of the Organising and Scientific Committees we wish you all warmly welcome to the 2nd COTEC-ENOTHE Congress next year!

Warm regards,
On behalf of the Scientific and Organising Committees,
Ursula Gubler-Thomann (ENOTHE Treasurer), Soemitro Poerbodipoero (Vice President ENOTHE) & Anu Söderström (COTEC Vice President Administration)

For queries about abstract submission please contact: cotec-enothe2020@oteurope.eu 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Cotec-Enothe-Congress-2020-240134583514522

Twitter @cotecenothe2020 


ICIC20 – 20th International Conference on Integrated Care

The 20th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC20) will take place in Amadria Park Convention Centre, Šibenik, Croatia from 27-29 April 2020. The conference is a partnership with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Zagreb, Health Center Zagreb – Centar, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, University of Zagreb, Libertas International University and the Catholic University of Croatia . The conference attracts 1000 researchers, clinicians and managers from over 60 countries, who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care.

The conference will build on themes from previous years and would like to include in this year’s programme papers that are focusing on the following areas:

  • Meeting the challenges of integrated care in early development, childhood and transitional care in adolescents
  • Integrated community care approaches for better management of diseases with a stigmatizing effect, including for example mental health and addiction issues
  • Better managing the care of vulnerable populations including for example war veterans, and preventing isolation and loneliness
  • Integrating survivorship, caring for carers, palliative and end-of-life care
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital tools in the people-centred integrated care

You can may find more information on the conference website, including partnership opportunities and the guidelines for abstract submission.

(***Call for Papers extended to Friday, 11 October 2019***)


COHEHRE Workshop | Community Engaged Scholarship | 4 Nov 219 | Amsterdam

Have you been wondering what Community Engaged Scholarship is?
Are you interested in exploring the foundations and ethics of Community Engaged Scholarship in local and international settings?

Join us in Amsterdam for a three-day workshop on:

Community Engaged Scholarship: The ethics in building sustainable relationships with community partners in education

When?                 4th -6th of November 2019

Where?               Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Nicolaes Tulphuis Building

This is an inter-disciplinary course for educators in health care professions who are interested in the ethics of learning activities outside the classroom. With an increase in educational activities in the community, for example service learning activities, it is important to explore the ethical questions of these projects, and what steps we as educators can take to build sustainable partnerships with our community partners

The course will take you on site visits in Amsterdam and will provide you with practical tools to evaluate your current and future community-based projects




Monday November 4, 2019



Nadine Blankvoort,

Rieke Hengelaar.

Soemitro Poerbodipoero 

Leanne Leclair

       NTH B2.06


Reflection on Student Projects


Site Visit Prep







Site visits

Nadine Blankvoort and Rieke Hengelaar





Surprise Location

                                                   Tuesday November 5, 2019


Inspirator Session: Community Service Learning in Education

Leanne Leclair







Analysis Sessions: Session 1

Leanne Leclair

Nadine Blankvoort

Soemitro Poerbodipoero

Rieke Hengelaar








Analysis Sessions: Session 2




Analysis Session: Session 3


Wrap up

                                                   Wednesday November 6, 2019


Presentations on Site visits

Rieke Hengelaar/Nadine Blankvoort



Preparation Home Assignment

Rieke Hengelaar



Together with staff and students from international week


For expert guidance and coaching during the seminar, we have invited Leanne Leclair, an Associate professor in Occupational Therapy at the University of Manitoba.

Leanne Leclair is the Head of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. She is an occupational therapist and Associate Professor who has worked with communities for over 20 years. As a practitioner, Leanne’s work with communities extended beyond her home city of Winnipeg to rural, remote, northern communities of Manitoba and the North West Territories, Canada. Throughout her career as an educator, Leanne has been involved in the development of several community service-learning opportunities, built curriculum focused on community development practice, and supervised graduate students’ involvement in community-based practice and research.

Her research focuses on understanding how occupational therapists engage with communities, their preparation and ongoing professional development needs related to community development practice, and the integration of occupational therapy in primary health care. She has delivered over 100 presentations, authored over 40 publications, and. contributed as guest editor for a special issue of Occupational Therapy Now on primary health care.

In her personal and professional life, Leanne has engaged with several community-based non-profit organizations and community coalitions as a community resident, researcher and board member. She is currently the President of the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs and incoming Chair of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Certification Examination Committee. She has been recognized for her work with communities as a recipient of the University of Manitoba Outreach Award and the Inaugural recipient of the McMaster University School of Rehabilitation Science Distinguished Alumni Award in Occupational Therapy.


More information on the workshop can be found in the Community Engaged Scholarship flyer or by mailing filip.dejonckheere@arteveldehs.be and aija.ahokas@metropolia.fi  

If you would wish to register, please, send the Registration Form to Isabelle.delariviere@arteveldehs.be  

We are looking forward to welcoming you in the picturesque city of Amsterdam!


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