BioArtCafe

BioArtCafe, a project designed by Salvador Simó (UVic-UCC) with Osonament.

The project shows the potential to integrate social entrepreneurship and occupational therapy to achieve job inclusion and mental health.

(BIO) The project integrates an ecological garden that produces the vegetable consumed at the coffee place, with a sustainability philosophy. (ART) It is is a meeting place where art events are organized periodically.  (CAFE), the coffee place is opened for all the community who is attracted to enter the Community Mental Health facilities due to the excellent food, the Km0 philosophy, good prices, and the artistic events organized fighting stigmas and prejudices.

With the support of the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education. 

More info at: salvador.simo@uvic.cat 

Winter 2021 ENOTHE President Message

Dear members, 

Firstly, we would like to wish you very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, sending best wishes to all of you, your families, close and loved ones and your communities.

Sometimes it is hard to remember when exactly the last time we saw each other face to face. It has been several years now since we have been dealing with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.  2019 sounds long time ago, doesn’t it? Let us hope 2022 will bring many new and effective solutions whether we meet in person, hybrid or fully online and permit us to build on experiences together. 

We want to express special gratitude to all members, particularly those who have contributed during the year by participating in the online activities that were organized.  These activities include; ENOTHE Webinars; surveys; ENOTHE’s first Summer School; the COTEC-ENOTHE Congress; Pre-General Assembly workshops and the General Assembly; ECOLE’s Think Tank; feedback moments and instant replies to our calls, emails and inquiries. Thank you! Together we realised ENOTHE is more alive and active than ever.

Despite the huge desire and need to meet in person, the ENOTHE Board has continued to work online. We have to respect the variety in international regulations regarding the pandemic with the diversity of countries represented. All this has meant it has unfortunately, still been impossible to meet in person.  In December, we had our Board intensive meeting sessions online, over several days (10th, 11th 12th and 13th).  We welcomed our new board members. It was a great pleasure to rely on the expertise of Caroline Fischl, Vanessa Röck and Vanessa Rozalina, who joined and strengthened our team. During our meeting, we have discussed the priorities for the action plan 2022-2023. The developments of ECOLE will include the important start of the Re-Tuning process.  We also hope to see the development of new calls on projects including student projects, webinars, and proposals of new teaching competence development courses.

Alongside the above developments, ENOTHE will work intensively with a new plan for a marketing and public relations strategy, focused on and fit for future generations.  The financial sustainability strategy including fee structures will be considered together with our auditor team. ENOTHE will continue and professionalise consultancy on developing curricula in occupational therapy across European countries. Additionally, a new capacity building course for and by members on curriculum development will be released in 2022. This will be made suitable and reflect a countries’ requests, contexts and will be based on former experiences (e.g. the UKROTHE project).

ENOTHE will foster the P4Play Doctorate project and continue supporting this brilliant project that promotes third level competencies of the profession. In revising the TUNING competences all those colleagues who contributed so much in the past to all three levels will be approached to (re)join the task forces.

The second edition of the successful ENOTHE Summer Student Course is expected. In the coming months, the Board will work intensively on the ENOTHE Annual meeting in Georgia, planned for October 2022. Due to the country’s current pandemic circumstances, we expect the meeting to have a hybrid character, with inclusive possibilities for all who want to join and access the event. 

In January we will publish our Winter Newsletter in which we look back on 2021, and forward to 2022 sharing some great updates from ENOTHE, Occupational Therapy Europe and of course our active members. We look forward to creating the future with you, in the most viable, inclusive and sustainable way possible. We are there to support you in a challenging new year! 

Please, make sure that you give attention to our notifications and check the updates on our website! 

Warmest regards,

on behalf of all ENOTHE Board members and Office

Soemitro Poerbodipoero

President ENOTHE

 

 

World Occupational Science Conference – WOSC 2022

 

 

World Occupational Science Conference

 

Dear Colleagues:

As you may be aware, we are hosting the 1st World Occupational Science Conference (WOSC) in Vancouver, Canada on August 18-20, 2022. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with researchers, clinicians, teachers, families, and policy-makers and to enable dialogue regarding the complex relations between human occupation and society. 

 

 

Conference Theme

The theme of this conference “Occupation and Society: Global to Local Perspectives for the Future” recognizes that all occupation occurs within context. Whether people engage in occupations individually or as part of collectives (e.g., familie

s, neighbourhoods, communities), our societies inform our understandings of what people need, want, and are expected to do. This conference will enable dialogue about complex relations between human occupation and society. 

 

 About the Conference

 

 Conference Call for Abstracts Extended

The call for abstracts will close on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 24.00 PST (Pacific Standard Time). Be sure to check out the submission guidelines on the website.

 

 Abstract Submission Guidelines

 

 Apply Now!

We invite contributions from around the world for all those interested in the conference theme and the discipline of occupational science. Submissions may be theoretical, educational, or research based.

There are three types of submissions:

  1. Oral presentations will be approximately 15 minutes and will be followed by a question period
  2. Poster presentations will be presented followed by a question period
  3. Dialogic session will be interactive sessions of 55 minutes, where active participation and engagement is required

Abstract Publication

Accepted abstracts will be published on the Journal of Occupational Science website.

 

 Submit Abstract

 

4th International Scientific Conference on Occupational Therapy

 

The University of Ruse and the Association of Bulgarian Ergotherapists are delighted to invite you to the 4th International Scientific Conference on Occupational Therapy Building Bridges to Social Inclusion in the Balkan Region, organized in collaboration with the University of Bacau and the Professional Association of Occupational Therapists from Romania.

The conference will be held online on the 6th of November 2021. It aims to bring together Occupational Therapists from the Balkan region. Therefore it will end up with a Meet and Greet session for representatives from the Balkan countries.

Please, follow the registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-JiMzEtm-PuecWLUX_b9Tr1MbB_dwq8rE4OehOY_9ceEZeQ/viewform

LOOKING FORWARD TO MEET YOU IN NOVEMBER!

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