ENOTHE board member Panagiotis Siaperas represented the OT-Europe initiative at the European Conference of the International Network of Health Workforce Education. This was held in Athens, Greece on the 24 -25 May at the National School of Public Health. Panagiotis presented the close collaboration of academics, practitioners and researchers in European Occupational Therapy.[/ezcol_2third_end]
On behalf of the ENOTHE board, Soemitro Poerbodipoero presented a poster at the WFOT 2018 Congress
. The aim was to present an update on the developments, share experiences and elaborate on how a network organisation learns from engaging in discussion about its continued relevance and sustainability. It does this by ensuring that professional competences comprise and include social and political changes, E-health and entrepreneurship. Read more
On behalf of COTEC, ENOTHE and ROTOS, ENOTHE President Dr. Marie-Antoinette Minis, held a poster presentation at the 18st European Conference on Integrated Health Care
. Read more
Approximately 1200 people were in Vilnius in the first week of May for the 21st Congress of the European Association for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. The conference was well organised and medically oriented. The organisers had chosen to make separate sessions for the allied health professionals.
The President of ENOTHE Dr Marie-Antoinette Minis has been invited to chair a workshop on the development of occupational therapy in Europe. The workshop consisted of four speakers who talked about the history of OT in their country: respectively the Netherlands and the three Baltic states. There were mainly OTs in the audience. Marie-Antoinette explained that in order to make occupational therapy valued and visible, the organisers should have also have planned a more integrated workshop with other disciplines.[/ezcol_2third_end] Read more
The 1st Baltic Congress of Scientific Researchers in Occupational Therapy took place on June 15th 2018, organized by Klaipėda University and the Lithuanian Occupational Therapy Association. The full day programme consisted of teachers, students and practitioners’ presentations from Vilnius University, Klaipėda University, Lithuania University of Health Sciences, Rygas Stradinš University and Tallinn University of applied sciences. Read more
ENOTHE participated at the WFOT Congress
with Vice-President Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier and two board members – Soemitro Poerbodipoero and Ursula Gubler Thomann together with ROTOS President, Esther Steultjens.
Their presence gave the opportunity for a common informal meeting with WFOT President Marylin Pattinson and Vice-President Finance Samantha Shann. Developments in the context of OT Europe, such as the Register of Experts and the “OT with displaced people” project were discussed; this gave viable input for future steps and communications.[/ezcol_1half_end]