Summary of the 23rd ENOTHE Annual Meeting 2017

The 23rd ENOTHE Annual Meeting took place on 26th ‚Äď 28th October 2017 and was hosted by the Croatian Association of Occupational Therapists (H.U.R.T.), at the Hotel Panorama, Zagreb, Croatia.22853327_10159451449370291_2435317618660961701_n

Over 300 delegates took part in presentations, workshops, seminars, posters and social events that took place during the event. In 2017 134 abstracts were accepted for the 23rd Annual Meeting making this one of the best attended over the last five years.

Thank you to¬†SaŇ°a Radińá and the Croatian Association of Occupational Therapists¬†for all their¬†great work behind the scenes before and during the conference.¬†The¬†contributions of the organising committee and the volunteers¬†(made up of local students, teachers and clinical practitioners) added so much to the smooth running of the whole occasion. In addition, the handmade delegate bags were very special and¬†appreciated by all the participants.¬†

We have uploaded photos of the Annual Meeting on our Facebook page, in the Zagreb, Croatia 2017 photo album. Some of the highlights are below:

Meeting and Greeting the Hosts

The ENOTHE Board and Office met with the organising committee and volunteers to introduce themselves and to¬†go over the final preparations before the Annual Meeting began.¬†Below is a photograph of Marie-Antoinette Minis, President of ENOTHE, SaŇ°a Radińá, President of the Croatian Association of Occupational Therapists, Tomislav Negulińá responsible for IT and media equipment and Soemitro Poerbodipoero, ENOTHE Board member.¬†


Keynote Addresses

The Annual Meeting featured inspiring Keynote Addresses from¬†Dr Ivan ҆oŇ°a,¬†Susanne Guidetti,¬†Marleen Kaijen-van Doesburg and Claire Craig.

23435048_1696100323767973_9146280096281187235_nClaire Craig’s¬†talk about the benefits of using digital technology in health and welfare was well received by participants.

Lunch in the Ballroom


Drinks Reception held at Palace Dverce for invited guests to meet the Mayor of Zagreb


Guests were also treated to one of the most incredible dances performed by people with a learning disability.


General Assembly

Marie-Antoinette Minis re-elected as ENOTHE President.


Ton Satink is joined by new FARG representative, Brigitte Loder-Fink.


The 2017 Board Members.


Gala Dinner ‚Äď ‘Eating without Borders‚Äô ‚Äď Restaurant of the Museum of Arts and Crafts

All participants were invited to the Gala dinner ‚ÄúEATING WITHOUT BORDERS‚ÄĚ, a unique opportunity to be introduced¬†to the possibilities of preparing and shaping food for individuals with swallowing and chewing problems.

The Gala Dinner also featured amazing performances from the Choir who sing without vocal chords.


Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture ‚Äď Mieke le Granse: Change! a ‚ÄúCan Do‚ÄĚ attitude


Introducing Portugal 2018

19247854_1696102623767743_2113432254143256726_nClosing Ceremony and Farewell


To the Croatian Association of Occupational Therapists ‚ÄĒ we hope that by hosting the 2017 Annual Meeting you continue to grow and stay motivated to do what you do best.