Special Interest Group Meetings

The following meetings were conducted at Congress. To contact the meeting convenors, please use the email addresses provided or email [email protected]

The Disability Forum Fringe Meeting

Networking and learning event for people with a strong interest in disability issues. Keynote Speaker - Dr Elizabeth White, Head of Research, College of Occupational Therapists, UK

Time: Wednesday 5 May- 1.00 – 1.30pm
Venue: Dona Gloria - Level 2
Contact: Laraine Epstein [email protected]

Forum to Facilitate International Fieldwork Education

To collectively strategize with practitioners and educators, on the processes & challenges facing international fieldwork education placements as well as resources and needs to support quality learning experiences. This meeting is an open meeting for all (practitioners, educators, students)who are interested in exploring international fieldwork education

Time: Wednesday 5 May - 5.40pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Don Alberto 1 - Lower ground floor
Contact: Pat Crist [email protected]

Occupational Therapy Journal Editors Meeting

A meeting to bring together editors of peer reviewed occupational therapy journals to discuss issues of mutual interest - by invitation only

Time: Wednesday 5 May - 5.40pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Foyer outside Don Edmundo - Level 2
Contact: Beryl Steeden [email protected]

International launch of the Research Centre for Occupation and Mental Health (RCOMH)

The Research Centre for Occupation and Mental Health (RCOMH) is an international focal point for people committed to increasing research related to occupation and mental health. Our mission is to develop world class research in occupation and mental health to influence best practice. Dr. Katrina Bannigan (Director of RCOMH) and Dr. Alison Laver-Fawcett (Deputy Director) from York St John University, United Kingdom, will be hosting this meeting as an opportunity to mark the launch of RCOMH as an international research centre and to invite colleagues to hear more about RCOMH’s mission and work and share their own research in this area. This meeting is an invitation only event, but if you would like to know more about the work of RCOMH please visit the website at: www.yorksj.ac.uk/RCOMH and/or visit the British Association of Occupational Therapists’ stand.

Time: Wednesday 5 May - 5.40pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Don Edmundo - Level 2
Contact: Katrina Brannigan

TTOO Occupational Therapy Without Borders* (Spanish and English)

Almost eight years ago, Congress WFOT 2002 in Stockholm / Sweden was successfully used to invite many of the contributors to the collective international publication "Occupational Therapy without Borders: Learning from the Spirit of death” (Kronenberg, Simó Algado and Pollard, 2005).Surmounting the publisher and the expectations of the authors, this text had an impact worldwide, reaching both traditional and non-traditional readers of occupational therapy.

The next WFOT Congress in Santiago de Chile, provides an excellent opportunity to organize a joint meeting among colleagues who have contributed to various publications (mentioned above) and others who identify strongly with OTwB.

Time: Wednesday 5 May - 5.40pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Don Alberto 2 - Lower ground floor
Contact: Alejandro Guajardo [email protected] & Frank Kronenberg [email protected]

Forum: WFOT Specialties Competency Project

We are eager to bring together those who have an interest in developing a Position Paper on Competencies. This meeting will be by invitation only. If you would like to express an interest to attend /contribute please contact Thelma Burnett at [email protected]

Time: Thursday 6 May 1.00 – 1.30pm
Venue: Don Edmundo - Level 2

IAG-ICF (WFOT International Advisory Group: International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health)

Time: Thursday 6 May 1.00 – 1.30pm
Venue: Dona Gloria - Level 2
Contact: Tora Dahl

Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) Meeting

To bring together individuals from around the world who are interested in this intervention approach.

Time: 1.00 – 1.30pm
Room: Don Alberto 1, Lower Ground Level
Host: Deb Cameron [email protected]

The E-Health IAG IAG:E-Health (WFOT International Advisory Group: E-Health)

All occupational therapists with an interest in e-health, health informatics and the use of information and communications technology in occupational therapy practice and education are welcomed to attend this inaugural meeting of the E-Health IAG. Please attend and help shape the scope, purpose and activities of this burgeoning area for occupational therapists and the healthcare sector.

To find out more email Louise [email protected]

Time: Friday 7 May 1.30 – 2.00pm
Venue: Dona Gloria - Level 2