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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-35

News and Information

Date of Web Publication25-Mar-2022

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DOI: 10.4103/0445-7706.340899

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. News and Information. Indian J Occup Ther 2022;54:34-5

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. News and Information. Indian J Occup Ther [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jun 7];54:34-5. Available from: http://www.ijotonweb.org/text.asp?2022/54/1/34/340899

  Virtual Oticon'2022 Top

OTICON'2022: The 59th annual national conference of All India Occupational Therapists' Association (AIOTA) will be held virtually on 11th to 13th March, 2022. Theme of the conference is “Unmask the Masked Potential: Occupational Therapy Perspective”. Dr. Lakshmanan S. (NIMHANS, Bangalore) (Email: [email protected]) is the Organizing Secretary and Dr. Muralikrishnan S. (Chennai) (Email: [email protected]) is Chairman: Scientific Program Committee, for the Virtual OTICON'2022. The official virtual conference organizer is Alpcord Network Events & Conference Management Company Private Limited.

  Samantha Shann to Deliver Keynote Address Top

Ms. Samantha Shann, (UK), President of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) has consented to deliver the Keynote Address on 11th March during OTICON'2022. She has also written the Guest Editorial: 'Learning from the Covid-19 Pandemic' for the IJOT 2021 Volume 53 Issue 4 (October - December) the Specialty Edition on “Innovations in Occupational Therapy Amidst Pandemic”.

  Special Lecture by Harsh Vardhan Top

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, NZROT, Program Manager, Family and Community Health, Population Health and Prevention, Ministry of Health, New Zealand will deliver a special talk on 12th March during OTICON'2022. The title of his lecture will be 'How Clinicians become Entrepreneurs and Managers? Unmasking the Shifts of Perspectives and Responsibilities'.

  Pre-Conference Continuing Occupational Therapy Education Top

Preconference COTE during OTICON'2022 is being sponsored by Dr. Pranav Desai & Dr. Harsh Vyas in the staid memory of Late Dr. Ona Vyas Desai, formerly EC Member and Editor IJOT. The Title of Pre-Conference COTE is 'Occupational Therapy in Movement Disorders: Technology and Context'. The COTE is scheduled on 11th March 2022 from 11.30 am - 2.00 pm.

The resource persons

  • Dr. V. Siddharth (Bangalore, India) will deliver talk on 'Role of Occupational Therapist in Advanced Management of Movement Disorders: The Indian Scenario'.
  • Dr. Sushmita Mohapatra (UK) will speak on 'Occupational Therapy in Movement Disorders: Clinical Practice Examples from UK'.

Dean, Academic Council of OT: Dr. Jyothika N. Bijlani will coordinate the COTE.

  Sixth Edition of Book Psychopathology And Function Top

A comprehensive guide to understanding mental health: the sixth edition of Psychopathology and Function is authored by Bette R. Bonder and published by Slack Incorporated. It offers helpful insights and strategies for occupational therapists to understand the approaches of other disciplines, such as medicine, physical therapy, social work, psychology, and nursing, and work effectively in the care team. For free delivery, visit: eurospanbookstore.com

  Invited For Guest Talk on Stress Management Techniques Top

Dr. M. Ramakrishnan, JIPMER Hospital, Puducherry (Kerala) and a member of the AIOTA is invited as guest speaker for the AMS Academic Day (Occupational Therapy), on Sunday 3rd April 2022, The AMS Academic Day is being organized by the Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, via online platform. The title of his talk will be “Stress Management Techniques and its Implication on Alcoholic Patients in the De-addiction Center”.

  Resource Kit: Understanding Governance Top

The Resource Sheets related to a series of Modules on Understanding Governance, has been facilitated with support from the current leadership of New Zealand's Occupational Therapy Association. Thanks to all the contributors who volunteered their time for this. The PDF sheets have got all the relevant hyperlinks to the recordings of the main live sessions and supplementary interviews/resources. The main objective of this series is to enable and encourage individuals to step up for Governance and Leadership roles. Those interested may write to Dr. Harsh Vardhan (New Zealand) on [email protected]. The Resource Sheets may also be procured from President AIOTA [email protected]

  Wfot: Ican Survey Top

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) has recently conducted a survey of member organizations relating to the 'WFOT Innovative Change Agent Narratives' (ICAN) Project. The purpose of the project is to share narratives that highlight the role of occupational therapy in leadership, advocacy, policy and program development activities. One response from each WFOT Member Organization was requested for this survey by the 14th March 2022.

  Research Grants for Ot Students Across India by Icaiota Top

The International Chapter of AIOTA (ICAIOTA) has approved five research grants for occupational therapy students of the AIOTA accredited OT Colleges across India. It is open for UG/PG and also PhD. students. To submit application, students are advised to submit a proposal on the basis of guidelines prepared by the International Chapter before 31st March, 2022. The proposal of the research project, if approved must be completed within a period of 12 months. For more information contact: Dr. Vijay Suple (Canada)

Convener, International Chapter of AIOTA

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.international-aiota.org


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