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News from Member Organisations June 2023 - Japan

Information from the 8th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress 2024 (APOTC 2024)

Call for Papers

You are invited to submit your abstracts for APOTC 2024.


  • The first author (presenter) must be a participant of APOTC2024. Full-Day Congress registration (Early Bird) must be done online by a specified date.
  • The first author (presenter) must have an occupational therapist license. Students without an occupational therapist license are not allowed to submit an abstract.
  • If the first author (presenter) has a Japanese occupational therapy license, he/she must be a member of Japanese Association of Occupational Therapists (JAOT).
  • Abstracts should be written in English, the official language of the congress.

Presentation Type

Please choose your preferred types of presentation:

  • Congress Theme Session Congress Theme Session is focusing on case report and practice report on specific theme. It will be a great opportunity to learn and share how occupational therapy is practiced in other Asia Pacific regions. There will be 9 Congress Theme Session each on the following theme: Community development, Professional development, Transition to community, Ageing in place, Children and family, Technology and Occupational Therapy, Evidence based practice, Inclusive workplaces/vocational OT, Transdisciplinary research/practice. Each session (90 minutes) includes 4 presentations. Presentation is 15 minutes for each speaker, and 30 minutes of overall discussion will be held after all presentations.
  • Oral Presentation We invite abstracts on a wide range of topics from case reports to research studies. Each session includes 6 presentations, and each presentation is 10 minutes followed by 3 minutes of discussion.
  • Poster Presentation Printed poster will be held in the main hall to facilitate communication with occupational therapists around the Asian Pacific Regions. Presenter will be required to stand-by 30 minutes on the day of presentation.


  • Scientific Programme Committee will make the final decision on the type of presentations regardless of your preference. The deadline for abstract submission is: November 30th, 2023.
  • Each author can only contribute ONE submission.

Please check the congress website and SNS for the latest information.

Please also visit the APOTC Facebook and Instagram page.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Sapporo, 2024!