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News from Member Organisations March 2024 - Australia

OT Exchange 2024 – Discounted Registration Rates Now Available for WFOT members

The OT Exchange (OTX2024) will be held on 13-14 June 2024 at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre in Western Australia. This two-day professional development conference and exhibition, developed especially for clinicians, brings together participants from across the OT profession and beyond. OTX2024 will focus on the practice areas of Knowledge Translation, Paediatrics, Older Persons, Disability, and Emerging & Innovative Practices.

Registrations for OTX2024 are now open with WFOT members eligible to register with the discounted member rate. To view full pricing and inclusions visit the website.

The program is now available and features keynote presentations from Tina Champagne, Senator Jordon Steel-John, and Judith Hewitson. Visit the website to view the full program.

If you’re travelling to OTX2024 from overseas or interstate, get your accommodation locked in early. Special discounted rates have been negotiated for delegates at a variety of Perth hotels and apartments in conjunction with our exclusive accommodation partner, Accommodation Link. For details on booking, visit the website.

Make the most of your time in Perth by exploring the city before or after OTX2024. You can get 20% off a range of tours offered by Oh Hey! WA, including the Perth Small Bar and Street Art Tour, the Ultimate Perth Walking Tour and more. For details, visit the website.

OT Mental Health Forum 2024 – Call for Abstracts Now Open

We’re excited to announce the OT Mental Health Forum will be held 28-29 November 2024 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Mental Health Forum is an opportunity for OTs to come together and exchange ideas, share practices and challenges, network and learn from an exciting array of current OT mental health practice and research activity.

If you’re interested in presenting at the OT Mental Health Forum, the call for abstracts is now open and the committee are seeking submissions from occupational therapists involved across the breadth of mental health practice. For information on what and how to submit visit the website. Abstract submissions close on 14 May 2024 so don’t miss out on the opportunity to share your work with your OT colleagues.

The Abstract Mentoring program is also now running which is designed to support you in presenting your material clearly and concisely. Email a draft of you abstracts to [email protected] by 14 May 2024 to connect with a mentor.

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