WFOT holds an international Congress every four years, with the aim to encourage professional fellowship, exchange technical and scientific information and to promote high standards of practice worldwide.

WFOT Congresses include:

  • Scientific sessions
  • Social functions
  • Study opportunities for members
  • A WFOT Business Meeting (Plenary Session)

WFOT Congress 2022 sessions recordings available to WFOT Individual Members, in English and French

Access the videos here

Next Congress


The next WFOT International Congress and Exhibition 2026, will be held in Bangkok, Thailand at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Dates to be announced soon.

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The hashtag for the Congress is #wfot2026

Meet the 2026 Congress Scientific Programme Committee

More information about the WFOT Congress 2026 can be found here.

Previous Congresses

Congress FAQs

WFOT Congress 2022, France

The programme is accessible via this link and the abstracts and poster can be accessed via this link.

WFOT Congress 2018, South Africa

You can access the programme, abstracts, videos of the Keynote addresses and much more information.

Summaries of Keynotes are available in the Resources.

WFOT Congress 2014, Japan

You can access the programme and abstracts here, however full copies of presentations are available only via the authors. Specific contact details of authors are not available; however their University or work affiliation is usually listed on the abstract, so you could follow this up via your internet search engine.
Keynote addresses were published:
WFOT Inaugural Lecture – Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Journal, September 2014
Other Keynote Addresses – Journal of the Japanese Association of Occupational Therapists

WFOT Congress 2010, Chile
Please email your request to WFOT at [email protected]

The WFOT Bulletin (November 2010) published the Congress Keynote Address 'Learning by Doing: creating knowledge for occupational therapy' by Dr. Mary Law. Congress 2010 delegates also received all abstracts on a CD.

WFOT Congress 2006, Australia
Please email your request to WFOT at [email protected]
The September 2006 issue of the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (AOTJ) featured three of the WFOT Congress Keynote Papers, along with editorial from WFOT President at the time – Professor Kit Sinclair. To access these articles, follow this link.