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Updated September 16, 2014

AOTA Awards: Nominate a colleague who has made significant contributions to the profession for an AOTA award. Deadline September 23.

AOTA Elections: You are invited to submit nominations of AOTA members to several elected leadership positions. Nominations due by October 17 (log in).

Ethics Review: A draft of the revised Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics is ready for members to review and provide feedback via an online survey (AOTA member login required). Deadline October 10. 

ACOTE®: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) announced that Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, has been elected the new chairperson.

Feedback Needed: The Commission on Continuing Competence and Professional Development (CCCPD) is seeking feedback on the AOTA Professional Development Tool (PDT) in preparation for updates and revisions that it hopes to make. Deadline October 22.

Driving Credential Scholarship: Up to 15 occupational therapy practitioners can receive a scholarship that will cover the fee of the AOTA Specialty Certification in Driving and Community Mobility program. Get the application here (first bullet under featured). Deadline September 30.

Pediatric Chat: Join us on September 29 at 3 ET for a pediatric chat on pediatric research to practice.

AJOT: The September/October issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) is a special issue on sensory integration measurement.

Accreditation Actions: See the final accreditation decisions (pdf) made by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) at its August 2014 conference call meeting.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day: Falls Prevention Awareness Day is on September 23. Help raise awareness and prevent falls in the older adult population by planning an activity in your community. Use our resources for planning.

Board Position Statement: AOTA’s Board of Directors issued a position statement to articulate their view that future occupational therapists will need to be doctorally prepared for entry-level practice by 2025. Read about the background and the process moving forwardPros and Cons table updated September 8, 2014. Schedule for webinars added September 11, 2014.