Updated August 28, 2014
AOTA Awards: Nominate a colleague who has made significant contributions to the profession for an AOTA award. Deadline September 23.
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.
Hill Day: Advocate for the profession during AOTA's Hill Day on September 15. Registration deadline is August 31.
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.
Official Document Review: The Commission on Practice wants your feedback on a new official document on seating and wheeled mobility. Deadline September 8.
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.
Register Your Backpack Day Event: If you are a holding an event for AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness Day on September 17, register it with us. We have a limited supply of Carry Gear Solutions backpacks (children’s ages 5 to 10 years) that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Accreditation Actions: See the final accreditation decisions made by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) at its June 9, 2014 conference call meeting.
Reviewers Needed: The Evidence Exchange is a central repository for evidence-based literature reviews and related resources. We're looking for individuals to review critically appraised summaries (CAPs) of research articles. Deadline September 15.
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.
Clinical Registry: AOTA is exploring the development of a clinical registry for occupational therapy, and in support of that, AOTA recently joined the American Medical Association’s National Quality Registry Network (NQRN) as a member of the NQRN Council. Read more.
Representative Assembly: Read a summary of the special RA meeting held in June.
Centennial Vision Priorities: Read the Centennial Vision priorities established by AOTA’s Board of Directors for fiscal year 15, which began on July 1, 2014. Learn about AOTA’s focus as we approach the Centennial in 2017 (log in).
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 forward. FAQs updated July 28, 2014.