Updated November 20, 2014
Ethics Commission: Read about the three new Ethics Commission members who recently started their terms.
Mental Health Advocacy: To get OT included in programs that will expand access to quality mental health services, we need as many OT practitioners and students as possible to submit comments to the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Deadline November 26.
Late-Breaking Research Posters: If you didn’t have data in hand back in May 2014, and you do now, this is your chance to submit a work-in-progress or completed research poster for AOTA's 2015 Annual Conference & Expo. Deadline January 10.
Internship Opportunity: OT and OTA students can apply for an internship with the AOTA Special Interest Sections. Apply by January 30.
AOTPAC Board Opening: The AOTPAC Board of Directors is seeking nominations for its director of Region I, which includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Virgin Islands. Apply by January 12.
2015 Award Winners: Congratulations to AOTA members who won a 2015 AOTA Award!
OTA Supervision: What are the supervision requirements in your state for occupational therapy assistants? Our newly revised chart has the answers (pdf, log in).
Evidence Exchange: Submit a critically appraised summary of individual research articles (CAPs) to AOTA’s Evidence Exchange. Deadline November 30.
Official Document Review: Provide feedback on the Standards for Continuing Competence by reading the revised draft and taking a brief survey. Deadline December 1.
Call for Papers: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) announces calls for papers for several upcoming special issues on ASD, pediatric OT, OT education, and TBI. Also, consider submitting a Health Policy Perspectives column for AJOT.
AJOT Education Supplement: Check out the AJOT supplement that is a systematic focus on occupational therapy education.
International Issues: The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is seeking feedback on creating a discussion forum on its website. Deadline is November 30.
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. Pros and Cons table updated September 8, 2014. Schedule for webinars added September 11, 2014. Information on Task Force added November 10, 2014.