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Updated December 5, 2014

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.

Academic Leaders: Submit a Letter of Intent to develop and teach a leadership development program for occupational therapy academic leaders. Deadline January 2.

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.

Representative Assembly: Draft a motion to be considered by the Representative Assembly at its spring meeting (log in). Deadline February 6. Find a summary of the Fall meeting here (log in).

AOTA Elections: View a list of candidates running for the 2015 AOTA Elections (log in). Voting opens on January 12. Also, check out the candidates’ responses to questions on the OT Connections Elections forum (log in). 

2015 Award Winners: Congratulations to AOTA members who won a 2015 AOTA Award!

Education Summit: Submit a proposal for AOTA's 2015 Education Summit, which will be held in Denver, October 17 to 18. Deadline January 22

Evidence Byte: Read about OT’s evidence-based contributions in self-management of chronic conditions in this systematic scoping review published in Clinical Rehabilitation.

New Official Documents: The new AOTA Official Documents are available in this issue of AJOT. Find all of AOTA's Official Documents here.

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.

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, 2014Information on Task Force added November 10, 2014.