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Educational Sessions

The 2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration features offerings on a multitude of topics geared to various experience levels and presented in different degrees of depth. Select from more than 1,600 educational sessions that suit your interests and meet your needs. There is so much to choose from to expand your horizons!

**No advance registration is required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.**

Primary Content Focus

  • Academic & Fieldwork Education
  • Children & Youth
  • General & Professional Issues
  • Health & Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Productive Aging
  • Rehabilitation, Disability, & Participation
  • Work & Industry

Secondary Content Focus

  • Academic Education
  • Advocacy
  • Administration & Management
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Driving & Community Mobility
  • Early Intervention
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Feeding, Eating, & Swallowing
  • Fieldwork Education
  • General & Professional Issues
  • Gerontology
  • Hands
  • Health & Wellness
  • Home & Community Health
  • International & Cultural Issues
  • Low Vision
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Private Practice
  • Research
  • School Systems
  • Sensory Integration/Sensory Processing
  • Technology
  • Work & Industry

Conference Program Announcement 

Program Announcement coming with your January issue of OT Practice. 

Practice Sessions Level Highlights

Practice session levels are highlighted throughout the program planner to help attendees identify appropriate sessions for their experience level.

  • Introductory information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter.
  • Intermediate information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter.
  • Advanced information is geared to practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter based on current theories and standards of practice as well as current literature and research.

AOTA Sessions

Sessions designated (AOTA) have been designed to address today’s hottest topics, featuring invited speakers or AOTA staff. Be sure to check out sessions on advocacy, evidence-based practice, reimbursement, scope of practice, the Centennial Vision, and many more.

AOTF Sessions

Sessions labeled (AOTF) have been organized by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.

AOTA Board Certification and Specialty Certification Sessions

Sessions labeled (Cert) are offered by presenters who are AOTA Board-Certified or Specialty-Certified. These sessions, depending upon their content area, would be appropriate for practitioners seeking AOTA Board Certification or Specialty Certification and will include suggestions for how to incorporate the information into a certification portfolio.

BASC Sessions

Sessions labeled (BASC) are advanced sessions selected by the Board for Advanced and Specialty Certification. They are targeted to meet—either in part or whole—one criteria for either Board or Specialty Certification. Certified practitioners will be presenting these sessions and will provide guidance on how to incorporate the information into a certification portfolio.

ADED Sessions

These sessions have been approved by Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) for contact hours toward Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) renewal.

SIS Sessions

Sessions labeled (SIS) have been organized by the various Special Interest Sections.

Tech Day Sessions

Attend one or all 3 highly popular Tech Day sessions. Attendees will benefit from hands-on learning on a variety of topics at multiple work stations. Up to 10 different stations will be set up during each of three 1½-hour sessions. Back by popular demand—Appy Hour!