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AOTA Alerts

Updated February 20, 2018

Upcoming Opportunities

By March 5—Apply to one of the appointed leadership positions. We have dozens of opportunities for you to get involved with AOTA!

By March 14Submit a proposal for the 2018 AOTA Education Summit, which will be in Louisville, KY on October 13 to 14. Call for papers to share research and teaching innovations in occupational therapy education.

By March 15Apply to be a part of the Experiential Learning Research Group—AOTA is seeking four academic researchers to volunteer.

By March 22Book your hotel room at a discounted rate for the 2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo! 

By March 29—Register for AOTA’s 2018 Annual Conference & Expo and save money!

By April 23Review and submit comments about the third draft of the ACOTE® Accreditation Standards. Feedback will determine whether the draft standards are adopted in August 2018.

More AOTA News

Fieldwork Educators: Advance your skills with AOTA's Fieldwork Educator Certificate Program. Find out more about the 2-day regional workshops, including one in Salt Lake City on April 18 to 19 during AOTA's Annual Conference.

AOTA Elections: Check out the 2018 AOTA Elections results.

Accreditation Actions: See the final accreditation decisions made by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) at its January 2018 meeting (pdf).

Coding Strategy: Read about a recent strategic meeting that AOTA hosted with volunteer member experts to discuss the volatile payment environment and how it affects daily practice.

Student Membership Circle: Congratulations to the academic programs that have reached Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels of student membership.

Evidence Byte: There is strong evidence from a recent systematic review demonstrating the effectiveness of the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and modified CDSMP for improving occupational performance in community dwelling older adults.

AOTPAC News: Luis Arabit of California has been appointed by the AOTA Board of Directors to fill a vacancy on the AOTPAC Board for Region V Director.

AOTPAC Student Challenge—Students at these schools successfully completed the AOTPAC Student Challenge

Executive Director Search: AOTA seeks an Executive Director—find out the requirements and how to apply.

Annual Conference: Registration is open for the 2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo! Join us from April 19 to 22 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Book your hotel room and sign up to volunteer. Share about Conference on social media with the official hashtag: #AOTA18.

SIS Restructuring: As of November 27, the Special Interest Sections (SISs) were restructured as a pilot program to enhance engagement.

ACOTE® Entry Level Degree Update: ACOTE deliberated on several issues related to the entry level degree mandates at its meeting in December and issued two statements.

Member Webinar Series: Our monthly Member Appreciation Plus webinars provide you with practical, professional, and up-to-date information. Members can earn 1 contact hour by participating live or watching a recording later. Check out this month's schedule and topic.

New Practitioner Pledge: Students can ensure the profession meets its Vision 2025 goals by taking a pledge to stay an active AOTA member for at least the next 5 years.