AOTA Alerts

Updated February 5, 2016

AOTA Elections: Due to a technical error, you need to re-cast your AOTA Elections vote for Board Director positions by Feb. 23. Your votes for all other positions were counted and those results will be posted Feb 8.

Evidence Exchange: Help your colleagues have access to quality evidence by applying to review at-a-glance summaries of research articles (critically appraised papers). Apply to be an Evidence Exchange reviewer by March 15

Medicare Update: Client-centered care has always been a core focus for OT, and now Medicare is adopting a similar approach in proposed discharge planning requirements.

Volunteer Leadership: Consider appointing yourself or a colleague for a variety of open volunteer positions. Deadline Feb. 29.

Bylaws Revisions: Members will vote on proposed bylaws revisions at the Annual Business Meeting during AOTA's Annual Conference and Expo. Review the revisions and make comments or ask questions here.

Annual Conference: Book your hotel room and register today for AOTA's Annual Conference & Expo today! Join us in Chicago on April 7 to 10.

Accreditation: Take a survey to provide feedback to ACOTE® on potential issues raised by stakeholders for revisions to the ACOTE Accreditation Standards.

AJOT Call for Papers: Want to contribute research to the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT)? Check out the current call for papers, including a call for a special Centennial Section for 2017.

Student Membership: Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Student Membership Circle academic programs that have reached Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels of AOTA student membership.

Evidence Exchange: Check out the schedule to see how you can get involved with AOTA's Evidence Exchange in 2016.

No Child Left Behind: Bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind was signed into law on December 8. Find out what it means for occupational therapy.

Share Your Stories: As 2017 approaches, we'd like to hear stories about clients you'll never forget or a miracle story you just have to share. Send your stories to or read more.