Call to Action – Improving Patient Empowerment and Self-Management of Care in Mental Health

COTEC is happy to endorse GAMIAN-Europe‘s Call to Action – Improving Patient Empowerment & Self-Management of Care in Mental Health. This Call to Action aims to highlight the urgent need to stimulate the empowerment of those affected by mental ill-health and to recognise the vital role persons affected by mental ill-health can play in the management of their treatment and care, in partnership with health professionals and other care providers.

Read more in this link.

German Congress for Occupational Therapy 2019 : Call for Papers

The Deutscher Verband der Ergotherapeuten (DVE) invites you to hand in your abstract for the 64th German OT congress 2019. It will take place on 23, 24 and 25 Mai in Osnabrueck under the Theme “Modern Times”.

To hand in your abstract for the presentation of a study (10min), a talk about a certain topic (25min) or a workshop (90min/180min) click on the following link:


11th European Public Health Conference

The 11th European Public Health conference is taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia between the 28th November and 1st December 2018.

“At the Ljubljana conference, we wish to point out the importance of developing partnerships at all levels and across different actors to improve the health of the population. Partnerships are especially relevant in the local community, where people live and work. It is of the utmost importance that decision makers, professionals from different sectors and nongovernmental organizations work together in establishing population wellbeing through different levers, among others through more favourable living conditions and through comprehensive health promotion, and thus jointly contribute to better health for all. Through the plenary sessions, this vision is further explored.”

You can find out more information on the programme and registration by clicking on the link below.

Launch of World Occupational Therapy Day 2018 Materials and Events

The WFOT is pleased to announce the launch of its promotional materials for World Occupational Therapy Day that will take place on the 27th October 2018. The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating Our Global Community”. Promotional materials include:

•             Guide to World Occupational Therapy Day 2018

•             World Occupational Therapy Day logo

•             Poster

•             Social Media cover art


Download from the WFOT website> Resource Centre > World OT Day

Inga-Britt Lindström Grant Award 2018

The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists has established a grant award in the name of Inga-Britt Lindström, who had served as the president of the organization between 1970-2008. Applications are being sought from foreign occupational therapists and occupational therapy students. The grant is offered to individuals or teams from countries where occupational therapy is under development and countries listed as low- or lower-middle-income economics, according to the World Bank List.

The maximum amount of the grant is 10,000 Swedish Kronor (about EUR 950) per year.

Application form and instructions are available in the following website:  

Application closes at November 1, 2018.

Webinar: THE FUTURE OF WELLBEING: A Conversation with Deepak Chopra

Globally, people are living longer. What are the most compelling ways to ensure a sustainably healthy life? In this exciting live-streamed event, world-renowned author and speaker, Deepak Chopra, will discuss the important connections between mind, immunity, genes and body. Dr. Chopra will explore how chronic stress and inflammation can undermine immunity and health, ultimately seeking to empower people who wish to nurture their wellbeing over their lifetimes. He also will discuss how these insights play out within public health, particularly as individuals and societies cope with epidemics, environmental threats, superbugs, aging and other challenges. He will include takeaways from his new book, The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life, co-authored with esteemed Harvard neurology professor Rudolph Tanzi.

This special Forum presentation will feature Dr. Chopra in conversation with The World’s Carol Hills, following some brief remarks. Dr. Michelle Williams, Dean of the Harvard Chan School, will welcome the audience and introduce the speaker.

No registration is required to watch the event online. An on-demand video will be posted afterwards on the link below as well as a searchable transcript.

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