COTEC-ENOTHE 2021 goes Virtual

Dear Colleagues,
We hope that you, your family, colleagues and friends are safe during these challenging times.
After careful consideration of the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organising Comm­ittee decided to hold the COTEC-ENOTHE Congress 2021 as a fully virtual congress. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the situation for international travel remains difficult and planning includes significant uncertainty.
The virtual congress will be held as planned on the originally scheduled dates of September 15–18, 2021.
The virtual format will combine live streams, exhibitions and Q&A sessions during short and man­age­able time slots to facilitate real-time exchange with and within the international audience.
With our best regards and hope to meet all of you during our virtual COTEC-ENOTHE 2021!
Stay tuned and stay safe!
With kind regards
The COTEC-ENOTHE team

Guides for the Newly Qualified OT

Transitioning from being a student to a qualified occupational therapist is a demanding time at the start of your professional career and can sometimes be quite challenging: received knowledge crashes headlong into a barrage of real-world exceptions. The identity and lifestyle of a student ceases as the world of work replaces it.

Sound familiar to you now or perhaps it rekindles past memories?

In March 2020 The Elizabeth Casson Trust commissioned an exciting project with Dr Lynne Goodacre, an occupational therapist, researcher and personal coach and Rob Young, an artist and writer who helps NHS Leaders to communicate. The purpose of the project, called Year 1: Thriving not Surviving, was to create resources to support the wellbeing of newly qualified occupational therapists in their first year of practice.

Ten first year occupational therapists answered a call to work with Lynne and Rob. Over the course of six months they engaged with the wider occupational therapy community to co-produce a series of freely available self-coaching resources. Their commitment, energy and time has ensured that the resources are embedded in the real-life experiences of this community.

If you are in your first year of practice, download and take a look at the guides. They are not meant to be worked through in one go but are designed to help you pause, reflect and work on aspects of your life which may be challenging. Dip into whichever best meets your needs and, as the group themselves said, ‘I need to remember to OT myself’.

Wellbeing Pocket Guides for the Newly Qualified OT

 

Inga-Britt Lindström Grant Award 2020

The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists has established a grant award in the name of Inga-Britt Lindström, who has been the president of the organisation in 1970-2008. We invite applications 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 USD 980) per year. 

Application form and instructions are available on our website: www.arbetsterapeuterna.se/iblaward

Application closes at October 31, 2020.

 

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