European Seating Symposium: Abstract submission extended

Due to popular demand, the abstract submission deadline for the ESS 2018 has been extended until 12 December 2017.

The ESS invites you to submit a paper, poster or instructional workshop for peer-review by our International Scientific Committee.

Pleas send your submission through the ESS Abstract Management System.

Please Ensure that the submission fits the conference theme ‘Evidence Shaping our Practice’.

Conferences: CITO in Spain 9th-11th May 2018

The University Miguel Hernández is pleased to organise the IV. international congress of occupational therapy (Congreso Internacional de Terapia Ocupacional). The aim of CITO is to be a platform for the dissemination of the research and developments in the practice of occupational therapy in all areas.

The Congress will take place on 9-11 May 2018, in the Congress Palace of Alicante (Illustrious Official College of Physicians of Alicante).

For more information please visit the congress website:

On this occasion and from this point forward, all the abstracts (i.e. oral communications or posters) will be subjected to an external double-blind peer review before being accepted. Therefore, all those interested in collaborating as external reviewer of the IV CITO must complete the following form:

Webinar: Housing Rights for Persons with Psychosocial disabilities

Mental Health Europe will host a webinar about Housing Rights for Persons with Psychosocial disabilities on 7 December 2017 from 15:00-17:00 (CET). For registration visit:


During the webinar MHE will:

  • Discuss the right to adequate housing of persons with psychosocial disabilities/mental ill health in light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities  (UN CRPD).
  • Introduce the latest report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing
  • Explore human rights compliant housing options, challenges and possible solutions.
  • Understand the role that housing plays in the transition from institutions to community based services.
  • Examine outreach and building trusting relationships as a prerequisite for sustainable housing.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and actively participate in the discussions. 

Speakers will include:

OTVX17 – 27 October 2017

The Occupational Therapy Virtual Exchange (#OTVX17) will feature 10 interactive sessions over an 8 hour period (schedule attached). The speakers and OT4OT organisers are providing their time on a voluntary basis and include a range of themes and topics that will be of interest to the occupational therapy community. For those who are unable to join the live event, each session will be recorded and made available offline shortly afterwards.

Further information and links to all the resources and schedules for World Occupational Therapy Day are located here

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