Czech Republic National OT News
News from the Czech Republic, 2018
2nd COTEC-ENOTHE Congress 2020
Occupational Therapy Europe – building resilience in individuals, communities and countries
September 23 – 27, 2020
The preparations for the COTEC-ENOTHE congress 2020 continue.
The organizing committee (members from Czech Association of Occupational Therapists, COTEC and ENOTHE) are having the Skype meeting approximately every two months discussing the circumstances of the Congress. The team of two representatives of the organizing team were promoting the COTEC- ENOTHE congress 2020 at WFOT Congress in Cape Town.
Also, we are in the process of forming the scientific committee. We already know this committee will include members from Charles University, Czech Association of Occupational Therapists, COTEC, ROTOS and ENOTHE.
Please, do not forget the important dates:
Abstract submission opening: April 2019 Registration opening: January 2020
Early registration deadline: June 2019
Abstract submission deadline: September 2019
Looking forward to seeing you all in Prague.
Working group in mental health
The working group for occupational therapy in mental health in the Czech Republic was set up within The Czech Association of Occupational Therapists.
The establishment of this group was initiated by Jana Pluhaříková Pomajzlová, occupational therapist and a member of COTEC Register of experts in mental health. The group has 28 occupational therapist members.
This group is mapping the situation in occupational therapy in mental health (monitoring the amount of occupational therapists working in mental health in Czech Republic and the professional approaches used in occupational therapy intervention), sharing practical experiences, promoting occupational therapy in mental health (leaflets for clients, leaflets for professionals) and aims to increase overall quality of occupational therapy in mental health in Czech Republic (guidelines for practice, guidelines for education).