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News from France, 2020

Due to the pandemic, our association worked a lot since February to advocate the rights and the work possibilities for Occupational Therapists (OTs).

Our first action was to help the private practitioners who had to close their practice to obtain financial compensation from the government.

Our second action was to obtain the possibility to implement “telecare” to avoid care disruption. To do so, we discussed with the Ministry of Health and we supported OTs in this new practice field. We hope that telecare can continue after the “health emergency” period.

Our third action was to help OTs in the resumption of activity. We specifically argued to obtain protective equipment (masks) from Department of health.

Moreover, our association published several documents in different fields that you can download for free.

  • Support the population during containment:

  • Translation of the Australian guide about the pandemic situation:

Earlier this year, we also published our professional rules and a guide called “Understanding occupational therapy with children”

  • Professional rules

  • “Understanding Ergo with Children”:

News from France, 2019

The 4th National Congress of Occupational Therapy, organized by our association was held on April 11 & 12 at the “Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie”, in Paris. The theme of this event was: “Participation, occupation and power to act: for inclusive occupational therapy”.

In total, more than 500 delegates, 40 speakers, 26 exhibitors, as well as many volunteers and employees of the ANFE were gathered for this 4th edition with a focus on participation!

Plenary sessions, interactive workshops, sharing of practices and knowledge…. this conference brought together professionals and students from all over France. An opportunity to deepen knowledge and generate a large number of ideas that have been carefully collected for the occupational therapy of tomorrow in France.

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