CALL FOR PRESENTERS
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2021 Virtual Conference

October 9th, 2021

CALL for PRESENTERS

This is the official call for proposals for live presentations for the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon (OTAO) 2021 Annual Conference!  The vision of conference 2021 is to identify and celebrate all the avenues for Occupational Therapy as a career. As a result, we are seeking out presenters in non-traditional Occupational Therapy settings and those TRAILBLAZING Occupational Therapy Practitioners who have started their own businesses. Moving into 2021 and beyond, we can see that the world, healthcare, and occupational therapy will forever be changed from the pandemic. The committee is looking for presentations that are leading edge practices or current concepts – all specialties are welcome.  

We are now soliciting a variety of one-hour presentations that will both complement and enhance a strong conference experience. The presentations may include single or multiple presenters. Formats may vary from traditional lecture sessions with one or more presenters to short-form case presentations such as complicated patient cases, or brief research platforms.  The committee is open to hearing unique ideas.  If you have content exceeding 1 hour for an educational session you may submit two 1-hour sessions, designating in the presentation title that this is Part 1 or Part 2.

The OTAO Conference Committee will evaluate and select proposals that are relevant to the scope of occupational therapy (foundational knowledge, service delivery, and professional issues).  Please note that your submission is on a volunteer-basis and if selected, OTAO will not be able to give an honorarium. Oregon OT practitioners who present, will receive two contact hours for their professional presentation (see OAR 339-020-0020). Please note this is a live virtual event and your presentation will be recorded, and made available for attendees to view on-demand on the WHOVA conference platform for 30 days following the event.

If you would like to be considered to present, please complete and submit this form to continuinged@otao.com by 11:59 pm Friday, May 28th , 2021.  Presenters will be notified of acceptance in June 2021.  

We will do our best to accommodate your availability
You may select more than one.
Short Description for handouts and brochure (NOTE: This should be 3-4 sentences of what the course content will cover and what the participants will gain from the course)
Please provide a brief biography or description of yourself. This will be used to introduce you as the speaker.
For an hour presentation, 2-4 objectives is appropriate. These are what the participants will be able to do after the course (i.e., "By the end of this session, participants will be able to describe/identify/list the OT evaluation process.")
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Please upload your photo to be used on the conference website and platform.
In lieu of printed handouts, all handout materials will be posted on the OTAO WHOVA conference platform attendees to download in advance of the presentation.
If there is other information you would like OTAO Conference Committee to know, please type here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon
Phone: (971)266-4328 
Email: continuinged@otao.com