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OT Exchange 2022 - Australia


Occupational Therapy Australia is pleased to launch the 2nd OT Exchange, taking place from 9-10 June 2022 in Melbourne.

Designed to be accessible and approachable, the OT Exchange is an inclusive event for all working within the broad spectrum that is occupational therapy. The OT Exchange will foster relationships, spread important ideas and ignite discussions amongst peers.

At its core, the OT Exchange is an interactive conference where participants are encouraged to contribute and employ ideas of value. It is designed so that all participants—whether they are practitioners, students, managers, educators or academics—will implement solutions into their own work.

The OT Exchange is themed around three key concepts of Learn, Practise and Enrich. Learn supports the evidence-based approach at the core of our profession. Practise focuses on the application of that knowledge and learning. While Enrich ensures that the work of our profession achieves positive outcomes for our community and supports the lives they want to live.

These three ideals do not operate in isolation. The process isn’t linear, but is a continual cycle/feedback loop. Each of the three themes feeds into and supports one another. This is reflected in the Exchange through its emphasis on collaboration, discussion and lived-experience panels.

Practice domains included in the OT Exchange 2022 will focus on the five streams of Aged Care, Disability, Occupational Rehabilitation, Paediatrics and Knowledge Translation. The Exchange will give thought-leaders in each field, the opportunity to share their latest approaches to practice and to share their innovative solutions.

The Exchange is truly for all occupational therapists of all levels of experience. While it focuses on certain streams of practice, it also welcomes those interested in those practice areas (not just those currently working in them). The Exchange is a great first step into presenting for those who are eager to.

The OT Exchange is a new and collaborative format that we are excited to host for all occupational therapists. We are looking forward to June 2022 as we come together to learn about the latest developments, innovative approaches to practice and work towards enriching our communities.

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Open 31 August 2021

Call for Abstracts Close 31 October 2021

Registration Open December 2021

Program Launch February 2022

OT Exchange 2022 9-10 June 2022