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2018 OTAC Conference Keynote Speaker

Posted: April 18, 2018

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker for the 2018 conference, Brent Braveman.

Mr. Braveman is an occupational therapist with 34 years of experience and currently the Director of Rehabilitation Services at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. He is a published author and an OT leader in our industry including serving for the AOTA Board Of Directors. Please check out his website for more on this amazing speaker!


Annual OTAC Conference Call for Proposals

Posted: April 18, 2018

The 2018 OTAC annual conference committee is seeking proposals in all areas of OT, leadership and healthcare trends . The committee specifically invites proposals that:

- Address current challenges faced by occupational therapy professionals in the field and offer solutions.

-Deliver model practices using approaches for different types of learners.

-Apply to students, new or seasoned professionals

-Address leadership and professional issues

-Educates on current trends in healthcare and explores issues important to occupational therapy

We are looking for submissions related to this year’s theme- The Challenge of Change. What evidence based practice you are leading? New innovative ways of providing OT Functional treatment ideas. In what ways are you promoting the distinct value of Occupational Therapy or enhancing others’ health and wellness? Success stories of how you have impacted lives. Posters or research.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive format of best practice therapeutic applications, evidence-based research, and interactive workshops relating to a spectrum of settings and subjects including but not limited to Pediatrics, Adult Rehab, Geriatrics, Policies and Procedures, and Mental Health.


Submit your proposal here!

Happy OT Month!

Posted: April 18, 2018

April is Occupational Therapy Month. OTAC would like to recognize our OT practitioners, researchers, and student members. You are providing distinguished services to the people in Colorado.  Your hard work does not go unnoticed by OTAC. To celebrate you, social events are being organized by OTAC members all over Colorado. These events are a great way for us to come together and pay tribute to our past and current endeavors and recognize our amazing profession.  Please take a moment to check out the event page to see what social events are happening near you this month. As a member service, if you are organizing a social event near you and would like to share your event with other OT practitioners and students, please let OTAC know so we can post it on our event page.


Join us at one of our upcoming events below

Posted: April 18, 2018


Live Webinar with Mandy Chamberlain: Putting More “Occupation” in Occupational Therapy when working with Older adults

How do you challenge and strengthen your older adult patients using occupation (no matter WHAT diagnosis)? Learn easy ways to put together occupation based kits and use activity analysis to develop a no brainer toolbox of ideas for your practice. Helping you to "DISRUPT" the norm, throw away the arm bike and rainbow arc and focus on the core of occupational therapy!

When: Tuesday, April 24th 7:30-8:30pm

What: 1 contact hour

Cost: Free

Registration and details can be found here.


Contact Hour Opportunity with Claudia Allen, MA, OTR, FAOTA

National American University is excited to host a visit from one of thetop 100 influential people in Occupational Therapy, Claudia K. Allen, MA, OTR, FAOTA.

Claudia will provide her historical perspective on occupational therapy’s past and how prior knowledge can be carried into a clearer and more confident future.  A discussion will clarify her vision for the practice of occupational therapy. OT practitioners can help fill in the gaps in the healthcare system by assisting long-term caregivers living with functional disabilities such as dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injuries as well as the traditional psychiatric, pediatric and neurological diseases.  Finally, Claudia will provide you her vision of the role of functional profilers while using technology



Space is limited.  Don’t miss your opportunity to meet a living legend while receiving 3 contact hours.

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Time: 1pm-5pm

Location:Hampden Hall, Englewood Cultural Arts Center, 1000 Englewood Pkwy

Register here

Students: $10

OTAC members: $60

*We would also love to hear what great things you are doing in the community to promote and celebrate OT. Please emails us at

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kylie Sleeth, OTAC Professional Development Chair at

Student Corner

Posted: April 18, 2018 

In recognition of OT month, the​ students of ​SOTA Pima Medical Institute will be participating in the Walk for Autism on May 6th at 10:15 am at the Infinity Park of Glendale. Please consider joining our team​ to walk for the cause or making a donation​. Our goal is to raise $500​ for Autism Speaks.  Autism Speaks supports funding of local services, research, and ​advocates for legislative change. If you are interested in joining us, we will be meeting at 9:45 am in the parking lot of St. Andrew Abeline Seminary. A link to our team page is provided below. We hope to see you there!

Andrea Susi, PMI Student Representative

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