Leading the way to healthy occupation
July 11, 2007
ST. JOHN'S, July 11, 2007 - Over 400 occupational therapists are
gathering in St. John's from July 11-14 to discuss the latest research
and trends to promote health and well-being through occupation.
Join the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists at their
annual conference, a forum for health care professionals to exchange
innovative ideas and present leading-edge research.
The 4-day conference will feature insightful speakers and presentations
on health care issues that are meaningful and relevant to all Canadians.
Occupational therapists help people of all ages and abilities by
allowing them to participate in daily activities.
When: July 11-14, 2007
Where: Delta St. John's Hotel and Convention Centre, 120
New Gower Street, St. John's, NL
Featured speakers for Wednesday, July 11
Opening Ceremony (St. John's Convention Centre, 101 New Gower)
18:00 - 19:30
The Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Health and Community Services,
Newfoundland and Labrador
Mayor Andy Wells, City of St. John's
Sister Elizabeth Davis - leader in health care, ethics and education.
Sister Elizabeth entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy
of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1966. She is now a doctoral student
in scripture at the Toronto School of Theology and teaches part-time
at St. Augustine's Seminary. Her vast expertise includes the creation
of the Health Care Corporation of St. John's and served as the first
president and CEO from 1994 to 2000. She was also executive director
of St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in St. John's from 1986 to 1994.
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) was founded
in 1926 and is a national, non-profit professional organization.
It strives to advance excellence in occupational therapy practice
and to promote access to quality occupational therapy services for
all people of Canada. CAOT, along with its provincial and territorial
affiliates, represents over 10,000 occupational therapists and almost
For more details on the conference program, please visit the CAOT
web site at www.caot.ca.
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Members of the media are welcome to attend any of the sessions.
All events are held at the Delta St. John's Hotel and Convention
Centre. Please visit the Registration Desk to pick up a pass. A
media room is available for interviews.
To book an interview or for more information, media representatives
Erica Lyle, Communications Coordinator
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
(800) 434-2268, ext. 225
(709) 683-6252 / (613) 867-9339 (cell)
(709) 739-6404 (Delta St. John's Hotel - Trinity Bay Room)
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