Leading the way to healthy occupation
July 12, 2007
ST. JOHN'S, July 12, 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 presentations for Thursday, July 12
Keeping older drivers driving safely
ˇ Driving and occupational therapy: changing practice
Occupational therapists Dr. Nicol Korner-Bitensky, Ingrid MÉnard
and Dr. Jan Miller Polgar will present their research and recommendations
on how to assess older drivers and how to keep them driving safely
for as long as possible.
Working with a disability
ˇ Program characteristics influencing vocational outcomes
for persons with mental illnesses
Rebecca Gewurtz, doctoral student and assistant professor, School
of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, will discuss key
characteristics related to vocational outcomes for persons with
serious mental illnesses.
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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