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AOTA Annual Conference Coming to Chicago
March 11, 2016 11:26 AM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has issued a press release announcing that an estimated 10,000 occupational therapy clinicians, educators, and students will gather in Chicago to attend the organization's 96 th Annual Conference & Read More...
OT and PT Stand Out in 2016 ‘Best Jobs' Ranking
February 4, 2016 1:16 PM by Brian Ferrie
Every year, professionals, students and prospective students across the country eagerly await " The 100 Best Jobs " ranking published by U.S. News & World Report . The just-released 2016 list offers great reason for occupational and physical therapy Read More...
OT Practitioners Are Headed to Capitol Hill
September 18, 2015 5:29 PM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) just issued a press release this week declaring that hundreds of OT clinicians, educators, and students from across the United States will meet with elected officials Sept. 28 on Capitol Hill. They Read More...
AOTA Issues Backpack Safety Tips
August 5, 2015 3:37 PM by Brian Ferrie
With the start of school approaching, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md., issued a press release on July 30 stating, in part: "Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low-back pain Read More...
Career Resources
March 22, 2013 1:23 PM by Jill Glomstad
A career is always a work in progress. Whether you are a high-school student weighing what you want to be "when you grow up," a college student preoccupied with landing that first job out of school, or a veteran clinician who's been in the field a decade Read More...
Alaskan OT Student Wins Dr. Pepper Scholarship
November 16, 2012 4:49 PM by Jill Glomstad
[Editor's note: ADVANCE thanks Dr. Brenda Coppard, associate dean and OT faculty member at Creighton, for sharing this information.] One of Creighton University’s first-year occupational therapy students in Alaska has won a $2500 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Read More...
RA Passes Re-vamping Measures
April 30, 2010 9:32 AM by EJ Brown
Not long after rejecting a restructuring proposal that would have replaced the RA with a 15- to 21-member regional council yesterday, the Representative Assembly moved ahead to look at the issues that proposal addressed. The assembly voted 35-27 against Read More...
Conference Update: A Speed Bump in the Future of OT Education?
April 23, 2009 1:24 PM by EJ Brown
It's widely known within the profession that occupational therapy has an education "problem." The issue isn't in the quality of its academics, nor in a lack of program levels or foci. The difficulty that is arising lies in how far and wide the scope of Read More...
RA Update: International Fieldwork, Licensure Standards for Re-entry Get Favorable Comments
April 2, 2009 10:15 PM by EJ Brown
On day 4 of the 2009 Representative Assembly, the body is still awaiting passage of Consent Agenda Y, which recommends defeat of three orginal motions with which task groups (TGs) have replaced some substitute motions. They are: Motion 1 , which would Read More...


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