Student Conclave in PA this weekend!


I am getting excited about the first annual AOTA/NBCOT National (Occupational Therapy) Student Conclave. It’s next week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (I spelled that right on the first try, go me!). It’s Saturday, November 18th, and Sunday, November 19th, at the Marriott Pittsburgh City Center.

I’m flying out Friday afternoon and coming back Sunday. The program looks amazing, it was hard choosing which sessions to go to! It seems like it will be really helpful/educational, but I’m also really looking forward to meeting OT students from all over the nation!

Here is what I want to go to on Saturday:

“Empower Your Future: Fieldwork Education Strategies for Personal Satisfaction and Professional Success”

“Tools for Transitioning From Student to Entry-Level Practitioner”

And then I’m torn between “Reimbursement and Documentation Primer forthe New Graduate” and “How To Be Part of the Centennial Vision”, since they are going on at the same time!

On Sunday:

Preparing for the NBCOT Certification Examination

(I am interested to know how this goes – I just heard the NBCOT is changing our exam, but couldn’t find any details?)

Then: Advocacy 101: Policy Impacts Practice

Then: The Journey to Lifelong Learning

THEN, I get on a plane!

Here is the blurb on the conclave overall, from the website:

“Attend the first-ever national conclave created exclusively for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students. This is an intense day and a half designed entirely for your unique needs…giving you an insider’s view of your profession; access to, and tips from, some of the nation’s top employers; and a jump on career skills that will last a lifetime.”

I think it’s going to be pretty successful – it was sold out! So be alert next year and get your tickets early!

http://www.aota.org/Students/StudentConclave.aspx

Nov 12, 2007 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 1

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