Friday, 23 September 2016

Last day to register- Networking & Education Day

New speaker added!

Theresa Wong from WorksafeBC will be joining us for a presentation about working with WSBC. In addition,
Dr. Randy Paterson will give a morning workshop titled "Incorporating Mindfulness-Based Strategies into OT Practice".

Other include an Evidence Connection with Dr. Ben Mortenson, and Health Literacy in OT practice with Giovanna Boniface, OT.

Registration includes refreshments and lunch, with proceeds targeted to CAOT-BC's ongoing public awareness efforts.

Deadline: September 23, 2016

LOCATION: Motion Specialties, 101-8255 North Fraser Way, Burnaby, BC



Thursday, 22 September 2016

Autism Speaks Canada: Autism Festival and Walk

Image Credit: Autism Speaks Canada
The Autism Speaks Canada Festival and Walk is an annual fundraising initiative to support Research Services, Advocacy, and Awareness. This event also provides and opportunity for the Autism Spectrum Disorder community to make connections and feel the support of donors, sponsors, local media, community partners and corporate sponsors. 

This year, CAOT-BC will be hosting an exhibit booth at the resource fair. Come by and say hello! 

What: ASC Autism Festival & Walk - Resource Fair
When: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Where: Pacific Autism Family Centre, Richmond

More information about the Autism Speaks Canada Walk.

Interested in volunteering at this event? Send an email to caotbc@caot.ca

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

CAOT-BC Rural and Remote Practice Exploratory Meeting


Do you work in a rural or remote practice setting? CAOT-BC wants your input! 
Join us for an opportunity to make suggestions and provide feedback on possible CAOT-BC Rural/Remote practice initiatives for 2016/17. The possibility of creating a CAOT-BC Rural/Remote Practice Network (Special Interest Group) will also be discussed at this meeting. 

When: November 1st, 2016; 12:00-1:00 pm 
Where: Webinar  

Registration required

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Join or renew with CAOT-BC today!


CAOT-BC’s membership renewal is now open! Early bird rates are in effect until September 30, 2016. 
Take advantage of all of the benefits and services we are offering in 2016-2017. One of the many reasons to join or renew:

Public Awareness Campaign: Make a sponsorship contribution during renewal. You can help sponsor the campaign by making a sponsorship during renewal. All contribution sizes are welcome!

Already renewed? Want to make a financial contribution separate to renewal? You can do so here.

Read more about our public awareness activities.


Communications: Stay connected with events, evidence, resources and news in BC. CAOT-BC members receive the monthly e-newsletter, OTalk BC, plus have the option to subscribeto the CAOT-BC blog and follow CAOT-BC on Twitter.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Talk to an OT During OT Month: Volunteers Needed



Do you have a few hours to help with a public awareness activity?  We continue our partnership with Pharmasave and will be hosting several "Talk to an OT" community clinics across BC during OT month:


Pharmasave Qualicum Beach
720 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach 
October 13, 2016
11:00am - 2:00pm

Pharmasave Broadmead
777 Royal Oak Drive, Victoria
October 15th, 2016
11:00am - 2:00pm

Pharmasave Osoyoos
8301 78th Ave, Osoyoos
October 24, 2016
11:00am - 2:00pm

We need two volunteers at each event to assist at our promotional tables. This is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about occupational therapy, meet the great staff at Pharmasave, as well as engage with the public to answer their questions related to staying safe and independent at home. 


Interested? Please send an email to caotbc@caot.ca by September 30th, 2016.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Mental Health and Addiction Intervention Special Interest Group Meeting


Topic: Setting Priorities for Mental Health & Addiction Intervention Working Grouo
Building on past discussion, this meeting will focus on establishing goals and developing a strategies plan to improve access to psychosocial occupational therapy in BC. Attendance at previous meetings not required to attend. 

This meeting will take place by teleconference and in person. Registration is required to participate.

Date: September 27th, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pacific Time
Location: Teleconference and in person
Registration: https://www.caot.ca/store/events/registration.aspx?event=SIG27SEP16
Cost:
Free for CAOT-BC members
$15 for non-members

Registration takes only a minute in a few easy steps:


1. Click on registration link

2. Log in to your profile
3. Click "Register"
4. Click "Add to Cart"
5. Click "My Cart"
6. Click "Pay Now"
7. Click "Place Order"
You will receive a confirmation letter immediately after completing your online registration. Please check your spam/junk box, as sometimes these letters can be filtered out of regular email. If you still do not receive a confirmation after completing all the steps, please email caotbc@caot.ca for additional support.

If you have any questions please contact Sarah Slocombe

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Evidence for your Practice: Time-Based Activity Pacing Instruction for Participants with Osteoarthritis

Article for Review:
Murphy S.L., Kratz, A.L., Kidwell, K., et al. (2016). Brief time-based activity pacing instruction as a singular behavioral intervention was not effective in participants with symptomatic osteoarthritis. Pain, 157(7): 1563-1573.

This randomized clinical trial compared the effectiveness of an occupational therapist-delivered time-based activity pacing program (general and tailored) with usual care for symptomatic osteoarthritis. Time-based activity pacing is the regulation of activity and rest periods based on time (rather than tasks or symptoms). The program was delivered in three sessions and included a learning module for each session. The tailored activity pacing program also included an individualized summary report of activity and symptom data. Assessment at 6 months post baseline showed significant reductions in the Osteoarthritis Index pain scores for the usual pain group only.

Conclusion:
Activity pacing as a singular behavioural strategy was not found to be sufficient for improving pain, fatigue, or physical function for participants with symptomatic knee or hip osteoarthritis. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Upcoming Special Interest Group Meetings: Neurology & IEOT


CAOT-BC Neurology Special Interest Group Meeting

Topic:Cognition and the Brainwave Approach, Part 2. This session will include a review of Part 1 for those who did not attend the previous meeting. 

This meeting will take place by webinar. Registration is required to participate.

Date: September 21st, 2016
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time
Cost:
Free for CAOT-BC members
$15 for non-members

Registration takes only a minute in a few easy steps:


1. Click on registration link

2. Log in to your profile
3. Click "Register"
4. Click "Add to Cart"
5. Click "My Cart"
6. Click "Pay Now"
7. Click "Place Order"
You will receive a confirmation letter immediately after completing your online registration. Please check your spam/junk box, as sometimes these letters can be filtered out of regular email. If you still do not receive a confirmation after completing all the steps, please email caotbc@caot.ca for additional support.

If you have any questions please contact Sarabjeet Charchun
CAOT-BC IEOT Practice Network Meeting 

Topic: Substantial Equivalency Assessment System (SEAS) Q&A
ACOTRO SEAS Credentialing Officer Ruheena Sangrar will be available to answer your questions about the SEAS.
Submit question(s) ahead of time, or join the session with your question(s) in mind. 
Please note, a SEAS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page is also available. 

This meeting will take place by webinar. Registration is required to participate.

Date: September 19th, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am Pacific Time
Free for CAOT-BC members
$15 for non-members

Registration takes only a minute in a few easy steps:


1. Click on registration link

2. Log in to your profile
3. Click "Register"
4. Click "Add to Cart"
5. Click "My Cart"
6. Click "Pay Now"
7. Click "Place Order"
You will receive a confirmation letter immediately after completing your online registration. Please check your spam/junk box, as sometimes these letters can be filtered out of regular email. If you still do not receive a confirmation after completing all the steps, please email caotbc@caot.ca for additional support.


If you have any questions please contact Sarah Slocombe: sslocombe@caot.ca

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Join or renew with CAOT-BC today!

CAOT-BC’s membership renewal is now open! Early bird rates are in effect until September 30, 2016. 
Take advantage of all of the benefits and services we are offering in 2016-2017. One of the many reasons to join or renew:

Practice Networks (Special Interest Groups): Covering a wide range of practice areas, practice networks (formerly SIGs) provide a forum for sharing expertise and experience in occupational therapy in BC. CAOT-BC members have free access to meetings for the twelve active groups (with more to come in 2017!)

Join/renew with CAOT-BC today!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Final days to sign up for CarFit


Sign up for this training session and OT Month activity.

CarFit is a quick, yet comprehensive 12-point check-up to ensure mature drivers have a safe fit with their vehicle.  CarFit in Canada is a cooperative program supported by CAOT and the Canadian Automobile Association.

WHEN:           October 2, 2016
                       9:00am-12:00pm (training)
                     12:00pm-12:45pm (lunch)
                     12:45pm-1:30pm (set-up)
                     1:30pm-4:00pm (driver check-ups)

WHERE:          Sunset Community Centre
                      6810 Main Street, Vancouver, BC              

REGISTER:   Deadline September 16, 2016
                    $25
                       (Includes refreshments, lunch & materials)
                                Technician training is limited to 18 participants


Already trained as a CarFit technician? You can join this event as a volunteer. Send an email to caotbc@caot.ca to sign up.

This is a full-day event, where participants will spend their morning training to be a CarFit Technician followed by the driver "check-up" event.  For more information on CarFit, check out http://www.car-fit.org