Monday, 29 August 2016

CAOT-BC Forums: Have You Registered?


CAOT-BC's Forums are coming up soon!
We will share information about association activities and resources and provide time for questions and feedback. 

Join Managing Director Giovanna Boniface and Service Coordinator Sarah Slocombe from 12pm-1pm. 

Bring your lunch, we’ll bring dessert. Free for any occupational therapist to attend (public or private sector), however pre-registration is required. 

Pre-registration:

Friday, 26 August 2016

CAOT-BC Assistive Technology and Seating Practice Network: Top Ten Hot Topics in AT


The CAOT-BC Assistive Technology and Seating (ATS) Practice Network is gearing up for the 2016/17 year, and we need your help!

Fresh from the RESNA (Rehab Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) Conference, ATS Practice Network chair Emma Smith has pulled together a list of the Top Ten Hot Topics in Assistive Technology. Click on any of the links below for the full post and learn more!


Let us know what interests you, and we’ll organize ATS Practice Network meetings on your favorite topics.

Give us your top picks before September 30th, 2016 and stay tuned for the 2016/17 meeting schedule!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

IEOT Practice Network Meeting: September 6th, 2016


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 6th, 2016
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am 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

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Uncovering Gaps in Technology Use: World Café Event

Photo credit: cherylfoong via Foter.com / CC BY
The Simon Fraser Gerontology Research Centre is hosting a World Café Event as part of a research project. The purpose is to better understand how and why older adults access and use information and communication technologies (ICTs) (e.g., computers, the internet).  

What: World Café Event
Refreshments and snacks provided 

When: August 31st, 2016; 2:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Room B, Roundhouse Community Centre
81 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, V6Z 2W3

Who: Service providers, decision makers, volunteers, academics and community living adults (45 years+) who have experience with accessing and using ICTs to participate in this research event

To RSVP or for more information, please contact: 
Dr. Rozanne Wilson at rozanne_wilson@sfu.ca or
Dr. Andrew Sixsmith at (778) 7825375

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Deadline approaching: Networking & Education Day



Incorporating Mindfulness-Based Strategies into OT Practice (Dr. Randy Paterson)

Evidence Connection: Linking Mobility Research to Clinical Practice (Dr. Ben Mortenson)

Do your clients understand you? Health Literacy in OT practice (Giovanna Boniface, OT)

Registration includes refreshments and lunch.

Proceeds targeted to CAOT-BC's public awareness activities.

Deadline: September 23, 2016

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

More details here


Monday, 22 August 2016

Measurement SIG: September 13, 2016


TOPIC: Scores, tests and interpretations. All about the conclusions we derive from test and assessment scores.

Measurement is an important concept that is often overlooked. As Occupational Therapists we use important and valuable tools, to help guide future treatments and determine current functioning. It is important we continue to build on our assessment knowledge to recognize the manner we use instruments and what strengths and weaknesses exist.

The purpose of this SIG is for education and discussions on the topic of measurement for Occupational Therapists. This SIG will provide you with stronger skills to better evaluate assessments and tests. By regularly attending this SIG, you will learn about important elements of appraisal and start to critically appraise tools. This SIG will not tell you what assessment or tool is best for a given population or client, BUT it will give you additional skills to become stronger at appraising tools, networking and finding resources. Join us to dialogue about this important and difficult topic, hear from other OTs, and continue to make our profession stronger.

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

Date: September 13, 2016
Time: Noon-1pm Pacific Time
Location: Teleconference ONLY

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 "Checkout"
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 Sneha Shankar (Chair): sneha.shankar@ubc.ca

Friday, 19 August 2016

The 5th Health & Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference

This interactive conference will focus on providing updated information about best practices and promote learning of new ways to maximize health, well-being and quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. The conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration.


Pre-Conference: November 16, 2016 
Main Conference: November 17 - November 18, 2016 The Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, Vancouver, BC   


Registration before October 14, 2016 is strongly recommended. 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

First CarFit event of 2016/2017 season


CAOT-BC is once again partnering with the Sunset Community Centre to hold the next training session during OT Month:

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? No problem, you can join this event as a volunteer. Send an email to caotbc@caot.ca to sign up.

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.

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

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions for Health Professionals


As a co-sponsor, CAOT-BC has helped to organize this FREE education event in BC.

This introductory continuing education course contains a range of topics pertaining to personal automotive mobility solutions. It will assist the allied health care practitioner in understanding and advocating for individuals seeking automotive vehicle modification solutions, while also teaching practitioners about the unique process involved in evaluating, selecting and purchasing appropriate automotive options.

When: November 7th, 2016
Where: Can Am Mobility, Kelowna
Cost: Free

For course outline, instructor credentials and other information visit: http://www.nmeda-camshp.org/

Space is limited. Please register before October 31, 2016 by completing this form and faxing it to NMEDA at 813-962-8970.

For more information: 
Visit www.nmeda.com or call 800-833-0427

Monday, 15 August 2016

Talk to an OT: Volunteers Needed



Do you have a few hours to help with a public awareness activity?  We continue our partnership with Pharmasave Broadmead and will be hosting the 3rd, "Talk to an OT" community clinic on:

October 15th, 2016
11:00am - 2:00pm
We need two volunteers to assist at our promotional table in Victoria on October 15th, 2016. 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. 

Location:       777 Royal Oak Drive, Victoria, BC
                     Broadmead Village Shopping Centre


Time:            11:00am - 2:00pm

Send an email to caotbc@caot.ca by September 30th, 2016.

#OT365 #Victoria #yyj