Annual Conference

Share your experience; share your passion

College of Occupational Therapists

39th Annual Conference and Exhibition 


The only UK peer reviewed conference for the profession


Submit your abstract by 19 September 2014 


The abstract submission system for the 2015 conference opened on 1 August 2014 and will close on 19 September 2014. So start to prepare your abstract so that it is ready for submission so that you benefit from:  

  • Collecting valuable evidence for your CPD portfolio
  • Raising the profile of your work
  • Sharing good practice within your profession
  • Showcasing your work to a worldwide audience in the Annual Conference online BJOT supplement    


Making a difference!

At our annual conference and exhibition, 30 June – 2 July 2015, Brighton 
Miss it and you miss out……
This is your chance to share your ground breaking work with your profession.
Organised by your UK professional body, the College’s Annual Conference and Exhibition enables you to test and challenge your work amongst your peers, and share cutting edge innovations with other like-minded professionals.

Put your research into practice.  Disseminate your ideas and best practice across the profession.  Continue to push the boundaries.  And, continue to develop and progress the profession to keep it up to date and relevant to meet the changing demands and challenges of delivering health and social care.
Sustain your profession. 

The College of Occupational Therapists 38th Annual Conference 


The College of Occupational Therapists 38th Annual Conference took place in Brighton. Feedback confirmed that Conference was a fantastic opportunity to engage with the breadth and the resourcefulness of the occupational therapy profession. Delegates were able to hear national leaders challenge the profession and share their vision for the future direction of occupational therapy.

Occupational therapists working in social care benefited from a dedicated stream that had a combination of key national policy makers and practicing occupational therapists sharing their experiences and successes. Below are some presentations that were delivered at conference, and more will be added in due course. You can also review the conference app for more details of all the sessions. And if want an insight of what the delegates were enjoying at conference visit the #COT2014 twitter feed.

If you are interested in presenting at the 39th Annual Conference in Brighton on 30 June - 2 July next year, don’t forget that the call for papers online submission system will be open on the 1 August and closes on the 19 September 2014. Lots of advice on submitting abstracts is available at



Linda Hindle

AHPs an integral part of the public health workforce

Linda Hindle, Allied Health Professions Lead, Public Health England





Iain Carpenter

Health Informatics 2014: A Clinical View

Professor Iain Carpenter, Royal College of Physicians




Candace ImisonFuture trends in health and social care
Implications for Occupational Therapy

Candace Imison, Deputy Director of Policy, The Kings Fund




Jeremy Taylor

People shaping services

Jeremy Taylor, CEO, National Voices




Emily Wallace

Get ready for the 2015 general election
achieving impact and influence

Emily Wallace, Director, Connect Communications



Paul BurstowThe pursuit of ‘happiness’. From care home to my home

Paul Burstow, MP and Chair of The Commission on Residential Care




Rachael Dodgson

Our priorities for adult social care

Rachael Dodgson, Head of Adult Social Care Policy Care Quality Commission




Dr Glen Mason

The occupational therapy role in delivering social care in the next five years

Glen Mason, Director of People, Communities and Local Government Department of Health



Julia Skelton

The Care Act: Reforming care and support - Part 1

The Care Act: Assessment and eligibility - Part 2

Julia Skelton, Director of Professional Operations, College of Occupational Tharapists




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