Annual Conference

Share your experience; share your passion

College of Occupational Therapists

38th Annual Conference and Exhibition 


The only UK peer reviewed conference for the profession


Brighton Centre, Brighton 

3-5 June 2014


The Annual Conference is a unique CPD event that enables you to build your professional networks and share best practice.
For the first ever there will be a dedicated social care stream at Annual Conference to address the significant changes and culture shifts within the social care sector.

Abstract-based sessions include:

  • Carer support
  • Risk enablement for adults with dementia
  • Introducing OT in mainstream schools
  • Extending the reach of occupational therapy
  • Service user involvement
  • Addressing the sexual needs of service users
  • Integration working
  • Dementia
  • New areas for practice

Conference speakers include:

Linda Hindle, Lead Allied Health Professional, Public Health England,  will explain how OTs can contribute to the public health agenda.
Paul Burstow MP and Chair of The Commission on Residential Care, will outline his vision for residential care in the future.
Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices, will explain how to use the voice of service users to shape your services.

Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission, will talk about introducing new methods to regulate social care, in consultation with people who use and provide services.


Don’t forget to attend the sensory integration debate sponsored by ROMPA, on the cost effectiveness of sensory integration.


Conference Programme

We have also compiled some programme highlights to select the key presentations for those with a particular interest in the following areas:


For more information visit the conference website.


Annual Conference 2014

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