Annual Conference

Share your experience; share your passion

College of Occupational Therapists

39th Annual Conference and Exhibition

and COT Specialist Section - Work Annual Conference


The only UK peer reviewed conference for the profession


30 June -2 July 2015

Brighton Centre, Brighton, Sussex


Plans for the 2015 Annual Conference are well underway.

319 abstracts have been received. The submitted abstracts cover a wide range of subjects including: social services; older care/physical; dementia; mental health and emerging roles.

The Specialist Section - Work annual conference will be running alongside the College's conference programme and will focus on the latest research and best practice on supporting people to remain in, return to, or obtain employment.

The social care stream will run again, with topics including Integration, the Care Act and Developing skills for social care sector.

As 2015 is a general election year. Find out what the new political leaders are considering for health and social care.

Earlybird Rate

20% discount available. Register today and take advantage of a 20% discount on registration fees. Only available up to the 17th April 2015.


Confirmed speakers include:


Ruby Wax, An acclaimed author, performer and mental health campaigner, she is famed for her interviews with Imelda Marcos, Pamela Anderson and Sarah, Duchess of York.

Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Profession Officer, NHS England, Suzanne will predict the future direction of occupational therapy following the 2015 General Election.

Dr Maud Graff, Assistant Professor, Senior researcher, Health Scientist and Occupational Therapist, Redbud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, The Netherlands for the Department of Rehabilitation & the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare & Radboud Alzheimer Centre

Dr Jennifer Wenborn, VALID Programme Manager, University College London, c/o Dementia Research Centre, Research & Development Department, North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Professor John Bolton, Independent consultant, JRFB Ltd and visiting Professor, Institute of Public Care, Oxford Brookes University

Professor Stephen Bevan, Director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness at The Work Foundation and an Honorary Professor at Lancaster University.


Annual Conference 2015

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