Thank you to all our Special Interest Group Convenors and Committee Members from 2023. Many of you are moving on in 2023 and WA OT Association would like to say that we appreciate all the work involved in coordinating these important groups. On behalf of all the members who attend and Management Committee – Thank You.
Various Interest Groups run throughout the year and throughout Western Australia. A list of those Interest Groups who are affiliated with the WA Occupational Therapy Association with the current contact details of the convenor/s is below:
MOU Between DOT(WA) Inc. and WAOTA
The DOT(WA) Inc. Interest Group meets at 9am on the first Friday of every month in the conference room at the State Child Developmental Centre, Rheola St, West Perth. Each meeting consists of a business / networking meeting followed by a PD. Interest group members from around the state are invited to attend or link-in via videoconference for the PD session. If you would like to join the DOT(WA) Interest Group for further information please contact: Jacqui Hunt http://dotwa.org.au/ for an application form to join.
HAND INTEREST GROUP
Interest Group PDs are free for WA Occupational Therapy Association members and $10 for non members. PDs are generally bi-monthly. For general interest group enquiries please contact email@example.com
NEW GRADS INTEREST GROUP
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
OT SERVICES IN THE HOME INTEREST GROUP
The OT services in the home interest group aims to provide OTs with a forum to develop networks, share information, review new technologies and latest developments related to equipment and modifications in the home, as well as provide support for issues/ concerns raised by members. Topics discussed vary and members are able to contribute to the agenda. The group meets on the third Thursday bi-monthly at 7:30am – 8:30am. The meetings are mostly held in the OT Department at Osborne Park Hospital with the exception of occasional site visits. The meetings are free to attend for WA Occupational Therapy Association members however non-members are required to pay a fee of $10 for each meeting they attend. Workshops are listed on the WAOTA website with online bookings only via https://waota.com.au/cpd-activity/interest-group-courses/. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Camille Wakefield or Anna Mills at email@example.com to be added to the mailing list.
SOFT TISSUE INTEREST GROUP
For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKPLACE REHABILITATION INTEREST GROUP
The Workplace Rehabilitation Interest Group is a platform to assist with the education and development of Occupational Therapists in the field of Workplace Rehabilitation. The group hopes to provide a space in which interested students, new graduates and long-standing professionals in the field can share information about the diverse world of workplace rehabilitation. This interest group is pioneered by OTs associated with ARPA (Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association). For more information email email@example.com