Online, 24 hour conference for occupational therapists.
OT = Occupational therapy
Whilst acknowledging the value of global connections for occupational therapists, we noticed that many OTs miss out on traditional avenues of connecting at conferences due to cost and time required. The need for equitable access to knowledge transfer opportunities is vital in a profession that continues to grow. In a world where technology is becoming more and more ubiquitous many occupational therapists are gaining techno-confidence. Thus the idea of designing and delivering a 24 hour free real time online conference for knowledge sharing was born. We chose World OT Day in 2010 as our first OT24Vx and following its success we plan to run one annually henceforth. The OT24Vx has run in collaboration with the World Federation of Occupational Therapists since 2014.