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UAB Post-Professional OTD

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UAB is happy to announce a new program, a completely online postprofessional clinical doctorate open to those with a BS or MS occupational therapy degree, as well as to COTAs who also have a bachelor’s degree.  There are 2 tracks – one a specialty in low vision, and the other a general track.  Please see the website for further information –http://www.uab.edu/shp/ot/occupational-therapy-doctorate or contact Laura Vogtle, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA at lvogtle@uab.edu or 205-934-7326.

  • Applications open January 2018
  • First cohort enrolls Fall 2018
Sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Awards and Scholarships!

Submissions for OT Awards and Student Scholarships has ended.

Winners will be announced at the ALOTA Fall Conference in Orange Beach, AL.

 

Student Scholarships

We award a total of four $500.00 scholarships throughout the year, two at our fall conference and two at our spring conference. We would like to encourage all student members to apply by downloading the ALOTA Student Scholarship 2017 application and submitting it to our Recognition Chairperson, Tracy O’Connor at toconnor@health.southalabama.edu.

Application deadline is September 6, 2017!!

Student Scholarship Application

 

Elsie Holmes McKibbin Award

Honors an occupational therapist who has made considerable contributions to the body of knowledge of the profession. The award receives agency sponsorship to assist in the research expenses of the award recipient. The Elsie Holmes McKibbin Lecture (EHML) will be presented by the previous year’s recipient at the ALOTA Fall Conference.

Nominees for the EHML must have a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience. The recipient must have shared their knowledge through written and oral presentations. Nominees must be members of ALOTA.

Ann Cosby Service Award

Recognizes an advocate, member or non-member, who has made contributions to the advancement of occupational therapy and/or health care over a period of time.

OTR Award of Excellence

Demonstrates excellence in professional skills through a range of experience and depth of knowledge in OT theory, practice and association involvement. The award recipient must have demonstrated excellence in professional skills through a range of experience and depth of knowledge in OT theory, practice and association involvement. All nominees must be members of the ALOTA and have a minimum of five years’ experience.

OTA Award of Excellence

Recognizes COTAs who have contributed to the education and professional development of the members of the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association, particularly fellow COTAs. The award recipient must have demonstrated excellence in professional skills through a range of experience and depth of knowledge in OT theory, practice and association involvement. All nominees must be members of ALOTA and have a minimum of five years’ experience.

 

PRACTITIONERS!!

Please nominate your peers for the awards that are presented annually at Fall Conference. This is a great way to recognize professionals in our state who are making a difference every day. Please submit the nomination form to our Recognition Chairperson, Tracy O’Connor at toconnor@health.southalabama.edu no later than September 6, 2017.

Application deadline September 6, 2017!

ALOTA Awards Application 2017

 

2016 RA Meeting Chicago

Representative Assembly (RA) Meeting in Chicago, IL April 6-7, 2016

An AOTA Update from YOUR Alabama Representative!

Dear Colleagues,

Representative Assembly (RA) Meeting in Chicago, IL – April 6-7, 2016

The RA Spring Meeting is rapidly approaching. Be sure to check out the AOTA Web site to read the reports and motions/action items.

Go to . . . About AOTA – Volunteer Leadership – Representative Assembly – RA Spring Meeting 2016

http://www.aota.org/aboutaota/get-involved/ra/meeting.aspx

I encourage you to read the reports by your AOTA leaders to learn about the excellent work they are doing to support and advance our profession. Also, I want your feedback – let me know what you think about the motions and issues by contacting me (see below for my contact information).

AOTA members can provide feedback on the RA motions at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S83Z8KB

THANK YOU for being a member of AOTA and for your continued support of our profession.

Hope to see you in Chicago!
Best regards,

Angela Thomas-Davis
Dr. Angela Thomas-Davis, MPA, OTR/L
Professor of Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy
Alabama State University
P. O. Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
334.229-5883 (office)
334.229-5882 (FAX)
adavis@alasu.edu

 

RA Message to Alabama OT Practitioners!

Greetings! My name is Angela Thomas Davis and I am the State of Alabama Representative to the Representative Assembly (RA) of the American Occupational Therapy Association. It is a privilege and honor to represent us as occupational therapy practitioners in our great state.

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