OSOT Conference 2016 

View the Conference Brochure NOW!

We are so pleased to invite you to Ontario's largest gathering of occupational therapists! The OSOT annual Conference attracts over 300 participants for two days of unsurpassed professional development and networking opportunities. Together we can engage in thought provoking discussions about ways to break through experienced barriers and position ourselves more optimally as individuals and a health care profession of choice for Ontarians! 

We've worked very hard to deliver on a program that will appeal to you. We asked the questions we thought you would ask as we deliberated over all of the amazing workshop and poster abstracts we received this year. Questions like - will this workshop provide me with tools I can implement into my practice on Monday morning? Does this workshop inspire me to be a leader? Does this workshop make me think about my profession at large? Will this be interesting? Will this support me as I graduate and look for work? We hope that like us you'll take a look at the workshop options and answer all of these questions with a resounding YES!

Join us at....
The Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale
September 23 & 24, 2016

This year's program offers terrific diversity, here's a snapshot of what's to come:

  • 3 keynote addresses
  • 26 stellar workshops
  • 35 interesting poster presentations
  • A vibrant exhibit hall with 39 booths (and counting!) of products & services to support practice
  • OSOT's Annual General Meeting, a great way to get caught up on all things OSOT
  • Award presentations
  • The 5th annual OSOTRF Silent Auction
  • Networking opportunities galore
  • The one & only OSOT Friday night social; this year we're inviting you to the best possible OT dance party!
  • Back by popular demand OSOT student members & new graduates receive a complimentary 'exploration of the exhibit hall' on Friday and the return of the special programming geared to meet your needs on Saturday

Hotel Accommodations and Travel Needs

To book your Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale reservation, please do so online here and quote the Group Name OSOT Conference 2016 or call (905) 821-1981. OSOT has a small book of rooms reserved at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale until August 29, 2016. Should this block be filled, please visit www.discovermississauga.ca for more options.

Flight or Rail Options: Please see page 18 of the CONFERENCE BROCHURE.

Accommodations: Please be aware and take the necessary precautions. Companies have received a call from an unauthorized solicitor for the upcoming OSOT conference.  OSOT and/or Innovative Conferences DO NOT use the service of a housing agency and would not call offering a reduced rate for a rooming block.

Not a Member? No problem! 

Non-Members are welcome to register for conference at special rates. Consider the savings when you purchase both an OSOT Membership and a Conference registration! Join OSOT today (effective August 15th) for the 2016 – 17 membership year – new members pay only 50% of annual fees!  THEN…take advantage of the MEMBER PRICING FOR CONFERENCE 2016 and you’ll save again!  In fact, you’ll save more than your OSOT membership!  A great conference, a new network of OTs, terrific new member resources and…it’s like getting your OSOT membership for FREE!  To take advantage of this promotional offer, contact John Crawford, Manager, Member Services.

OSOT Research Fund Silent Auction

To raise awareness of the OSOTRF Grants Program and to engage and inspire members to both support the Fund and to make applications for Grant funds, OSOT will host its 5th ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION at this year's OSOT Conference. We are reaching out to OSOT members to ask for your support and to consider donating to our auction or to recruit a donation! Find out information on the auction and learn how you can show your support.  

Exhibiting and Sponsorship 

Thank you to the exhibitors and sponsors who have already to committed to participating in OSOT Conference 2016. View our Exhibitor and Sponsorship page for more information. 

Take a look at some of the great moments from Conference 2015 and be sure to join us this year! 

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